Excerpts from a collaboration with Jasmin Guffond entitled The Score.
Created a series of drawings of forms and descriptions as to how they should move. Jasmin then creates sounds from samples that are then arranged into a composition that follows the images.
The entire project will be a triptych of three panels. The first containing the rough sketches, the second will be a screenshot of the Pro Tools interface and the final panel will be a screen showing the final composition.
It is very interesting to work this way. But it also somewhat representative of how our current tool set is quite complex even for something this simple.
11:39 pm • 16 April 2013 • 1 note
How to think of the future and not do what would not sit with well for much long.
2:34 pm • 16 April 2013
Made the mad annual visit to the U.S. end of April, 2013 primarily to see family and as an added bonus, see old friends and with some luck make one or two new.
There are the regular spots that are visited, shops, street corners, restaurants. Interesting to see the changes. There is nothing good or bad about this. It all depends on the point of view.
In the case of the comic book store / alt/pop culture paradise, Forbidden Planet, they moved a few doors down from their last recalled location. While still dark, the floors were shiny now with hallogen lighting that, due to the comics, dolls and t-shirts, dulled that feeling of ‘oh god I feel filthy and out of place’ that this kind of lighting always conveys.
At first always overwhelmed by the vast and colorful stock, the eyes settle upon the independent zines, small, lazer printed, black and white, the budding of spring in comic form. And the first of these to catch my eye was entitled THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD.
Barely reading even one of them, browsed briefly at one or two pages, immediately knew this was something to savior, and started grabbing them to find the right order and how many of them were available, placing them in the correct sequence.
Grabbed several other works that grabbed the eyes and headed over to the cash register. The person behind the register sighed a bit as the majority of what was chosen had no barcodes, so his heinous informed them that it was really important to support zines, and here we are doing our part. Register person wholly agreed.
Taking a picture of the register as it was rung up was probably the highlight of the entire trip.
The bundle was put in the bag for the trip home. Read many of the others, savoring this for the last, and this turned out to be in Berlin.
It was by far the best of the batch. Not to belittle some of the other artists, whom shall not be named here, some quite established. There is just simply something thrilling at seeing something as fresh as the work of Charles Forman. And was pleased to see that many others agree on that count, and that his talents not only grace pages, but have sprung up to publish the good works of others through his Oily Comics website.
Formans style is simple and blunt. From one moment everything is completely mundane and the next page simply punches you in the face, but in the most understated manner. There is nothing surreal going on, in the true sense of that word. One could argue “well… nobody could get away with that in the real world” but there are factually worse things that happen daily. As always, it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.
Having an immense amount of trouble resisting buying everything on the Oily Comics site and getting a subscription. You should too, but unlike me, don’t hesitate. At least get the entire TEOTFW series, because IFWI.
8:28 pm • 12 April 2013 • 11 notes
Straw from which we they drew their fire.
Long tails that are the beginning of the end for their lies.
11:04 pm • 9 April 2013 • 2 notes
Artwork for an as yet to be released track by Milenasong entitled ‘The Voices Of’ off of her forthcoming, and long anticipated album.
The piece was created using photos of both mine and Milena, for the SUPER 12 project.
Have to say that making these is probably one of the most wonderful and rewarding thing I get to do once a month.
Taking so many photos, now with instagram even more so, one gets the sense that the only thing that is really important is the next thing that appears on the stream.
Do so enjoy just browsing through my own though and this project made me think about how making collages out of them will give something back to them. Enjoy also seeing how relationships can be developed between each image and finding themes by grouping them.
10:43 pm • 9 April 2013 • 2 notes