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Perspective Is Weird: A Short Chat with Blaise Larmee
Blaise Larmee is an artist whose work has challenged me since the first time I saw it. Treading the line between new aesthetic and pop art, with a heavy dose of postmodern whimsy, portions of his oeuvre evoke Murakami and early newspaper comics, while others suggest the “unmediated” school of photographers, like John Divola or Taylor Radelia, while others seem straight out of early twentieth century academia. At once highly theoretically structured and conceptually apathetic, he’s a talent to watch. The Flâneur managed to snag a few minutes with him earlier today, and this is the result.
Jesse McManus, as interviewed by Maria Sputnik
ABOUT THE DRIVE TO FINISH MAKING COMICS
I like sitting down to a page and just finishing it. When the page is half finished, I have this positive irritation, like itching. But if I wait too long, the itching will go away (along with the drive to ever finish the page).
Then, the only way I can finish [a story] is to find a couple pages I’m attracted to, and work out from there. I start in the middle — the beginning is usually the last pages I do.