This week’s haiku comic sounds a little kinky, huh? I was thinking about how being in love is like having this one other person that you can be truly yourself with. I mean if you are doing it right, you shouldn’t have to put up fronts ever. I realized after i wrote it that it could be read to be about being able to get your weird on intimately. I mean that’s true as well, so it’s all good I suppose. Just my characters are a bit young for that business. O.o
The drawing you see was actually done to end a comic slide show I did which accompanied a choreographed dance piece to the White Stripes “This little room”. A local choreographer asked if I would contribute a comic to the piece she was working on for a performing arts high school summer recital. In the comic the character’s go crazy dancing and it ends with the image above. I wanted to use the title, “This little rooom” and use that image and that’s how the haiku evolved. The plan was to link you guys to a youTube video of the performance, but I’ve yet to see any video emerge and I’m not sure anymore there is any. If something turns up, I’ll link you. It was quite amusing and the young dancer rocked.
Have you noticed that art and music are joining forces in a new way lately? I’ve seen a few performances both in person and online that have an artist painting live on stage as a band performs. It’s really cool.
Jim would love for me to do this but I’m not so sure I can hack it. It’s an intimate process. There are ugly stages when I create things. I struggle. I hate. I love. I hate again. I give up. I start over. Etc. I’m not one of those super fluid artists. It would be like exposing an ugly intimate piece of myself on stage. Like screaming, “Hey room full of people. Here’s how much I suck.” or taking a magnifying glass and projecting my cavities or cellulite or something on stage. It’s just too personal. I really admire those that can do it. I’m trying to think of a very free approach I could apply to the concept though, because I really do like it and it would give Jim and I more power to travel together. *shrugs*
At the SL convention, there was a live jam in which an SL artist, Jeffrey Lipsky (Filthy Fluno in SL) and SL musicians collaborated. Of course, I missed it. I was at the convention but too busy sucking down Absinthe most likely. 😛 Check it out.
Have a great week, friends.