"Creative Footprint" encompasses, explores and examines the ways in which we and other creatures leave marks on culture and community. Created by Marc Dennis, artist, professor, Holocaust researcher, and bug chef.
There’s a comic book about Hillary Clinton. There are also comic books about Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Condoleeza Rice and yep you guessed it Sarah Palin.
It's from a series called "Female Force" produced by a company called Bluewater Productions, known for their rather interesting and unique comic books and graphic novels.
Bluewater, according to their objective as an industry subculture, is a “fresh voice in comic publishing.” I’ll say.
And speaking of individuals seeking attention, It makes perfect sense there are comic books about politicians.
There are a lot of comic book type characters in real life it seems. And why not? We all want attention.
Oscar Wilde, with some semblance of truth, once said, "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life."
I often think about how and why comics were such an integral part of my life as a kid. I learned to draw from looking at comic books. I loved Sgt Rock. Joe Kubert could draw like no one's business.
I learned about storytelling. I learned how to keep a viewer’s attention on the page. Though I wasn’t actually aware, as a budding young artist I was also learning about form, shape and color.
I'm still affected by my fond memories of laying in bed at night reading comic books. The colors were always vibrant and striking. No wonder i admire Pop Art.
""The issue is not what in reality marks the difference between motif and representation, but how they strike the eye and seduce the mind."
One of the best exhibitions I’ve ever seen was curated by the late Kirk Varnedoe of the Museum of Modern Art and Adam Gopnik. It debuted at MoMA NYC.
Despite some funky reviews, namely by the NYT's Roberta Smith, it was a wonderfully entertaining and aesthetically insightful exhibition called "High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture."