In Robot Bunnies — an illustrated story in five panels –artist Gigi Chen tells the intriguing tale of a couple who order a shipment of Robot Bunnies, only to discover that one of the tiny robotic creatures is actually alive.
The Bunny becomes their pet.
But it is a mischievous Bunny.
Gimme Back M’ Mobile
It steals the woman’s cell phone.
In the end, I think it becomes a good pet.
On Thursday, December 18th, the Today Show will be filming at the Brooklyn Homeless Shelter, which is the new home of a giant mural project that Gigi completed in less than 6 days! The show will be live on Thursday and will feature clips of Gigi working on the mural, which were filmed last week. See more of Gigi’s Rad Art at Gigi Chen Dot Com!
American alternative cartoonist Carol Lay is best known for her weekly comic strip, Story Minute, which is a work of genius. I was a devoted reader and enthusiastic supporter of the Story Minute for years when it appeared in an alternative weekly paper here in the city that I eventually had to break up with because its publisher was too much of a right wing nut job, at which I point I lost track of Carol and her fantastic strip. But I digress.
The point is that Carol’s slightly twisted stories of life in very surreal times struck a chord with me, and I still have a couple of her Story Minutes tacked to a cork board in my office, where they continue to inspire me. Carol Lay, seriously, I worship her. Currently, Carol is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a comic book she is creating called Murderville: A Farewell to Armories. It is crime story which she describes as The Sopranos Meets the Addams Family, and it looks just insane. The hero will either have a set of very sharp knives or a modified airsoft gun. I can’t wait!
You can all read about the Murderville Kickstarter Campaign and see a fun video made by Carol, plus peruse all of the bitchen swag you can get in exchange for a few dollars of support At This Link. The campaign expires on Friday, June 21st, 2013 and she is about one-third of her way to a goal of $19,000. Please help Carol realize Murderville, because creative geniuses should always get what they need to make rad art. Good luck, Carol!
Warped humor: I can’t get enough of it. Maybe that’s why I was so smitten by artist / cartoonist David Shrigley’s new exhibit at Anton Kern Gallery, entitled Signs. As the name suggests, the exhibit is comprised of various types of signage – from crude wooden plaques hung just a foot or two from the gallery’s ceiling, to brightly glowing neon, to minimalist slogans painted on the fronts of stuffed toys, to word sculptures and posters resembling eye-charts for the severely myopic, which Shrigley emblazons with quirky sayings just begging to be deciphered. It other words, the show is a sardonic, snarky good time.
Backwards Burgers, Neon Sign
Here are a few of our favorite Signs from last Thursday’s opening reception!
If you look at the lower right corner of the above photo, you’ll see a traffic signal affixed to the wall above a tiny doorway. One second before I snapped this photo, one of those tiny little kids walked through the doorway from the other room and smacked his head. Ironic. See what’s written on the opposite side of the “Help Me” sign below.
Signs by David Shrigley is on exhibit now at Anton Kern Gallery, Located at 532 West 20th Street in Manhattan, though February 19, 2013.