My love of collage does not only relate to comic books, oh no. I rip bits out of everything, it's quite frankly an addiction. Newspapers, magazines, leaflets, bills, recipes, books...it even goes so far as receipts which can cause some quite foreseen problems when I realise I don't actually need those new pliers (don't ask) I just bought. I won't let the members of my household throw anything away until I've given it a good old rip. Rip! Rip! Re-stick! I call it the art of 'revitalisation' - rip bits out of the old to create something new. How beautiful.
I spent quite a lengthy time at the show, circling the stalls - constantly being draw into the created worlds of people's imagination. I loved it. In the process I chatted to the stall holders about their work & the inspiration which surprising didn't relate much to alien activity - something I had previously thought played quite a vital role in comic book creations. Aren't their usually aliens? Maybe not.
Throughout the afternoon, different artists would take to the stage, sit at a table & simply draw. Their drawing hand was filmed throughout & projected onto a big screen behind the artist, so that we could watch as stories & creations spilled out over previously blank, bland & boring pages. They became bright, bold & braamicah*! (*A new word I just made up. Quite proud of it actually.)
Very jolly indeed...
I recently went on a mission with a chum of mine to find her a 2011 diary. WHSmiths, Ryman, Poundland...alas they only sell 2012 diaries so I cried - never fear young lass - I will make a diary for you! And with that, dove head first into my collage boxes & made her a diary.