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February 16, 2005 10:10 AM   Subscribe

Aaron K is the artist behind two very strange comics: Vaccum Horror and HyperCo.
posted by mcsweetie (13 comments total)

 
If it is possible to tramute insanity into pictures, Aaron K has done it.
posted by Plinko at 10:21 AM on February 16, 2005


a little NSFW would help.
posted by jsavimbi at 10:26 AM on February 16, 2005


This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
posted by Josh Zhixel at 11:10 AM on February 16, 2005


I want a vaccum action figure.
posted by tittergrrl at 11:24 AM on February 16, 2005


Glorious. I also found myself smitten by his red rant, until the last sentence:

"HOW DARE YOU SQUEEZE OUT ANOTHER USELESS PILE OF FLESH AND ACT LIKE AN ARTIST."

Am I right in reading that as a splendid burst of pure nihilism crashing down into a little artier-than-thou hissy fit? Are real artists Shakers? And more importantly, does that explain the rise of reality television?
posted by MaxVonCretin at 11:32 AM on February 16, 2005


"HOW DARE YOU SQUEEZE OUT ANOTHER USELESS PILE OF FLESH AND ACT LIKE AN ARTIST."
Hm, the way I read it, I don't think he's indicting other artists as dilettantes or posers, but instead that he considers the creation of art morally superior to that of baby-making, and indicts breeders for taking the "easy way out." If he wanted to pursue the nihilism to it's conclusion he'd end up equating the act of reproduction with that of making art. e.g. both acts are useless and selfish, but then why draw a comic? That being said, I'm glad he did it anyway. =)
posted by idontlikewords at 12:55 PM on February 16, 2005


Nice find.

As far as the rant goes, I find it hard to believe that someone with this guy's visual sense would actually expect a reader to make it to the bottom of a page so visually repellent.
posted by squant at 1:20 PM on February 16, 2005


wow, it's like akira WITH VACCUMS (dunno about the secone one :)

thanks!
posted by kliuless at 1:43 PM on February 16, 2005


Looks like Aaron is into Bakune Young ,Uzumaki and various other underground Manga artists. His stuff looks great.
posted by Luke Pski at 2:03 PM on February 16, 2005


The more I look at his site, the more obvious it becomes that this Aaron guy has pretty much adopted the styles of a few underground Japanese guys, like Maruo and Tsuge.
I still like it though.
posted by Luke Pski at 2:11 PM on February 16, 2005


The surreality of it remind me a bit of Jesse Moynihan. I love this kind of stuff.
posted by deafmute at 4:00 PM on February 16, 2005


not quite sure what to think yet...a little creepy and middleschool-fantasy in the violence department, but i guess that was the point...looking forward to more under nebraska...
posted by es_de_bah at 5:44 PM on February 16, 2005


The second story I've read wherein a girl falls in love with a vacuum cleaner in as many days.
posted by skryche at 5:26 AM on February 17, 2005


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