The inscrutably polite Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG fame the other day asked me to do some comics for the inside front and back cover of his new BLDGBLOG book out in Summer 2009, and I readily jumped at the chance, despite the quick turnaround required.
For those not fortunate enough to know it, BLDGBLOG is blog about architecture that is about way more than architecture.There’s art, science, sociology, psychology, and nearly all the cool stuff that pops into your head when you actually think about the spaces people exist in, but never seem to get addressed by the Guys With the Wireframe Glasses at architecture magazines. It’s a lovely monument to how one small, seemingly niche facet of our culture expands to encompass everything you can possibly think about during the day. If only all blogs were like this.
And I’m obviously not alone in my feelings, since Chronicle Books feels the same way. I got a sneak peek the other day, and it’s a completely radtacular, even with present company’s contributions excluded (don’t get me wrong: the radtacular factor is increased to a 9.8 on the Radtacular scale, WITH the comics).
The stories are both Geoff’s, and involve some fanciful musings on architecture one futurist narrative, the other a simpler visual essay on what you could do with a whole lot of money, instead doing boring stuff like buying boats or giving it to Bernie Madoff. They were both a lot of fun to do, and like all my favorite clients, Geoff was very hands-off, and he let me tell it in my own way. Here’s hoping to more collaborations.
Enjoy, and buy the book, while you’re at it, ya cheapskates. Whatsamattah, you think the internet owes you free entertainment? Oh, yeah.