An open call to action to ALL artists everywhere!
All artists, (that means students and professionals, painters and cartoonists, sculptors and illustrators, animators and fine artists, EVERYONE who creates) this September 2nd* is World Art Drop Day. Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of your art and tell someone where to find it. The world needs this right now. We need to feel a little more connection to each other and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving.
I recently just finished a cross-country art drop this summer and it was exhilarating. The emails and responses I received from the finders ran the gamut of funny to touching. I want that for everyone!
Here’s how it works:
- Draw a picture and hide it somewhere.
- Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
- Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to included the hashtag: #artdropday
- Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.
I need your help spreading the word on this. Reblog it, retweet it, facebook it, or even tell someone in person!
September 2nd, lets connect the whole planet with art!
*The first Tuesday of September.
Anonymous said: What do you think of the spiderwoman redraws?
As you might guess from my posts about the eschergirls vs Randy situation, I get pretty angry when people try to shut down critics. Especially when they use bogus legal threats. I’m happy people care enough about comics to bother criticizing them.
That said, I think the critics are using the wrong tactics in criticizing anatomy. Misplaced limbs and breasts aren’t the problem. Those covers would NOT be better as photographs of swimsuit models. [And frankly even the anatomical ‘corrections’ have anatomy problems of their own].
The problem is trying to expand the market to women and girls while marketing the book with porn-like images. I’d love to see a Becky Cloonan Spider-Woman cover even if her anatomy was a bit off. She’s so good at what she does that I don’t care if a shoulder or breast is misaligned.
Marker sketch of Spider-Woman by Becky Cloonan. I can find several anatomical problems here, but this is still a drawing that makes me jealous of her skills.
Yes to all of this.