Thursday, March 9, 2017

Just Around the Corner

Being creative should, in itself, be a defiance of the rules. 
No matter who says otherwise.
Because what I create is an expression of my rebellious self.
I draw whatever the hell is burning to be revealed, that it becomes so overwhelming, I can't work fast enough to get it out and onto the page.
At least, that's how I personally think art, in all its forms, should be. And not because it's going to be “liked,” or sell thousands, or be made into a crappy film, or any of the other countless ways personal integrity gets cemented over in favor of corporate-minded intent and purpose.
Point being, I never think “is this going to be a hit?” 
Or, “is this going to make me rich/famous/popular?”
Fact is, I really could give a rat’s ass about all that.
I just work.
Create.
Write.
Draw.
Paint.
Scratch.
Scribble.
Hell, I'll grab a friggin’ stick and find some sand, for Chrissakes.
And only THEN do I figure out what to do with it.
Not the other way around.
I remember this young girl who was being interviewed about what she wanted to be when she grew up. Without pausing after being asked, she responded with . . . “famous.” 
That pretty much sums up the way things are these days.
Typical.
The truth is, typical is stagnation. 
And stagnation is artistic death.
Which leads me to my present work in progress.
I've decided to go in an entirely new direction, and start producing my own self-published mini comic(s).
Well, a “comic” might not exactly be what this thing is.
It's more like . . . a box of Lucky Charms cereal, minus the lame-o cereal bits.
All crazy-ass marshmallows.
Without a single solitary storyline, it's unlike anything I've done before. 
It's more a mixed-bag of non-consecutive sequences that are dictated by wherever the ink feels like going.
Meaning, I'm dumping every loose screw in my chaotic head out onto the pages, with absolutely zero rules, and even less limitations.

I'll have the first issue ready for my forthcoming con appearances, and then available through my Red Star Store afterwards.

T.

12 comments:

  1. Where you go, we shall follow.
    Lead the way, good sir.

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  2. Sounds good to me. I'm in, as always.

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  3. Stoked to hear your at it, changing the approach. I hope to see you at a show soon.

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    1. Yeah, a different animal, this thing is.
      Appreciate the support, Tim.

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  4. An idea has to become almost obsession to be good art. If you aren't burning to get it out then you're doing it wrong. If you have a goal, like money or fame, then the idea is inherently corrupted. I'm looking forward to this, can't wait to see it in Detroit.

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    1. Damn straight, Josh.
      Other than it's Risograph printed, and staple bound, I can't even begin to describe what the hell this thing is.
      And that's exactly what I wanted it to be.
      See you there, man.

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  5. Sounds great ! Can't wait to get a copy. I have always enjoyed your work.

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    1. They'll be two priced versions.
      One price will be for the mini.
      The second, is the same mini, but with an original sketch on a designated page in the back.
      Thanks, Kelly. I appreciate the support.

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