HonkHonk BeepBeep BonkBonk is an animated pixel art collection of slices of life from the road. While the title may sound silly (because it is), these 1-bit moments are all too relatable situations we’ve encountered on the highways and byways of the Lower Mainland. Navigating traffic both as drivers and pedestrians is a large part of our identity in the city. While the road may be transient, the daily gridlock can feel very permanent. A truck breakdown leaves us stuck in place and stationary. Other times, we cruise down the road with the radio on, blissfully lost in our own world that exists inside of our vehicles. The flow of traffic is constant, as is the movement of people from one place to another, and these little pixel moments offer a glimpse into your own current journey. Take it in while you sit at the corner of Broadway & Kingsway, waiting for the light to turn. What place are you off to next?
K.W. Miller is a multidisciplinary artist and a white settler on the unceded territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Sto:lo, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen Coast Salish people (so-called Surrey). Seeking neither fortune nor fame, he just wants to share his art with those who want to see it. Maybe a high five would be cool.
K.W. Miller is the creator and curator of the Cramped Room for Art Projects (#CRAPGallery for short), a miniature art gallery showcasing tiny works from a variety of artists and streaming virtually with a new exhibit each month into 2023. His pixel art project, coming soon: nothing much, is an anti-gentrification piece that showed on the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen, programmed by grunt gallery. He has also recently been published in issues of with intensions digital magazine throughout 2022 for his comic work, writing, and visual art pieces. K.W. Miller’s other work (stickers, zines, prints, and more) can be found in various independent art stores and co-ops throughout the Lower Mainland including Slice of Life, Lucky’s Comics, and Spartacus Books. In 2020, he self-published copies of a children’s story titled Stanley Stallsky Goes To Bed (Kind Of.) that has been read in classrooms and donated to Little Free Libraries in multiple cities across B.C.
A multi-instrumentalist, K.W. Miller has also recorded and performed music across folk (K.W. Miller), electronic (sadteen), and metal (Land of Wind & Ghosts) genres with projects reaching the charts and being added to rotation on a dozen independent radio stations coast to coast. He has also worked as a sound engineer, audio and lighting technician for live events, music acts. Additionally, he has lent his voice to various animated shows as well as acting appearances in film & television.