This was one of the things I mentioned the other day in my Upcoming Arts post.
This collage obviously Old Glory, and its made entirely of dissected comic books. It was soooooo painful to put a knife to the comics, even though they were devoid of any monetary value, both because they weren’t that good and they got caught in a flood years ago. (JERSEY RULES… but not that time.) I actually had no right to even hang onto them for so long after that.
TANGENT: My Beta Ray Bill mini-series, Stormbreaker, is so chock full of sentimental value that I couldn’t bare to harm those warped, mildewy pages. I’m building to it, like when Pee-Wee rescues the snakes from the burning pet shop.
I wanted to make some collages for a while – it’s basically making Foogos but with paper instead of food – and when I was purging my CD and DVD collection at my parents’ house a few weeks ago, I stumbled across a hockey bag FILLED with my brother Nick’s surf magazines. I had a great idea for how to collage-erize them, but it’s complex, so I wanted to do something simpler first.
The American flag is just a couple basic shapes, so it was a great subject matter. I used comics instead of surf magazines in order to get rid of this junk, and because there’s actually a deeper meaning here. Comics are the first truly American art form, so it all ties in together.
I posted the piece on Facebook, hit the gym, and then it was sold by the time I finished pyramid set of 100 burpee/push-ups.