A diary by means of a collage by means of a cartoon. Verbose explication in the comments. On hiatus. read comics the wrong way at: Latent Narratives
read comics the wrong way at: Latent Narratives
Art Deco celebrated by four representatives. Another edifying cartooning week brought to life with satisfying clear and repeated patterns.From left to right: A close up of a travel poster for the 'Pacific Star Mirage' railroad drawn by Nicholas Gaetano (contemporary, I think ... 1981 (?) ... it's absurd to me that 1980 is nearly as far from 1930 as we are today from 1980). The next two are from Deco-inspired interior design patterns (wallpapering?). And the final from an image of the Chrysler building in NYC, completed 1930.All satisfying in their clean geometric repetition; the final one - the only from a photograph of an actual 3D physical rendering - a compromise away from perfection with it's shadow artifacts coming across as decay (to me, anyway).As with most 'needlepoint sampler' strips, this is so satisfying. The green an attempt at approximating a 1930's soft green hue. The title a pun on Deco, and also a nod to the habit that thinking about art is often a distraction from the yawning void. Or, rather, I guess I should say that is what I see the pun to be.