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Though you may not know the name Blaise Larmee, you might remember his spectacular helmet of hair and his artwork when he went to Colorado College a few years back: wistful and elegant cartoonish black and white figures being wistful and elegant, and (in the case of a particularly notable Leechpit T-shirt) riding scooters and giving the bird to the universe. His talent for line and figure were obvious.

Since leaving Colorado Springs he has completed a 90-page graphic novel, published lots of wonderful little zines on HIS BLOG and in small print runs, and had a piece published in the recent Fantagraphics Anthology: Abstract Comics: The Anthology.

Now a resident of Portland, Oregon, Blaise was kind enough to send us a big batch of images and spoke with us about his process and the things he’s done since leaving Colorado Springs.

 

7 Responses to Blogging Comics Into Zines

  1. adam degraff says:

    “if I met myself I wouldn’t understand myself and that’s okay”

    yes

    yoko ono cover my favorite

    also nice reversal in

    “making things that are pretty, but not beautiful”

  2. Noel Black says:

    “If I met myself” — That was my favorite line too!

  3. Sandra says:

    Wonderful work! Thank you for sharing your art, Blaise.
    (P. S. I, too, love that line.)

  4. Mike Procell says:

    For some reason it made me think of a quote Satchel Paige might add: “how old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are”

  5. jen says:

    HI I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU I ONLY LIKED MAYBE 2 OF YOUR DRAWINGS AND I REALLY DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THEM . THEY LOOKED LIKE A LITTLE KIDS DRAWING .

  6. brenda starr says:

    which two?

  7. [...] school, Colorado College has been home to some fantastic student artists in recent years such as Blaise Larmee and Streeter Wright among quite a few [...]

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