CF and Brian Chippendale came by Floating World last month as part of their book tour for Powr Mastrs 3 and If ‘n Oof. It was great to meet these Fort Thunder legends in person. We started the evening with each artist doing a slide show presentation as they talked about their work. Brian shared a lot of really cool early drawings, zines and sketchbook stuff that we’d never seen before. CF gave a preview of some new paintings he’s been working on. It looks like CF is ready to start experimenting with some new styles. I also admire that CF was really comfortable talking about some of the more abstract, subconscious philosophies that go into being an artist. His mystic personality balanced nicely with Brian Chippendale’s sweet punk personality.
Then we were joined by superstar comics writer Matt Fraction (Casanova, Invincible Iron Man, Thor), who moderated an interview with the boys. It was a a great comics crossover to have one of the top mainstream writers meet with two of the best creators from the avant garde experimental comics world. We found that CF and Chippendale are actually working in the action genre and Fraction said they were representing the weird comics power of Jack Kirby better than anyone in the mainstream comics world. For your pleasure we recorded the 60 minute conversation in its entirety.