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Sketches of Sound 14: Brian Hagen

Every month since April 2010, Disquiet.com has hosted a project called “Sketches of Sound,” in which illustrators are invited to draw a sound-related object. I post the drawing as the background of my Twitter account, twitter.com/disquiet, and then share a bit of information about the illustrator back on Disquiet.com. Call it “curating Twitter.”

For the 14th entry, Brian Hagen offered his services. Hagen is a cartoonist and illustrator; a survivor of Los Angeles, New Orleans, and graduate school; and now a happy Cincinnati resident. He loves the silent comedies of Chaplin and Keaton, and long walks in the subconscious. His most recent published comics appeared in the anthologies Twelve-Way with Cheese and Feast (Yer Eyes). Currently, he’s working with underground comic pioneer Justin Green (whose “Musical Legends” series of comics I edited in Pulse!) on their webcomic, Pen Grenades.

More of Hagen: comics: pengrenades.com; illustrations: brian-hagen.com. And twitter.com/brianhagen111.

The previous “Sketches of Sound” contributors were, in alphabetical order, Brian Biggs, Leela Corman, Warren Craghead III, Owen Freeman, Dylan Horrocks, Megan Kelso, Minty Lewis, Natalia Ludmila, Darko Macan, Justin Orr, Hannes Pasqualini, Thorsten Sideb0ard, and Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  • Marc Weidenbaum founded the website Disquiet.com in 1996 at the intersection of sound, art, and technology, and since 2012 has moderated the Disquiet Junto, an active online community of weekly music/sonic projects. He has written for Nature, Boing Boing, The Wire, Pitchfork, and NewMusicBox, among other periodicals. He is the author of the 33 1⁄3 book on Aphex Twin’s classic album Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Read more about his sonic consultancy, teaching, sound art, and work in film, comics, and other media

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