Graphic Comvels (Novics)

11 03 2008

This is some good news. David Fincher is set to direct Black Hole. A graphic novel or comic book series or whatever they are being called these days written and illustrated by Charles Burns. The series took Charles Burns 10 years to complete and when you see the illustrations you’ll know why.

Burns is in the same category, in some ways he is the category, as Daniel Clowes (Ghostworld, Art School Confidential, 8Ball Comics) and R. Crumb. 

Fincher seems perfect to direct Burns’s dark introspective and somehow looming narrative. His treatment of Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk was great. As was The Game, Seven and Zodiac. The Burns book is beautiful. Fincher has some incredible movies, so this promises to be my Rushmore, please?

Above is a humourous example of his work. His black & white illustrations are equally as arresting.

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Selfcongratulatory *Updated May 2008*

5 03 2008

I want to post these links because, finally, there is some attention being paid to my extracurricular activities.

  Art Of Collaboration  May 2008

 East, West by Midwest
Tulsa earning indie rock infamy by way of quietly touring national acts
 (March 2008)

and

Start the Parade  (March 2008)
Hot ticket SXSW artists visit Tulsa, and we’ve got a few big shows of our own

& from a few months back-
Downtown Underground

Now, I’m paraphrasing myself here but, I guess this means that both Mike and myself may now be cited.