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November 30, 2007

artbomb.net

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So here is a great website for all things graphic novel:

http://www.artbomb.net/home.jsp

I would consider looking through it (it also has some more obscure books that are popular in Europe and haven't made it over here). There is an "online comics" section that you might want to check out to look at examples or different styles. Have I converted any of you yet?

September 27, 2007

Sigga Bjorg Sigurdardottir

Quirky work by Icelandic artist Sigga Bjorg Sigurdardottir:
http://www.galerieadler.com/kuenstler/sigga/index_bottom_pressrelease_ausstellung_e.html


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"With their often absurd gestures and facial expressions, Sigurđardóttir’s performers cavort across the paper in their colorful shimmies¸ hiked-up ankle socks and fluffy tutus. Disproportionate limbs add to these creatures’ comical yet fragile appearances, also highlighted by gently drawn tufts of hair, ominous puddles of ambiguous liquid and colouring directly reminiscent of blood. Indeed, the viewer feels abducted into the figures’ realm of emotions. Sometimes it seems they have just waded through knee-deep pools of blood in now stained socks. As the artist herself describes, “The contrast between horror and beauty and the state of mind you get in when you don’t know when something is disgusting, beautiful, sad or funny… Have you ever started laughing when something sad happens?? "

September 25, 2007

Yuko Shimizu

An illustrator you guys might enjoy:

http://yukoshimizu.com/fine_art/polka_dots.html

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September 24, 2007

BLU: Wall Animations

Interesting example of animation/illustration on non-traditional media.

Italian street-artist Blu and his mind-blowing animations:
http://www.blublu.org/

September 21, 2007

Joanna Quinn: "Dreams and Desires"

I remember seeing this at the Walker last winter and it has resurfaced. It's a brilliant animation and I thought I'd share it with you guys. The artist, Joanna Quinn, illustrated the animation and brought it to life with After Effects.

This isn't the greatest copy and it's only part of the 10 minute animation, but you get the idea.
For more on what else she is doing, check out her website at: http://www.berylproductions.co.uk/
Her gallery of drawings on the website is particularly worth checking out.

Her drawings are really quite fantastic!

Dreams and Desires - Family Ties(2006)


September 7, 2007

The Tale of How

A very interesting animation by young South African Artists:
http://www.theblackheartgang.com/ (better res than youtube)

and here is info on how it was done:
http://www.motionographer.com/2006/06/07/blackheart-gang-tale-of-how/