Carl Rustung

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Character Jam à la Barry

Was trying to pull off one of Lynda Barry’s class exercises on my own, but it was tricky. Spent an evening hacking together a substitute for friends so I could do a solo “Character Jam”.

Books

What It Is

Book cover for What It Is
Written byLynda Barry
Publish date2007
PublisherDrawn & Quarterly
ISBN9781897299357

Making Comics

Book cover for Making Comics
Written byLynda Barry
Publish date2018
PublisherDrawn & Quarterly
ISBN978-1-77046-369-1

Syllabus

Book cover for Syllabus
Written byLynda Barry
Publish date2013
PublisherDrawn & Quarterly
ISBN9781770461611

Quotes

Ordinary superpower

Draw ten five minute cats. Use a timer. Don’t stop. In less than an hour you will get to know some cat that starts showing up under your brush. No by willful effort, but by some sort of being together over a period of time. A drawing of a cat can be that, a being together with the image you make of the cat and then five minutes later you can draw the same cat to see what it is up to. Maybe it’s in the same position, maybe it has gone to sleep. But I like to imagine this place where the cat is being itself and I can somehow pull up pictures from that place onto the paper. It becomes a kind of conjuring. And ordinary superpower.

Time disappears

The best part of working on this series is how time disappears. I don’t know where it is I go when I’m using the brush, but at some point I come back and there is a little painting.

Quotes

There is a little painting

Lynda’s experimenting with painting the same picture a dozen times in a row.

The best part of working on this series is how time disappears. I don’t know where it is I go when I’m using the brush, but at some point I come back and there is a little painting.