happy birthday box brown
“Kickflip” from my upcoming Retrofit comic “Beach Girls”
The workshop will be about appropriation and tradition as well as collaboration. In a sense when Crumb steals from Bud Fisher or Box borrows a surfer from Pettibon or i start to emulate Pat’s background patterns or draw women based on a look I gleaned from Jackie Ormes (http://www.jackieormes.com) its an extension of the community of comics and the interpersonal relationships which drive the soul of the indie comics community.
We will be doing a lecture based on different swipes we use and other people use, and then doing some exercise that makes people do their own swipe exercises. Maybe we’ll do a Milt Gross shading exercise for example to get people loosened up. I was thinking of making people do a single panel gag/ political cartoon where they draw a demon or an industrial era robot threatening civilization- basically a Political cartoon that isn’t necessarily topical.
Then we’ll break people into different groups and find new ways for them to collaborate , a big project that we haven’t decided upon yet. so the theme will be collaboration, learning from responding to those around you, and also being willing to learn from historical figures- those cartoonists are your “friends” too.
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26 11:00am – 5:00 pm.
Philadelphia comics stars Pat Aulisio and Box Brown with Suspect Device maestro Josh Bayer are coming to SAW for a Memorial Day Workshop full of Raw Power!
This class will be 2 days and will feature a variety of small exercises, collaborative projects and printing. Come for 2 hours or 2 days and pay-what-you-can.
See you guys friday!