bit of subversion
Friday, June 22, 2007, 07:23 PM - Animals, Work (The Man), Food, Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn Carnies, Language
So, today I am waiting for the colour printer to print my enormous file, and there is a Japanese Design magazine sitting there, from 2005. I see these strange looking Japanese men in their meat propaganda T-shirts and a girl with a cap on that say "killer"... I fucking hope they are joking.
As I can't read Japanese, I can't tell... but something tells me they are... I hope. So I whipped over to the other side of the room, scanned the relevant pages, just so I could share.
Yep, I am going to REALLY swear in this post instead of pretending as I normally do (because, if the truth be known, I swear like a sailor if you let me)... so I have made my own subversive versions of the above comics:
I couldn't help it I'm sorry.
Someone want to tell me if they are joking?
Friday, May 26, 2006, 06:44 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, Illustration
So today, I spent some time doing my own thing.
Even though they were in my head today, E suggested I resubmit some things to threadless (those are the above submissions). They are yet to be approved.
Illustration Friday turns out to be "cake" I find out after making Jennifer Shmoo's (that is a form of alias, she won the best blog from Peta for her vegan lunch box blog ), fluffy white cup cakes. Yummy.
Sunday, May 7, 2006, 10:06 PM - General, Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, IllustrationSo an update on that cake... man it was good!
No photos as camera went to Egypt, that camera has been more places than I... perhaps.
I was searching for whales on the internet to make sure I was actually drawing my whale generally right for a stylised whale, and decided to google myself (that being benconservato)... kind of scary the trail you leave by using the same name everywhere. Ohhhh! I am scared...
Did find out something interesting though... those sketchels that I "donated" to Jeremyville in 2004 are finally on the internet to buy.
I get no money from it, so don't be impulsed to buy on my account. Not unless you want an original artwork, made by me over many days during the winter of 2003/2004 (that, as I recall, you can take out of the bag anyway if you so desired), and a satchel all for $150USD. The money was going to a cause, and I forget what it was now. I am into contributing again, if I am cool enough... never sure.
sleepy sunday, kind of...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 07:47 AM - General, Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn Carnies, Art/DesignConsidering I am looking at my illustration friday entry for Robot and thinking is is not fit for human consumption yet, I thought I might write a little anyway in the meantime.
On sunday Eugène forced me to walk around and watch movies and look at exhibitions. Firstly we went to see the most recent Larry Clark called Wassup Rockers , It was ok, there were parts that were good, but I am not sure if it lives up to that idea that it is the best Clark film. Ummm.
So after I ate lunch (the only reason it was to nice to be back in my own house that day, I could make whatever I wanted and not have people asking me what I wanted, or if I am eating enough, as parents do), I was allowed to have a nap, he claims I slept two hours, but I felt dead and nauseous all day. So then we went to the Tri Postal To see an exhibition called SKATE: Architecture, Musique, Design, Art , it was really interesting. The most interesting parts were the La Chienne section and Beautiful Losers (That is a New Zealand site, but it was the best I found). I was actually surprised to see this exhibition in Lille to be honest. That makes me sound like I think this place is conservative as hell and why would that exhibition come here? But it was good to see all that work in one place.
The funniest thing I heard while I was in La Chienne was this woman with her two kids, and the youngest said something about it being scary, and she asked, while looking at a piece that had body parts and graphic surrealist skin peeling off, usual skate/ punk type work: but why are you scared?. There were a lot of kids in that exhibition, I suspect there might have been some nightmares on sunday night.
Oh and just thought I would mention: I was in France not even 12 hours and already I was served a meal where the vegetables were cooked with the meat, in fact, there was chicken all over the vegetables. I would like to point out that chicken is BANNED in our household, as well as any other poultry, so eating something with chicken pieces all over it was not an appealing thing. Not normally, not ever. They just don't understand and it is extremely frustrating. I can understand the way it is frustrating for Eugène that he dislikes telling people that I don't eat this and that... "no chicken and fish are still flesh, she does not eat flesh"... but family who KNOW I don't. I don't say anything usually. Maybe I should. They know the reason I don't too, so it is kind of offensive. E. sticks up for me anyway, so... I don't know.
illustration friday : tattoo
Saturday, March 11, 2006, 10:27 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
I looked at a few of the earlier Illustration Friday submissions and was disappointed to see photos of tattoos... I had an idea in my head about an animal with tattoos and piercing sporting some type of vegetarian / vegan slogan (because supposedly, according to the press, we are those types of people... oh and Goths, yeah right, not admitting to anything).
So I ended up finally doing an illustration I had pencilled in vaguely, but he was given some tribal-type tattoos instead of being like my "beautiful on the inside" monkey. He is still in the process of drying in the photo...