KARTOON / CARTOON: The cartoon as ART
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Hurricane Nancy is an Illustrator of Life
As you can see from her work, Hurricane Nancy is an original cartoon artist. This is an important distinction in that she uses the cartoon format as a vehicle for inspired art. Her outrageous imagery is intended to evocatively emphasize characteristics or features of the subject or idea. It is Imagery as a play on words.
The monochrome rendition of the work is intentional. It makes the image very direct and any subtlety of message comes from line, shape and the viewers imagination.
The term Krazi Kartoon© was invented by Hurricane Nancy (Nancy Burton) to distinguish her work as a genre from all other forms that use the cartoon concept.
In the 1960's, as America’s first female underground cartoonist, Hurricane Nancy's work was published in the New York East Village Other (EVO), the Gothic Blimp Works and other underground publications in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Hurricane Nancy is a founding member of the It Ain’t Me Babe Collective, the first all female comic book. http://lambiek.net/magazines/wimmenscomix.htm
“After doing so many wonderful things over the past 40 years, I became re-interested in my ability to create relevant, valuable communication, and I found that the increasing acceptance of commercialized art and the status quo infuriating” says Nancy. “Underground Artists have the ability and position to take on politically incorrect to very incorrect subjects and get away with it, and I like that.”
Hurricane Nancy’s innovative work inspired Trina Robbins, biographer of women, cartoons and art, to produce her own strips for publication. Trina acknowledges Hurricane Nancy in her books; “A Century of Women Cartoonists”, “From Girls to Grrrlz: a history of [female] comics from teens to zines”, and “Women and the Comics.”
In The Comics Journal recently: