A 10,000 word essay on what the term hipster means.
“Bohemia. A desert country near the sea.”
Part I: A Tale of Two Bicycles
Around 2008, speeding down 7th Avenue from Central Park in New York City, weaving in and out of traffic I had reached my destination at…
I’ve created a separate blog where I’ll be posting my work, comics, illustration. This one will keep running the documentation of my interests. If you’ve seen my work scattered about Tokes Mohammad’s timeline and have liked it, well there will be more here. If you haven’t seen any of my work yet, head on over for a few morsels.
- Tokes Mohammad (Lew Rice)
"I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”
- HARRY DEAN STANTON
"Dreams" by John Pound, from Ground Pound! Comix, published by Blackthorne Publishing, 1987.
Patti and Burroughs by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Prisoners in Changi prison. Drawing by Ronald Searle. A quote from fellow prisoner Russell Braddon about Searle:
'He could barely move, and we had no food, he had dysentery, malaria and was covered in running sores and each day we expected him to die…If you can imagine something that weighs six stone or so, is on the point of death and has no qualities of the human condition that aren’t revolting, calmly lying there with a pencil and a scrap of paper, drawing, you have some idea of the difference in temperament that this man had from the ordinary human being.'
I feel ambivalent
Here’s an animated music video, which is a tribute to my work. I was not involved in the creative process.
I received a message from one of the videos’ creators telling me he wanted me to be the ‘first to know’ which is strange considering I also received messages from people who said my name was not credited this morning.
the creators claim that the video is a tribute to me, and I will say I think they did a decent job adapting my style, which I admit is quite flattering to see. Viewing the video made me feel like I drew it myself. I’m starting to feel like Dan Clowes…
What do you think? (please be respectful)
I don’t know who would think this is flattering, Maybe if they at least ran it by the artist before the video, but doing it after the fact is super shady. You want to flatter the artist? I would refer to FuckYouPayMe.
Small Band in a small label should know better than this. Hows a dude supposed to eat?