100 copies of each one of my mini comics hot off the press and ready to become little books! I am so fascinated by this particular format. I love how it makes something with so much potential out of a single piece of copy paper. It just goes to show that you don't have to have anything more than a pencil, a sharpie, and a few cents to make a copy in order to publish your ideas. In the future I intend to test just how powerfull these little agents of artistic subversion can be!
It has been a while since I have made a new one, but I hope to remedy that situation in the very near future. I have the outlines for several of them already!
I have to say that these two tiny books, one poking fun at the Swine Flu epidemic, and the other a celebration of Halloween in 2009, have returned so many rewards! I leave them all kinds of places, coffee shops, libraries, book stores, waiting rooms, even underneath windshield wipers and everywhere I go people always enjoy them and often ask for more to give to their friends. My latest experience was at a restaurant where I put one with the check when I was paying the waitress. She immediately went and read it and within minutes she had shown all of her co-workers. They all came out and surrounded our table asking if they could have one too and when I would have more for them to have. People need so much more in their lives than just the daily monotony of work and home and work again, and I feel like I am on a mission to offer people one more little thing that punctuates their daily routine with some joy, or unexpected-ness. What better to do that with than tiny little absurd comic books.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Fall is my favorite season and I love Halloween, so Erin and I decided that we were going to celebrate 31 days of Halloween! I kicked it off by making a "scary" watercolor painting (pictured above). I hope to do a little something like this each day of Halloween, and share it with the world. That way I can use the experience of celebrating as an exercise in creative productivity. You have to document your life before there's nothing left to see. I feel like that is one important reason why art exists.