The art sale is official!

[caption id="attachment_nsm_6_2478" align="aligncenter" width="700"] When the last story is told, #33[/caption] As announced a week or so ago on Twitter, I set up a little shop to sell my artwork from When the last story is told — I didn't post it here until now because it was a bit too rough to look at,…

Sneak peek: Prisoner’s Cinema

Last summer I announced that I started work on a new book, and at the time I intended to have the bulk of the artwork finished before I started university in August. Of course, it didn't turn out that way. Recently, however, I have started a enough new pieces for it that I feel confident…

Counterfeit

So I updated my Artmoney account with 15 pieces today. They are little exploratory pieces that I do at the kitchen table when I have an hour or two, or if I’m just stuck on a piece for that book I’d intended to be done with last summer.

Artmoney is a project that I heard about years ago, but never got around to signing up for until recently. It allows artists to produce their own money, all to a set format and value, which are accepted as currency in a few select shops worldwide, as well as sold on the artmoney website. Since my no-silos policy prevent me from using funding sites like Kickstarter, this humble, offbeat initiative is a tolerable compromise between making a bit of money and signing up for an external service.

Do check out all the artmoney – I mean mine, of course, “all my artmonies”! – and support the arts, one homemade note at at time!

Jan Baetens near name checking my book 4 years ahead of publication

…what abstraction finally shows is also the possible frailty of narrative. Even when it is present in apparently hegemonic ways, narrative can always collapse in order to give way to something totally else.

–Jan Baetens, Abstraction in Comics. Quoted in Bennett, Comics Poetry: the art of the possible

I swear, I hadn’t read this when I concocted the concept for When the last story is told – the sentiment is the same, though. From the description for my book:

[The] very title suggests a potential end of narrative, but also  that something else may fill the gap, a still-fluid substance or undefined fictional construct forming …

Guess I was on the right track? If anyone has Baetens’ contact info please pass it along, I’ll be happy to send him a copy.