Saturday, October 11, 2008
"Week Three": Day Five
So this strip and yesterday's strip are both obviously a continuation of one another...and both are using collage to an effect that I was pretty leery of at first but actually kind of like how it reproduces here. What I really kind of hate is the decision I made to stick with the static drawing of me, which really seems to kill any sort of energy I was start to feel in the actual drawing. I suppose this all comes down to a valuable learning experience...static, photocopying repetition blows dead bear (which I should have learned from all those Brian Michael Bendis comics).
Well, the biggest influence on these last two pieces is the Art Spiegelman comic strip "A Furshlugginer Genius!"...(excerpt)
... which I first saw in the opening of the COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY book on Harvey Kurtzman, but just saw yesterday was also reproduced in Ivan Brunetti's AN ANTHOLOGY OF GRAPHIC FICTION, CARTOONS, AND TRUE STORIES Vol. 2. Just got my copy of it yesterday and....yeah, a really fantastic book, and I'm still waiting for Vol. 1 to ship. Wow, colour really makes it sing, doesn't it?