Sorry for the poor quality photo, But I was so excited with even the hasted results of today's practice for The coming Gridlords this Friday!!! Julia, Suzette & myself AKA "Magic Caves" (who have still only performed for visual functions. Are we soundtrack artists?) practiced reading my church of awesome thought set which includes 2 live synthesizers a Theramin & a short vocal harmony!!! YES YES YES!!!! Get excited, jump on the couch, get down!!!
Coming on strong! The Next instalment in the Gridlordian wave is coming your way! An artist by the name of Sophie Yanow who I have met on many occasions here in portland at our variouse comics festivities is touring with a couple canadians with her diary comics! Representing the Canadians is Francois Samson Dunlop & Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau who are reading from there recent weezer contemplating comic about Pinkerton. We are also blessed on this night with another traveler! My friend Dan Butler who is an artist of many forms is presenting some truly Gridular Video pieces to captivate your sence of place in the grid. My friend & neighbor Julia Gfrörer will be giving a presentation of some new short comics pieces that will dazzel in there intricate forms that in fact inform on form & what lives within the worlds within within whithin. Lastly I will also be presenting with a little help from my friends. I will be reading in an avant Garde presentation of some of my church of awesome thought material accompanied by voices synthesizers!!! At least thats what I told myself, but then I've changed my hairstyle so many time I don't know what I look like!!!
Also the 1st annual Comics exchange will take place at Gridlords!!! Bring A comic you love to give to another & spread The JOY of comics!!!! COMICS!!!
Youve been warned
Also please rejoice in applause for the fantastic poster made by mega city stunner Cameron Hawkeye!
Something like a year ago John Isaacson Kindly asked me if id be into doing a comic oriented around a song for an up coming Japanther 7" by a new label called Spirit Animal. I love music & love doing things for music or anything really involving music! So I gladly said yes & I picked a song that is the B. side called "Oh Washington" which i originally received as a demo called "OOWAA", too my memory. It was the track I felt most, & I got excited to make some epic layouts of some church of awesome thought characters rollerblading through the wilderness singing OOWAA! I recall at the time feeling like it was the best thing I had ever made! I also remember really feeling this royksopp music video around then that I think I additionally was really vibeing on. Its strange to me now how long I have been now really reminiscing on roller bladeing times, & while i've been drawing them, I still haven't picked them back up? That's one of those things I feel like works best in teams though. I need a roller bladeing partner I think to race around & truly get rad. I spent many a summer that way in my formative years. I formed some flying v's with the neighborhood. I absolutely did a lot of off road rollerblading in this ditch also in the neighborhood & in state parks! Also to come full circle I did a decent amount of rollerblading in Washington.
Here you can see the back packaging that has our comic zine tucked away inside that also features a John Isaacson comic inside & a little collabby on the cover.
These are some cell phoney pics of a few of the works in progress I am collaborating on with Daria Tessler for our as yet untitled coming art show. So far the process has been extremely fun & not like any other way of doing things i've done before & yet somehow feels so natural & organic! I am getting pretty nuts about how this is all going to be! Exstatic! None of these are anywhere near done & there are several others started. Sneak this peak!