I’ll be attending Spring Con this weekend. It’s held at the historic St. Paul State Fair grounds. It’s a treat to see the desolate grounds off season. I’ll have all the Uncivilized Books stuff and will be sharing the table with Dan Wieken. Stop by and say hello.
Check out the work and come to the closing party April 16th:
CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION and PARTY on SATURDAY APRIL 16 (from 7-11 pm), featuring free live music by THE BLIND SHAKE, THE KNOTWELLS, and DJ’d by [kramerica industries].
Dan Wieken‘s metal band, Blood Folke (pictured above), played at the Kitty Cat Klub in Minneapolis last night. Their epic folky doom-laden sound was the perfect antidote to the madness known as St. Patrick’s day.
The Night (pictured below) opened. I feel bad for opening bands I draw. The drawings I make of them tend be my warm ups… and result in a couple of awkward images.
A couple more drawings of the Kitty Cat Klub:
Uncivilized Books presents a new pamphlet by Dan Wieken: Booke of Logos. The new book is a 24 page collection of new logos created for some of today’s best known celebrities (from Oprah to Maury Povich)
and politicians (lets face it politicians are celebrities too). Think of it as a kind of psychic re-branding… the results are sometimes ridiculous, sometimes incomprehensible, but always spot on. The book will debut tonight at the Black Dog in St. Paul during the opening event for Guttural Visions: Extreme Metal, A Visual Interpretation. it will be available on the Uncivilized Books site a couple of days later. More info here.
DIARY by Gabrielle Bell
Diary is the follow up to Gabrielle Bell’s acclaimed L.A. Diary. This pamphlet continues Gabrielle’s autobiographical project with stories set in Minneapolis, New York and California. The star of the book is ‘Manifestation’, Gabrielle’s ‘adaptation’ of the notorious Scum Manifesto. Tom Kaczynski contributes a one-page introductory comic.
KLAGEN: A HORROR by Jon Lewis
KLAGEN: A HORROR briefly considers the movements and practices of the death cult which has silently infiltrated every level of society throughout our world. Drawn in dirty gray and black, it sheds no more light than is prudent and gives no false hope. One closes this small book feeling that although we live in God’s house, God has not been home for a long, long time.
TRANS-UTOPIA by me
The long awaited fourth part of the well received Trans series of books (which includes Trans-Alaska, Trans-Siberia and Trans-Atlantis). The cartoon journey through philosophy, pop-culture, politics and the occult arrives at its destination: Utopia…
Also available for the first time in New York:
The Petrified Catalogue is a collection of macabre illustrations rendered in obsessive detail. It’s an imaginary bestiary depicting the remains of creatures excavated from remote prehistory and the depths of the unconscious.
All of the above will be available on the Uncivilized Books site a few days after the show.