The Linguini Incident is the only movie where you’ll see David Bowie peel off a gun taped to his chest, meet Uncle Phil, and beat the daylights out of a raw chicken (not in that order).
Buying a random VHS tape can go a long way.
Comic book artist and theorist Scott McCloud, mostly known for his book Understanding Comics, gave a very profound and entertaining lecture at my school today. I drew a quick caricature of him and had him autograph it.
I asked him what fine art (being a painter and all) could benefit from this new realm of looking at comics that adapts to current technology, and his answer was that fine art usually picks up everything from comics in some way. That unfortunately didn’t really answer my question, but I’ll keep in mind the most important advice he gave at the lecture: “Design for the device!”
Being someone who wants his paintings to be as entertaining as comics and as enlightening as fine art, I’m going to have to figure out a way to adapt to this without it being corrupted by my professors and other postmodern, conceptualist bullshit.
My painting Human Behavior was exhibited at “College Art Night” at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia where I got to see a classical music concert for free. People didn’t seem to know what to make of my painting.
Of course it was a one-night event, which meant I had to carry the painting back to school in the pouring rain.