I first saw Marlene McCarty’s artwork in the late 90s. She made a series of huge portraits of teenage girls who had killed their mothers, accompanied by captions describing the murders in grisly detail.
Dolly Freed is my hero. In 1978, at the age of 18, she wrote this smart, funny, and frank manifesto called "Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money."
Vice: You drew all these for the Frieze Art Fair, right? Isn’t it in like a teepee or an igloo or some shit? Tell all!
If you were ever a weird kid or a sad kid, you have to read Lynda Barry’s comics and novels immediately because they will freak you out with how much you’ll relate.
Vice: Hey, you work for us. What was your first impression of New York?
You know that gay people recruit, right? Yeah, well, they do, and Girls Like Us Lesbian Quarterly is the perfect brochure for luring cool young women over to the dark side.
Besides, oh, I don't know, Vice, Wooooo is the coolest magazine out now.
The inspiration for my series of gum paintings first came to me when I was working on my papier-mâché boulders.