Fett, a Norwegian feminist magazine just published their 2nd issue, and inside it you can find one of my illustrations:)
The article I was asked to illustrate discusses the documentary Paris is burning (by Jennie Livingston) and the politics in drag culture. The film portrays queens and competitors of the drag ball subculture of New York. I had a great time researching and looking through funny clips from the film, the characters are really something..
I was asked to do a collage for this commision, which I really enjoyed as I haven’t made one for quite some time. I did it by mixing good old cutting and pasting (you know, with scissors and such) as well as putting the last parts together in Photoshop. I wanted the image to portray how the characters of the film seem to have many faces; Where as a drag ball competitor you are judged upon your ‘realness’, how well you play your role. It made me wonder who is the real person behind the drag?
Scanning the bits!
In process: Here’s one of my first tries, but I realised this one looked more like a Native American...
By the way, for you who’ld be interested, the theme of this issue is humour and you can find it in a good Narvesen or at your library. Go Fett.