Tuesday, January 1, 2013

If in barbed wire things can bloom, why can't I?

Tara Bursey, the fantastic artist who does all the great School Jerks covers, did a full page drawing for the January issue of MRR (#356). She was telling me that this is the first time MRR has offered up a page for punk artist. They have done some things in the past, but hopefully this will become a regular feature. Tara's drawing is based on a famous photo taken by Arthur Fellig who was a photojournalist more commonly known as Weegee, a phonetic interpretation of ouija which was given him for his ability to show up at the scene of a crime within minutes of it being reported. Weegee's subject matter mostly focused on urban life, crime, injury and death found in his native New York City. This drawing is based on a photo known as Their First Murder and the caption is taken from a poem writtne by a child in a concentration camp. Tara has brought the two together to create a piece expressing an inspiring message about building an ideal world and is best expressed on Tara's blog.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Stephe! Small correction-- the art page IS actually a regular feature in MRR, and has been for at least 6 months, maybe more. It is curated by a zinemaker out of Brooklyn named Bidi Choudhury. Just thought I'd make that clear. Thanks for the post!!