I just found out there was a name for that time burner game I used to love playing (and still do… need to find the time to burn though…). The Surrealists started it all off, according to the wiki. The way we played it was never with words, just one person would start by drawing a head of some kind, cover it up and hand over for the next scribbler to draw the torso etc (rookie cheat was to leave enough of a marker to ensure the next person in line would know where to start to make it flow). Much fun had. I just wanted to show these awesome examples from the grandaddies of it all:
Courtesy of this fine site.
Kind of makes me want to start the ball(point) rolling again. For a start, I can take part in PLATS‘s event ‘A Distinguished Head’ at Somerset House on 26th & 27th March. Part of Pick Me Up, a graphic art and design fair, which starts this weekend and I am freakin gagging for.
Also I was thinking about doing some kind of online version of the game: exactly the same as the hard format version but involves swapping digital files over teh interweb. Funs yeah? So, watch this exquisite space…