Saturday, April 17, 2010

Simpsons and The World

Contrasting my own comic book against against the Simpson's episode Mom and Pop Art I immediately see that the ideas of what qualifies as art emerging from the two products. In the Simpson's Homer accidentally creates a sculpture out of anger and doesn't even assume it has value. Later on however he finds that there is an audience of art lovers that are enticed by his sculpture. His venue is however short and his fans become tired of his new sculptures that are no different from his previous catastrophe. This leaves Homer in a state of self reflection of himself as artists and what he has to offer in terms of his thinking and creating.

The nameless artist featured in my comic book is faced with a parallel dilemma like Homer but in reverse. He drifts alone at sea with nothing on his canvas caught in a period unproductiveness and short on hope or ideas. He witnesses a seagull pooping and he is invigorated by the scene. He returns to a studio and defecates like the seagull on to a canvas and presents it to an audience in an exhibition. Unfortunately no one understands his painting and he is given no acclaim but he holds onto his notion that what he has done is art. In the end he is a failure and becomes mad homeless person still cluthcing onto his idea in his head.

Both medias focus in this idea of producing art while the Simpson's takes a hopeful road, my own work is no a pessimistic creation. Although the story and ending of the comic will be slightly altered. In the end both pieces rely on how strongly people respond art. In the Simpson's Homer is a champion, falls, and then rises again in the end. The artist in The World never rises to fame in his own lifetime. It is all a measure of success in ones lifetime.

1 comment:

  1. In a sense you are saying that Bart is an accidentalist and your character to be an opportunist both of which end up leading to no "worldly" measure of success.