Oct 6, 2018
angela

words and drawings and stuff

A few comic strips written by Kristina Rae, a writer, comedian, and improvisor out of Toronto. Click ‘continue reading’ to see all the ones made so far.


These are…ok. I really like how that sock came out, but I’m going to try to push it a little more in the next ones. (The “next ones” being whatever is posted *above* this one–because of the reverse chronological order of this post–so we’ll see how that goes.)
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Sep 4, 2018
angela

Album Design

There are several designs in this post.
Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see all those included.


Wet Ink: 20

Vaqería
a digital release album by Mauricio Pauly and Richard Knight
Porto has several places where you can get old comics. While making the art for this album I was looking at a few old books that I’ve bought so far while here: a western themed one, a Fantasma Especial (that has great colors!), and one that isn’t an old comic but is grounded in that aesthetic, Samplerman . The music on Vaquería is absurd and fun about esoteric stuff (I think). Listen, this all goes together.

Sam Pluta and Davíð Brynjar Franzson (vinyl release)
The space where these sounds can happen.

and this is the back

Anton Hunter – Article XI
This design was done free-hand and hand-stitched. That I could pull off the combination of those two things really surprised me, since I’ve never really stitched anything before! Article XI of the European Convention of Human Rights protects freedom of assembly, so making this image in thread (a thing that binds) made sense to me. Also having the ability to stitch is very empowering; to mend one’s own clothes, and more generally speaking to fix the things in your life is something we should aim to be able to do. I tried putting some of that salt of the earth positivity in this.
and this is the back

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May 7, 2018
angela

My favorite music videos

Sometimes I make music videos and sometimes videos about music. Here are some of my favorites from other people in no particular order (click ‘continue reading’ to expand this post and see all videos included):

Childish Gambino –  This is America

 
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Dec 25, 2017
angela

But I Guess, In The End, We Just Moved Furniture Around (Video Version)

This is a collaboration with David Pocknee and Richard Craig. It’s definitely David’s piece but he invited us into the compositional process with him. We met several times over the span of two years to come up with what this work ultimately became. It was just a lot of trying things out; a lot of looking at stuff and a lot of moving stuff around. David is good at combinations. I just love him. We You can find the score here (on David’s website). 

Oct 17, 2017
angela

New COMIC!

My new comic is ready to be held by your delicate reader hands. I did the artwork and my partner Rodrigo Constanzo wrote the script. We didn’t give it a title, but it’s NOT called The Rodrigo Constanzo Story. It’s 32 laser printed pages on really thick, nice quality paper. 

Below, you can find the online version. If you enjoy it, treat yourself to a physical copy. It’ll come with a few stickers and Rod’s fantastic mac n’ cheese recipe on the back cover! Or if you don’t want a physical copy but still want to support this comic-making behavior, you can make a donation via paypal to angela.guyton@gmail.com (it would be much appreciated :) )
 
 
 
 
 

How do I get a copy?

Paypal the correct amount (given your geographic region) to:
angela.guyton@gmail.com
Make sure you give me your mailing address too!!
When you send payment write your address in the notes section.

 
£5 …….. If you live in the UK and you’re going to see Rod in person. (you can pay him in cash.)
 
£6.50 …….. If you want it mailed to you and you live in Europe or the UK
 
$9 …….. If you live in the New World (North & South America). It’s the postage that pushes this up–I’m so sorry! I just want to make five bucks for something that took me a crazy amount of time to make! Like, seriously, crazy. But yes, shipping is included in this price, and it’s coming to you out of either Manchester, England or Porto, Portugal (Basically wherever it is I’ve stashed them at the time you order).

 

And here’s the online version. Enjoy!

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Jun 3, 2017
angela

The Me That No One Sees

“…and what you’re shown is profound. Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River isn’t something we were prepared for in 2002. And since then, the methods used in creating such a sophisticated work have only improved.

Wasn’t it just a music video though?”

Read the full article I wrote on the FOCI Arts webpage. 
(Thanks to Ray Evanoff for giving my weird as fuck article a home, and to Rod for his amazing skills as an editor.)

Apr 20, 2017
angela

The wreck of former boundaries (music video)

 

This is a music video I made that features the electronic version of Aaron Cassidy‘s The wreck of former boundaries (“The wreck of former boundaries (2014-15) for fixed media 5.1-channel electronics”).

I asked Aaron if he wouldn’t mind sitting down with me while I filmed him. I didn’t know what I would make, but felt like I had enough kernal thoughts/feelings at the time that something not hollow would happen. I was sitting in a talk he was giving about his new work, and as he played this piece, I was struck by how he listened. That’s when it became clear to me that I needed to capture both of these things: his words and his listening. The rest of my ideas would hang on this as the material, or this would be the material through which I’d look into those things.  

This is the first thing I made out of that material: A music video.

For the most part, his reactions in the video are in sync with the sounds he’s hearing. It was important to me to preserve that. However, there are some time-stretch manipulations, and in just a few cases I cut in footage from other moments as necessary band-aids in the editing process. I also manipulated the footage in order to assist you in seeing what I see. I tried to do this as unobtrusively and subtly as possible.

It’s also worth mentioning that we ran through the piece only once. While I am very familiar with the piece (having listened to it many times leading up to this shoot) I felt it important to improvise the lighting direction. I have an almost metaphysical trust in improvisation, and enjoy the process of being in that kind of heightened state of awareness.

David Pocknee and Susie Green were my assistants on that day.
Susie helped with the gear and play-back audio,
and David helped me as a light operator, and by recording the interview’s audio. 
Thanks to them, and of course thanks to Aaron for his trust in my process.

(Here you can read Aaron’s post about it on his webpage.)

Mar 25, 2017
angela

Lines and Panels

Some folks on llllllll.co (the lines forum, and thus the ^ title) are helping me with ideas for 3 panel comic strips. I made a post on there and just asked if anyone had any ideas, because I’m just in that mood to draw comics. They’re a great group of people and I’ve been really inspired by what they’ve written thus far. 


Field Recording – written by Jason Wehmhoener
frogs-at-midnightfrogs-color^March 25th. I think I prefer this one in black and white only but here you can see how I tried coloring it in. I think in general I prefer flat color, which is a staple of older comics and posters. Calvin’s hair was yellow (if any color at all) and it was beautiful.
contact
^March 19th


written by Jason Wehmhoener:

spring
3v2
on_top_of_it_allv2


noodling1

Feb 28, 2017 (inspired by talking to Jason Wehmhoener about making a comic strip in the lines forum)

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