12021988 asked: Hi Alt Comics. I'm looking for a few comic contributions for a zine im working on that is currently heavily imbalanced towards fiction and poetry. Do you have any particular regular contributors who you think would be interested in having their work showcased in another zine? If so, please let me know. hit me with a few links, names, emails etc. anything along the lines of blaise larmee or andrea bjurst would be especially appreciated. Lee
Artists featured on this site who create dreamlike or diaristic narratives with rough, intuitive, or informal drawings:
Blaise Larmee & CF by Jamie Beethree
In an interview with Robin McConnell in 2011, Blaise Larmee hesitated to state his artistic ambitions, but stated them nevertheless. His is the program of a revolutionary, of one who wants to break with the past, to break with imitators practicing banal kinds of cartooning. Two selves are shown in the artist’s work: a mysterious, deeply hidden one who, in and by the act of cartooning, debases the familiar self of controlled, predictable responses. In his highly suggestive works, CF outlines an entire theory of the artist who has to make himself a stranger to his family, land, and society. The artist’s rite of initiation is an acceptance of alienation. The period of wonderment about CF is all but over, and in its place, the study of his comics themselves is coming into its own. Larmee’s work is now as set. With CF’s, Larmee’s comics are the most exhilarating to penetrate and the most rewarding to explore, because, I think, for both artists, cartooning is an act of obedience inner drama and has little to do with The Creator’s archetypal struggle for attention.