Art, Comix, Food, and Other Random Silliness
Here is a preview of a comix I’m currently working on with a friend of mine, Cameron Callahan. He produces mini-comix that he sells online at fairly resonable prices I guess. We’ve both been in Candy or Medicine and we met through the Whitechapel forums. His comix are about some experience he’s had that he tries to make funny. He’s kind of like Pekar, except not nearly as good. You can read his comix, if you want, over at http://animalcrackerdeathparade.net/.
This book I’m working on is going to be a collection of cartoonists Cameron knows drawing his words. It should be interesting to see the final product.
Now with the silly promotion of someone else’s comix out of the way, let me get to the silly. I was at my local laundry
mat, as I don’t have a washer or dryer in my apartment, and I happened upon these comix that were made up as propaganda, I
imagine for children, in order to get them to be more spiritual and find god in there heart, all that good stuff. Anyways, there were two versions of these comix, and I found them to be quiet contrasting.
I’m really not sure what to make of this. There is a Spanish version and an English version of these comix. The went and changed the skin color of the character and the hair color as well. There there are little things that are different too, like the text box being bigger to accommodate for the Spanish version being longer or shorter. I found this to be funny in a way I can’t really describe. The Spanish version of the character kind of looks like George Lopez and the English version looks like Jim Belushi. I just found this little religious comix to be very interesting.
I Just started reading Bone. I’d read it originally when I was in the 9th grade. The back of my health class there were stacks of magazines, one of which was Disney magazine and at the time I guess Bone was being serialized in it. I had no idea about Jeff Smith or Bone then, I wasn’t even really reading american comics, just the funnies sometimes. I remember enjoying the stories though. I read every book I could get a hold of with the
comic in it. Now I’m reading the series from the beginning and it’s rather funny and very whimsical. I can see why it’s had such a large appeal. It’s hard to imagine Smith just came up with such a great comic right off the bat.
Now, to wrap up this blog post and my return to posting on a regular basis, here are some old drawings that I found against recently that I had posted on a friend’s blog a while back.