Monday, March 18, 2019

"Enough", Mark Staff Brandl Painting Installation Comic

A semi-abstract, painting-installation-comic in an outdoor exhibition space in St.Gallen Switzerland. Titled Enough, it is my “anti-animal-factory” work. The pink one appears totally abstract, but is a realistic painting, but enlarged, of ground pork. The yellowish painting is sequential of someone walking away, an homage to a sequence by Steve Ditko I did upon receiving the news of his death. On the floor are about 100 sausage plates, with pigs painted on them as they really are stuffed together in those horror “farms.” More Details and site shots.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Stripsody - graphic score

these are pages from Cathy Berberian's composition Stripsody. She gets primary composing credits, but it was drawn by Italian comics artist Roberto Zamarin. The sounds seem to be quotes from published comics. Cathy was a classically trained vocalist, renowned for her ability with extended vocal techniques.

You can hear her performance, accompanied by the pages of the score, here. If you like the sound of that, you might have a different reaction to Serge Gainsbourg's Comic Strip song, with sound effects by Brigitte Bardot.