Geedar by Wayne White

Wayne White was born 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'. White is also active as a painter, illustrator, animator and sculptor. 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

Together with her, Gary Panter and Rob Zombie, he 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). He 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).

In 2012, he was subject of a documentary: 'Beauty Is Embarrassing', 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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