Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hey everyone! Sooner then I'm comfortable with Gridlords will be performing an all new line up of presentations at the waypost! I am so excited to present such a great collection of things to inspire! There will be a reading of a new talent named Asher Craw who I think is so brilliant & has made a new comic called Zebadiah that is one of the best written pieces I have seen in ages! I felt so lucky that I was accidentally let in on this amazing comic as it was being made & see it come together!!! Asher was a student in the IPRC comics program & is a shinning example of the good that can come from such things:) Erik Nebel who has been making comics for a long while came to me almost like a dream. I was having breakfast in my friends kitchen when A book he made years back that only has 2 existing copy's in the world was laid under my nose to read. To say the least I have read it in that fashion a million times now & am obsessed with it! Erik will be reading from an adaptation he recently made of War & Peace! Its like living in 2 realities at once! Emily Nilsson will be presenting stories from her Zine works that are so stunningly poignant & full of subtle hilarity & frank observation that makes you feel like its maybe possible to feel comfortable in this world. Julia Gfrorer will be presenting more comics flowing from her veins like vital fluids she transfers to our own systems to keep us in her world! We may be getting a sneak peak at a new long format comic series she will soon be debuting on Zack Soto's Study Group 12 web comics page. Nicole Georges The smartest girl in the world will be nursing us all back to confidence with her thoughtful advise for all of our troubles & fear of the end of the world complexes. Also as if her healing your world wasn't enough, she may even share a delicious smattering of her comics. Lastly I may very well be doing a presentation in honor of the recently diseased Donna Summer. Her song recorded by at the time fledgling producer Giorgio Moroder called "I Feel Love" changed the way we danced & the way we loved forever. I have been making a comic based on the songs mark on artist Brian Eno & how he took it in another direction. Here's a quote from David Bowie on the subject. "One day in Berlin ... Eno came running in and said, 'I have heard the sound of the future.' ... he puts on 'I Feel Love', by Donna Summer ... He said, 'This is it, look no further. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years.' Which was more or less right." I may show a few pages from this work, & then perform my own rendition of I feel love. Im scared out of my mind to do it & simultaneously so happy doing it that its hard to know what will happen. Questionable.