One of the innovators of cartoon expressionism, The Pizz , whose graphics have graced pop culture magazines and record covers for 20 years, explores America’s underbelly in violent, mesmerizing panels. This collection gathers his most popular work and provides a view of his artistic evolution. Underscoring the angry, surreal tenor of America’s lowbrow, The Pizz creates an alternative to the phony glitz of today’s disposable pop culture.
Over 80 full color reproductions
Forward by Robert Williams
Text by The Pizz
Scott Musgrove unearths previously undiscovered animals through a dedicated and scientifically un-approved practice of zoological impressionism. A lonestar in the field, he ventures where the graymaned, khaki- clad, anthropologists with ivory walking sticks have not — tunneling beneath freeways and ditch-combing along the rough borders of American mini-malls, in search of undiscovered and, up to this point, at least, extinct animals.
Glenn Barr's robots, creatures, and vixens live in a seedy yet swinging, 1960s universe, drenched in the haze of a postindustrial hangover. Working out of the burgeoning lowbrow movement in Detroit, Barr creates kinky inner sanctums adorned with disembodied cherubs, morally bankrupt babes, and sizzling femme fatales. Influenced by both pulp art and comics, Barr's work, beautifully sampled in this collection, is the visual equivalent of a David Lynch film. Glenn Barr's work has been seen in various print and television media including Mad, The Ren and Stimpy Show, and Bjork's I Miss You video. This beautiful hardcover is the followup to Barr's successful first monograph, Lowlife Paradise.