After a long day of tapping the keys, there’s nothing quite like unwinding on the sofa with a glass of New Zealand white and an episode, or two, of Home Movies. Brendan Cannon from Broken Social Scene first put us onto it, and now it’s become an addiction. This episode is probably my favourite.
More manic madness from Salad Fingers creator, David Firth. In Firth’s own words, Pulch is ‘about a giant Pulch that grows in order to cheer people up’. But of course, like all of his animations, it comes with a dark twist. Or three.
The work of artist Valery is very dark, yet imbued with a sense of playfulness: ‘Most of the Broken Toyland characters came to life in the late 90s and early 00s. The visuals have to do with my love of the past, vintage toys, cartoons, and such. Then came the rag dolls and patchwork bunnies. Broken Toyland’s base is in behavior, emotion, situation and imperfection. While Bunny very often has a smoke or a drink (or both) in hand, this is not what’s being promoted. There’s much more going on than what might be first assumed at first glance. The anesthetics symbolize something else. I have a lot of empathy for the characters and feel drawn to keep recreating them again and again. I suppose I identify with them all too well, as would many’.
Dead in the Now is a great new web comic by an artist named Rey about a boy who decides to raise an army of zombies. The style is anime inspired, but really loose and unfussy. There’s an almost frantic, psychedelic feel to it, which makes it unique. Not your typical fanboy fare.
Sassy waifs are the hallmark of Martin Abel’s work. Graphite collides with vector style to create edgy damsels with only a dash of decorum between them. This is some sexy work, regardless of your persuasion. Complimented with a classic comic flair, Abel’s other contributions include work for the official X-box magazine. Keep an eye on […]
On May 4th, I’ll be part of a 30 person art show that will open in the Cubao District of Manila, Philippines called ‘Heavy Hitterz’. This show will highlight artists from around the world from New Zealand all the way to Germany and back. As part of this show, I’ll be highlighting some of the […]
I checked into David Firth’s weird and twisted world for the first time in ages the other day to be rewarded with another installment in his mind-sapping Salad Fingers series. Boo! It’s as sensory and creepily real as the rest of the episodes. Yes, pure genius comes in multi-dimensional shades indeed.