Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Femke Hiemstra & A Whole Lot of Eye Candy at CoproNason, Santa Monica

by Suzanne on April 5th, 2009


Glamour Cat by Scott Musgrove, oil on board

Excellence in pop-surrealist eye candy can always be expected from the people behind Hi-Fructose and CoproNason Gallery, but I think they have outdone themselves yet again.

Overdose has just gone on show and features the works of such glorious artists as Alex Pardee, Brendan Danielsson, Chris Peters, Chet Zar, Chris Scarborough, Dan Quintana, Eric Fortune, Jason D'Aquino, Josh Keyes, Kris Kuksi (see image below), Kukula, Martin Wittfooth, Michael Page, Scott Musgrove (see image top), Travis Louie, Yosuke Ueno, Yoko d'Holdbachie to actually only name a few..


The Recreation by Kris Kuksi, mixed media assemblage

And as if this wasn't enough, Femke Hiemstra (see image bottom) has a solo show entitled The Herring's Hairdo in gallery #3. Weeeeeee!

On display till April 25. Details below.

On show: April 4 - 25, 2009

Address: CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station T5, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA, tel: 310-829-2156

Preview Overdose show | Preview The Herring's Hairdo show | Press release OverdosePress release The Herring's Hairdo

Flyer


Concours De Popularité by Femke Hiemstra, mixed media book cover

Dan Quintana, Chet Zar & Co. at Roq La Rue, Seattle

by Suzanne on October 10th, 2008


© Dan Quintana - click for details/larger version

Good old Roq la Rue is hosting a 3 artists show starting tonight - featuring Dan Quintana, Chet Zar & Jeremy Bennett.

I assume that there will be more Quintana (why does my left pinkie always want to spell his name QuAintana?!) works on display than the very few ones in the preview section. Because, after all, there is no such thing as too many Quintanas!

Show details below.

In other news, for those of you who still haven't seen the adorable footage of Banksy's new The Village Pet Store & Charcoal Grill show in NY: Here you go.

Oh, and finally, to all Trekkies: Colm Meaney's airline of choice is EasyJet. Shocking, I know! o_O I saw him at Gatwick Airport the other day while picking up artworks for Patrick Thomas' show at Nelly Duff. What an unspectacular, lo-fi way to travel for a former USS Defiant chief engineer. I'm disappointed and disillusioned, Mr O'Brien. Seriously.

Opening: Tonight, October 10, 2008, 6 - 9 PM

On show: October 10 - November 1, 2008

Address: Roq La Rue, 2312 2nd Ave. (between Bell and Blanchard in the Belltown neighborhood), Seattle, WA 98121, USA, tel: (206) 374-8977 | Map

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat: 1 - 6 PM

Preview show | Press release

Noxious Fumes at Rivet Gallery, Columbus

by Suzanne on October 3rd, 2008


Evil Last by Brian Viveros - click for details/larger version

Okay, I admit it right away: The painting posted above won't be on show at Noxious Fumes - a postapocalyptic, gasmask themed group show opening at Rivet Gallery tomorrow - but I needed a contextual excuse to post it because I think it's Brian's finest work.

However, Brian Viveros will indeed exhibit at the show - alongside such great artists as Chris Peters, Tin, Kathie Olivas, Chet Zar, Annie Owens, Davey Wong & Doktor A. Woohooo!

I don't know why I just said woohooo! - my face looks terribly silly when I say that. o_O

Opening: Tomorrow, October 4, 2008, 7 - 10 PM

On show: October 4 - 29, 2008

Address: Rivet, 1200 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201, USA

Preview works

Artist's website

Upcoming Pop Surrealism Group Shows in the US of A

by Suzanne on January 31st, 2008

A Cabinet Of Natural Curiosities


© Junko Mizuno - click to enlarge

Who: Femke Hiemstra, Travis Louie, Brian Despain, Amy Sol, Chris Ryniak, Chet Zar, Junko Mizuno, Liz McGrath, Kukula, Nathan Ota, Jim Woodring, et al.

Where: Roq La Rue Gallery, 2312 2nd Avenue, Seattle WA 98121, USA, tel: (206) 374-8977

When: Opens February 8, 2008, 6 - 9 PM

Why: Because Junko Mizuno will present a series of three new canvas paintings (c.f. image above).

Sideshow Redux: 20 Years


Madame Calivera's Corporate Identity Program by Todd Schorr - click to enlarge

Who: Andrew Brandou, Colin Christian, Korin Faught, Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Louie, Mark Mothersbaugh, Todd Schorr, Kathy Staico Schorr, Brian Taylor, Chet Zar, et al.

Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery, 170 South La Brea Avenue, 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA, tel: 323-933-4408

When: Opens February 9, 2008, 8 - 11 PM | Closes March 8, 2008

Why: Because Brad Benedict came up with an amazing juxtaposition of artists that's bound to create an exciting and inspiring atmosphere.

Pop Subversion


Arrival and Intrepid Drift by Kris Lewis - click to enlarge

Who: Kris Lewis, Brendan Danielsson, Camilla d'Errico, et al.

Where: Ad Hoc Art, 49 Bogart Street, Buzzer 22, Unit 1G, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA, tel: 718.366.2466

When: Opens February 8, 2008, 7 - 9 PM | Closes March 2, 2008

Why: I don't even know why I bother linking to this show. The three artists above are the only ones who stand out from the very random selection of artists, imho. Also, I fail to see what's going to be "subversive" about that show. But then again, I'm just a grumpy old art nazi.

Nicoletta Ceccoli, Chris Peters, Stella im Hultberg & friends

by Suzanne on July 22nd, 2007

Three recommendable exhibitions for readers from the California / Washington area:

Kukula and Nicoletta Ceccoli


Bee Dream. Acrylic on paper. 11.5"x15.5" © Nicoletta Ceccoli

Who: Kukula & Nicoletta

Where: Roq la Rue Gallery, 2312 2nd Avenue, Seattle/WA

When: On view till August 4, 2007.

Why: Because Kukula and Nicoletta beat every childhood sugar-rush.

Next-Gen - Art for the New Aeon


Sister Beatrice. Oil on canvas. 20"x16" © 2007 Chris Peters

Who: Chris Peters, Ron English, Lola, Chet Zar, Kris Lewis, Esao Andrews, Kukula's clone, Travis Louie, and many, many others.

Where: Copro Nason Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. T5, Santa Monica/CA

When: On view till August 4, 2007.

Why: Because you can also see the works of Paul Chatem in the same gallery! Weeee!

Crazy 4 Cult


The Big Tourist. Oil and ink on tea-stained paper. 9"x12" © 2007 Stella im Hultberg

Who: Over 50 artists reinterpret their favourite cult classic films with one-of-a-kind original artwork. Yup.

Where: Gallery 1988, 7020 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles/CA

When: On view till August 10, 2007.

Why: For the love of Marla Singer.

You shouldn't let poets lie to you

by Suzanne on August 22nd, 2006


© Suzanne G. - Bobo, The One-Armed Vampire Teddy From Hell - click to enlarge

Die Welt: Wie haben Sie den Tod Ihrer Frau überwunden?

Pogorelich: [...] Sie hatte alles, Herkunft, Erziehung, Schönheit, Talent und Freundlichkeit. Sie überstrahlte alles wie ein Komet. Man konnte mit ihr freilich nie ausruhen, sie war immer aktiv.

Selbst im Tod war sie noch die Prinzessin, als die sie geboren wurde.

Sie hatte Leberkrebs.

Als sie starb, explodierte die Leber und in ihrem letzten Kuss überschüttete sie mich mit schwarzem Blut. Ich sah aus wie das Phantom der Oper. Mein Haar war völlig verklebt. Ich wollte es nicht wegwischen. Und als man uns mit Champagner kondolierte, da war ich immer noch voll mit ihrem Blut. Aber jeder hat das verstanden. Das war wie bei Jackie Kennedy, die ihr mit dem Hirn ihres Mannes besudeltes Kostüm nicht wechseln wollte [...].

(Ivo Pogorelich interviewed about the death of his wife (et al.) by Die Welt)

INTERNA

i) Yes, I know... I haven't been answering your emails and/or comments lately. That's because I was on holidays for three weeks and currently have about 380 emails in the answering queue. Sorry about that.

ii) For very obscure nostalgic reasons, I bought a pair of Dr. Martens in the size that I had when I got my first pair on my 13th birthday. Sadly, they won't let me return nor exchange them. So if you're a size 5 (UK), this is your ultimate chance to get a pair of hardly worn classic 8-eyelet Docs for only $60. Actually, I'll make it $50 for you. Yay! Click here for details.

iii) Your advice on tattoo designs is needed here. Gracias.

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© Femke Hiemstra - click to enlarge

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Still from TV Goes Directly Into You

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INTERVIEWS


© Chris Ryniak - click to enlarge

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Chris Sickels interview (by Illustration Mundo)

NEW E-BOOKS

Alice in Wonderland (by Lewis Carroll / English / Ill.)

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PSYCHICK WEBSITE OV THEE DAY

Internet Soul Portraits - Gallery of the biggest sites on the net stripped of their text, with only their graphics remaining. (via K10k)

PSYCHICK BLOG OV THEE DAY

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RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS


© Camille Rose Garcia at Outré Gallery - click to enlarge

Kathie Olivas, Chet Zar & Naoto Hattori at CoproNason Gallery in Santa Monica, USA.

→ Opened: 19 August 2006 | Closes: 9 September 2006 | Previews: Kathie Olivas, Naoto Hattori | Press release to Kathie Olivas

Flaunt at Junc Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Opened: 19 August 2006 | Featuring: Amy Ross, Camilla Engman, Jen Corace, Eric Beltz, et al.

Yosuke Ueno & Friends at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | Also featuring: Christopher Umana, Martin Wittfooth, et al.

Pleasure Little Treasure at Stay Gold Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | Featuring: Lisa Alisa and Hiroki Otsuka

Chris Ware at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, USA.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006

Unknown Weegee at the International Center of Photography in New York, USA.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | NYT review

Hans Bellmer - Ingenieur des Eros at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | Portal Kunstgeschichte review

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Photographien und Zeichnungen at Ludwiggalerie Schloss Oberhausen in Oberhausen, Germany.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | Portal Kunstgeschichte review

Rineke Dijkstra: Portraits at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006

The Treasures of Long Gone John at Outré Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.

→ Remains through: 29 August 2006 | Group exhibition featuring: Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Camille Rose Garcia, et al.

Receiver Guest Artists Show at Receiver Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

→ Remains through: 29 August 2006 | Featuring: Ogi, Henry Lewis, Kelly Tunstall, Marci Washington, et al.

Derek Nobbs at Optic Nerve Arts Gallery in Portland, USA.

→ Opening: 31 August 2006, 6 - 9 PM | PDF posterBuy prints by Derek Nobbs at the WurzelShoppe!

In the tempest worship the echo

by Suzanne on June 22nd, 2006



Cristina Beller: Mademoiselle, Spooky Jacky & Burn - click to enlarge

INTERNA

I had the immense pleasure to spend some time with the talented and inspiring Rik Garrett (... and beat the shit out of him at table football).

Anyhow... I'm only here to say that I'm not back yet. I need to revise 5286 pages (sic!) for a media studies exam and I should really start preparing my 120-minute Goya & Callot presentation beginning of July. Please understand that I won't be back before the 2nd week of July. There are loads of great blogs in the right sidebar that will surely entertain you in the meantime. Gracias.

Oh, and for all those readers who keep asking me about more nudie pics tasteful photographs for Flickr: I'm sorry to say that I simply don't have the time to take pictures at the moment. Besides, I'm getting old and senile, wrinkly and grey-haired. I'm too old for this self-portrait thing. At least for the time being. Thanks for understanding this, you perverts.

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© Derek Nobbs¹ - click to enlarge

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NEW E-BOOKS

Falling - Part I | Part II (by Junji Ito / English / Illustrated)

The Aeneid of Virgil (by Virgil / English)

The Three Musketeers (by Alexandre Dumas père / English)

Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary (by Voltaire / English)

INTERVIEWS

Jason interview (by Wizard Entertainment)

Jessica Abel interview (by Wizard Entertainment)

PSYCHICK PET HERO OV THEE DAY

Jack the Cat

On June 4 a black bear wandered into a West Milford, New Jersey, back yard, was confronted by a 15-pound (7-kilogram) tabby cat … and fled up a neighbor's tree. Hissing at the base of the tree, Jack the clawless cat kept the bear at bay for about 15 minutes, then ran him up another tree after an attempted escape.

Finally, Jack's owner, Donna Dickey, called the cat inside, and the timorous trespasser disappeared back into the woods.

View slideshow

RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS


© Andrew Brandou at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery - click to enlarge

Rik Garrett at Edi's Weinstube through the Museum of Porn in Art in Zürich, Switzerland.

→ Opened: 16 June 2006 | Buy Rik Garrett prints | Discussion at WurzelForum

Tiger Army & Wonderland at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

→ Opened: 16 June 2006 | Featuring: Raf Veulemans, Eileen Wunderlich and Frederic Perignon.

Cast - A Sculpture Show at Junc Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Opened: 17 June 2006 | Featuring: Evah Fan, Albert Reyes, et al.

Gary Baseman and Tim Biskup's Pervasion at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, USA.

→ Opened: 18 June 2006Juxtapoz review

Dada at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, USA.

→ Opened: 18 June 2006 | Article in the Smithsonian Magazine

Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale at the Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, USA.

→ Vernissage: 23 June 2006 | Featuring: Sarina Brewer, Robert Marbury, Shen Shaomin, et al.

Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, USA.

→ Vernissage: 23 June 2006

Power In Numbers at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, USA.

→ Finissage: 24 June 2006 | Featuring: Aaron Jasinski, Andrew Bell, Andy Kehoe, Attaboy, Brendan Monroe, Chet Zar, Jeana Sohn, Julie West, Lesley Reppeteaux, Lola Gil, Ronald Kurniawan, Thomas Han, et al.

The Clayton Brothers' Wishy Washy at the Bellwether Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Finissage: 24 June 2006

Andrew Brandou's Everyone's Happier Now That You're Gone and Adam Wallacavage's Il Lume Della Piovra at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Vernissage: 24 June 2006

Gabriela Friðriksdóttir's Inside the Core at the Migros Museum in Zürich, Switzerland.

→ Vernissage: 24 June 2006 | I'll be visiting the exhibition on July 8, 2006 - anyone fancy joining me?

International Puppet Carnival in and around Federation Square precinct in Melbourne, Australia.

26 June - 2 July 2006

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¹ Buy prints by Derek Nobbs at the WurzelShoppe.

P.S.: I received one of K. Louise Judd's prints the other day ('They Tried to Cure Her Ills With Lady’s Slippers'), and what can I say... it's breathtakingly beautiful and it almost looks like a painted original. I think all WurzelReaders™ need at least one of her artworks on their walls.

Frühlingstänzerin

by Suzanne on June 8th, 2006


© Darren Holmes: Ladies of the Sky - click to enlarge

In deinen Blicken wiegt sich der Frühling.
Rosengeflecht und ein Apfelzweig
Schaukeln ihn duftend einher.

Auf deiner Lippen Granat- und Marmorsitz
Streiten zehntausend Lerchen in süßem Tumult
Wähnend sie säßen im Morgenrot.

Wo deine lieblich errötenden Füße schreiten,
Schlägt aus dem Boden ein holder Schwall von Musik
Und erstürmt sich den Himmel.

Wippend dem zierlichen Schmetterling gleich
Schreitest du tanzerhobenen Arms
Wie über schwankendes Seil.

Wenn deine tastenden Brüste den Atem der Gärten verspüren,
Heben und senken sie sich, zugespitzt,
In verworrnen Gedanken.

Zierlich ist deine Seele, dem Rotkehlchen gleich,
Und so ängstlich, daß sie bei plötzlichem Wort
Flatternd im Käfig sich stößt.

(Frühlingstänzerin by Hugo Ball, 1886-1927)

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INTERVIEWS

Dan Clowes video interview (by Audium)

Gary Baseman audio interview (by CultureCatch - Yeah, I know... there's some very silly music in the intro... )

Marcel Dzama interview (by the BBC Collective)

Tommy Kovac interview (by ComiCon)

PSYCHICK ADVICE OV THEE DAY


© David Malki - click for full comics

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS


© Jessica McCourt: The Offering at Roq la Rue - click to enlarge

The 4th Annual Erotic Show at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

→ Vernissage: 8 June 2006, 7 - 11 PM

Ben Frost's New Gods at blank_space Gallery in Sydney, Australia.

→ Vernissage: 8 June 2006

Fresh Meat Show at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, USA.

→ Vernissage: 9 June 2006 | Featuring: Jessica McCourt, Derek Nobbs, Esao Andrews, Kris Lewis, Skot Olsen, et al.

Buy prints by Jessica McCourt and Derek Nobbs at the WurzelShoppe

Odd at ThinkSpace Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Vernissage: 9 June 2006, 7 PM onwards | Featuring: Lola and Chet Zar

MoCCA Art Festival 2006 at Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in NYC, USA.

10-11 June 2006 | Guests: Jessica Abel, Charles Burns, Adrian Tomine, et al.

INTERNA

A reader emailed me to say that the page is loading slower than normal.

I did add a few plug-in thingies to the sidebar over the past few days, however, for me, the page loaded at the same speed as always.

Has anyone else experienced difficulties accessing the site?

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¹ ... because their work is hanging on my walls too - and I know what's good for walls... :)

I can highly recommend Jessica's Awaken and Derek's Wingnut / Dirteater prints. They're utterly adorable.

The Return of The Grumpy Old Woman From Hell

by Suzanne on May 28th, 2006


Kate Chase Norcross - Sixth-plate, ca. 1858 - via The Daguerreian Society - click to enlarge

Maienwind

Mutwillige Mädchenwünsche
Haben Flieder
Niedergebogen,
Blauen und weißen.

Wie Tauben sind sie weitergeflogen,
Mit Wangen, wilden und heißen.
Hoch in warmen, schelmischen Händen
Haschender Sonne
Geschwungene Strahlen.
Hellbehende Wonne
Weißer Kleider
Weht.

Mutwillige Mädchenwünsche
Haben sich Flieder
Niedergebogen,
Blauen und weißen, -
Sind weitergezogen ...

(Peter Hille, 1854-1904, aus: Blätter vom fünfzigjährigen Baum)

INTERNA

I. Thee Shoppe will stay online - if you like it or not. Just try to ignore that pink tab on the nav bar if you have a problem with it. New artists will be added soon. You could do me a favour by visiting my rather vast artist link list and select a few artists you'd like to order prints from in the future.

II. The choice of artists will remain the same, i.e. I won't add internationally famous and commercially "successful" artists to the shop because

a) they don't need my support to sell their artworks.

b) I'm legally not entitled to sell their prints since most of them have their own representatives.

c) you don't have the kind of money it takes to buy such editions anyway.

d) trust me on this.

III. I won't charge any commission. Just because I'm Swiss doesn't mean I'm a capitalistic bastard. You can stop sending me emails about my part in the "Nazi Gold Affair" now - I wasn't really in charge of the Swiss government back then. However, these people would love to shred your letters hear from you:

Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB)
Börsenstrasse 15
Postfach
CH - 8022 Zürich
SCHWEIZ

IV. Thank you for your kind attention.

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MOVING IMAGES


Still from The Olde Headboard

The Olde Headboard - Another adorable video for Rasputina. I'd love to find out who directed this clip. Any ideas? It looks quite Sigismondiesque to me...

The Curious Passions of Sergeant Bertrand - Stand-alone short film from Bret Wood's feature movie Psychopathia Sexualis in which a case of necrophilia is dramatised through Victorian-style shadow play. Click on 'The Curious Passions of Sergeant Bertrand' on the right. Very Blanquetesque.

The Tale of How - An enchanting animated short story produced by the Black Heart Gang (via the amazing WurzelForum).

The Eraser - Beautifully cryptic promotional flash website for Thom Yorke's new album.

Smells like a Ukulele - For those of you who still haven't seen the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's hilarious interpretation of Nirvana's pièce de résistance, watch this now.

PSYCHICK LITERATURE OV THEE DAY

Moles and Their Meaning (by Harry De Windt, Pearson, 1909)

(via Neatorama)

NEW E-BOOKS

Arnold Böcklin (by Heinrich Alfred Schmid / German / Illus.)

Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (by Cory Doctorow / English)

War and Peace (by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy / English)

PSYCHICK WEBSITE OV THEE DAY

Endless Zoom Photo Mosaic - An addictive shockwave photo mosaic project - similar (but far better) to the ZoomQuilt project.

(via BoingBoing)

RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS


© Travis A. Louie at Roq la Rue - click to enlarge

Art School Confidential at Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Vernissage: May 27, 2006 | Featuring: Daniel Clowes, Caitlin Mitchell-Dayton and Charles Schneider.

Tara McPherson's A Rock Concert Poster Retrospective at BLK/MRKT in Culver City, USA.

→ Finissage: June 1, 2006

Blaine Fontana's Aadizookaan at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Vernissage: June 3, 2006

Alternate Realities - Paintings by Travis A. Louie and Robert Craig at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, USA.

→ Finissage: June 3, 2006 | Preview showDiscussion at ArtDorks

Gottfried Helnwein's Face It at Lentos - Kunstmuseum Linz in Linz, Austria.

→ Finissage: June 5, 2006 | Portal Kunstgeschichte review

Group Show Number One at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, USA.

→ Finissage: June 5, 2006 | Featuring: Sylvia Ji, Caia Koopman, et al. | Preview show

Im Auge des Pfauen

by Suzanne on January 12th, 2006



© Colette Calascione - click to enlarge (thanks, Phantasmaphile!)

FLÜGE

Schwerer Vögelregen
auf nacktem Baum:
so leicht vibrierend
von lebendigen Blättern
kleidet er sich.

Aber der Schwarm stiebt
auseinander,
hellblauer Februar
liegt mit dem Abend
auf den Zweigen.

Zart ist mein Leib,
entblößt für die Flüge
des Schattens.

(19. Februar 1935 by Antonia Pozzi, 1912-1938)

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Flyer for When Genevieve Ruled The World

When Genevieve Ruled The World - She's already got a pony. She wants the world.

La Chute de l'Ange - Bittersweet b/w animation about the fall of an angel.

Tattooman - Stunning animation about anthropomorphic tattoos brought to you by Scifi.com (via Yoni).

Bea Camacho's ‘Enclose’ - Performance during which Bea Camacho crocheted herself into a cocoon with red yarn. (via Glubibulga).

FREE E-BOOKS & AUDIO BOOKS

Les misérables Tome I, II, III, IV & V (by Victor Hugo / French)

The collected works of Henrik Ibsen Vol 6 & Vol 7 (by Henrik Ibsen / English)

The Devil's Dictionary (by Ambrose Bierce / English)

The Time Machine (by H. G. Wells / English / Audiobook)

And finally, some incredibly beautiful gems from The Library of Congress' Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room for Children's Literature:

The 12 magic changelings (by M.A. Glen / English / Illustrated)

The baby's own Aesop (by Walter Crane / English / Illu.)

The Children's object book (by F. Warne & Co. / English / Illu.)

The Circus procession (by McLoughlin Bro's. / English / Illu.)

Death and burial of poor Cock Robin (by H.L. Stephens / English / Illu.)

London town (by Thos. Crane & Ellen Houghton / English / Illu.)

Stories from Hans Andersen (by Andersen & Dulac / English / Illu.)

INTERVIEWS

Chris Mars interview (by Decent Content)

Warren Ellis interview (by Michael Avon Oeming for BuzzScope)

PSYCHICK WEBSITE OV THEE DAY

Ryan Burghard - His blog has been featured here a couple of times before. Now, Ryan is back with his own website. Well done, monsieur Burghard!

POINTLESS PERSONAL REMARKS THAT NO-ONE IS GOING TO READ ANYWAY #1348976076

Huuuuuuuuge thanks to Meagan and Thomas for sending me Christmas presents. I'd never even dreamt that anyone would actually click on the Amazon® button. You're not only extremely generous, you also proved that you have exquisite taste. Yoshitomo Nara and Charles Burns are indeed two of my favourite artists/writers ever. Thankies! <3