Sunday, April 26, 2009

Crime Phrasebook

New daily drawing up at Partyka: Crime Phrasebook.

I accidentally typed "Crime Phrimebook" my first time titling this post. Is there such a thing as a reverse sniglet: a word that should have a meaning but lacks one? I ask because I am planning on writing a newspaper column that collects such words, to be published from the threadbare underground bunker of the last remaining newspaper. It'll be like "The End Of Radio" by Shellac, but with syndicated comics, Hints From Heloise, and Reverse Sniglets.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Four Bears of the Apocalypse

New Daily Drawing up at Partyka: Four Bears of the Apocalypse.

Looking at this a few days after I drew it, it occurs to me that the bears need transport. The original heralds of the apocalypse were four "horsemen," after all, not four "gentlemen standing around." These bears should all be pedaling grim tricycles. Anyway, yeah, hindsight is one of the tools we have to hone our craft, and bears are the things we draw to fill our days.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I felt like drawing a Ghostbuster, ok.

New daily drawings up at Partyka, again. Here's one:
By the way, Joey Weiser continues being a lovely guest at the House of Partyka. Here is his bad-ass Mothra-As-Snoopy (click to enlarge, because you can't see the extremely pleasant half-tone effect at this smaller size.):

I've had "Koyaanisqatsi" running in a hidden tab on my browser while I've been doing image-and-site-editing for the past hour, because it's up for free on Youtube and I thought "hey, a repetitive Philip Glass score will be enjoyable during repetitive grunt work," but it's mostly been irritating. I guess it's kind of fun to guess whether each slight change in the looping music and the monks-in-space vocals signifies a slow-motion shot of, like, nature or of dudes smelting things, but on the whole it has been way less rewarding than the time I folded my laundry to it five years ago. I am probably not approaching the work in the correct spirit.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Authors vs. Terminators

"Kingsley Amis, Martin’s father, was a big fan of Terminator 2. He said it was an unimpeachable masterpiece. If you’re someone who believes in the sentimental idea of the afterlife, it’s amusing to imagine [David Foster] Wallace and Kingsley Amis arguing about it."

-from this, an interview with Glenn Kenney about David Foster Wallace's film writing.
-Oh, also, Wallace speaks his piece on T2 here.