A few weeks ago I got the chance to do some light painting with one of my friends. She is a photographer and her name is Amanda, and she is pretty awesome (check out her Flickr stream here: AmandaLee’sImaginography’s photostream and her facebook here: AMANDA LEE’S IMAGINOGRAPHY. Though I’m not quite cool enough to have an LED hoop yet, we made it work with glow sticks and packaging tape!
If you didn’t already believe that hooping could save the world, here is your proof. Hooper Heroes is a comic book from Asthmatic Kitty Comics Division. The storyline is about a trio of extra-terrestrial sisters (Botanica, Quantus, and Electress) and their arch nemisis, Captian Moses, a.k.a “The Messiah of Civic Projects”. Their weapon of choice? Hula-hoops of course.
The comic is written by Sufjan Stevens and drawn, colored, and inked by Stephen Halker. The sisters, with the help of their hoops, combat Captian Moses and his “totalitarian social architecture”.
“The comic book, written by Stevens and gorgeously drawn, colored, and inked by longtime friend and collaborator Stephen Halker, visualizes in graphic form many of the political motifs of the movie and soundtrack: mid-century urban theory, modernism, post-modernism, hoop dynamics, and the spiritual practice of Subud.”