So here’s the first haiku painting. This zombie kitty’s been in my mind for ages but every time I’d sit down to render a comic and think about doing using the idea, I’d think ‘that would make a good painting’ and thus it would get put aside. Between Jim’s show and the monster show I had a good reason to work on some physical art so the undead kitty was finally born. Hope you enjoy. 🙂 As always, you are invited to write your own haiku and leave it in the comments area. You guys usually kick my ass, but I’m a sucker for punishment, so by all means put me to shame!
There’s something I’m going to have to admit to you guys. It’s hard for me, after years of bashing it, but here goes. (gulp) MySpace doesn’t suck. There I said it. I’ve come in contact with cool galleries and talented artists and have even been invited to be part of another art show and might even be in a super cool magazine – all due to my MySpace presence. I know I said it was only good for musicians and pedophiles, but I was wrong. It’s not as bad as when I tried it a few years ago. I’ve not gotten any spammy friend requests or comments. So, if you are an artist, writer, etc. and don’t do MySpace because like me you thought it was vile, I recommend you give it a shot. It really can help people find your work and you’ll be exposed to some people with the same interests as you which is rather nice.
Here’s an artist whose work I’ve recently fallen in love with, and I discovered him on (you guessed it) MySpace: His name is Scott Radke. This guy is prolific – so many amazing sculptures and each one with it’s own unique, haunting, endearing little personality. You will want to hug them and place them in your mouth, roll them around your tongue and gobble them up. But you shouldn’t because they might break and you’d get paint-covered shards in your teeth and that wouldn’t be very nice. However, you can admire Scott Radke’s marionette sculptures on his website or view his work and become his virtual BFF on his MySpace.
Here are just a couple of examples of Scott Radke’s creations:
You’re drooling, right? I swear, seeing his work makes me want to get my hands in some clay. I think I have a big ole box around here somewhere…