September 9, 2011
Does anyone else remember this? I still love it
January 22, 2011
My most recent piece was up at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum for a show called Super Santa Barbara II, the theme of which is Net Neutrality. The piece that I produced is called Telecom Treaty and the following is the text I wrote to go on the didactic next to the installation:
When deciding on a subject for this show I was struck by one of the many political issues that are surrounding the topic of net neutrality, minority manipulation. It has recently come to light that a handful of telecom companies have been making major donations to minority advocacy groups and that these groups have come forward as some of the strongest voices in the anti-net neutrality campaign. This struck me as odd because the people that these groups represent would be the most negatively affected by such a change in policy as they tend to be the poorest and least represented communities. This reminded me of the American Indian treaties in which the Native Americans were lead to believe that contracts they were signing would make their life easier and instead many were quickly moved off their land. The imagery I chose is indicative of the Indian treaties but with a corporate twist.
January 13, 2010
A friend of mine, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, is producing a daily comic blog for our local Santa Barbara citizen news website City 2.0, called The Bellicose and the Bucolic. They are all single frame comics that are inspired by conversations that Saul has overheard and then written underneath each image.
I can’t help but smile at each one, or at least sit and wonder, ‘In what circumstance would anyone say such a thing?’
I hope you enjoy these examples. Keep up the good work Saul.
November 14, 2008
One of the blogs that I check almost daily is written by John Kricfalusi, the man who created Ren and Stimpy. Not only is his blog visually oriented but it is insightful and often very opinionated. He seems to have two main focuses in his writings: one is to start up new projects and the other is to educate, not only the people he intends to hire for the projects, but also the general public. His educational portions consist mostly of John breaking down the slow degradation of cartoons since their creation in the 20’s. His descriptions about how bad 80’s cartoons are is really interesting. He also injects his blog with cartoon clips that he thinks are fun and well made like the mother goose clip above (this is currently my desktop picture). So if you like cartoons, and really there isn’t any reason you shouldn’t, check out his blog by clicking here.
This was originally posted as “John Kilpatrick’s Blog” but I have been corrected by John Kilpatrick that he didn’t in fact create Ren and Stimpy. I salute both John’s though I have yet to find the true blog of John Kilpatrick.