August's 4-panel comics are now available HERE
Delightful work in a wide range of styles.
The 4-panel project from Carousel Magazine is a great resource and visual treat.
Some are abstract comics.
In the latest edition, take a look at Erin Curry's Dear Friend, With Due Respect.
This LINK is to a journal article I posted way back in 2012 about the book The Anthology: Abstract Comics by Andrei Molotiu, published in 2009. If you are interested in abstract comics and don't know this book you will probably enjoy taking a look. He has most likely done more than anyone else to promote and support the genre of abstract comics.
Molotiu is going to publish another volume of abstract comics. His call for entries closed on March 15 but I thought it might be interesting to take a look at some of his guidelines.
These are lifted from his BLOG
For purposes here, they are out of order.
. . . sequential art. Just an abstract drawing does not an abstract comic make. Panels (whether clearly framed or implied) are crucial.
comics with a clear (formal) narrative arc. For the most part, I’d like to see some sort of formal/abstract logic to why a panel is placed before or after another, and to how the comic proceeds from first panel to last
comics beyond the “moment-to-moment morphing blob” mode. This should be pretty self-explanatory, right? . . . of course, there are still many good moment-to-moment, morphing-blob comics that can be made.
comics fully devoid of identifiable shapes. If your panels have hands or feet or little alien heads sticking out of the abstract shapes, or if they seem to be constructing a recognizable space, consider redrawing your comic without those elements and see if it still works.
comics without text (captions, word balloons, etc.), unless the text is, say, asemic. I am interested in how abstract panels work with each other, rather than how the images work with words which may define their meaning.
Remember, these are his criteria for his forthcoming book. You may or may not agree with them.