Looks down in the gathering shadow, Calvinosupplement p.5 (24 hours left on kickstarterclock, I will post another one tomorrow & then I will finally shut up about kickstarter, so look forward to that, dear reader)
An illustration from the YZ3 supplement zine that you can get (along with hand-drawn bookmarks and other important things) through my Kickstarter.
Each page of the supplement will be dedicated to a story from Italo Calvino’s "If on a winter’s night a traveler," and hopefully drawn in somewhat different styles employing slight visual constraints.
"The thing I’d like most in the world," I say to her, since at this point I might as well go on talking with her, "is to make clocks run backward."
Here’s a romantic picture I drew for Box Brown’s Retrofit Subscription Drive. Give him money and I’ll draw a comic with a scandalous title. Also, boks by Sophia, Ze and other lovely people!
Valentine’s Day, love is in the air, second best way to get rid of it is by supporting my Yellow Zine 3 Kickstarter.
Small update: I won’t be printing last year’s Calvino collaborations for the supplement, instead it will be a brand new adaptation (probably of If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler).
Eighth & final collaboration with Daniel Levin Becker, “Obscurity.”
Don’t want to bore you with my customary self-felchetation too much, but I must note that my lame cartoons do Italo Calvino no justice and I strongly encourage everyone to read his books instead, they’re truly great. If On A Winters Night A Traveler and Cosmicomics are my favorites so far. The 6 memos are worth reading too, I’m particularly drawn to the duality he stresses in each of them.
Matt Madden kindly mentioned “a cyclical sense of hope and futility” of these comics, and I did try to highlight the written constraints with a number of visual ones. Some of them are obvious, others are probably only apparent to me alone, but that’s probably for the best. Although I’m not at all happy with the quality of this work, it was a good exercise & it made me rethink the relationship between pictures & words in a new light.
The other memos are here along with explanation notes, copyright info and details of Pattern Variants exhibition & installation in New York.