Day 3 of our curated animal poems, courtesy of Shining River
Day 2 of our curated animal poems, courtesy of Shining River
Today’s art post is about the work of Rory Frances. Rory is a comic artist in the Seattle area, working with a variety of themes and incorporating his own unique style.
This first image is taken from his comic Big Teeth. On the surface, Big Teeth is the story of two friends who have gotten split up at a party, but beneath that, it’s an intricate examination of predator, prey, and scavenger dynamics.
Rory’s art is full of wavy, hasty lines, though it’s worth noting that this does not imply that his art is, in itself, hasty. Everything is carefully placed within an image, and the action that goes along with the genre of comics is evident in the movement of each pane.
This is evident in the flow of his work, Hype Cube, wherein the characters move sinuously from one panel to the next and the text breaks the boundaries of those very same panels. The colorist of the comic, Sloan Leong, also utilizes the technique of changing the mood of the story through the use of color: as the story advances, so does the overall color scheme used in each panel.
Finally, his recently published comic, Boys Are Slapstick (18+ link for sexual situations) in the ‘zine ZEAL, is a fantastic deconstruction of the ways in which we perform and act for others in very intentional, if occasionally fictional ways. We have brought up the idea of front-stage personas here on [a][s] before, and I think that a lot of this particular work hearkens back to that idea through the clever use of cartoons and “fictional” characters.
Paper Bag is a short autobiographical film about the furry condition, by French film-maker Jean-Baptiste Gaudet (also known as Panda Man on FA).
It’s a terrific and startling short film, one that treats furry as an idea, rather than as a genre. Just the way we like it here at [a][s]. Enjoy.
For all you furry francophones, there is a version without subtitles:
Continue reading Paper Bag
[adjective][species] turns three today! RandomWolf seems to have misunderstood what the party was all about, and brought all his graphs. Too late now, though, he’s taking a mental census of the partygoers. Art by the delightful Clair C., whom we have featured here before.
Thanks for sticking with us through the years!
Homo homini lupus: man is as wolf to man.
This latin proverb on human nature is neatly inverted by Redacteur’s happy wolves, who treat one other with great humanity.
Continue reading Art Post: Redacteur’s Happy Wolves
It was suggested by a few folks that it would be good to do a semi-regular feature on some of the wonderful art that may not follow the norm of what’s posted out there. Today, we’re stepping away from the normal visual art, somewhat, and into the realm of theater, with Sparf’s one-man-show, “What the Fur!? Stories and Text from the Furry Fandom”
This post will differ from the previous art posts in a few ways. Firstly, rather than providing a sample of a few images with links back to the artist’s gallery, the show as posted to YouTube is embedded below. I very much recommend watching through the whole thing, as there is so much wonderful involved here. If you don’t have time now, set aside about half an hour later today to watch through the whole thing. Additionally, we were lucky enough to have the chance to interview Sparf over email in order to get some more information about the work. Check it out!
Continue reading Art Post: What the Fur!? – Sparf
It was suggested by a few folks that it would be good to do a semi-regular feature on some of the wonderful art that may not follow the norm of what’s posted out there. For this post, we’ll be taking a look at Arphalia and her work with ink washes.
Continue reading Art: Ink Washes – Arphalia@FA