Monday, June 4, 2012

Cartoon Simple

Cartoon Simple is a site that celebrates simplicity in cartoon drawings and comics. Steve Willis had these words to say about it:

"...brings to mind the advice I got from Seattle Post-Intelligencer cartoonist Ray Collins in 1977: if you want to be a great cartoonist-- study poetry. Say a lot with just a few lines. Then he politely told me my work was very bad. And it was. But I got better, in part because of what I learned from Ray.

Nelson Bentley, William Stafford, Ken Kesey, Richard Brautigan: I sought out the Pacific Northwest poets and writers. Authors who described the world I lived in. It made a difference in my comix."

I've posted the snippet from the last Pekar interview on Cartoon Simple and here on trickcoin.

by Steve Willis