THE ART OF SHAKY KANE

Legendary surrealist comic book artist Shaky Kane curates an exclusive selection of his art for Splendid Berlin, and explains how the city informed his work.

 

Shaky Kane is the definitive psycedelic comic book artist of his, or any generation. After going AWOL for well over a decade, he has returned triumphantly to the pop art fray, collaborating with IMAGE Comics on ‘Bulletproof Coffin’ and working with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

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Shaky Kane: “I’ve always been very keen on things ‘Berlin’, Lou Reed’s Berlin, Bowie’s Berlin. I’ve always loved Germanic outsider culture – Nekromantik Jörg Buttgereit, Nico, Rammstein, it’s got its own identity which gatecrashed my consciousness throughout my formative years.”

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