Archive for February, 2014

February 26, 2014

On making Wet Food at Home for your Growing Kitten.

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On making Wet Food at Home for your Growing Kitten is a 14-page (yay! longish!) graphic story I wrote and drew (with Manta Ray comics) for The Obliterary Journal Vol 2, published by Blaft. The book is fleshed around everything to do with Meat, and the story explores what happens to four people (and a cat) (and a dog), love, loss and lots of foodideology.

The story really began with Brinda Baliga, who knew what she wanted (“pyoor” veg only, pliss) and what she didn’t want (anything to do with meat) and a kitten that she suddenly had to Deal With. (Then there was Mincho Mondal, a complicated nemesis gnawing on a meat-tainted toothbrush.) This is an adapt of the first thing I drew about Brinda and the Kitten (for whom wet food gets made. At home).

kit1But where the lines began to blur was with Andres and Torby Delano, the mushroom-twins. These guys sure do need a hug, in the middle of the story, and I don’t know if they got it. But you can order custom-grown mushrooms from them online, it seems.

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Things get thick and convoluted, for the how and why and what-really??! grab a copy of the book and read the story.

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February 20, 2014

Friends and Relations.

Friends and Relations developed as an exploration of the awesomely punch-packing Kulture Shop‘s theme “Living in Colour“. { For those who came in late, Kulture Shop‘s a NEW and jumpworthy graphic art avenue where me and other artists are developing some fun artwork, often wearable and usually meant for frames and walls and hours of staring! }

Sometimes, I’m a bigger fan of black and whites and greys and textures and stripes and spots, than of colour – so I put those on the palette, and mixed them all up to see what happened next. I reread some Mendelian genetic and pea-pod crossing theories, followed by some Winnie the Pooh. In a matter of minutes, the white chicken and the black chicken had made more chickens who went on to make more chickens, a complex family tree of unexpected connections and bewildered-looking products. Like in the Velvet Underground song, in some kinds of love, possibilities are endless. The chickens sure thought it would be groundless to miss one.

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This is available as Limited Edition Art Prints and Art Tees. #SupportTheArtist and get one! Like so:

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Here’s Pratheek Thomas s’porting the Tee, with Tina Thomas. Thanks for all the love, Kulture Shop!

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