Monday, February 23, 2009

Work in progress


page6, originally uploaded by Big Comic Spirits.

This is set at my school and features lots of action, speed, and witty lines. Don't tell the principal about this!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sketch Attack






-Lane M.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Varanasi, Agra, Rajasthan, Goa


Travel Zine, originally uploaded by Big Comic Spirits.

Here for your nourishment is my latest travel zine: B6 size, 12 pages, printed in Japan, one dollar only! No Bible stories, just secular pleasures all the way. Reach your foreign correspondant at ryancecilsmith@gmail.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FREE SHOW TOMORROW!

Speaking of Camp


matsyaavatar1, originally uploaded by Big Comic Spirits.

Finally some comics from India! I can barely sit through reading any of them: even though the colors are beautiful and the drawings are good, well, Bible stories are boring. But ... enjoy!!!



P.S> More Indian comics -- and a lot cooler than mine! -- HERE.

"Adolescent Rage" Review at The Daily Cross Hatch


Check it out

I appreciate the mention of the fantasy element that seems to pervade our work in spite of our diverse styles. I was hoping that people would make some connections with that and the Camp sensibility described in Susan Sontag's essay below, which (among many other things) raises great questions about the "serious" and "not serious" in art.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

DAILY VIDE-YO

STR8 HIP HOP

Saturday, February 07, 2009

MOLLIE G- Graffiti Girl

YO MOLLIE GOLDSTROM is in the new issue of Juxtapoz magazine y'all
CHECK IT OUT at b's n knobbles dudes

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Homework

I recommend Susan Sontag's great 1964 essay "Notes on Camp" to all cartoonists and comics enthusiasts.

http://interglacial.com/~sburke/pub/prose/Susan_Sontag_-_Notes_on_Camp.html

A selection:
"41. The whole point of Camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful, anti-serious. More precisely, Camp involves a new, more complex relation to "the serious." One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious.

42. One is drawn to Camp when one realizes that "sincerity" is not enough. Sincerity can be simple philistinism, intellectual narrowness.

43. The traditional means for going beyond straight seriousness - irony, satire - seem feeble today, inadequate to the culturally oversaturated medium in which contemporary sensibility is schooled. Camp introduces a new standard: artifice as an ideal, theatricality.

44. Camp proposes a comic vision of the world. But not a bitter or polemical comedy. If tragedy is an experience of hyperinvolvement, comedy is an experience of underinvolvement, of detachment."