MONSTER COMICS

HEY APATHY! MONSTER COMICS in TORONTO's SPACING MAGAZINE. I did an interview with Chris Bilton of Spacing Magazine a couple of months ago and the article finally hit the stands this past weekend. It is always strange to read about the work but this piece was very impressive. Chris has an extensive knowledge of my artist's history and development and really hit on all the important issues regarding my work. The article, although mention of my commercial success runs through out, primarily emphasizes the ideological intentions behind the HEY APATHY! including my intention to express alternative ideas through comics and my overwhelming dedication to public interaction.

I was only vaguely familiar with the magazine but had heard and read nothing but praise for the book. However I did not realize the full extent of Spacing's importance until I perused the current volume. The magazine is not art, design, or fashion centric and actually discusses numerous social and political issues currently effecting our great little metropolis. I was overwhelmed by the in depth analysis’' of our city's changing architecture and infrastructure through out the articles. The entire magazine was interesting, informative, and challenging leaving no room for the standard plastic advertising commonly excreted in modern periodicals. I am absolutely honoured to be part of the book. In fact I consider the article a major triumph in my aggressive attempts to initiate a dialogue with the city. Being part of an important and educational magazine is far more exciting than the inclusion in any art or design rag full of commercial ego trips and useless product placements. To check out the mag visit spacing.ca or check out more comics art www.heyapathy-comics-art.com

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About heyapathy

HEY APATHY! is an ongoing artistic investigation into the monstrous metropolis, the people, and the mechanics of being. Alternative Comics, surreal ink drawings, strange stories, street painting, murals and animation. Mike Parsons live in Toronto and draws lots of pictures.
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