Little Richard being completely serious (x)
it’s been autumn here in Denmark for the last week. There was one day I almost thought about swimming in the lake. It’s funny to think about my friends in the States having one last pool day - maybe? One last BBQ outside in the park? Sigh. There’s always next year. Here’s to autumn orangebrick skies of Pittsburgh. Be back soon.
To paraphrase Brandon Graham paraphrasing KRS-One -“I’m talking to, like, three of you people out there”. (around the 39 min mark - http://www.inkstuds.org/brandon-graham-frank-santoro-and-michael-deforge/)
The most common questions I get about the course:
How does the course work?
The way the course works is that there is a private blog where you get all of your assignments. This blog is updated everyday with demos related to each assignment. We do a lot of fast drawing to get you thinking about sequencing much like a storyboard artist. Over the 8 week course you will create a 16 page “signature” - that means that you will basically draw two pages a week. Email me - santoroschoolATgmail - and I will send you an invite to the course that just wrapped so you can see how it works for yourself
I used to describe my Manhattan apartment like this - did you ever see “An American in Paris? Remember Gene Kelly’s little room? That’s bigger than my place.”
still applies now
this is my life right now - somedays I’m Frankenstein - somedays I’m the blind guy
|Sister Souljah:||You’re making a moral appeal to a country that doesn’t have a moral conscience. The question becomes: that when white people feel serious and angry and upset about abortion, they come out in the thousands up to the millions to say, “This is what we believe about abortion.”|
|Where is the white outcry against white racism that murders African people all around this entire globe? It doesn’t exist. So who are these “white good people”? I want to meet them! I want to see them!|
|Cornell West:||I know a few, but Sista…|
|Sister Souljah:||A few is not enough-|
|Cornell West:||But that might be all we can get|
|Sister Souljah:||Oh no, no. And guess what? I don’t work with “all I can get” […] listen you have to have some confidence in the power of African people amongst ourselves to establish a foundation[…] And you (Cornell West) may have a program, Mr. Brown may have a program. But what we got to talk about is an American government that traps millions of African people who don’t go to your program, don’t go to Brown’s program. Millions of African people not only here but all around the world. And if we are not honest enough to say who are our friends, who are our enemies, to know what a friend is, to know what an enemy is. We will constantly be trying to get into people’s parties, to shake our butts with them, to get them to like us. And that’s not the question, the question is: What can we build amongst ourselves to secure ourselves from our enemies so that we can be able to survive into the future.|