Gary Panter won three Emmy awards for his set designs for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. His artistic activity includes comics (Jimbo), painting, prose, music, and light shows. He teaches at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
By: Gary Panter
THE TRIBE OF HIPPIES
Gary Panter on THE PASSAGE
Catastrophic collage boxes and birdcages.
A world of seedy, jazzy, criminal, sexed-up human monsters.
Optically giving, mind-teasing, unabashedly beautiful paintings.
Without him, The Sixties as we know them might not have happened.
Gary Panter on SHE’S NOT THERE
His violent Tarzan comics were as cool and still as a bas relief.
He abandoned kids’ comics and pioneered Pop.
Warning messages, hysterical laughter, the cawing of crows and buzzards.
His Frankenstein was serious, then comical, then scary.
Gary Panter vs. DIVE MASK
The Queen of the Beatniks produced a psych masterpiece in 1969.
Grotesque distorted candy-color figures twist and writhe.