Strained Piss

This two-part drawing is called Strained Piss and I made it for issue 5 of Corpus Corpus, Paul Nudd's periodic collaborative gross-out zine publication. This issue of Corpus Corpus will be released at the opening of Little Man Pee Pool Party: The Whiz Paddler's Lament, a gallery show curated by Nudd featuring statues from a variety of Chicago artists, all fully functioning fountains inspired by Brussels' Manneken Pis landmark artwork.

The opening is on Friday, the 11th, 6-10pm, at Antena gallery in Pilsen, 1765 S Laflin St. Here's a Facebook event page. You should come, it's a sight.

Here are the original drawn pages for Strained Piss. I'm unsatisfied with the second page. I wish I had eased, lengthened and softened the shape of the implied bowl with thinner piss streams and more outlying splashes. I like my first page, and I bet the compiled book will be a real delight.


Detroit Brain Frame

In just under two weeks, I'll take the bus to Detroit to conduct the first ever Detroit Brain Frame. It's been an interesting challenge, seeking and recruiting a set of performers with whom I have no in-person familiarity. Detroit has some comics artists (obviously) but they're few and far between, or focused primarily on another medium, with comics a secondary interest. One of my contacts, in a larger discussion about Detroit, stated "people aren't big on narrative here." My research supports his theory. I look forward to navigating a virgin audience.

All the readers are Michiganders with the exception of myself and the luminous Emma Rand, former intern (remember this?):

Suzanne Baumann
Tom Carey
Davin Brainard
Lyra Hill
Steve Hughes
Emma Rand

Friday, October 18, 7PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave.
FREE :: with suggested $5 museum admission.

Poster by the awesome Andy Gabrysiak, a member of Cabaret BLACK EYE, alumni of Brooklyn Brain Frame and all-around positive presence with cute glasses.