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graphic * novels
* novels supplemented by graphics [digital artwork] *
Riddled with word play, the writing of the story has a stylistic nod to poetry, rap music, and screen writing. Short and precise paragraphs that often follow rhythmic patterns coincide with accompanying panels of digital illustrations -- similar to classic comics but stylistically more like traditional fine art. Setting and scenery are composed primarily of customized photograph collages.
Dive head first into the afterlife; demons, magic, wormholes, and more.
The series has a mature sense of humor to delight people of all ages. A special focus is put into nurturing the development of the youth and ensuring a bright and happy future. Lessons about social situations and etiquette help you believe in yourself and what it means to be you.
The idea was formed through firsthand experience in the often discarded world of American drug culture. What role do we play, as artists, in American culture? Like a tribe's shaman, an artist is like your friendly neighborhood medicine man. Concerned with what "success" means, 'Illegal Nature' examines the role of illegal substances in modern culture, and how these substances have affected and interacted with contemporary culture throughout history.
The goal is education through an examination of situations that are better to observe than participate in. We did it so you don't have to, but by all means, enjoy our strange and melodious journey through the weird and wild Universe seen through our illegal nature :)
Artistic themes studied from traditional master painters (by last/surname): van Gogh, Rodin, Monet, Picasso, Dali, Raphael, Caravaggio, Delacroix, Rousseau, Cézanne, Renoir, Klimt, Munch, Pollock, Seurat, Signac, Matisse, Courbet, Daumier, Goya, Degas, Kandinsky, Rubens, Titian, Duchamp, Chagall, Dürer, and more.
Inspiration of style comes from deep love for both historical and contemporary art; impressionism, surrealism, the abstract (cubism, dada), expressionism, and collage, and how these themes fit into contemporary art today.
Themes of philosophy include study of existentialism, authenticity, and absurdism, and the rejection of nihilism (the rejection of the idea that nothing matters or has any connection with anything else); from beloved philosophers Kierkegarrd, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Heidegger, Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus, Ellison.