Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)
Things of note:
Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
Chris Ware’s new book is crazy
Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.
This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).
Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.
Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.
So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)

Things of note:

  • Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
  • He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
  • Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
  • If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
  • Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
  • Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
  • Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
  • Chris Ware’s new book is crazy

Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.

This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).

Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.

Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.

So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

gpoy (Taken with Instagram)

gpoy (Taken with Instagram)

Vangelis scoring Blade Runner1982 

Vangelis scoring Blade Runner
1982 

Vangelis scoring Blade Runner1982 

Vangelis scoring Blade Runner
1982 

bogdeath:

i’m in love with this car,

How did I not know of this BBC TV series set in the 80s featuring cops driving around getting into car chases in an Audi Quattro?

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Wish Kiko was my gf so we can go on camping trips and laugh and play Jenga and build bonfires and shit and then go running together at dusk in perfect unison while wearing our coordinated Nike gear.

daughtersofdilla:

Rosie Perez with Ladybug Mecca from Digable Planets, 1993. Courtesy of Ricky Powell.

daughtersofdilla:

Rosie Perez with Ladybug Mecca from Digable Planets, 1993. Courtesy of Ricky Powell.

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It’s going to be a sad day when Ron Artest retires

euaregeneius said: hello sir. i am now a super fan of your tumblr. where do you get your inspirations? :D

Cats, WildC.A.T.s, EPCOT, OSPAAAL, WPA, NASA, PBS, the 24-hour CVS, NBA Live ‘95, the ‘93 LA Kings, the ‘02 Sacramento Kings, WWF King of the Ring, The King of Comedy, King of New York, King of Rock, When We Were Kings, King Geedorah, KING Magazine, King Crimson, King’s Quest II: Romancing The Throne, Martin Luther King, Jr., Timon from The Lion King, Stephen King and George A. Romero’s Creepshow, Night of the Creeps, TLC’s “Creep”, TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska, Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Mark Hoppus, “Mistadobalina” by Del the Funky Homosapien, Homo Sapiens as a species, Natasha Henstridge in the movie Species, the Alien movie franchise, the Japanese store UNIQLO, Dominique Wilkins, Freaknik, the cartoon Freakazoid, “Freek’n You” by Jodeci, Freaks and Geeks, Gatorade, Gatorland the theme park, Jurassic Park, Chan-wook Park, Cherokee Parks, Gordon Parks, Gordon Liu, Liu Kang, Krang, Jackie Chain, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Tim Berners-Lee, Lee Van Cleef, Melvin Van Peebles, Val Kilmer, A View To A Kill, Branded To Kill, Joe Shishido, Joe The Plumber, Tony DeZuniga, Tony Montana, Joe Montana, Montana Max, The Maxx, TJ Maxx, JT Money, JTT, J.D. Salinger, D.A. Pennebaker, B.A. Barracus, BD Wong, MF DOOM, Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dre, Dr. No, Dr. J, Dr. NakaMats, Doc Martens, Doc Brown, Google Docs, noodle broth, Kevin Durant saying “doodle jump” in that one commercial, Kadeem Hardison, Penny Hardaway, Penny Marshall, Marshall’s, Marshall Law from the video game TEKKEN, Forest Law from the video game TEKKEN, Forest Whitaker in the movie Ghost Dog, Ghostface, Ghost Dad, my dad, Big Daddy Kane, John Paul Jones, Fing Fang Foom, Wong Kar-Wai, “Bawitdaba”, Pinot Noir, Pinaud Clubman, Original Pinoy Music, Werther’s Originals, word association, the band The Association, the NBA series The Association, association football, and Jamaican meat patties.

Anne Hathaway with short hair and sunglasses looking at stuff.

Picked up this shirt the other day at the IFC Center. This was the newest addition to their cinemetal tees.

Picked up this shirt the other day at the IFC Center. This was the newest addition to their cinemetal tees.

Good Morning, New York

Good Morning, New York

porkmagazine:

SOME GREAT HALLOWEEN SEASONAL TYPE ONES ON THIS OLD CLEANED-UP SHEET. I SAY OLD, BUT IT’S LIKE HALF A YEAR OLD. ANYHOW, DIG THESE GREAT DESIGNS!!! GITTUM AT THE PORK SHOP!!!

porkmagazine:

SOME GREAT HALLOWEEN SEASONAL TYPE ONES ON THIS OLD CLEANED-UP SHEET. I SAY OLD, BUT IT’S LIKE HALF A YEAR OLD. ANYHOW, DIG THESE GREAT DESIGNS!!! GITTUM AT THE PORK SHOP!!!

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