tagged: comics

Five Minutes with Daniel K. Sparkes

by Char Jansen
Daniel K. Sparkes (a.k.a Mudwig in a previous incarnation) is a British artist whose offbeat approach has seen his work pop up in the most unusual spots all over the world, including Wroclaw, The Hague and Sheffield—alongside weighty venues such as Jonathan LeVine NY and Somerset House London (as part of upcoming ). Sparke’s take on everyday life mixes surreal playfulness with humorous textuality: a "fur" print t-shirt was a recent eye-catcher. Thematically, he sets about the apocryphal world... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 11/19/14

Surf's Up! Raymond Pettibon's Surfers Take Manhattan

by Gabrielle Lipton
Presently, the walls of the Venus Over Manhattan gallery are covered in every oceanic shade of blue, aqua, and green, drenching the concrete space with waves of intense cool. More than forty frames—some larger than chalkboards, some the size of table menus—fill , an exhibition comprised solely of the surfer paintings Raymond Pettibon has made since 1985. Somewhere in the all the watery pigments small figures make their way across massive curls. Poised and up against enormity, Pettibon’s surfers... [more]
Posted by Gabrielle Lipton on 4/21/14

The Artwork of Daniel Clowes: Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron

Daniel Clowes’ career trajectory has had a weird sort of herky-jerky-ness to it. When he started out making comics in the 1980’s, his narratives were amorphous and meandering, at times borrowing from the Surreal, with paranoid/delusional plotlines and violent, and sexually perverse, graphic imagery. This was married to his early drawings which were highly restrained; in the press walk through of his current exhibition, “Modern Cartoonist: the Art of Daniel Clowes,” on view at The Museum of... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/6/13

It Never Really Goes Away: An Interview with Daniel Clowes

by Christina Catherine Martinez
"Is that a comic book you're reading?" I'm sitting on an AC Transit bus in Oakland, reading a collection of Daniel Clowes' early short-story comics. I nod at the elderly gentleman and he seems pleased. "Good for you!" he says, "what kind of comic is it?" I look down. The panel I happen to be reading at the moment depicts a baseball player holding his own giant dick in lieu of a bat, part of a larger strip about the sublimated, homoerotic ritualism of professional sports. "What kind of... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 7/1/12

Lost Articles #3

by Christina Catherine Martinez
Diplomatic relations between what I’d like to believe is a personal spirituality and the cultural residue of a religious upbringing tends to come off without much conflict, even though the uncomfortable prick of Sunday School edicts can still be summoned at the slightest provocation. Chick tracts used to scare the hell out of me. I haven’t read any in years, but I was greeted by one at the bus stop the other day, left on the bench by an ostensibly well-meaning but elusive disciple. Gun Slinger... [more]
Posted by Christina Catherine Martinez on 9/6/11


by E-Slant Team
Little Nemo, Yellow Kid, Tintin, Blake et Mortimer, Mickey, Superman, Astérix, Iznogoud, Blueberry, Astro Boy, Le Chat… Ces personnages et ces héros nés sous la plume des plus grands auteurs de bande-dessinée n'ont pas simplement fait les délices de millions de lecteurs à travers le monde ; ils ont aussi influencés les artistes les plus importants de notre époque, tels que Warhol, Erró, Takashi Murakami, Wim Delvoye ou encore Gilles Barbier. Pour la première fois, une grande... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 7/25/09