Thursday, May 29, 2008

Krazy Kat

Lately I've been looking at the drawings/paintings of an artist I love George Herriman. From 1913-1944 his Krazy Kat comics were published in newspapers throughout the US. These amazing comics about unrequited love are funny and sad at the same time. In his drawings unrequited romantic love happens between species, hmm? I love the rich colors he uses too and landscapes. For more about him click here.

negative artist stereotypes

This week on a sitcom one of the character's was convinced to be an artist, (this deep thought occurred while getting stoned,ha) instead of doing some real work. Over the years I have seen many of these negative stereotypes about artists on TV and in films. So I looked on the web for information, but didn't find much on the topic. There was a website with the artFBI, which ended last century sometime. If anyone has any info about this please e-mail me.