tirsdag 28. oktober 2008

My eraser collection

Oooh, my sweet sweet eraser collection! All the different shapes and colors make me happy!

(I DO NOT collect erasers, this is my collection from my childhood. I DO NOT swap erasers either.)

Inside someones home

I´m facinated by other peoples homes. All the stuff they´ve collected say something about who they are, who they want to be, what they have experienced, what they like and don´t like. Often, the objects are just there by coincidence, like in this picture. The wallpaper probably was fashionable once, the clock stopped ticking some years ago, the brush is still in use, the box has cotton in it, but has not been used in a very long time, and the doll is a bath foam bottle, and was a christmas gift 15 years ago.

onsdag 8. oktober 2008

Inspiration, «Alternative Comics»

Lately, I´ve been inspired by comics, mostly alternative comics. The term "alternative comics" is one of several labels applied to a range of comics that have appeared since about 1980. Typically, these are authored independently by a single creator; they are aimed at adult readers and are often formally experimental.

I´ve read Nordic comics the last two weeks, mostly biographical. Here are a couple of the comics that inspired me:

Nina Hemingson (Sweden) because of her honesty and the hysterically funny observations of life, and especially her characters who always seem to say the things we think for ourselves, but never say out loud.

Lars Fiske and Steffen Kvernlands work «Kanon» is a biographical comic that tells parts of the modern art history. We meet the artists Edvard Munch and Kurt Schwitters, the stories are drawn with two completely different teckniques, but the connection between these tho languages still works. They experiment with the traditional way of making comics, and use the two artists´ styles to form the visuals. Only by a glimpse at the pages, you know who the story is about and when this story is taking place. If you know your art history, of course!