Next Gridlords
Sunday August 31
at the Hollywood Theatre

Anonymous said: what time does the next GRIDLORDS start?

9:30 pm
http://hollywoodtheatre.org/gridlords-25/

GRIDLORDS #25
Moishe Keymolen
Dylan Jones
Alex Chiu
Manny Layers
Gummi on the soundsystem
Hollywood theatre AUG 31st!!!!

Lillie Craw interviews Jesse Moynihan

Lillie Craw: Forming is so pretty — in particular, I love all the pinks. It’s a comic that’s pretty gnar at times, so why so much pink?

Jesse Moynihan: Pink is a color that doesn’t come up so much in casual experience. When you see something with heavy pink saturation, it feels like it really pops. Whenever I see bright pinks I usually stop to notice it. So to me, when choosing colors, I use pink when I want to viewer to really pause and get a feel for the power of what I’m trying to convey. To me, pink equals vitality and a power that is higher than the mundane.

LC: There’s been a lot of interest in pink lately — the Boston Museum of Fine Arts just closed an exhibit on pink attire (which included a reproduction of the Ralph Lauren suit worn by Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby), and GQ just ran an article about pink attire featuring a picture of Drake in a pink dress shirt. Where does Forming fit into the public’s love affair with pink?



JM: Lots of times these things move in waves. Maybe we’re all tapping into the same inspiration. I feel like that’s a likely answer. Pink is like a laser beam to your eyes. It’s a weapon you should use to slay your audience.

LC: Talk a little about the (anti)hero Nommo.  

JM: Nommo is based on a lot of self-doubting, lazy artists I know, and have empathy for.

LC: Nommo gets pinker as Forming progresses. Is this in a “real men wear pink” way or a Victoria’s Secret “Think PINK” way?



JM: Nommo gets pinker because I started using a different brand of paint at some point. The original pink I was using re-activated if I got water on it. That was bad for archiving my pages. So I switched to this other paint and I couldn’t quite match the original. I figured nobody would care, but look, I was wrong!

I don’t know if real men wear pink, but I wear a pink fanny pack every day and sometimes I get shit for it. “Why are you wearing a pink bag?” Uh, because pink is cool. Get with it losers.

LC: It’s not just Nommo or other characters like members of the Operation Heavenly Sword away team that are pink — the landscape itself is pink at times. There’s pink lightning and a pink sea toward the end of your most recent installments of Forming. Is this like Homer’s wine-dark sea (http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/essays/a-winelike-sea.php?page=all)?  Is pink in the worlds of Forming some other color in our world?



JC: When I was about to paint that lightning, I reached for blue paint, but I thought to myself, “How boring! Everyone uses blue to paint lightning. If I use blue, the lightning will have no meaning. No one will remember this moment if the lighting is stupid blue and white in the center. If I make that shit pink, people will remember this page.” I will always go for non-representational colors if I feel like it will have more impact, or enhance the meaning.

I’m trying to slowly strip away literal representations of color. When you paint grass, you immediately think, “Grass is green. Break out the green,” and I still do that a lot. But I’m trying to get away from that. I’m trying to give my colors more power to help the story.

LC: Ein Sof is kabbalistic Judaism’s infinite God. Do you think Forming’s Ain Soph would prefer pink string bracelets to red ones?

JC:I don’t think Ain Soph has any preferences. It exists outside of the characteristic of making choices. That’s my understanding anyway.

TONIGHT at Gridlords #24, Jesse Moynihan will present a special musical powerpoint performance that will take guests into the world of FORMING.

9:30 at the Hollywood Theatre!

Gridlords is back in Portland on Wednesday July 2 at the Hollywood Theatre with Jesse Moynihan, Famicon & friends, Kinoko, Sean Christensen ABT and Gummi.
9:30 pm
Floating World comics presents Special guest Jesse Moynihan
Jesse Moynihan brings us Forming II, The long-anticipated sequel that encompasses all; mythology, theology, hermaphrodites, super-alien gods and the simple task of creating the cosmos. Jesse Moynihan will present a special musical powerpoint performance that will take guests into the world of FORMING. Jesse Moynihan grew up outside of Philadelphia where he spent most of his time drawing and playing music. In 1997 he dropped out of Pratt Institute, got a film degree at Temple University and decided to concentrate on comics. His work has been featured in The Believer, MOME, Vice, Arthur, the Philadelphia Weekly, and various independent anthologies. In 2005 he received a Xeric grant for self publishing. In 2009 he released his first graphic novel, Follow Me, through Bodega. His current mystical sci-fi epic, Forming, is published by Nobrow Press in London. Jesse works as a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. http://jessemoynihan.com/ 
Famicon (and friends)
Famicon will be presenting a series of videos and introduce a pitot made by friends called The USA Man! The USA Man is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth McFarlane for the “Animation Dominion” lineup on Cartoon Netwerk. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1mbv6RC4AM
Kinoko
For Kinoko Evans, drawing is number one. Her interest in research has been the impetus for her comics and illustration work, including her graphic retelling of The Epic of Gilgamesh and Primary Thought, a comic about education. She studied printmaking in her home town of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and completed her BFA in illustration from PNCA in 2012. Kinoko presently resides in the Pacific Northwest creating and teaching comics. Her list of clients include Bitch Magazine, The Portland Mercury and MTV. Kinoko will be presenting her most recent work from her retelling of The Epic of Gilgamesh. http://www.kinokogallery.com/ 
Sean Christensen
Sean Christensen Awesome But True has been living to get radical since 1981 with a strong focus on being as awesome as possible and remaining true to oneself. He has practiced in many zones, but has remained dedicated to creating new media art mixed with the comics universe he loves dearly. This lust for new media arts & comics led him to creating Gridlords in Portland, OR. Surrounded by a community of umbrellas, he has had few clouds in his zone. Sean will be doing a multimedia presentation of his longtime work 2005. http://seanchristensenabt.tumblr.com/

Gridlords is back in Portland on Wednesday July 2 at the Hollywood Theatre with Jesse Moynihan, Famicon & friends, Kinoko, Sean Christensen ABT and Gummi.

9:30 pm

Floating World comics presents Special guest Jesse Moynihan

Jesse Moynihan brings us Forming II, The long-anticipated sequel that encompasses all; mythology, theology, hermaphrodites, super-alien gods and the simple task of creating the cosmos. Jesse Moynihan will present a special musical powerpoint performance that will take guests into the world of FORMING. Jesse Moynihan grew up outside of Philadelphia where he spent most of his time drawing and playing music. In 1997 he dropped out of Pratt Institute, got a film degree at Temple University and decided to concentrate on comics. His work has been featured in The Believer, MOME, Vice, Arthur, the Philadelphia Weekly, and various independent anthologies. In 2005 he received a Xeric grant for self publishing. In 2009 he released his first graphic novel, Follow Me, through Bodega. His current mystical sci-fi epic, Forming, is published by Nobrow Press in London. Jesse works as a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. http://jessemoynihan.com/

Famicon (and friends)

Famicon will be presenting a series of videos and introduce a pitot made by friends called The USA Man! The USA Man is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth McFarlane for the “Animation Dominion” lineup on Cartoon Netwerk. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1mbv6RC4AM

Kinoko

For Kinoko Evans, drawing is number one. Her interest in research has been the impetus for her comics and illustration work, including her graphic retelling of The Epic of Gilgamesh and Primary Thought, a comic about education. She studied printmaking in her home town of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and completed her BFA in illustration from PNCA in 2012. Kinoko presently resides in the Pacific Northwest creating and teaching comics. Her list of clients include Bitch Magazine, The Portland Mercury and MTV. Kinoko will be presenting her most recent work from her retelling of The Epic of Gilgamesh. http://www.kinokogallery.com/

Sean Christensen

Sean Christensen Awesome But True has been living to get radical since 1981 with a strong focus on being as awesome as possible and remaining true to oneself. He has practiced in many zones, but has remained dedicated to creating new media art mixed with the comics universe he loves dearly. This lust for new media arts & comics led him to creating Gridlords in Portland, OR. Surrounded by a community of umbrellas, he has had few clouds in his zone. Sean will be doing a multimedia presentation of his longtime work 2005. http://seanchristensenabt.tumblr.com/

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle today?!!!
June 21st

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle today June 21st? Gridlords will be debuting Graham Kahler’s book Range!

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle on Saturday June 21st (that’s tomorrow!)?
The glorious film work of Zach Erickson will be on view in Sean’s virtual living room!

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle on Saturday June 21st (that’s tomorrow!)?

The glorious film work of Zach Erickson will be on view in Sean’s virtual living room!

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle tomorrow???

The amazing Theo Ellsworth may well be making a live virtual appearance!

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle tomorrow???

The amazing Theo Ellsworth may well be making a live virtual appearance!

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle on Saturday June 21st (that’s tomorrow!)?

Ross Jackson is!

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle on Saturday June 21st (a/k/a tomorrow)?
Alex Chiu will be paying a visit to Sean’s house!

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle on Saturday June 21st (a/k/a tomorrow)?

Alex Chiu will be paying a visit to Sean’s house!

Zine Scene - Episode 02: Lillie Craw

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle on Saturday June 21st?

Rumor has is Party Twink might make an appearance! At very least his biographer, Lillie Craw, will be there.

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle on Saturday June 21st?

Daria Tessler will be bringing her work over to Sean’s house in the meta-play.

Gridlords 23 in Seattle June 21st

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From Short Run:

"As part of Short Run's ongoing mission to celebrate the Northwest comics scene, we are honored to present a very special performance from Portland's Gridlords in Seattle on Saturday, June 21st at Gallery 1412 in the Central District.

This special evening marks the…

This weekend!!!

Are you ready for Gridlords 23 in Seattle next Saturday June 21st?

iMovie decided on its own to make a trailer for Andrice Arp's multimedia Occupation presentation.

Gridlords at CAKE this weekend! UH by Sean Christensen ABT debuting just under the wire! Table 66B!