I’ve been reading “Walrus” by Brandon Graham. Well, reading is not really the “proper” word as “viewing” fits better. However you categorize it, the sketchbook is filled with fun little glimpses into life as an indie artist with a wife who is just as kookie.
I’ve loved Brandon’s art since my first glimpse of King City, and I interviewed him a few years ago. Rather awkwardly actually, he was one of the first live interviews I’d ever done and I made him stumble up on our first question… hehe
His art isn’t what I’d call technical, but with background as a graffiti artist he just does his thing on the page. If you’ve never read a book by him,click on this pic and take it in:
I recommend King City (now in Trade Format) and Walrus, but he also drew an extensive collection of porn comics that I know absolutely nothing about.
I sorta got sidetracked there because of how awesome Graham is as a person and as an artist. This post is about his missus. Marian Churchland is a savant with pencils. Her work reminds you of an art school sketchbook, or a trip to the museum. That’s what her comics look like too, and it’s a beauty to behold.
She occasionally posts lists of things she wants, which she routinely asks Brandon to buy for her. This list caught my eye because it is “the most practical list” (her words) that she has ever made.
I hope I meet them someday. I want to give her a muffin.
Also, there is this: