Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Art Theft for Amateurs

I recently read Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon. It was a thoughtful and inspiring book, but it gave no advice on how to literally steal art. 

7 comments:

Greasemonkey said...

Hey Grant, have you ever seen the work of Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig? I think you'd get a kick out of his stuff; it's very similar in style to your own brand of gentle absurdism.

Emily said...

Hi i've just started following your blog and wondered how you draw your comics? Do you do them straight into a digital program or draw them out and scan them in??

Thanks, I really like your work. :)

my design blog: www.emzishere.blogspot.com

Grant said...

Greasemonkey: No, but I'll check out his work. Also, I'm putting "gentle absurdist" on my business cards.

Emily: Thank you! Everything is hand drawn in pen and marker, but I scan them in and add color in Photoshop.

Emily said...

Thank you very much for replying to me - I really like the style of your work and will definitely keep checking your blog! :)

Erica said...

My fiancee just sent me the link to this comic, and I am beyond tickled; I wrote a play that's opening in two days about a (botched) art heist, and within the first few pages, one of the characters makes mention of her particular disdain for balloon animals. So I saw this and immediately shared it with the cast. It kind of made my day.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Peter said...

There is a book, titled "KRAKEN", by the great fantasy author China De Mieville, in which the second panel of this comic actually occurs(with a small variation- it was a giant squid, rather than a shark)