I’ve been chipping away at this 24×24″ collage for months, maybe since February or so. I used a ton of shitty, old comics that would otherwise serve no purpose in this world. Comics like Wild Thing from Marvel UK, and Clive Barker’s Hyperkind, from Marvel’s Razorline imprint. Basically, a lot of forgettable early 90s comics. There’s also some Comic Shop News bits in here, as well as the cover to a brochure for Stony Brook University, which I’m not entirely sure why I own in the first place.
I’m not sure what my next collage will be, but I’ve got a short list of cereal mascots – Lucky, the Trix Rabbit and Sonny (from Cocoa Puffs) – and other Mario characters –Luigi, Dry Bones, Toad, Bowser, the Koopa Kids – I’d like to explore.
I used to be a great drinker. I don’t do many elicit or illegal or even mildly hazardous activities anymore, but I did have two glasses of wine at work just now and sweet maple syrup, do I feel wobbly. And in that time, I also painted/drew this commissioned Iron Man as New Jersey. (11×14″, watercolor and gold ink)
Brand spanking new Avengers flag made from pretty much older scraps of comics I cut out over the past two years. A lot of my original flags were too loose with the lines delineating red and white, so I’m going back to fix them up, because I plan on hitting the convention circuit in 2016, and I want blow people away.
Completely unrelated, but when the first person said, “This blows my mind!” did they mean that whatever amazing thing was fellating their brain? I really want to believe that, yes, yes they did.
So I’m thinking, you know what the world needs? A Fantastic Four reboot.
Hear me out.
August’s trainwreck was a $120M abortion. The next FF won’t ever command that kind of allowance. So let’s say $25M. Give me $25M, FOX, and I will see what I can do. The first place to make some budget cuts is in the effects department. With $25M, I am confident I can shoot a decent FF movie (certainly not worse than anything else we’ve been given) in stop-motion animation with my Nikon and Photoshop’s animated GIF function. Huge savings right there.
Next cut: actors. You’ve tried TV actors. You’ve tried unknowns. You’ve tried unknown TV actors. But I’ve got the solution.
Bread. And with that, I’ve already rounded out the cast to the Fantoastic Four:
Something on October 9th that will feature my Frankenstein collage… I have no idea where or what this place is, other than its an art gallery in SoHo… but my work was accepted. Long story.
The following night, my Mystique and Storm collages will be a part of One-Shot Gallery’s Women of X show.
October 19th, in Rahway, NJ, I’ll be at the Rail House displaying some of my New Jersey portraits. And on that note, here’s the first (and maybe last) Rhode Island portrait I’ll ever do, part of the 50 States of Superman project.
Like this painting, the actual Rhode Island is partially made of kryptonite, sucking the life out of you until you die… or leave. I left.