4CP Friday

By: Greg Rowland
July 22, 2011

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of 4CP, HiLobrow invited guest curators to assemble themed comic-book-detail galleries from 4CP’s collection. Click here to see all galleries.

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THEME: HALF-WAY THERE
CURATOR: GREG ROWLAND

All children fear the gaps. They know that matter is barely there, and it’s the gaps between stuff that constitutes everything. There is, at best, only one olive on the cosmic pizza. A single olive does not constitute a topping. We know this to be true, yet we must maintain the delusion. We know that if we send the pizza back to the kitchen, any extra olives will surely be accompanied by the chef’s special topping, an additional ingredient so terrible that it dare not speak its name.

Thus, our four-colour friends are semi-submerged in their own delusions, flailing or fading reminders of the dots that barely pepper the void. Just like us, they are only one dot away from the margarita of oblivion.

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SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: CHESS MATCH — a gallery | FILE X — a gallery | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM — 25 Jack Kirby panels | SECRET PANEL —Silver Age comics’ double entendres | SKRULLICISM | CURATED: 4CP FTW by John Hilgart | ANNOTATED GIF by Kerry Callen | FANCHILD by Adam McGovern

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  1. Beautiful, Greg.

    Reminds me of the scene in the Bhagavad-gita where Krishna grants Arjuna the boon of cosmic vision and allows the prince to see his Universal Form — which is simultaneously the ultimate essence of Being in the universe and also its material body. (“All was wondrous, brilliant, unlimited, all-expanding.”) Though of course the Bhagavad-gita fails to mention anything about pizza or margaritas.

  2. THanks Josh, you know I’m always trying to give good value. With me you get yourself the Karma Koupons — you can dissolve into the essence of a sublime star-song of perfect and eternal cosmic harmony, or get two free extra toppings on you pizza (subject to availability.)

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