Geedar by Wayne White

Wayne White is an American multi-disciplinary artist, working as a painter, sculptor, illustrator, animator, set designer and comic artist. As a comic artist he is best known for his series 'Miss Car', which ran in the East Village Other. 

Life and career
Wayne White was born in 1957 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1980, he published his first cartoons and illustrations in The East Village Other, R.A.W., The New York Times, Bad News, High Times and The Village Voice. His comic strip 'Miss Car' was featured in the East Village Eye. He has furthermore self-published mini-comix like 'Geedar' and 'Vaga'. He enjoys writing humorous obscene dialogue over cheap paintings and lithographs, but does this in a more professional way than ordinary graffiti artists. His sculptures are often grotesque deformations of celebrity faces, from country singer George Jones to US President Lyndon B. Johnson. White is married to fellow cartoonist and writer Mimi Pond.

Geedar by Wayne White

Graphic contributions
Together with Mimi Pond, Gary Panter and Rob Zombie, White created puppets and sets for the popular children's show 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' (1986-1990), which won them three Emmy Awards. He also created sets for 'Shining Time Station' (1989-1993), 'Beakman's World' (1992-1997) and 'The Weird Al Show' (1997, with "Weird Al" Yankovic). White was art director for the music videos of Peter Gabriel's 'Big Time' and The Smashing Pumpkins' 'Tonight, Tonight'. He also designed album covers for the band Lambchop, namely 'Thriller' (1997), 'Nixon' (2000), 'Aw Cmon' (2004) and 'No You Cmon' (2004).

Documentaries about Wayne White
For those interested in White's career, Neil Berkeley's documentary 'Beauty Is Embarrassing' (2012) is highly recommended, featuring contributions of people like Pee-Wee Herman, Kurt Wagner (Lambchop), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's) and Matt Groening.

Miss Car by Wayne White

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