Sunday, November 28, 2010
Yesterday You Would Have Thought It Was Hilarious
I've never been a big supporter of Vice Magazine, but the latest (maybe?) issue has interviews and features on way too many artists that I think are amazing. In an uncanny way. Hermann Nitsch, Cosey Fanni Tutti from Chris & Cosey/Throbbing Gristle, Raymond Pettibon, Ryan Trecartin (seriously blew my mind about 3 years ago in a way I've never caught up with completely when I saw the above video he made. It took me a few days and multiple watchings to figure out if I despised it or not, but ultimately I ended up thinking it was one of the smartest and most incredible things I'd seen in years, still ahead of it's time 6 years later) and most strangely, a piece on one of the early founding illustrators of Marvel Comics, Jack Kirby. I basically got interesting in drawing by trying to copy Jack Kirby's strange and globby style out of early 1960's issues of Fantastic Four. For me it's really rare to hear him mentioned at all, let alone see a whole feature on some of his unpublished counter-cultural comics of the late 60's. I'm ridiculously stoked. The last issue of Vice I saw had some story about a kid who made himself barf on different stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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