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The Art of cartoonists

 
 
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Nov, 2004 05:50 am
What are you doing in "cold, grey Lille (Fr)",benconservato? Work? Travel?
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benconservato
 
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Reply Tue 9 Nov, 2004 06:55 am
Silly me,
agreed to come here with my man once he got a better paying job than I, but only if we came to France for a few years... piffle. I wil be working soon I hope. Otherwise I will be beside myself.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Nov, 2004 05:56 pm
Good luck, then! Very Happy
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benconservato
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2004 12:03 am
thank you.
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benconservato
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2004 12:03 am
thank you.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2004 08:33 am
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2004/11/10/wbleunig_gallery__540x380.jpg

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I liked this wistful little Leunig from today's AGE in Melbourne, Oz.
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benconservato
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2004 10:12 am
nice... who voted for little Johnny? I think it is a bit like George, no one wants to admit it. I didn't vote this time. I have the excuse not being in Australia.

Too much press that pointed out even if I did vote, he would still be there...
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2004 06:46 pm
I don't think there any any Oz folk who voted for Howard here at A2K, ben. At least noone has confessed! Laughing

Here's a link if you want to follow Oz politics at A2K & have a natter/a grumble/release some angst:

http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37786
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benconservato
 
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Reply Thu 11 Nov, 2004 01:25 am
thanks alot - I get bored reading every word coming out of that silly man's mouth on Australian online newspapers...

Anyway, back to the REAL topic.
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benconservato
 
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Reply Sun 14 Nov, 2004 10:33 am
just got some new work from my friend Ord, she was just laying low she tells me.
Have a look at:
http://www.silentarmy.com/
When they put their site back up...
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2004 07:16 am
Thanks, ben. It looks very promising!
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 27 Sep, 2005 05:38 pm
I think I mentioned this one, I must have mentioned this one: Clyde Fans, by Seth.

Thing is, at Amazon you can use the "Search Inside" function to, well, search inside.

It wont let you look at more than x pages in a row, but then you can always use the "Surprise Me!" top-right link to start over again from a random other page in the book, and that way you can see quite a lot before they finally tell you to buy the book, already.

Which you should...
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 27 Sep, 2005 05:57 pm
I'm using the same tool to browse through the books of Chester Brown right now...

Funny thing there is: Ive come across his books in stores every now and then, would always get engrossed in reading bits and pieces of one, and yet always eventually left without buying it, taking something else instead (like Seth).

Why? Because, with all its teen angst and stuff, it seemed like too much of a cartoonlike cartoon to spend the money on (cause cartoons are bloody expensive for the time it takes to finish 'em)? I mean, because it just all seemed too high-school?

Or because some of the dread in 'em was too close to home, and I had to shake it off instead of, you know, taking it home?

Yet now, browsing through 'em online, I realise how much of it I've read all in all, dragging my feet in some bookstore or other some time in the last ten years. And that I still remember much of it, too.

Must be pretty good then, after all.

Theres one story in particular, I read it in that brilliant cartoon/animated-novel shop in Kreuzberg, Berlin, in 1995 - and the more I look at this Chester Brown stuff, the more I'm convinced that that one must have been his too. But I've never seen it back, cant find it back.

Perhaps its somewhere in the back of I never liked you, anyway?

Its about this super-angsted insecure guy, who's hopelessly apathetic and has a dysfunctional relationship with this girl who treats him ever more shoddily. Cheats on him, and again: in the end even right outside, on the hood of the car. And he knows, but does nothing, and she despises him ever more (for it?); and when finally, one evening, he hits her, she immediately heats up to him and they have intense sex, before one leaves the other (dont remember which way round), after all.

Pretty morbidly depressive story, really. Which is probably why I didnt buy it. Also because the guy reminded me of a person I'm afraid of being in nightmares: kinda like the glaring, stark B/W vision of yourself you can have on LSD, as if you suddenly see how bad everything could very well end up in some situation some time, through some briefly opening vision window. It closes and you breathe relief that you're not actually anything like that, IRL - but it was a version of you, still, a real enough nightmare version of you.

Anyway, so I didnt buy it. Which I kinda regret now.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Wed 28 Sep, 2005 02:34 am
Re: The Art of cartoonists
msolga wrote:
Are cartoonists artists?
I think the really talented ones are.



Yes, I think cartoonists can be considered artist. Many do make important statements with their cartoons. I for one am glad we have so much variety of styles. What I don't like someone else may like, and so on.

http://www.metropolismag.com/html/content_0302/ob/ob05.html

http://www.metropolismag.com/images/images_0302/ob/WITN_BackCover.jpg

http://www.metropolismag.com/images/images_0302/ob/WITN_FrontCover.jpg

http://www.metropolismag.com/images/images_0302/ob/WW3_32_FrontCover.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 06:39 am
Very striking images, Angelique.
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AngeliqueEast
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 06:43 am
The use of deep colors like that are my very favorites.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 06:46 am
I like all the sound & noise in the first two. Very Happy And yes, the vibrant colours. Very urban.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2006 11:10 pm
Angel, we know now how powerful a cartoon can be.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 10 Feb, 2006 10:39 pm
Here's a comic I hung on my refrigerator, when the kids were still at home.http://static.flickr.com/35/70733987_e1737b7eac.jpg
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2006 04:58 am
Razz Laughing
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