Zappa Dragons

Peter Karpick has been building a collage series incorporating FZ quotes and related imagery. Here’s one:

Zappa Dragon

Weird and oddly compelling. Check out his Flickr stream.

7 Responses to “Zappa Dragons”

  1. urbangraffito says:

    Interesting, Barry, though don’t you find the repetitive use of lizard heads sort of monotonous after a while?

  2. Birdman! says:

    3…2…1… Cease and Desist!

  3. Matt says:

    Iguana Mask Replica?

  4. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    Interesting, Barry, though don’t you find the repetitive use of lizard heads sort of monotonous after a while?

    Well, even though I’m a bit puzzled about the consistent usage of lizard heads myself, overall I just love the eery yet playful graphic design.

    A quote from Birdman!:

    3…2…1… Cease and Desist!

    I don’t see any copyrighted imagery in those collages… You?

    A quote from Matt:

    Iguana Mask Replica?

    Now that’s more like it.

  5. Harry Barris says:

    I have a feeling FZ would have appreciated these(?), in that the Lizard Headed People fit into his love of old B-horror movies–The Creature From The Black Lagoon, giant spiders, etc. (Plus the artist’s use of many b&w images.) They do convey a certain feeling of Cheepnis!

  6. Sharleena says:

    I like them. Because they are eerie!

  7. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Barry’s Imaginary Publisher:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    Interesting, Barry, though don’t you find the repetitive use of lizard heads sort of monotonous after a while?

    Well, even though I’m a bit puzzled about the consistent usage of lizard heads myself, overall I just love the eery yet playful graphic design.

    A quote from Birdman!:

    3…2…1… Cease and Desist!

    I don’t see any copyrighted imagery in those collages… You?

    A quote from Matt:

    Iguana Mask Replica?

    Now that’s more like it.

    Besides the lizard heads, I, too, like the playfulness of the graphic design. He just doesn’t limit himself to the obvious, but works his collages into a certain conceptual continuity themselves: hints of doo-wop peppered with visual “in jokes” between FZ, Beefheart, and a nod to 60s pop art.

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