This is a leaf. Well, at least how I sometimes see leaves. When I’m feeling present I can see a pretty leaf on the sidewalk and think, “Wow, look at that beautiful leaf!” But when I’ve been lost in my head too much, it’s more like I see the leaf as an analytical cubist would. I’ll see all facets of that leaf at the same time, filling me with an overwhelming rush of awe and sadness and connection and insignificance therefore making it impossible to enjoy the simplicity of that pretty little leaf. (Illustration by Laura Lee Gulledge)
Inspiring video by Amanda Lyons from Visuals for Change.
Let’s encourage students to draw out concepts in class!
Tit For Tat – Collaborative drawing video with Paul Pope, David B, Sam Hiti, Kagan McLeod and Frederik Peeters
Between 1969 and 1975 the French television broadcast Tac Au Tac (Tit for Tat in english) assembled cartoonists from Europe and the Americas to cooperate in improvised drawing. The 10-15 minute episodes aired in-between programing and planted the seed for a whole generation to make their own comics. While many of the nostalgic videos can be found today on youtube, a contemporary answer to the series was lacking.
This year, during the Toronto Comics and Art Festival (TCAF), five cartoonist came together to revive the idea. A spread of cheese, crackers, wine, ink, and brushes were set before five artists. Five collaborative drawings were done that night and captured upon video at Kagan McLeod’s Toronto studio. One segment has been edited (link below) with more in the works for release in the months leading up to TCAF 2014.
Paul Pope (USA, creator of Battling Boy)
Sam Hiti (USA, creator of Death Day)
David B. (France, creator of Epileptic)
Frederik Peeters (France, artist of Sandcastle)
Kagan McLeod (Canada, creator of Infinite Kung Fu)
Turns out a giant stretched canvas makes for a great gogo dancing filter! Here’s a quick video I took of my coworkers boogieing in the paint shop…
It’s almost time to finally unveil the NYC holiday windows I’ve been working on this year! In two weeks I will be sharing photos & videos from behind the scenes as well as the finished displays in my annual blog: IT NEEDS MORE GLITTER