I think this week’s comic came from watching episodes of ‘ My Strange Addiction’, specifically the ‘doll love lasts forever’ episode where the guy can’t live without his silicone girlfriend. He like dresses her and tells her about his day and stuff. If she came to life, she’d probably run like hell. Anyway, the blank stare while he’s talking, well we’ve all probably experienced that at one time or another but with her you can’t really be annoyed or hurt because she can’t do anything but stare blankly. Somehow that translated into this week’s comic. That show, by the way, if it doesn’t creep you out is awesome. I love it. The girl who was addicted to her furry suit was the best. Her family tries to have talks with her but their looking at this giant cartoony fox head. My other favorites are the girl who likes to sleep with her blow dry (on!) and the one that eats sofa cushions. Fascinating. The comet eating girl was tough to watch and this week’s i think is a dude eating glass. That’s not something I think I want to watch, but I bet I will. 🙂
Since we have a robot featured this seems like the perfect week for featuring the coolest robots ever. My friend Sarah of CyberCraft Robots makes these incredible assemblage sculptures using industrial materials, found objects and even real robot scraps to create truly unique beautiful robot art. Here’s a little peek, but you should visit her site to get a better idea of how amazing her work is.
In other news, I released 3 more dolls in a new series I’m calling Love Endures. You can learn more about them and see more images over at my art blog, but here’s a little taste.
Numbers 1 and 2 are currently in the front window of Florida Craftsmen on Central Ave downtown St. Pete. They are available as a couple because they wouldn’t stop holding hands. Number 3 is available on my etsy site here.
Upcoming Events –
Feb 12th – My friend Jennifer Kosharek is opening a new gallery boutique downtown St. Pete called Eve-n-Odd Gallery. The first show and official opening is this Saturday from 6 – 9 on the 600 blockof Central Avenue in the Crislip Arcade. The show is entitled Hairy Beasts and Unlucky Love and will feature works from Jennifer and Wade Slater. I’ll have cards and jewelry and comic prints in the boutique too. Jennifer is by far one of my favorite artists. We’ve sold at some fairs and the same shop in the past, so to see her open a place of her own is really exciting. If you are on Facebook, stop by and ‘like’ the Eve-N-Odd. You can also keep an eye out there for calls to artists for upcoming shows and submit your work. I believe there is a stuffed bunny art call right now so get hopping!
Feb 19th – There is a sidewalk art event happening on the 600 block of Central Avenue Downtown, St. Pete. It’s an all day Saturday event with people doing live painting, mehndi, music, and a few art vendors. I’ll be setting up a table and hanging out all day.
A final note… if you are in a relationship with a robot, get treatment….or embrace your robot love with this super cool illustrated pendant. 😛
Have a happy Valentine’s day..even if you hate it. I’ll try to be here next week but quite honestly I’m in the pits of hell with a never-ending project that is setting me back on everything. I had to squeeze this comic in late Sunday night because I knew this week would be rough and it’s proving to be worse than I thought. Wish me luck!