Developing this version of photomontage technique employed in recent years, making the animated autobiography collide with cinematic documentation of Richmond Creative culture, I have come to many realizations about modern media and where I fit. September First Friday 2012 in Richmond was like most nights here so many things going on and too many good friends doing interesting things I couldnt miss. Going from a Comic Book frame art show (a source of why I do what I do), to the PLF fire tribe street party, exiting early to catch musician friends on The National stage (Herro Sugar, Canary Oh Canary, The Trillions) and then closing out the night at The Camel (Black Girls). On saturday with the photos then assembled into an animation and Herro Sugar's song Moments as music choice to tie the sequences together, the piece felt unfinished. It was decided Friday night to see Rush on Sunday night and that became the close to this thought of live music, local culture, sequential art, and inspiration over time. The lyrics are particularly important to me as are the people in the photographs. I see this as an encompassing statement of intent for my animated productions, to the effect that I see my friends as super-heros and I treat our lives and their creative output as epic cosmic adventures, it is living life as if it were a comic book, a garden, an amazing movie, or a giant rock concert.
Herro Sugar's Moments can be found here herrosugar.bandcamp.com/album/smoking-general-kills-sturgeon