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Q&A with Sarah Kaiser: Painter of Many Genres

The Blimp
The Blimp. Courtesy of Sarah Kaiser.

With an MFA in painting and an MA in art history from the University of Chicago, Sarah Kaiser is a creative artist who changes her subject matter to keep her art making as alive as all of her intellectual interests. She has created multiple series of paintings dealing with subject matter as diverse as cartoons, geometric abstraction, observational still life, and conceptual pieces. Besides making art, one of her favorite past times is vacuuming.
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Interview with Paul Hornschemeier: Cartoonist on the Rise

After I read an interview with comic-book creator Paul Hornschemeier in the Chicago Tribune, and discovered that he, as a young child, said to his mother, “I don't care if I'm eating Cheez Whiz on the streets of San Francisco living in a gutter, I am going to draw comics,” I decided he had to be on ArtStyle. Hornschemeier (pronounced Hornsch-my-er) grew up in Ohio, thrived on comics (both reading and drawing), studied philosophy at Ohio State University (where he started cartooning at the school paper), and then ventured into self publishing his own comic books, which eventually led to a career as a comic-book creator and illustrator. His just-released hardcover, The Three Paradoxes, published by Fantagraphics Books, is now available in book stores. (The images in this blog are from The Three Paradoxes and provided by Paul Hornschemeier.)


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Art Theory: Jackson Pollack, Jack Kirby, American Art and Line Quality

Mark Staff Brandl 2 Jacks
The Two Jacks by Mark Staff Brandl, 1998,
black colored pencil on rag paper, 5 ft. x 3 ft.

I'm going to use several “verbotene” terms here — form and quality — so be prepared. Additionally, I will be handling conceptual art, painting, and comic art, as if they were potentially of equal interest and all equally capable of achieving excellence or not, depending on the creator. I will also be treating artists as if “the author existed” — as if they were largely in control of their tools or at least trying to be. Oh, piling heresy upon heresy!
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