Artbank: July 9, 2017
Artbank: July 9, 2017Artbank: July 9, 2017
Mike Kelly called him the most important post-psychedelic artist... This week Theo interviewed one of the “truly original voices of American comics, Gary Panter. His latest comic - Songy of Paradise is an inspired interpretation of John Milton’s retelling of the story of Jesus being tempted by Satan after being baptized by John the Baptist and fasting for forty days and nights in the Judaean Desert. Panter’s version doesn’t rely on Milton’s words, but faithfully follows the structure of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with one notable exception: Jesus has been replaced by a hillbilly, Songy, who is on a vision quest before being tempted by a chimeric Satan figure. Stay tuned to Artbank to hear about this epic new work from the artist’s mouth.