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 Gallery of Works on Paper: 1998-2006

Materials and Media: All works on paper presented here are mixed media, which includes color pencil, color marker, ink and pen, collage, and acrylic paint. When I first started painting and was more experimental, I used acrylic liberally, and even latex enamel house paint. Such is the constitution of a thriving but unprofessional art student. (I am more “archival” these days, for the benefit of theoretical collectors of my work.)

My paper of choice is Strathmore’s 500 Series Bristol board (Flat Plate finish), and less so the 400 Series. The former was used exclusively in the production of Blender Kitty comic strips, and for many of the works seen below. The 400 Series provided the substrate for late Profile in Confusion strips, since that quality paper was readily available in tablets and did not require trimming broadsheets (as with the 500 Series). Art pictured in this section is made on both types of paper. Toned paper is also used, but not in these early works.

Koh-l-Noor rapidiograph pens are unexcelled for drawing, but due to their temperamental nature and difficulty in cleaning, I stopped using them years ago in favor of disposable archival pens.

 La Luz de Jesus Gallery Show (Works on Paper)

Also in the 2002 show: Apart from Blessed Event, I had forgotten multimedia works were included in the Los Angeles show until I recently ran across slides given me by the gallery post-exhibition.

Blessed Event

  Blessed Event

 

Contrived Exits

  Contrived Exits

 

Voices of Jellies

  Voices of Jellies

 

The Tin Ear

  The Tin Ear

 

 Other Works on Paper

The Conundrum: Because drawing comics was my chief occupation during these years, I produced few stand-alone works of art for paper. Snow HemoGlobe, Appendix Appendage, The Glue Factory, and Vitreous Humor show influence of my experimental comics format, as I remained tortured about whether it was still possible to make alternative comics stories at this late stage. These ‘splash pages’ were seen as previews to possible future projects that never materialized. Snow HemoGlobe was sold through The Rico Gallery in Santa Monica in 1998, while the cover for Epic Dermis n2 was sold through La Luz de Jesus Gallery prior to the 2002 show. Selling these comic pages as ‘works of art’ did not encourage me to pursue alternative comics as a speculative venture where comic strips and stand-alone works on paper generated income.

Arm Fed Fledgling

  Arm Fed Fledgling

 

Air Apparent

  Air Apparent

 

Bird WhistleIdyll

  Bird Whistle Idyll

 

Appendix Appendage

  Appendix Appendage

 

Ganesha G'nop

  Ganesha G'nop

 

Glue Factory

  Glue Factory

 

Molar Etude

  Molar Etude

 

Navy Beanery

  Navy Beanery

 

The Object Lesson

  The Object Lesson

 

Portable Muses

  Portable Muses

 

Snow Hemoglobe

  Snow Hemoglobe

 

Sugar Chronic

  Sugar Chronic

 

Taco Rasa

  Taco Rasa

 

Tightie Whitie Tamperproof

  Tightie Whitie Tamperproof

 

Upholster Larva

  Upholster Larva

 

Vitreous Humor

  Vitreous Humor

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