Today marks my 500th special board drawn. Went through and counted them yesterday. Thank you so much for everyone’s kind words and support. Here’s to 500 more….
I might have to go see this in person tonight
"So, this is a confessional book where you cannot be sure if the confessions are true: It’s either a brilliantly ironic subversion of the form, or a deeply wearying put-on by someone who has no sense of who they are when no one is watching. I honestly don’t know which it is."
Sincerity became a sort of artistic capital somewhere in the mid-2000s. That people (female or male or young or old or in Brooklyn or otherwise) have turned the concept of self into a confusing jumble of meta-narratives isn’t surprising.
I appreciate Dunham’s work insofar as it makes a great judge of someone’s character in conversation. Everything she’s done is so multifaceted that strong unqualified feelings on her, positive or negative, are great indicators that the person I’m speaking with might be something of a dullard.
"A six-year old boy startled me one day by clarifying the whole matter: When introduced to me as a man who draws Bugs Bunny he became very indignant. ‘He does not draw Bugs Bunny, he draws pictures of Bugs Bunny.’” —Chuck Jones
The above are ideas for a book that eventually became “Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life”, published in 1996 with a foreword by Robin Williams.
Another day, another dollar. #mta
From May 1979 to January of 1987, the East Village Eye, a monthly magazine of popular and avant garde culture, exerted a profound influence that eventually reached across the entire world. Coverage in the Eye resulted in development of several key “scenes” that eventually evolved into movements felt all over the planet. Some credit the Eye with creating the East Village art scene, which nurtured legendary talents such as Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz, while the Eye’s coverage of other emerging New York artists such as Sue Coe, Barbara Kruger and Kiki Smith helped illuminate the psychosocial conflicts running through the contemporary brain. Many such artists made work specifically for publication in the Eye.
When hip hop started to emerge from the ghettoes of New York, the Eye was there with early stories on historical figures like Afrikaa Bambaataa, Fab Five Freddy, Futura 2000, Run DMC, the Rock Steady Crew and many others. How early? The East Village Eye was the first publication ever to print the words “hip hop”.
The mini-symposium entitled “How Hip Hop Came Downtown”, September 18 from 6pm at Printed Matter in New York, will cover the process in which members of New York’s media and fine art communities brought rap music, graffiti art and breakdancing from the inner-city ghettos to a wider audience that has since spread across the world. Leading this discussion will be Eye publisher/editor Leonard Abrams, scholar Yazmin Ramirez, musician and multimedia artist Michael Holman, and the celebrated artist and media figure Fab 5 Freddy. Plus special guest appearances! [via]
[<3 <3 this event should be at a school or museum. it is too real for something as bloated as Printed Matter is now. i know it can be a bit sacrilegious to say ill about P.M., but i think this event and publication needs a better platform.]
I would absolutely had gone to this had I known it was happening.
Tim Maly - What We Talk About When We Talk About Making
The above quote does an awful job of summing up the many things the article touches on. Highly recommended.
H: Have you read about the U2 virus?
Me: Ha it’s funny people are calling it a virus now
Me: One of the French guys I was talking to on Saturday night was saying how much he hated U2 and why they were part of that presentation and I told him “you know that album is on your phone now, right?”
Me: He checked. It was. He lost it.
H: What! Really?
H: I was going to ask you to tell me what the deal was
H: Cause i hate u2 that much
Me: They basically added that u2 album to everyone’s cloud library
Me: So it showed up in your iTunes library if you had cloud sync on
H: Man, that is actually one anecdote about the cloud that makes me feel nervous.
Me: That at any time …
Me: Any place…
Me: U2 might give you a free album?
Me: I mean you run that risk every time you leave your house
Me: Around any corner, The Edge could be lurking.
Me: Bono, hiding in the shadows
Me: uhm … some other guys that are in the band who are probably also Irish?
Me: Waiting with CD’s to shove into your unwilling hands
Alfonso Ribeiro Teaches You to Break Dance - 1985