I’m happy to announce that I’ve been invited to participate in the “Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics” exhibit currently on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. The exhibit features an extensive collection of comics related to Tibet, ranging from 1940’s through present day.
In conjunction with the exhibition is a series called Karma-Con, for which eight artists and illustrators have been invited to visually interpret different segments of the Tibetan Wheel of Life. This is the part of the exhibit that I am participating in. The final wheel will be constructed from parts submitted by each artist, and ‘unveiled’ at the museum April 18th.
The Wheel of Life is a representation of Buddhist beliefs about life, death, rebirth… Beings are trapped in this cyclic existence, moving through with energy of past actions (karma).
Basically, life is a giant cracker consumed by a crazed mountain man:
I’ve been working on the Three Spiritual Poisons and The Dark and Light Path, at the center of the wheel… at the center of human suffering!!
Other participating artists include Molly Crabapple, Ben Granoff, Rodney Greenblat, Steven Guarnaccia, Michael Kupperman, Josh Neufeld and Katie Skelly.
Visit the museum’s Karma-Con page to learn more about this project. Should be a fun time!