|—||Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via mayalikeskafka)|
I feel like I’m trying to say something that I’d be better at saying if I went to school & someone else has definitely said it better but
I’m really tired of art involving a lot of busy things & details and then with a perfect white angelic woman at the center
this is not a complaint against portraits of white women, there’s a difference here! The Birth of Venus, the Mona Lisa, obvs those are not bad works
does this make sense? It’s the angelic, Lolita-ish, infantilized and/or sexualized, perfectly posed pale white expressionless empty vessel of a girl/woman who is acting on nothing, often staring at the viewer, surrounded by things that are acting.
Mark Ryden put the nail in the coffin of what Western civilization has already done to death
perfect white blank dead-eyed angel baby-women as central objects of your art=garbage
MUSIC/ALBUM BY: RUNNING (Permanent Records)
ARTIST: THE DARKWATER PRESS / SCOTT NADEAU
FILM BY: THE MACHINE
not only is the music good noisy noise rock, but you get to see a guy do printmaking. a+.
- When I am working on thumbnails and layouts I wish I was pencilling.
- When I am pencilling I wish I was inking.
- When I am inking I wish I was taking a nap.
oh god yes
and when you do a simple style, you wish you’d done a complex style, and when you do a complex style you wish you’d never been born.
Asian Racial Identity in the Alt. Comix world
I am often told that my book Vacuum Horror is a shock-value horror Manga, when I do not believe my style to be entirely Japanese, I admit it was partially so, significantly. “Oh it’s more of that vulgar Japanese stuff,” I’ll hear. In 2009 I did a series of short stories and was told in an accusatory tone that my work was “White Washed.”
In essence, Adrian Tomine is working against Asian stereotypes but unintentionally reinforcing them by being a whiny nerd, a hyper-American “Leave It To Beaver” type… One would only have to look at the Korean Catholic community, pre-Gen X.
And I feel that Vacuum Horror reinforces the psycho Samurai stereotype by being very over-the-top, absurd, and guteral… perhaps trying too hard to be extreme, like the dancing 3-foot tall pompadour Rockabilly of Tokyo.
In any case, I feel we have both failed in our efforts, in an attempt to defeat the emasculated, wimpy, submissive role that the whites have created for us.
In my latter work I have attempted to explode these ideas and have met quite a bit of success.
Racial stereotyping is an American tradition… The reductive quality uses a lie as a vehicle that perpetuates America itself and grants its members their power to subjugate others. We spout racial slurs at the rest of the world to keep them mystified about us. The truth is there is no American identity anymore, and theWhite Upper class is just a bunch of formless blobs eating Doritos/Nutritional Yeast in front of LCD monitors, crying and masturbating.
Not having a book put out by Fantagraphics isn’t exactly like getting fire hosed or sitting at the back of the bus. I might have to at times cash in on some racial stereotypes in order to get some exposure… If people want a psycho Samurai, they can have him periodically…
Excuse me while I do some maintenance work on my drill penis.
ODIUM COMIX #1 is now for sale!
$2 + 2.50 shipping to the US, 3.50 shipping for everywhere else. Buy it here!
20 pages of comics and illustration from 21 artists!
Cover art by Karissa Sakumoto. Edited and published by Royce Icon.
All artists will be receiving their copy within the next week or so. Please email me your address if I don’t have it!
Good stuff by good people (and also myself) for super cheap! This has just as many pages as your modern corporate superhero punchfest for half the price and double the oral copulation!
CAN’T WAIT!! I am so proud to be in a compilation with all these amazing artists.
Edvard Munch (via vomitslime)
make your flaws your assets
I come to work late with bags under my eyes & you assume I’m partying all night but really I am wasting my life drawing hair-line hairs into the wee hours of the morning
you better appreciate this shit motherfuckers
“Masochisticomic” or “Tragedy in 10 panels” 2012 (2 color photo litho print)
Does anyone else remember watching Mark Kistler as vividly as I do?
IM HAVING AN ART ATTACK!!!
only teacher i ever learned anything from. my hero