I am intensely enjoying Waldemar Januszczak‘s art history episodes on YouTube. I started with https://youtu.be/M4o1dc41r28 , his Dark Ages: An Age of Light, and YouTube rounded up https://youtu.be/M4o1dc41r28 Baroque: From St Peter’s to St Paul’s. There seem to be quite few. more.
Having completed a binge watch of Tony Robinsons’s Time Team, Wladimir is a delightful find.
The Wikipedia piece sums it up pretty well:
Januszczak has been described as “a passionate art lover, art critic and writer. His presentation style is casual but informed, enthusiastic, evocative and humorous. He bumbles about on our TV screens, doing for art what David Attenborough has done for the natural world,” and someone who acts out of “a refusal to present art as elitist in any way. He makes it utterly accessible and understandable.”
A four panel comic for Sammy.
I got a copy of Polarr Deep Crop (iPad) and one of the things it does is this four frame collage with a chosen image cropped in various ways. The AI chosen crops for this structure seem random, but they seem to have a story telling feel.
And I found Comic Draw app (iPad) which basically has everything one needs. Used here for boxes and lettering.
Could be in a dream
Our clothes are on the beach
These prints of our feet
Lead right up to the sea
No one, no one is here
No one, no one is here
We stand in the Atlantic
We become panoramic
Who knows who wrote that song of Summer
That blackbirds sing at dusk?
This is a song of colour
Where sands sing in crimson, red and rust
Then climb into bed and turn to dust
One of the delights, and one of the devils are the same thing: the rapidity of electronic media. It allows immediate responses and demands immediate postings. And even the start of this image is buried beneath how easy it was to dive in, refine, refinish and cover up everything from the beginning scribbles.
The first finish is on the left. I knew what I was drawing so didn’t really see how it wasn’t clear until posted and blogged, and then in the wait, it was obvious what wasn’t obvious, and what was obscuring what needed to be seen. It is also shamefully easy to fix.
Here our provincial premier overreacts to a problem – of his own causing, called by the courts as overreach. The only way out? Nuclear escalation.
Here is a rational explanation
On a roll. Five cartoons this week already and it’s only Tuesday.
The answer might be there.
Outrage and anger comes first. Funny, maybe, comes later.