Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Getting Intimate With a Jumble
This is a close-up of a small part of one of a recent batch of Cartoon Jumble commissions I am currently working on. I wanted to reveal something of what it is I am doing when I apply gouache and ink to the roughly-textured rag of the unorthodox paper I use. For me, it's all about the kinetic jostling that goes on when medium hits canvas, one that echoes the manner in which the printing press forced itself, with a calculated, commercial indecency, upon the pulp of the comic books and strips of yesteryear.