What happens when a traditional writer decides to jump the chasm and venture into the world of comics and graphic novels? In the case of Lisa Lim’s work, you get an incredible piece of art that’s home grown, organic and expressed in a way that would be impossible to teach in any art school or university.
Comics Journalism is an art form that’s been gaining momentum and influence over the past few years and one website that’s dedicated to the craft is Cartoon Movement. One comic of interest is Matt Bors, who made detailed comics of his experiences traveling through Afghanistan.
Taking objects that would otherwise be discarded, Amy Mahnick uses found materials such as plastic bottles, packaging tape and milk cartons and then fashions these items into exquisite, three dimensional sculptures. Afterward, the sculptures become subjects for beautifully crafted paintings. The result gives a fresh meaning to the idea of still life.
The paintings of Jean Pierre Roy tend to leave one in a state of speechless awe as your brain struggles to process the disturbing fact that the artist has conjured his worlds and painted them solely from his imagination.
BMX is badass on its own, but it gets even better with the filmmaking of New York-based photographer and filmmaker 13th Witness and with the help of professional BMX rider Nigel Sylvester (also based in NYC).
Ruthless, charming, brilliant, and way ahead of his time, the late Bill Hicks was an American comic who tragically passed away from pancreatic cancer at the youthful age of 32 in 1994. His rants and scathing views on American consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture have only grown stronger over the years and inspired comics all over the world.