Wednesday, November 26, 2008
And then the next thing you know there's a candidate for high office being interviewed with a backdrop of turkeys being slaughtered:
What next, I ask you, what next?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So I was wondering what a thoughtful monkey would make of the question of whether man came from apes or angels, and monkey logic lead me to Santa.
You know, it's really hard to make a Santa image that isn't either really jolly or really cynical. I was going for confused-thoughtful-monkey Santa. We'll see how it turns out as we go.
I thought you'd like to see the dirty sock for scale.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Invariably, several of these catalogs contain t-shirts that leave me wondering "who in the world would wear that?" You know the kind, shirts with jokes about farts and humping dogs, that kind of thing. I wonder who says "that is JUST the thing I need, perfect for every occasion", or, perhaps, "my friend would just pee herself if she got this for Christmas".
Well, harnessing the power of the internet, I thought I'd find out. I did a little study, making shirts for both the "I gotta have this" and the "wouldn't that just be the best gift" scenarios.
The "couldn't have said it better myself" shirt:
And the "finally, my shopping is finished" shirt:
If you want to participate in this study by owning or giving one of these fine pieces of clothing, you need to visit who WOULD wear this?, the FIMP fashion store.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well, I've been making these drawings and prints of speaking and thinking, making use of the cartoon convention of "balloons". And when you're visually pointed towards a certain thing, you start seeing it everywhere. So here are three accidental thought balloons I've come across - visible evidence of politicians thinking.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Every morning I "reset the stage" in our living room. This involves putting the blocks, legos, cars, animals, dress-up clothes, dinosaurs, Cozy-Coupe, musical instruments, and other odd objects back in their proper places, so that Rachel can come and give them all a good playing with when she gets up. Without fail, there is some beautiful collision between items that wants to be dragged away from the world of play and tossed into the world of art. Toddler-surrealism is a wonderful thing. One of today's themes was animals on cars. Now I have to give her back her pig and mini-cooper.
If you're in Pittsburgh tonight, you might stop by the opening reception for "Altered States" at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. I have three pieces in the show, and I'll be at the opening, sometime towards the end - it would be great to see you there.
You get five shows for one visit tonight, so it's a great time to check out the galleries.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
I thought it would be a useful public service to make this book available in a downloadable online version, so folks will have something to do while waiting in those long lines to vote.
How does this sit with the two major party candidates?
This piece of paper is all about change. This isn't a book that FIMP made - this is a book that we, together, are going to make. And here's a step by step plan showing how we're going to make it.
Listen to the eloquence, my friends. He says it's a book - but it's just a single sheet of paper. Words matter, my friends, and this is just not a book we can believe in.
The beauty of our democracy is that when it comes right down to it, you get to decide whether or not you want to download this file, follow the directions in the video, and call the resulting product a book. You can get the image file you need right here:
Election 2008: Body Language
and then you might want to watch the following video, which explains how to cut and fold the page to make the eight page book. Be warned though - the video channels the rhetoric of all of the candidates' performances in this year's debates.