Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Cardboard Life Vol. 6

By Philippa Rice

Sometimes I think “Yeah, I totally made something awesome today”, and then I read a comic like this and all my faith in my collage ability is shattered.

This is a collection of comic strips that are done almost entirely in collage. Can’t draw? Well you can certainly cut out a piece of cardboard and then draw simplistic eyes and a mouth on it. Oh. Em. Gee. The two characters here are the cardboard thing, and a girl made of paper that requires slightly more artistic talent to create. Or at least slightly better cutting ability.

The strips themselves are just short humorous one or two pagers, but, as you can probably tell by now, I am completely blown away by the art and the style. It’s an incredibly simple idea, but Rice uses it really well. Sometimes she utilizes the fact that the characters are just pieces of paper really well.

Really, the only negative about this comic is that it’s not a ghost on the cover (it’s a girl’s head). I can’t wait to get more.

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