THE BLOG AT THE CROSSROADS
Article: Tom Gauld
Posted: April 15, 2012
From a rusting Gigantic Robot or bored guardians of an endless Great Wall to the Biblical giant Goliath, Tom Gauld’s comics often play with contrasts in scale, between people, objects and ideas, and “between grand, heroic ideas and small, human ordinariness”. There’s also a sweet bleakness to his locations and his humour. “I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire. We weren’t completely isolated, but a mile or so from a small village, so my brother and I spent quite a lot of time on our own playing and bickering. A few of my comics are about two male characters in a wilderness and perhaps that comes from my childhood. The scenery and weather where we lived could be quite bleak, especially in winter, as is often the case in my comics too”. You can almost hear the Highland winds whistling through his remote, dwarfing landscapes. Read the rest of my Article here… and also enjoy his brand-new two page comic (detail above), Skull Collection, created especially for Art Review magazine.
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