Clockwise from upper left: Emma Goldman, Nina Simone, Walt Whitman, card back, James Baldwin, Marcel Duchamp, Angela Davis, card back, Henry Geldzehler, Margaret Cho. The deck was inspired by famed Greenwich Village jazz and comedy club the Village Gate. Over the course of its 35 year history, the 3-story club hosted everyone from Nina Simone to Noam Chomsky, Richard Pryor to the Velvet Underground.
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Rob Sussman.4
Aura: How would you describe your energy, style, etc.?
A lot of contradictory things. Playful but humorless, funny but morose. Omnivorous, child-like, petulant, curious. Argumentative. In flux.
Room: Where in your home do you work? If not in your home, where do you feel most compelled to create?
My bedroom. Working at home is the single best thing about being an illustrator. I draw on the same drafting table I’ve been using since I was 18. My bed and the floor work for larger canvases, and I do my digital work on a boat-sized industrial desk from the 40s. I’m surrounded by books and records and art made by friends. Feels like a pretty integrated, personal habitat.
If you missed Rob Sussman’s art and interview from earlier this week, here’s your chance to review