Every artist has ideas that we reject. We call them ‘bad ideas’ for any number of reasons and choose to focus our efforts on the ‘good ideas’. What if we did the opposite? What if we forced ourselves to entertain these denizens of our cerebral Salon des Refusés? How would you develop them and what form would they take? Would you still think they were ‘bad’ when you were finished? Can this mental base matter be transmuted into some kind of gold? If so, would you still believe in the existence of ‘bad’ ideas? Maybe the ultimate question is, “are there any bad ideas for art?” I don’t know but these questions are certainly a good place to start and they are the genesis of Slush Pile Funnies!So there you have it. Go take a look and if you're so inclined, please leave a comment.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Slush Pile Funnies
For the last little while I've been squirreling away some work on a site called Slush Pile Funnies. It's a new website dedicated to illuminating some of my worst comic book ideas into graphic novel pitches of various degrees of completion. Here's a blurb from the About page: