I like to think of our comic as a slow motion blog. We publish one every three months and they combine our art lives; the art making, trying to snag exhibition space, getting press, getting grants and making a few dollars with current events and controversy in the larger art world.
Putting the story line together does present problems, we'll often wake to a request for an off the wall picture or pose to help move the story...everything stops and scavenger hunts for a wheelbarrow, limo, bicycle built for two etc ensue.
During the MOCA gala fundraiser Marina Abramovic's human centerpieces raised eyebrows in the art world.
Naturally we worked it into our story line.
We use many of our friends in cameo appearances and although their artist personalities are usually not the same as portrayed in the comic, they all are significant artists and our readers can find links to their web portfolios on the back cover of each issue.
Even as the information age reaches overload the Art World remains largely an impenetrable confusing mystery that Kalicorp is dedicated to shed light on.
As Ria says. "pack your bags"...we're in for a long journey.
Thanks also to new advertiser Bibiana Padilla Maltos for support and to artist Keith Buchholz for placing our graphic novel in the archives of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Getty, Yale and MoMA.
Kalicorp Art Mysteries is also now carried Down Under at Sticky Institute.