Saturday, December 29, 2012
Not exactly a postcard, but such signs have recently become a serious collecting sub-genre; rather like those crudely printed 'Money for Food, God Bless' cardboard signs held by homeless people standing on traffic medians or slumped on sidewalks. The Folk Art of Today.
This is an especially heart-wrenching example--15 lb. 'therapy dog' Shih Tzu (with umbilical hernia and missing tooth) has look of transcendental horror. As he must have looked one imagines when man ran off with him--chillingly--'under his arm.'
Posted by Terry Castle at 12:39 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Several airplanes in my future in the next few weeks--I hope none exactly like this. However I think I might now be prepared. Taught two graphic memoirs this past quarter, Spiegelman's Maus and Bechdel's Fun Home, so I am now a terrible bore about semantic alternations between caps and handwritten script, space management of the individual frame, stylized temporal indicators (as in the first and third box here), deployment of traditional visual emblems--the big puffy Boreas-cheeks blowing out the winds here--and...---you get the picture.
Posted by Terry Castle at 8:10 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012
. . .who's ever been dissed for lookin' good. Some strange draftsmanship nonetheless. The mopey gal in back seems to have the forearm and hand of a stevedore--proportions all wrong, too; her arms must be about four feet long. Definitely a Hairy Ape type. And, gee, I wonder why the artist has, it seems, modeled the 'Stephen' character on Katherine Hepburn in profile?
Posted by Terry Castle at 1:39 PM