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February 12th, 2010

Shinobu Kazu

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:39 am

Here are a couple of pages from a comic called “Violence Becomes Tranquility.”

The story was written and drawn by Shinobu Kazu, who was influence by Philippe Druillet, a French sci-fi artist. You can find more info and the entire comic here.

November 24th, 2009

East Austin Studio Tour Recap/Witchcraft

Filed under: Admin — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 4:28 pm

First of, thanks to everyone who came out to our studio for E.A.S.T.! I had a lot of fun. It was also a hectic and exhausting weekend, and I’m looking forward to relaxing over Thanksgiving and then getting back to it in December. While I was cleaning up my studio and then sitting around I had a lot of mental space to plan out how to arrange my studio for maximum productivity and efficiency. As we all know, making comics/art/whatever is a time-consuming process so I try to streamline it as much as possible. I’m also trying to figure out the best model and publishing strategy for my comics and other drawz going forward – traditional, screenprinting, POD, web, some sort of mix. I’ll post more on this once I have something concrete, but don’t count on anything semi-coherent emerging from the haze.

To keep pumped about all this through the post-event malaise I’ve been listening to doom metal, recommended to me by my buddy Ryan Lauderdale. One of my new favorite tracks is Her Sisters They Were Weak from retro-doom-psych-folk band Witchcraft’s 2004 self-titled album.

November 17th, 2009

First Weekend of E.A.S.T. 2009 Recap

First of all, thanks to everyone who came by Boongoo Studio, stop #125 on the East Austin Studio Tour this past weekend!

I got to play host to friends and talk to some new people, including our awesome neighbor Thor Harris and these guys Ben Goddard and Daniel. Ben and Daniel recently moved to Austin from the East Coast and have settled in to Glade and I’s old house. Ben sent me his website, he takes some pretty hilarious, well-constructed photos, including this one:

Here’s a shot of something that I haven’t posted before:

It’s a collaboration between me and Glade, it was a landscape that I didn’t use for the No More Worlds show that Glade added a bunch of awesome details to. Speaking of that No More Worlds show, I should have all of those drawings back next week, so come by if you want to check ’em out!

Here’s a shot of Aaron Flynn’s installation, which I didn’t have a photo of last week:

That inside-out polar bear/coyote is amazing.

And finally, thanks to Kate Watson for the shout out on Glasstire! I invite you all to come by and snoop this next weekend.

November 10th, 2009

Carl Sagan

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 6:06 am

Yesterday would have been Carl Sagan’s 75th birthday. The man was a champion of secular humanism, space exploration, exobiology, and many other realms of science.

via the rustbelt radical.

At his most lyrical, Sagan painted pictures of the strange alien beings that could inhabit our solar system in order to broaden our search for other forms of life, such as these sinkers, floaters, and hunters on Jupiter:

via wandering space.

For Sagan’s sake, I hope that the upcoming expeditions to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn find some traces of life within their icy shells.

At times, Sagan could get quite spiritual, describing the search for extraterrestial life as the quest for the cosmic fugue.

via cosmos times cosmology.

October 27th, 2009

Pierre Alechinsky

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:16 am

Plate I from the portfolio Vulcanologies, 1970:

Plate III:

Plate IV:

via MOMA.

Check out these awesome comics masquerading as fine art that my friend Corinna showed me! The Belgium-born Alechinsky was a member of COBRA.

October 23rd, 2009

Earth and Jupiter Alignment as Viewed from Mars

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 9:01 am

In this photograph from Mars, taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor on May 22nd, 2003, you can see Earth, the Moon, Jupiter, and several Jovian moons.

Here it is:

From gizmodo via dvice and posthuman blues.

September 30th, 2009

Wolf Woman Herakles

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 10:39 pm

Hey ya’ll sorry I missed posting on Tuesday, I’ve been busy moving. I was going to post something about the Devin Flynn show/screening here in Austin this past week, but I missed that too (also because of moving), so here’s something I dug up from deep in my swipe file:

via cpb.tumblr.

This is how I should’ve reinterpreted Herakles for the 21st century.

September 4th, 2009

Jonathan Leach

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:21 am

A Houston artist, via The Great God Pan Is Dead. Apparently the colors in this image don’t quite match up to the day-glo reality, but I think it looks good like this.

August 28th, 2009

The New Hype

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:16 am

uitshot via madscientistnz.

I can’t tell you much about the person (or people?) who made this since the site is in Dutch. It reminds me of this scam that the 419 Eater would play on spammers where he would get them to carve objects for him out of wood, like this Commodore 64:

August 24th, 2009

Mike Hinge on the PorPor Books Blog

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 9:28 am

Pete Toms just made me aware of an amazing blog, the PorPor Books Blog, that features images like these drawn by Mike Hinge, from Heavy Metal July 1979:

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