The exhibition contrasts the city of Moronto, Canada in the first two pages, and the city of Varanasi, India in the last two pages. Moronto shows Mutt Blue and his guide, Poopsie the Penguin embraced in black and shadows, wrapped in relationship and organic trappings. Varanasi shows Mutt Blue alone, surrounded by light and space, navigating the void of inner awareness. The pages can be read as a search from human confusion to divine insight.
These pages from a larger graphic novel (more than 250 pages when completed) trace the footsteps of self-discovery for exiled mafia prince Mutt Blue and uncover some of the mystery surrounding his portly guide, Poopsie the Penguin… while raising yet other questions, and introducing a host of charming and confounding characters.
For those of you in Toronto--if you like great coffee, delicious pastries and surreal black-and-white comix, please drop by to see some original pages of THE CLIFF framed and hung at Red Eye Espresso, 29 McCaul St. ... (south of OCAD University on the east side of McCaul, just north of Queen St. West...)
They look quite handsome framed, if I may say so myself!
One week only - Mon. July 28 - Sat. Aug.2, 2014 -- Open Mon.-Sat., 8am-6pm