Cartooning Like You Mean It

Cartooning, Teaching & Living – by Tom Hart


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I was inspired recently by seeing Lars Von Trier’s THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS, in which he challenges his mentor, Jorgen Leth to remake his own film five unique ways. Von Trier challenges him with a different set of constraints or “obstructions” and Leth (often unhappily) trots off to go make the film with the new set of rules.

So I have asked my good friend and inspiration Matt Madden to offer me something similar: 5 sets of constraints for a week’s worth of original comics.

MY only constraint was that I have a consistent size and shape to work with, and the newspaper has to print it. From there, I’ll let Matt take over.

Written by hutchowen

June 8, 2007 at 11:31 am

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  1. I just put a library hold on the movie. Thanks for reminding me about that. I look forward to seeing what you two come up with!


    June 10, 2007 at 3:04 pm

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    July 13, 2007 at 12:32 am

  3. […] Tom Hart’s Hutch Blog – Matt Madden is playing Lars to Tom Hart’s Leth as they recreate The Five Obstructions for a week of Hutch Owen strips. I mentioned this last week, but it’s still going on and there’s interesting reading in the various posts and comments. […]

  4. […] Tom Hart’s Hutch Blog: MATT MADDEN’S FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS TO ME: Matt Madden is playing Von Trier to Tom Hart’s Leth as they recreate The Five Obstructions […]

  5. […] Hutch Owens 5 Obstructions by Tom Hart […]

  6. […] does this differ from the obstruction model taken up by Madden and Hart, where Madden passes the constraint down to Hart? Perhaps there is no real difference, and I should […]

  7. […] D) Tom Hart's Hutch Owen […]

  8. […] A colleague asked to see the original 5 obstructions post, and I realized the image links were busted. I’m uploading here en masse to reinstate into the proper posts, found here. […]

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