Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Aug 29, 2012 11:01:29 GMT -8
All these psychedelic cats remind me of one of my favorite artists, Louis Wain. In the mental health field he is somewhat prolific. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia early in his career and painted throughout the progression of the disease. To me it is an incredible representation of what the mind of a person suffering from schizophrenia goes through as the disease increases in severity.
Before the onset of his symptoms his cats looked like this:
I collect DVDs of independent cartoon shorts, and the first time I saw Rejected it was on the very same Spike & Mike DVD that introduced me to this little horror:
Same way I got introduced to the ol' Grammers. I saw Rejected and was telling all my friends about it in high school, then next thing you know, a friend of mine tells me she has this Spike and Mike DVD with that on it. That was a fun DVD. Lotsa good stuff on it. (Lotsa shit if I remember too though.)