One piece at a time…

A cartoon is not an image taken from life. A cartoon is taken from memory. You’re trying to distill the memory of an experience, not the experience itself.” — Chris Ware

(1) Chasing the ‘Ghost’ – a superstar struck down by lightning (BBC Sport)

“Too often, though, the character lacked depth: as thin as the page of the comic he seemed to spring from.”

(2) Tomorrowland Ruined My Life And Dreams (Jenny Nicholson via YouTube)

WEDway PeopleMover by Colin Campbell, 1969, Acrylic

(3) A quote from Past Imperfect: “Building Stories” and the Art of Memory by Peter Sattler:

But comics are more than just the conjunction of text and image, and Ware is attempting to do more than simply deconstruct a series autobiographical memories. The true art of comics involves the hybrid nature of reading words and pictures, and Ware’s comic uses this hybridity to “encode” what l will call experiential memory—the feeling of remembering, the phenomenology of memory itself. In Ware’s work, experiential memory is closely tied to the act of reading as both a physical and a mental event. It is linked, that is, to the process of optically navigating the comics page as well as the activity of consolidating that page in one’s mind. As a “performer” of the comic composition, the reader moves among and connects the episodic/visual and narrative/textual memories, and that activity of reading creates its own experiential rhythms, its own sense of time, and its own set of feelings.

(4) A quote from 1984:

“Do you realize that the past, starting from yesterday, has been actually abolished? Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

(5) Politics is Downstream from Culture:

Palate Cleanser (and related)

(6) Phil Collins – Do You Remember? (YouTube)

The scan is from The Art of Walt Disney Word by Jeff Kurtti and Bruce Gordon

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