4/3/2011 La La Land – The Posters Came From The Walls

Since this was a quieter day than many I’ve recorded, put some focus into capturing a poster and wheat paste covered Bushwick wall. It’s something I’ve experimented with in a few of these comics–you see I love the way my neighborhood is a slapdash mix of street art and rusty, corrugated metal and brick structures. I’ve tried to capture the feel of this type of environment without cluttering the backgrounds or drawing attention away from the characters and action (as much action as you get in a journal comic anyway).

The Posters Came From The Walls  is some sort of documentary about Depeche Mode fans/the Cold War/censorship/etc. that I have not seen (but would like to)–I just liked the phrase. The poster that’s actually coming from the wall here is one for Blank City, a documentary that came out last year about the No Wave and Cinema of Transgression film movements that happened largely in New York in the late 70’s and 80’s. It’s good–though something I’d recommend even more is hunting down the actual films talked about themselves.


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