Sunday, August 27, 2017

NecronomiCon and meeting Fufu!

   On August 17, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island, the NecronomiCon kicked off with the Ars Necronomica opening at the Woods-Gerry Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design. It was here that I finally got to meet fellow Duck, Fufu Frauenwahl, who came all the way from Germany for the Con! For me, it was a fantastic weekend of weird lectures, creepy art, and meeting people in person who I've known for years only on social media. I think everyone was also able to make new friends, and I look forward to seeing everyone I met once again in two years when the Con happens again. Maybe we can get a few more Ducks over to Providence in 2019.

Fufu next to his work.

Walking around Providence, there are a number of Lovecraftian landmarks, including this: the "Shunned House" from the story of the same name. This is the story that spooked me a bit as a teenager, because a man is dissolved by an entity. Not sure why Lovecraft chose this house- it doesn't look too scary these days.

4 of Fufu's magnificent drawings.
Me in front of the three drawings I had in the show. Photo by Dave Felton.

Fufu doodling in the lobby before dinner.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Alkom'X 9...NEIN! 10

so we finally have a new issue for Alkom'X ! That was a 2 years fight with difficulties, mainly from printer's departure (or maybe because he doesn't want to make it anymore? the day we came with paper and file he said "no") and hunt for a new one. Living countryside isn't best for that! Another reason was being invaded by thousands requests from a world we don't want to live in forever, like ok for a visit and diplomatic relationship but not for a lifetime! Something like graphic hype with aggressive attitude, "publish me you need to have me in" or "i did this especially for you, publish it!" where nothing was catching our need or possibilities. So we took distance and wait for a calm down. We then started to mount Alkom'X 9 with the idea of having only un-professionnal artists***, but this is not good solution cause everyone is & self-making is almost dead. More than that french situation can't be applied to all countries and situation. So we just skip 9 to go for 10 with a more quiet selection and making. We then choosed to print the way we can, which is screenprinting. 4 months and more was needed to print 2 pages at once, hoping for good result and enough inks ^^ And now here it is! I'm happy with result and content which is still graphically hype in a way but also more comic and more peoples from different worlds.
Funny side is that I did cover by stencil to escape the silkscreen hype, but at the end we only have screen except this cover!

*** "NEIN" : I sometimes got request from professionnals of artworld, like exhibition or whatever selling market, after saying "we need you" they usually send a contract with first line like "this is a contract for professionnal artist blablabla" and i then need to answer "NO" cause I technically can't. That's also true when i want to join a collective project, where all those who told me "you need to print me" are actually involved naturally. The answer I have then is "NO, sorry". So I was in need to fix that. Not that I don't want pro art but I don't want to become a pro bridge for a pro world i can't live in. I need passion & friendship.