Bumkniga publishes Cooking with Kafka, a new short comic book by Tom Gold. At the request of the Billboard Daily, illustrator The Guardian and The New Yorker commented on several stories from the new book and talked about where he gets ideas and how he procrastinates.
“I still remember Jamie Hewlett’s Tankista comic book, which I lent to one unreliable friend (now an unreliable ex-friend) in 1996. I haven’t seen her again. ”
“I like paper books. I tried reading from the Kindle and iPad, but these are still different things. The Internet helps a lot to find new comics and new artists, but I get a lot more pleasure from reading printed Continue reading
Tyumen Gosha Elaev became famous by inventing the oil superhero Tyumen. The crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the publication of the third volume of Tyumen is now ending. Yegor Mikhailov talked with Gosha about his comic strip, his release from isolation and Siberian punk.
“Is Tyumen as a character a dark version of yourself?”
– I would not say that it is dark. You know, I held master classes with schoolchildren and with adults, at which I gave them the task to come up with their own superhero. And I realized that this thing is absolutely healing: you kind of do an abstract thing, come up with some kind of hero, his weaknesses, his superpowers, a suit – and unconsciously at the same time endow him with your personal problems, strengths and Continue reading
Superheroes rule pop culture – and it did not start today or yesterday. The Daily Poster understands their pedigree, going straight from the gods and mythological archetypes.
Theseus finding a way out of the labyrinth of the Minotaur thanks to the golden thread; Perseus coping with Medusa Gorgon with a mirror shield; Thunderer Thor with his hammer and gloves (the texts of “Elder Edda” indicate that he himself could not have raised his weapon – Mjolnir – without the help of magic gloves, and the idea of a creature worthy of a hammer is the invention of Marvel), countless fairy Continue reading
About documentary comics
Yakovlev: “It seems to me that they can simply be called graphic literature. Especially this term will help those who are shy of the word “comic”. As for the directions, most of these comics are autobiographical – the same “Mouse” and “Persepolis”. An interesting fact: in France, readers of comics, of which there are a huge number – comics are the ninth art form there – did not respond to Persepolis at all. But the reaction of literary readers went, so a new audience appeared. Therefore, the term “graphic literature” is quite good for comics that are not very similar to traditional American comics. ” Continue reading
Every true artist reveals to the world his unique unique personality. In my opinion, the main thing that an artist gives to the world is not his paintings, not theoretical developments, but his own unique way to create, his amazing and new reaction to what is happening around.
Mirrey Amiel words: “How poor the imagination of Fellini, how wretched the redundancy of his films, and the frequent repetitions compared to the impudence of Ferreri.” Sometimes I was ready to agree with him. But in the name of Fellini is hidden a mystery that radiates energy, thanks to which, Fellini turned into the emblem of world cinema.
Tarkovsky’s words: “He creates his own poetic world in order to express through it with the wholeness that Continue reading