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While doing a little snooping around, I stumbled upon this archive of old punk zines: http://circulationzero.com/ 1984's NoMag has a two-page comic by none other than Peter Chung! Visually it has more in common with Aeon Flux than Transformers; it's also very NSFW (as is the whole magazine, natch). Anyway, it's worth a look, if nothing else to see an early manifestation of Chung's style.

Blair Gilbreath, Friday, 22 February 2019 22:49 (six months ago) link

The comic is "Solipsist Solaced" and is on pages 551-52.

I also liked A. Clarke's cartoons in the 1985 annual issue. Super trippy.

Blair Gilbreath, Friday, 22 February 2019 23:13 (six months ago) link

Wow. That is super obscure and unexpected. This was before my time on Transformers, I was at Disney, which was frustrating, and so spent weekends going to punk clubs hanging out with my hip classmates from the CalArts art school. Most often it was Mark Gash, a dearly missed painter/writer/performer from Dallas with the name that gave him instant authenticity in a scene that was populated by social rejects who hid their insecurities under eyeliner and black nail polish. Mark was my introduction to 'the Zero", recommended me for NoMag, and this comic spread is the result. I struggled for months on these two pages, laboring to achieve the appearance of effortlessness, but failing. I decided for good that I would not produce work for print from then on. Though you can be more prolific, seeing my work on the page does not come close to the sorcery of creating life on the screen.

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/a-moment-for-mark/article_c2750a72-38fc-5a5f-bb67-64b2a83fc72f.html

http://www.eztvmedia.com/bad-to-the-bone---an-essay-on-mark-gash.html

Peter Chung, Saturday, 23 February 2019 17:26 (six months ago) link


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