Archive for November, 2004
I’m finally catchign on to the categories – is there an upper limit on them? I’ve added a few lately: human-powered, pranks, cartoon, robotics, and mind alteration.
Now to find a post that will fit all of those categories at once.3 comments
“Until recently, no attempts were made to publically discuss the role of cocktail robotics as an index for the integration of technological innovations into the human Lebensraum, or to document the increasing occurrence of radical hedonism in man-machine communication. Roboexotica is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It is the first and, inevitably, leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide. A micro mechanical change of paradigm in the age of borderless capital. Mr. Turing would without a doubt test this out.”
Last night I purchased this lithograph by Kim Deitch, and got to sit and chat with him and look at his art for an hour or so. He’s a contemporary of Robert Crumb and Art Speigelman, etc; so I was a little nervous going over to his place. But he was actually a very down-to-earth friendly guy, really interesting to talk to. His apartment looked exactly like you would expect the home studio of a guy who writes and draws psychedelic comix about a mischevious cartoon cat from the 20′s should look. Lots of early 20th century photographs and ephemera, lots of antique stuffed/toy cats, old-timey music playing, and amazing artwork everywhere. I got to look through a huge pile of original stuff and prints. I really dug the original art for a 1-page comic condensation of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, which he said ran in a Swiss magazine. I also really liked another lithograph, Yellow Kid Whiskey. I was a little surprised he spent so much time showing me stuff, but then also realized it was pretty smart of him. I walked in planning to spend $135US, and that is all I did spend, but I also saw and kind of loved a ton of other art. If I ever decide to get any of those pieces, there would be no middleman involved, so very good for him. Interesting way to spend a Tuesday night.
Now to get a frame and add my new print to the
gallery livingroom wall…
“One night Jackie woke up past her bedtime. She smelled something funny in the air, so she walked down the hall to her parents’ bedroom….”
“Its Just a Plant: a Children’s Story of Marijuana” – I hate didactic children’s books regardless of the subject, so this isn’t hitting the bookshelf of 3FJ Jr. anytime soon. Nevertheless, this is right up there with “Heather has Two Mommies”.4 comments
This link will probably expire, but I snatched these pictures from a vintage cartoon posters auction.