I’m totally geeking out over here

January 25, 2008 at 6:17 pm 1 comment

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 Right now, I’m reading ‘The Salon’ by Nick Bertozzi and it is totally boss. I mean, it’s pretty much everything we are doing in art history/literature/painting right now. I’ve been reading it and obsessively looking for panels to show you guys, but there are way too many. So I’m putting some up here in hopes that you will all go buy this and read it.   

haha, Gertrude
Nice one, Leo.
The plot is (sort of) simple, and (very) awesome. Braque is invited to join Gertrude and Leo Stein’s Salon. They also all get together to solve a murder mystery involving Gauguin and Absinthe. In addition, Picasso and Braque get all excited over how to paint things. Alice B. Toklas puts the moves on Gertrude Stein. It’s awesome.  
 name dropping

The art is pretty cool too, since it reminds me a lot of the work of Picasso or even woodblock prints while still being clear and simplified enough to show what’s going on. I like the thick lines and lots of black, and his use of only 2 colors at a time. It’s simple but really effective here. The pages are in  wider and shorter format than most comics too, but it works really well for the story. Each panel looks kind of like a tiny painting.Here are two more random pages; I apologize for my inability to scan the page so it’s straight.   

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. snevereasy  |  January 29, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Waaaaaaaah Picasso totally rocks. I want a short Spaniard. XD

    …but Braque still wins!

    Reply

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