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Lizz Hickey.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Lizz Hickeyart 27 Apr 2008 10:40 PM

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Lizz Hickey is one of the reasons I decided to do another anthology this year. Working with a mythology all her own, her work is the kind of world I love to be let in on and the more I've looked at her portfolio the more she's become one of my favorite young artists. Primarily a printmaker, there is definitely an aspect to Lizz's work where an understanding of traditional print processes reinforces the awesome nature of what she does. Although there's an impulsive quality to her style nothing she makes is easy, nothing is throwaway. It's pure elbow grease. On the other hand, her work is personal and compulsive and can't be scrutinized on just some technical level.

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The best part of the art is the way it works as a cummulative force, where every piece is an elaboration on a bigger universe. One piece may be dense with details (full of complicated social systems with that you can't even make out in that jpg up top) and another will just be some amorphous hand floating on the page, holding a ghost. But even then, most likely, the latter print will be printed and drawn upon a dozen different times, each time revealing more about the creatures and their world. And I can't say what it reveals, specifically, but I'm comforted by her playful characters who thrive in a world of mutual suffering and soothing and exploration.

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April 28th-May 3rd Lizz has her Senior Show happening at Purchase College in New York. I'm a shut-in but if I were in the area I'd go to the reception April 30th if only to get ahold of the inexpensive silkscreened goodies she's selling. 

Visit her Flickr page for updates to her portfolio. 


Sketchbook #28
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 25 Apr 2008 10:12 PM

Courtesy Joe Matt:

Sketchbook #27
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under spainart 25 Apr 2008 11:05 AM

Courtesy Spain Rodriguez:

Sketchbook #26
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 24 Apr 2008 1:38 PM

Courtesy Bill Wray:

The Troublemakers cover painting
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rick AltergottpreviewsOriginal ArtGilbert Hernandezart 24 Apr 2008 12:11 PM

Rick Altergott's original painting for the cover of The Troublemakers by Gilbert Hernandez

Here's some more original art that's lurking in our Art Department: Rick Altergott's painting for the cover of The Troublemakers, Gilbert Hernandez's forthcoming follow-up to his widely acclaimed graphic novel Chance in Hell, which also features a cover painting by Rick.

Will Elder original Humbug art
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Will ElderpreviewsOriginal ArtHumbugart 24 Apr 2008 11:02 AM

Will Elder original art from Humbug, 1956

We got another package of original Humbug art, this time from Will Elder. Here's an example in keeping with the Christmas theme of the Al Jaffee art we posted previously. Click any of the photos for larger versions.

Here it is with the color overlay:

Will Elder original art from Humbug, 1956

And here's a detail shot:

Will Elder original art from Humbug, 1956

And don't forget to check out our feature detailing the production process of restoring a Humbug page.

Sketchbook #25
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under walt holcombeart 23 Apr 2008 2:57 PM

Courtesy Walt Holcombe

Sketchbook #24
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Colleen Cooverart 22 Apr 2008 8:42 AM

Courtesy Colleen Coover:

  

Sketchbook #23
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jasonart 21 Apr 2008 9:29 AM

Courtesy Jason:

Sketchbook #22
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 19 Apr 2008 11:09 PM

Courtesy David Collier. This one requires a bit of explanation, it refers to a somewhat notorious comix house, referred to as "the Green House" (a.k.a. "Rathutch" and "Crabbpot") occupied at one point or another by folks including myself, Jeremy Eaton, J.R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, Al Columbia, and others. At one point, rumor had it that the house was going to be razed, and I told this to Dave Collier just as I was asking him to draw in my book. Dave had stayed at the house several times (it was a major crashpad) and was fond of it. The house never was razed and sits just a few blocks from where I live now.