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Read The Monochromatic World of Mike Lee Interview at Giant Robot Media

The monochromatic rounded characters bend, fold and stretch as if they're floating in mid-air. At times, they appear to be practicing yoga, performing a dive, or playing Twister. Who are they? If you're trying to discern their race or ethnicity, there isn't a single answer. According to New York artist Mike Lee, what it all means could be up to your imagination. (Continued) Read The Monochromatic World of Mike Lee - Giant Robot Media  

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Interview with Zine Publisher Aaron Cometbus

Opening up the digest sized zine, Cometbus, you'll often see handwritten text within the obscured cover art. The insides appear to be undoubtedly created without the use of a computer, yet Cometbus heavily inspired the publication of Giant Robot. The writing was insightful and something I aspired to. I never met Aaron Cometbus, however we've corresponded via snail mail long ago and since then has become occasional emails. He penned a nice foreward for the Giant Robot Oakland Museum of California exhibition catalog. (photos by Chrissy Piper) GR: After researching just a bit, it turns out you’ve been in more bands than I thought. Some are from the early 80s when you were probably in your early teens. How did you...

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Interview: Photographer Patrick Tsai

I wrote a smidgen about photographer Patrick Tsai just recently in accordance of his self-published book, "Barnacle Island." I've known Patrick from his early days helping Giant Robot Magazine when we were in downtown LA in the 90s to our move to the Westside of LA. Patrick went to college at NYU and has since pursued photography. I remember him as being creative with a twist of oddity. His work appears online and includes "My Little Dead Dick" which is a blog "hit." In 2006-2007 Patrick unabashedly chronicled his relationship with photographer Madi Ju in words and pictures. This series takes you on a journey in Asia that's a romantic and cinematic masterpiece of wanderlust and love. Of late, his work...

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Artist Interview: Edwin Ushiro - Capturing What Still Glimmers

  Jenn Bequio / GR: What is the inspiration behind this show, “Capturing What Still Glimmers”? EU: Is there a specific moment or memory tied to the origins of this show? Well, I'm getting married this year and it seems like a moment in time where everything may change from here on. So it jump-started my thoughts on moments in the lives of others and my life where they or I made a decision or had a decision made for us that created a life changing direction. GR: How has your upbringing influenced the setting of your works? EU: My Dad is from Maui. My Mom is from Japan. So, as a result I had influences from both sides. I have a...

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