Cartoonist and illustrator Grant Snider of Incidental Comics has created “Self Portrait,” a comic that shows the many “innovative ways” of representing oneself. This comic is part of Grant’s ongoing “Who Needs Art?” series at Medium. Prints of his artwork are available to purchase online.
The self-portrait is an ancient art form. It rose to popularity in the Renaissance with society’s shift in focus to the individual. From the strange visions of Frida Kahlo to the massive, intricate portraits of Chuck Close, many contemporary painters have defined themselves by their portraits.