A full-page piece of artwork by Leif Goldberg was published in Arthur No. 9, back in March 2004. Here’s a new interview with the great transnaturalist, now living in Vermont…
Q: Can you describe your artistic process a little?
A: It’s called the hollow frog approach. You hollow out a frog and then climb inside. Try to see through the frog’s eyes. Then, wish very hard that you were a salamander that could always change to bend around its surroundings. Listen like a deer, for shifting timbres from the earth’s crust, and move carefully. When quiet, plot the bee’s course, mapping out the sweet spots. Arrive like airplanes on autopilot at La Guardia. Dial it in and let it happen.
More at the Cinders Gallery blog
Providence, Rhode Island-based artist-naturalists Leif Goldberg (National Waste, Paper Rodeo, Free Radicals) & Erin Rosenthal are editing and self-publishing “Flowing Well,” a homemade seasonal newsletter for friends. Here are two excerpts from the front and back of the current issue. Click on each image to enlarge…
“Flowing Well” subscription info: $6 per year (four issues). Send well-concealed bills to: LG & ER, 42 Temple St., Providence, RI 02905.
It’s time to make root beer!
This is awesome news. I remember a friend of mine showed me some Paper Rodeos that a friend have brought him from the east coast. My favorite was Multiforce, these full page densely psychedelic adventure comics that seemed like old Masters of the Universe D&D characters come to life. I didn’t figure out who Mat Brinkman was until I saw his cover to the now legendary Kramers Ergot 4. This morning I was very excited to see this announcement from Picturebox:
At last, all of Mat Brinkman’s 2000-2005 comic strip serial Multiforce is collected in one volume at its original printed size. 22 big pages of some of the best comic strips I’ve ever seen. PictureBox scanned and carefully retouched these pages in collaboration with Brinkman. Come with Brinkman as he creates, explores and explodes his visual universe. Deeply personal, extravagantly visual, often hilarious: Multiforce is nothing short of a masterpiece. Big claim? I guess. But then, why not? Most of all, it’s an incredibly enjoyable thing to delve into. So, please do.