At the turn of the 17th century, in London England, an untameable young playwright by the name of William Shakespeare was busy writing plays such as Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet; works that would later be universally recognized as some of the greatest pieces of literature ever put to paper. Two hundred years later, at the dawn of the 19th century in Vienna, Ludwig von Beethoven, a disciple of the great Hayden and admired by the iconic W.A. Mozart, had the ability to write symphonies so beautiful that emotion itself was given a physical manifestation; so monumentally brilliant that both Love and Hate became tangible – and they danced with each other across starlight into your now blessed ears.
Then for a long time nothing happened.
But now… as the conquered sun of the 21st century rises like the celestial ascendance of man into the great, black ocean… we are deemed worthy to behold another artist of such caliber and magnitude that, were Jesus Christ with us today, he would fall to his knees and attest eternal allegiance to the wonder and beauty of her art, NAY, to her work of Beauty incarnate.
I speak of course… about Becky Bam.
Being witness to Becky Bam’s art is like seeing an angel make love to a unicorn. It’s like an anti-kick to the balls. It’s like receiving oral sex… for your soul!
But my words are only a cheap, blundering attempt to explain the glory of her creations. They cannot do justice to that which makes The Mona Lisa look as bad as it tastes. On first looking at her work I grabbed a book of Romantic Era fine art and tore it asunder, crying “YOU FALSE GODS OF OLD! RETREAT TO THE RIVER LETHE! FOR NO ART HAS EXISTED BEFORE THIS DATE!” I implore you, the only way you can understand is to see for yourself, so that you may become enlightened, and briefly see the face of your Lord.
Becky Bam has been a friend and contemporary of mine for a long time, and I’m excited to feature her and her unbelievably cute, occasionally disturbing, and always funny web comic BAM! Dinosawrs on Grub Street.