This is a “flash” comic I did for Flashed: Sudden Stories in Prose and Comics, a creative experiment that Sari Wilson and Josh Neufeld are spearheading. Participants include Nick Bertozzi, Andrea Tsurumi, Dean Haspiel, John Porcellino, Junot Diaz, Sheila Heti, and Myla Goldberg. Pressgang, an innovative small publisher out of Butler University, has invited us to put together this collection — it’ll debut in 2015.
Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
Rob Gonsalves (b.1959, Canada)
Although artist Rob Gonsalves’ work is often categorized as surrealistic, it differs as the images are deliberately planned and result from conscious thought. Ideas are largely generated by the external world and involve recognizable human activities, using carefully planned illusionist devices. Gonsalves injects a sense of magic into realistic scenes. As a result, the term “Magic Realism” describes his work accurately. His work is an attempt to represent human beings’ desire to believe in the impossible.