Re: CHAT in the Tavern
Every now and then through out the years I'll come across a piece of art that really moves me. It could be a book, painting, or even a television show. One that really did move me, and had a big impact on me was when I was child.
It was the summer of 1987, and I was out on school holidays for the summer. It had become kind of a tradition during that summer that me and my dad would go out once a week garage sailing. After which we would go to the mall where my dad would shop for groceries. Across from the grocery store there was a small book shop (which is still there today). The book stop sold magazines, and also comics. So I would browse through them usually starting with the magazines so I could check out star log, and comic scene magazine.
This one day in particular I was browsing through the comics when the cover of one of them jumped out at me. It was an issue of Detective comics starring Batman. Now before this I was never really a fan of Batman. That was about to change how ever this one fateful day. The issue was drawn by a little known comic artist at the time named Todd Mcfarlane. His art work in that comic totally blew my mind. I had never seen anyone draw Batman like that before with his long gothic ears, and over sized twisting cape.
I bought the comic, and was totally captivated by it. I can't really put the feeling into words, but it was like being in love. That is as best a comparison I can come to it. As a child it totally inspired me, and catapulted my imagination. Like I said how the artwork made me feel is hard to put into words. I have never been moved by something like that before or since.
Has anyone else had a similar experience upon a piece of art?