~DON’T PIGEON-HOLE ME, MAN !!
MORE PIX . . . FROM . . . the 3rd BROOKLYN COMICS and GRAPHICS FESTIVAL, DEC 3, 2011
wow – a peek at the first page. that’s quite a blow-out surprise, for a comics anthology !!
. . . don’t pigeon-hole me, man.
‘KRAMERS ERGOT 8’ had its debut at the festival, and is published this year by PictureBox
p.s. word just in from DAN NADEL: the cover design and the first pages of ‘KRAMERS ERGOT 8’ – are by ROBERT BEATTY !! nice job, dude.
GARY PANTER, also had a beautiful new book out from PictureBox . . .
GARY PANTER, ‘The Land Unknown’.
a way brash little self-published limited edition (40) artist book . . . ‘PLUNK MUSIC’ – by MIKE TURZANSKI . . see: THE GOOD PRODUCT.COM
from whence comes this quote: “I’M HUMAN, AND THIS IS EARTH.” !!
best crew walking around, from left:
MARIE O’NEILL, CONOR STECHSCHULTE, ANDY, and LESLIE WEIBELER.
and yes, that be: ANDY BURKHOLDER.
see: ANDY BURKHOLDER on blogspot
see: ANDY BURKHOLDER – TIME TRAVEL
and while we are at it:
yes, that be: MARIE WITT O’NEILL
and, LESLIE WEIBELER.
and CONOR STECHSCHULTE of CLOSED CAPTION COMICS
CONOR STECHSCHULTE – pulls out his new book: ‘THE AMATEURS’ . . .
see: CLOSED CAPTION COMICS
so . . . don’t pigeon-hole me, man.
and p.s. YES, a few more pix – comin’ up tomorrow. but, that’s all for now, folks!!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
. . . with apologies for the thin blue line. camera went busted, right then & there. must be cosmic comic karma, or something. like that.
or: how about more dough – for original content bloggers. as if being a comic artist wasn’t the pits, dough-wise, too. ha. I guess unless you are Matt Groening. maybe Robert Crumb. what is it about the 1% deal ? what gives with giving 1% the whole suitcase – and off they run. economics 2011 – 101 in a nutshell. YOU tell me – why that damn inequitable and unsustainable formula – is so hard to shake !! and how did we get here.
YO !! – anybody out there ? . . . . . BASEL MIAMI – Up-DATE !!
stuck under the comics review – because otherwise – it’s just too depressing !!
but seriously, I’m NOT really bitchin’ – in fact, thank the lordy for the great exploding-with-creativity & free thought comic artists, and the people who believe in them and publish their work, who come together at this local Brooklyn fest one day a year in NYC – I wouldn’t trade it for that damn played-out art sucky fair in Miami gig for a nanosecond. not even for a huge pile of that-don’t-know-a-rat’s-ass-from-their-elbow-Miami-collectors’ pile o’doh.
or as well said as I can make it – at this point. got to run. (temp) day job calling. ain’t that the truth.
p.s. I hear they are looking for “full-time” art critics in Miami. ha. you know where to call . . . or where to go. there ain’t no scene – without the scribes. the ‘eyeballs’ and the ‘voices’ . . . dingleberries being flung about at high speeds and all. there ain’t no rock – without the roll. right, Charlie (Brown) ?
MORE THOUGHTS ON the MIAMI WANNABES:
well I guess Miami might be a nice place to visit for an art fair. God only knows take one visit here, that’d be NYC – for the art fairs here and you wonder why people come to New York at all, the Piers are such a grim scene.
but art scene-wise, we got it all over ya. first off: we like our art down and gritty, not beachy !!
one artist, HERNAN BAS, in ten friggin years – does not, repeat NOT – make an art scene . . . we get them in waves !! and even then, my gut instinct radar tells me – that he, Bas had a huge network of can’t lose big bucks going for him, anyways. plus ultimately the work’s too soft to really make it. mark my words. urrgh !!
the whole art scene down there is a shell game, pun intended – as in real estate. real estate moguls and developers getting over on you, dude. hey whatever it takes to get LOUIS REYES to the friggin $$ Marlins !! Madoff be damned. yeah, he’s a New Yorker. almost sunk the whole god damn island.
and, DIDDY did buy TRACEY EMIN, laid down a cool $70,000 for one of her neon pieces. did you hear that, WIGGS ?
but hey, he’s New Yorker, Diddy, (!!) and so is Tracey – a Brit . . . we made her an honorary New Yorker, years ago !!
though, I did get a kick out of reading that ALEX RODRIGUEZ showed NATE LOWMAN’S work – !! – in his private batting practice set-up, in his home !! but hey, A-ROD is a NEW YORK YANKEE, and Nate ? Nate’s a home boy, of course.
art and Miami ? – only if you get a paid p.r. perp – to say so !! but, party on, dudes.