I was browsing through old files on my computer, and came across these 7 pages of comic stenography I did a few years ago. A group of Toronto comic artists were invited to draw a comic in real time, capturing an event involving 3 speakers speaking about a topic of their choice. We were given free range, to cover the event however we would like, so this is my version of what took place at Fort York’s barracks on October 22nd, 2007. The entire event lasted about two hours if I remember correctly, so we had to draw fast. The bald guy in the comic below, is my brother, Mike, who also stenographied, stenographed, ….. stenographicated (?)……. you know what I mean……
Wow. I have no idea what those people were actually saying, but I feel sorry for anyone having to sit through their presentations.
Your comic on the other hand is hilarious! From what you describe, this was a parade of mindless jibberish. Who the hell would attend these events??
Glad you shared this.
Yeah, it was pretty ‘artsy’. The first guy was saying that diverse curiosity (the opposite of being specialised in one area) was the new ‘way to go’, which is debatable. The second lady, I still have no idea what she was talking about, and the third guy (believe it or not), I think I captured pretty much what he was saying……. It had something to do about us being robots……
I guess it’s a pretty popular event in the artsy, writer community here in Toronto. (it wasn’t my cup of tea), but they gave us free drinks! (I must admit, I never had any alcohol, but my depiction of Mike was pretty accurate!) The part with me drinking with him is what I wished I was doing.
Crap, that’s funny! I love it, man. Can’t stop laughing. That’s how I felt basically all through art school.