7/26/12

Cut-up's.

Below is a comic I wrote using the technique of 'cut-ups': literally taking a piece of text and cutting it up and putting the parts back together at random. The drawing were created to fit the resulting text.




This comic was published in Decadence anthology 5. Maybe some 5 years ago now. I was introduced cut-up technique by the work of William Burroughs, who's work was the main influence of my final project as a student. Here is a video in which Burroughs explains cut-ups:



Illustrations of William Burroughs from my student days:





Burroughs appearing in my 'Interzone' drawing.

The Da-daists and the surrealists used cup-up and some of David Bowie's songs were written using cut-up's:

David Bowie Method from FAB on Vimeo.

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