Paradigm shift is a big, fat pain in the arse
Grayson Perry once said "I feel it is more important to have a long and sympathetic hands-on relationship with materials. A relaxed, humble, ever curious love of stuff is central to my idea of being an artist."
May I be so bold as to agree with you Mr Perry?
I am inspired by just about anything I have ever read. "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi woke me up (again) to the potential of comics and the graphic novel.
I like telling stories and making pictures. So comics are a real no-brainer.
What happens when you make art outdoors? What happens when your "material" is what you find in nature? Land art can be simple and ephemeral. Or it might take a large group weeks to create a piece. Just step outside and see.
My blog is a way of thinking and interacting. I am also a translator, working from French, German and Swedish to English. This helps when reading comic authors like Marjane Satrapi, Sara Granér and Ralf König in the original language.
I hold workshops with adults, young people and children, indoors and outdoors. I work especially with land art, process-led art and drawing as communication.
I have recently started collaborating with the wonderful Fanzineverkstaden, run by the hardest-working comic artists I know – Kinga Dukja and Mattias Elftorp. It is a new space in Malmö where “ordinary, creative people” can try out and develop a range of activities connected to the field of comics. Fanzineverkstaden is especially relevant for young comic […]
My comic, Who ever loved that loved not at first sight can now be read in Scots in Scrieve!, thanks to Gill Hatcher and TGC in Scotland who made the connections. The comic was translated into Scots by Dr Michael Dempster who was named Scots Scriever in June 2018 and will have a […]