Best Art Movement, Comics Division (2008)

OUBAPO AMERICA

The first-rate art-comics publisher Highwater Books recently relocated to Brooklyn, and there's an energetic comics community to keep it company there—notably the artists associated with OUBAPO AMERICA. Tom Hart, Jason Little, and Matt Madden were inspired by a French comics movement that branched off from the Oulipo literary group; their early experiments with radical constraints, like creating an entire story using only four images drawn by Madden, can be seen at oubapo-america.com. The Oubapo circle also overlaps with the people behind Comix Decode, an ongoing series of comics discussions and readings.