Friday, 29 April 2011
Sunday, 10 April 2011
http://theriandos.blogspot.com/ Oh yeah and youse should come to this if you're in Brizzle, it's at the 8 Week Gallery in Stokes Croft and features new work each day by the lovely Riando sisters and co.
Maybe if we both lived in a different world
(womanizer, womanizer, womanizer, womanizer)
It would be all good,
And maybe I could be your girl
But I can't, 'cause we don't,
Me n Friando, totally profesh.
Oh God, If I don't take myself seriously, who will...? Hahaha.
What's up bitches? Ahem...
I'm working on a 2 page spread for XEROGRAFIX II, a screenprinted arts newspaper made by Vicky Samuel ( I was in issue one with my Jay Z strip that I've used in a few things ( unprolific? Moi...?). The theme of this issue is the UK, so my comic is based on the controversial official investigation into Bloody Sunday which was released last year after a 10 year investigation http://www.bloody-sunday-inquiry.org/following the initial Widgery 'whitewash'. The incident which took place in 1972 began with a civil rights protest in Londonderry ( 'Derry' to nationalists) which ended in riots and then disaster and the loss of 13 civilian lives ( and one death after the shooting, possibly as a result of injuries received on the day) as a result of army fire.
I thought this would be an appropriate topic following the recent protests in London. I didn't actually attending the protest recently, but was working on Oxford Street at the time. Just a reminder that it's all fun and games till someone gets hurt. Also, as I'm a bit of a plastic paddy,- my parents are from Nor'n Ireland but I was raised in England, this topic is pretty important to me.
Completing the pictures is a bit of a bitch due to detail, having finally condensed the events of the day got THAT to sort out. But ahhhhweeelll only like, 12 frames to go...
Yeah I reckon I'll be going the old London Zine Symposium next weekend also http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103361703075789 should be a larf and that. Hey isn't it sunny(?) I told my housemate I'd help with his animation http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mikesenior/tomsenior/index.swf, need to get on it. Seriously, don't know how he has the patience to do that all day. I'm learning photoshop off Cliff my other housemate as well. I realise I should know how to use it after a whole load of art education but I always got other people to do it for me hahaha...ha. Anyway I'll give him props coz I know he'd like that. Check out the beyonce remix on his site in particular http://www.myspace.com/recsundme http://cliffordsage.co.uk/ there ya go.
xoxoxo fuck you