I think the comic book form stands with Jazz as a specific American contribution to world culture. I love the economy, the incredible variations within limited formats and stories. I've been trying to translate some of that to painting. If I banish the specific narrative information, what does the structure of the panel do? Do the format and color cues maintain power? Can I insert or find a narrative of my own?


Comic Heroes
Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Panel
Hulk
2003
Oil on Panel
48" X 32
Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Panel
Man of Steel
2004
Oil on Panel
48" X 32"

Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Panel
Karate Kid
2004
Oil on Panel
32" X 48"
Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Paper
Adrift
2004
Oil on Paper
32" X 48"

Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Panel
Story Grid
2004
Oil on Panel
32" X 48"
Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Panel
Openings
2004
Oil on Panel
32" X 48"

Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Paper
Foursquare
2004
Oil on Paper
20.5" X 29"
Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Paper
Open Book
2004
Oil on Paper
18.5" X 26"

Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Paper
Spread
2004
Oil on Paper
18.5 X 26"
Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Paper
Grid #3
2004
Oil on Paper
18.5" X 26"

Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Paper
Guston Cover
2003
Oil on Paper
18.5" X 24"
Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Paper on Panel
Comic Cover #3
2003
Oil on Paper on Panel
26" X 16"

Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Panel
Dark Panels
2002
Oil on Panel
12" X 9"
Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Canvas
With
2003
Oil on Canvas
20" X 16"

Mark Takiguchi Comic Heroes Oil on Wood
Story of M
2002
Oil on Wood
24" X 24"
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