Understanding Comics

Ben Bush


There has been a lot of hand-wringing among critics that high-quality journalism will be lost as news makes its transition onto the internet but this obscures an even more important question about web journalism: Where’s the comics page? Not to worry, check out these frame by frame re-enactments of Mary Worth in stark expressionist film making style.

Last November, when Machine Project art gallery took over the Los Angeles Country Art Museum one of the highlights was Lasagna Cat’s live re-creations of Garfield comic strips using elaborate costumes and weighty, meticulously constructed props of cupcakes and cat beds. This new context made Jim Davis’s plotless scripts with their unfunny punchlines seem a bit like Beckett although much shorter. Check out Lasagna Cat’s equally intriguing web videos.

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