Thursday, March 25, 2010

Adam @ Home and Close to Home: I framed my kid's drawing and hung it up over there.

I for one am thrilled to see that the cartoonists populating the comics section have such an appreciation for the artists who came before them.

Adam @ Home from 3-24-10.


  1. What exactly is Adam @ Home trying to say? I don't get it.

    Close to Home's typical "haw haw isn't modern art weird-looking?" shtick is familiar, if tiresome. Is it just that they would rather be playing outside than in an art museum? Why did they got to the museum, then?

  2. The works in art museums are, for the most part, based on originality, creativity, skill, and, at least in modern art, a desire to shock and surprise the viewer.

    The work in comic strips is, for the most part, based on recognizability, repetition, cliche, mediocrity, the desire to not shock or surprise the viewer at all, and it often seems that any technique is purely incidental.

    There are, of course, exceptions, but really, you're looking at two sets of artists who are likely to find each others' work anathema.