I was a kid growing up in a troubled household. We didn’t have books in the house but we did have the daily paper and I remember picking out Family Circus before I could really read.
There was something about the life on the other side of that circle that looked pretty good. For kids like me there was a map and a compass hidden in Family Circus. The parents in that comic strip really loved their children. Their home was stable. It put that image in my head and I kept it.
I’d always heard that great art will cause people to burst into tears but the only time it ever happened to me was when I was introduced to Bil Keane’s son, Jeff. As soon as I shook his hand I just started bawling my face off because I realized I had climbed through the circle.
And how I did it was by making pictures and writing stories.
I am so very sad to know Bil Keane has died. To me the Family Circus is my family. They are my soul family in the image world.
That’s why if you say a word against Family Circus to me I will slug you so hard.
Name Papillion Institute of Art ARTE:ZINE
Location Los Angeles
First Post December 2009
ARTE:ZINE is a contemporary art zine run by the Papillion Institute of Art in Los Angeles. Established in the spring of 2010, PIA is a multi-disciplinary art space and gallery exhibiting emerging and established artists. Committed to education through the arts, PIA provides art workshops and classes year round taught by volunteer professionals and working artists. PIA TV is their online art network dedicated to creating and producing original web series based on art and the culture around it. The institute is also home to interactive projects like live streamed art openings, live streamed artist talks, and a short film screening series.
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Photo: Installation by Megan Geckler, currently on view at the Papillion Institute of Art.
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