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Aesthetically Speaking

June 12, 2013 | by

I learned not only how to read from comic books, but also how to see. I learned about line, shape, color, value, space, texture, color, balance, harmony, unity, contrast, variety, rhythm, repetition, emphasis, continuity, spatial systems, structures and grids, proportion and scale, and composition by studying and copying the drawings from the comic books of my Italian childhood. The word disegno literally meant drawing, but also design. Thus, the two were forever fused in my mind, each inseparable from the other: drawing is design, and design is, essentially, drawing.

Il Gatto con gli Stivali (i.e., Puss ’n Boots).

Il Gatto con gli Stivali (Puss ’n’ Boots).

This drawing is but one example of childhood drawings (many, alas, have been lost or destroyed). They were done between the ages of four and six, circa 1971–73. I consider this by far my best period as an artist. The drawings are careful, sincere, and free of pretension. If my house were to catch fire, the small box of my remaining childhood drawings is the only artwork of mine I would try to save. Read More »


The Great Gatsby—With a Unicorn

May 28, 2013 | by

Oliver Miller writes for Thought Catalog and is the author of Drinking and Driving.



The Funnies, Part 5

May 3, 2013 | by


The Funnies, Part 4

May 2, 2013 | by


The Funnies, Part 3

May 1, 2013 | by


The Funnies, Part 2

April 30, 2013 | by