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These Are Their Stories opens this Saturday, July 24th, at Meltdown Comics in LA (7522 Sunset Blvd, 90046), and runs through July 30th. There’s a big ole’ reception next Wednesday, the 28th, so come by and hoist a stein… or a goldberg…
I’m showing “Briscoe and Green Search for a Lost Customer.”
As I said the other day, I recently had the chance to interview Brandon Bird, “humorous, realistic pop artist.” Not only is Brandon a terrific and talented artist, he also has a great and strange website, which won the 2005 People’s Voice Webby award in the “Weird” Category. The site features all the art I’ve shown, and available prints, Mr. T Christmas Card, SVU Valentines, and a do-it-yourself Walken mask.
Trick. Or. Treat.
And now, back to the interview.
Me: As you become known for your art, what’s the best fan perk you’ve gotten?
BB:I got to go to the set of Law and Order. Yes, that was the coolest thing ever.
Me: How did you come up with the idea for Law and Order: Artistic Intent, and what was the reaction of artists you asked to be involved?
Justice Commemorated by Zoe Piel
BB:It was early 2003, and I started watching Law and Order reruns on TNT. And Law and Order, before then, was something I’d seen a couple times, in high school I saw it and was like, “Oh wow, this is really cool, except I’m exhausted and I have to go to sleep right now, because I have to wake up at like six in the morning.” And then, to see three whole episodes, back to back, was just mind opening. Read the rest of this entry »
Michael Landon carries a giant squid from the sea. Lenny Briscoe is a samurai warrior. Harrison Ford is dejected and rejected. All in beautiful, precise oils.
Brandon Bird is not what most of us think of when we think of artists who work with oil on canvas, but this young artist’s humorous take on celebrity and pop culture is quickly garnering praise in the West Coast art scene. Only twenty-seven, Brandon has already held the position of artist in residence at Cornell University, curated the much talked about Law and Order: Artistic Intent show, and is preparing for an upcoming solo show at Gallery 1988, a Los Angeles gallery that features independent and varied artists. His work is just as likely to feature your favorite movie star as it is museum quality work, and it’s that juxtaposition of pop culture with high art technique that makes his work so covetable.
I was lucky recently, to get to have a phone conversation with him about art, pop culture, and most important, Law and Order.
Me: I work for FanLib, we’re a site for all things fannish, and I was already a fan of your work, when I came across your Law and Order art, and I got really excited, because you make high fan art. And I thought you’d be great to interview, because I write for their blog.
Brandon Bird: There’s a Law and Order blog?
Me: Not Law and Order, FanLib.
Brandon Bird: Oh, okay, gotcha. That makes more sense. I’ve been extremely disappointed by Law and Order’s online presence.
BB: Yeah. The NBC Law and Order sites will have producer blogs and stuff like that, but they’ll get updated three times in September, and then never, ever again.
A Night Away
Me: You should start a petition.
BB: They have a site that claims to cross reference all the Law and Order shows… it just seems like they start all this stuff and then they never finish it. It makes me sad. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve written some Chaunukah Haiku for the blog over at FanLib. Here’s a preview.
Please pass the aspic
Chanukah Park Avenue
No Jews in our school
Law and Order: SVU
We caught the bastard
Happy Chanukah John Munch
No more rape today
Beverly Hills 90210
Wearing red and green
Denying her heritage
Tori plays Christian
Max answer your shoe
It’s my mother ninety-nine
She says good yontif