Laurie Steelink: Clowndog [Pinspot #5]
Like Frankensteins monster, the surreal characters in Laurie Steelinks meticulous drawings are cobbled together from sources in the animal world, art history, prehistoric motifs, cultural icons, popular legend, and her own vivid imagination. Juxtaposing humor with horror and dream with nightmare, they proudly display their idiosyncratic anatomy and psychic disarray. Steelinks bizarre creatures have the punk edge of underground comics and resonate with a wordless narrative inspired by sources as diverse as Hieronymus Bosch, the Garbage Pail Kids, situation comedies, Pink Flamingos, and Georges Bataille.
36 pages, Softcover, 8 7/8 x 6 inches, 1999