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Dave McKean at Merry Karnowski L.A.

by Suzanne on August 13th, 2008

Death (from The Particle Tarot) by Dave McKean, 2000

Maybe it's just me, but I think there's something genuinely mean about people who don't like Dave McKean's artwork. Not that I'm the biggest McKeanian out there, mind you, but I always felt that proclaiming to the world not to enjoy his works is almost like saying that you don't like listening to music or that the Brothers Grimm were bad writers.

I basically don't trust anyone who says either.

So if you happen to be in L.A. (... and you should, because remember that you need to go see Jared Joslin's exhibition!), you have until Saturday to see the captivating works from Dave's Persistence of Vision series at Merry Karnowsky Gallery.

Closing: Saturday, August 16, 2008

Address: Merry Karnowsky Gallery, 170 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036, USA, tel: 323.933.4408 | Directions

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 12 - 6 PM (or by appointment)

Preview show | Flyer

Show catalogue available from the gallery for $20.

Dave McKean & Neil Gaiman interviewed by The Onion

Artist's website

O Rose...

by Suzanne on April 16th, 2007

Kaetii - Portrait II by Christopher Lee Donovan - click for details

O Rose, thou art sick!
The Invisible worm,
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,

Has found out thy bed
Of Crimson joy;
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.

(The Sick Rose by William Blake)


In case any of you wondered why I haven't updated this blog as often as I used to, the explanation is a rather depressing one for me: About a month ago, when I had an ultrasound examination of my eyes done, my optometrist noticed a progressed incurable deformation of my optic nerves in both eyes. He had no clue where that came from - as such things normally happen after accidents, birth defects or brain tumours - so it was all pretty confusing for both him and me. However, I'm in good hands now and I got new nerd glasses prescribed. Yay! I'll have to be monitored regularly from now on though to make sure that it doesn't get any worse since any further deformation could possibly be dangerous.

It's not that I didn't notice that there was something seriously wrong with my eyes, but I hadn't really expected something quite so dramatic. Anyway, at least this finally explains why I've constantly had red eyes, headaches, concentration difficulties, a rather short attention span and visions (yup!) in the past few years. And I guess it also explains why I always see a giant angry Hello Kitty® fighting against Godzilla whenever I look at toasted bread. It's just my optic nerves sending confusing messages to my brain. o_O

On a happier note, I got a chance to meet and (quickly) interview the amazing Peter Blegvad at Fumetto 07 and I want to take ballet lessons again - for purely masochistic reasons this time. Uhmm.. I dunno what that has got to do with Blegvad, but anyway...

And in other news, the congenial Jim Woodring makes me feel terribly guilty for using my Moleskine® as a profane notepad. *sighs


Red Ribbon (detail) by David Stoupakis - click for details

Chris Ryniak | Christopher Lee Donovan | Daniel Martin Diaz | David Stoupakis (finally!) | Diana Bezanski | Elisa Lazo De Valdez | Jason D'Aquino | Keegan Wenkman | Lens Culture | Lizz Lopez | Matthew Woodson | Ruby Mag #17 | Scott Radke

The Candylicious Portfolio ov Thee Day award goes to: Pop Machine, I Love You

The Nerd Site ov Thee Day award goes to: Susan Kare's User Interface Graphics


Young Lord Oliver by Marion Peck - click for details

Marion Peck's Soft Paintings for Gentle People at Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City, USA.

→ Opened: 14 April 2007 | Closes: 19 May 2007 | Additional information | Artist's website | Opening reception photos

© Bernd Preiml - click for details

Bernd Preiml's Buabnsunn at Artbits Galerie in Wien, AT.

→ Opens: 20 April 2007, 7 PM onwards | Closes: 9 June 2007 | Additional information | Artist's blog

Also: If you happen to be in London before April 29th, make sure to visit the stunning Hogarth exhibition at Tate Britain. I found it profoundly educational and deeply humorous.


Andrew Brandou studio visit (by Juxtapoz)

Diane Arbus audio interview (by Almanac Magazine)

Espira interview (by The Extra Finger)

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck interview (by BBC Collective)

Junko Mizuno YouTube interview (by BBC Choice)

Marcel Dzama interview (by KultureFlash)

Peter Blegvad interview (by Meeeeeeee! for FumettoBlog®)

Wayne Belger interview (by Alarm Press)

Spring's Here - Polish Your Robotic Arms!

by Suzanne on March 11th, 2007

© Brian Walker - click to enlarge

Hi, I'm Suzanne. I used to blog here on a more or less regular basis and you might remember me from the driver's ed film "Alice's Adventures through the Windshield Glass".

Anyway. I'm back and I have absolutely nothing to report. The fact that I still feel the urge to write these lines is the final proof that I'm a real "blogger". Yay!

Still, the world around me has evolved tremendously in these past few weeks:

There was a total lunar eclipse, the Swiss finally went to war against neighbouring Lichtenstein, monsieur Jean Baudrillard passed away, Jennifer Mee stopped hiccuping, my armadillo got quarantined due to a maggot infection, I ate 1.7 litres of Mövenpick® of Switzerland's caramelita ice cream in less than 34 minutes, I had 9 nosebleeds stigmata and 5 headaches, I saw the Chi Rho symbol on the steamy bathroom tiles, I hit myself 8 times on the head with a rather sharp object because the NIN concert at Volkshaus is sold out, I got a beautiful framed drawing from Jessica McCourt, an adorable print from Kate O'Brien & a rather obscene lollipop from the sweet Jessica Joslin, I got lost in the forest (twice) and I got a spam email that said "Pony rides - 25 cents - 2 for 50!"

What wondrous times we live in.

P.S.: For those who wondered: Yes, I have captchas in all my contact / ordering forms now. So it's totally normal if you see either of these messages after sending something to me:


© Bernd Preiml - click to enlarge

Amy Sol | Bernd Preiml | Christa Parravani | DouArt | Elizabeth Shupe | EyeSuck Ink | Jessica McCourt | Locher's | Marc Yankus | Natasha Gudermane | Nicole McConville | Nihil Nil | Not So Simpleton / Distant Air | Sam Weber | Susan Jamison | Vertico's Puppets | Víctor Castillo | Zu Pan


Dream of the Hungry Ghost by Colette Calascione - click to enlarge

Bill Viola interview (by ArtInfo)

Chris Scarborough interview (by The Extra Finger)

Colette Calascione interview (by ArtInfo)

Gregory Crewdson interview (by ArtInfo)

Jennifer Nehrbass interview (by The Extra Finger)

Jenny Bird interview (by The Extra Finger)

Jeremy Fish interview (by Crown Dozen)

Kristian Olson interview (by The Little Chimp Society)

Mary Ellen Mark interview (by ArtInfo)

Sam Weber interview (by Heavy Backpack)


Fantastic Fables (by Ambrose Bierce / English)

Heidi (by Johanna Spyri / English / Ill.)

Paradise Lost (by John Milton / English)

Persuasion (by Jane Austen / English)

Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen / English / Audio)

The Canterville Ghost (by Oscar Wilde / English / Audio)

Über Psychoanalyse (by Sigmund Freud / German / Wurzeltod® recommendation)

Den Schädel auf. Die Brust entzwei.

by Suzanne on December 16th, 2006

© Marcin Tyszka - click on images to enlarge

I normally don't care much about fashion photography. It's often so polished and superflat that I don't really see why it can't all be done in Maya® instead and with RealDolls™ instead of anaemic models with half open mouths and expressionless eyes.

What bores me the most are all these greyish powdered arms dangling over armrests. I just fail to see what's aesthetically so exciting about lethargic body parts hanging from Louis XIV furniture. Not that I have anything against Louis XIV, mind you - quite the contrary, I always adored his rather twisted sense of decadence humour. But if I want to see dehydrated lifeless bodies, I'd rather go to the morgue (now that would make an amazing i-D spread, wouldn't it?).

I don't mind so much that most models have the charisma of a synthetic polar bear rug, I just wish we'd actually get to see at least some of them in actu - helping grannies across the street, rescuing kittens from trees, instructing tuna in art history, lifting weights - instead of just having to watch them gracefully rot away in antique furniture.

Well, all categorical refusal of fashion photography aside, when it comes to girls who play with skulls in abandoned anatomy museums (c.f. above), even I get weak. I just can't help it. And I don't even think it was particularly visionary of Marcin Tyszka to add organic materials like dust, ashes, bones (and even pickled toads) to the immaculate world of fashion photography - I think I just looked at it at the right time with the right frame of mind.

Decay is the new black.


Meerkatgirls © Andrew Sendor - click to enlarge

Andrew Sendor | David M. Bowers | Fiona Hewitt | James Riches | Madeline von Foerster (Update your bookmarks accordingly!) | Matthew Woodson | Miriam Castillo | Rik Garrett¹ | Ruby Mag #13 (Happy Birthday!) | StereoHype | The Godlove Museum


Robert Craig interview (by The Extra Finger)

Jeff Soto interview (by Supertouch | Attention: Jeff's Cold Ice Age exhibit closes tonight, 16th December, at BLK/MRKT Gallery.)


N° 1

I miss my cats. Above all Spot (.. named after...). Spot was a good soldier cat. A curious, adventurous, courageous and proud cat. I wish they'd all come back to me. Not like in Pet Cemetery, but you know... for real. Someone bring me back my kitties, please. *sobs*

N° 2

According to iTunes, by far the most often played song on my iPod is 'Loser' by Beck. The 2nd most played song is 'Every Day Is Exactly The Same' (which it is) by Nine Inch Nails, 3rd is 'Everlong' by The Foo Fighters, 4th is 'One' by Metallica and 5th is 'Pushed Again' by Die Toten Hosen. Followed by 'A Forest' by The Cure (they're the overall winners in occupying storage space), 'She's In Parties' by Bauhaus, 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' by Joy Division and 'Mad World' by Gary Jules.

I'm only telling you this because after an extensive scientific analysis, I came to the conclusion that this can only mean one thing:

I haven't really evolved since the age of 14. Yaaaaay!

N° 3

Yes, I do want that snow-white pony we selected for Christmas, mum. With a red ribbon around its neck. Thank you.

N° 4

This blog post contains so many (mostly pointless) links that I got a headache halfway through counting them.

N° 5

The bitter realisation that you never know when you're halfway through counting something unless you know the grand total in advance gave me another headache.


¹ Buy prints by Rik Garrett at the WurzelShoppe!

A Forest

by Suzanne on November 20th, 2006

© Julia Fullerton-Batten (detail) - click for full picture

Die Toten meiner Jahrtausende
Sind auferstanden. Meiner Väter Blick
Ging über mich, es wandelte
Leicht die Nähe der Erwachenden.

Im Abend aber entschliefen sie
Plötzlich; aus ihren Augenhöhlen
Brachen Blumen, ihres Atems Stille griff
Nach meinem Herzen, eine blaue Hand.

(Wald by Maria Luise Weissmann, 1899-1929)


November: She Disappeared © Derek Nobbs¹

CandyKiller | Daniel Martin Diaz | Derek Nobbs | Eduardo Recife | Esao Andrews (back with yet another adorable site design!) | JapiHonoo | Jinyoung Shin | Julianna Swaney | Kahn & Selesnick² | KunstKrake | LensCulture | Luka Skalabrin | Luke Feldman | Marc Burckhardt | Miniature Mouse | Ruby Mag #12 | Ruth Gwily | Sarah Joncas | Tasty Soil |  Teodoru Badiu | Yosuke Ueno | YouYesYou

Also: ArtDorks est mort. Vive ArtDorks!


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by Mark Twain / English / Audio)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by Lewis Carroll / English / Audio)

Andersen's Fairy Tales (by Hans Christian Andersen / English / Audio)

Auf der Galerie (by Franz Kafka / German / Audio)

Beowulf (by Anonymous / English / Audio)

Beyond Good and Evil (by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche / English / Audio)

Die Leiden des jungen Werther (by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / German / Audio)

Dracula (by Bram Stoker / English / Audio)

Emma (by Jane Austen / English / Audio)

Mary Stuart (by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller / English)

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin (by Charles Darwin / English / Ill.)

The Robbers (by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller / English)

Wilhelm Tell (by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller / English / Wurzeltod® recommendation)


Camille Rose Garcia interview (by Crown Dozen)

Josh Keyes interview (by Fecal Face)

Rik Garrett interview (by Eros Zine)


N° 1

I have funny feet.

N° 2

I'll be rather busy working on presentations about Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and J. M. W. Turner until the end of January - i.e. I won't have time for lengthy updates in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience.

N° 3

Art prints make beautiful Christmas presents. Above all if you know that you support one of our talented young WurzelArtists® at the same time. To make sure that your orders arrive on time, I suggest that you don't waste another minute and go spend all your money in our little art shoppe. Weeeee!


¹ Buy prints by Derek Nobbs at the WurzelShoppe!

² Their new book The Apollo Prophecies is now available as a paperback.

Das englische Fräulein

by Suzanne on October 10th, 2006

Scintillating Venuses © Kris Lewis - click to enlarge

Die englischen Fräuleins gehen in langer Kette durch die Stadt,
Zwei und zwei, in ihren schwarzen Mänteln wie Morcheln, die man aus dem Boden gerissen hat.
Aber im Sommer tragen sie violette
Schärpen um den Leib. Sie schlafen allein im Bette.

Manche ist so schön,
Man möchte einmal mit ihr schlafen gehn.
Aber sie sind so klein in ihren schwarzen Kapuzen,
Ich glaube, wenn man sie lieben will, braucht man ein ganzes Dutzend.

("Die englischen Fräuleins" von Klabund, 1890-1928)


Ukrainian Pillbox © Kris Knight - click to enlarge

ArtCoup | Bernd Preiml | BoldType | Camilla Engman | Casey Weldon | Catalina Estrada | Chelsea Cardinal | Chris Mars | Dan May | David Hochbaum | Dayvid LeMmon | DouArt | Federico Pazos | Friends With You | James M. Graham | Jeffrey Micheal Harp | Jen Corace | Kris Knight | Kris Lewis | Laura Zindel | Little Paper Planes | Madeline von Foerster | Maggie Taylor | Mr E. Cipher | Pictures on Walls | Raquel Aparicio | Renée Bosler | Scott Altmann | Scott Radke | Shift #119 | SquidFingers | Travis Lampe | Zohar Lazar

→ Also, Rik Garrett offers beautiful new photographs framed for sale (prints & tintypes).


Still from 300 - click to watch

300 Trailer - Teaser trailer for WB’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300. Music by Nine Inch Nails. Hurrah for testosterone-loaded movies! (via Drawn!)

Closer: NIN and Star Trek - Compilation clip that explores that latent love affair between Kirk and Spock. Music again by Nine Inch Nails. (via Milk & Cookies)

Battle of LP Covers - An amazing piece of motion graphic work directed by Ugly Pictures and animated by Man vs Magnet. (via k10k)

Run Wrake: Rabbit - Short trailer to Run Wrake's dreamlike dark story of lost innocence and the random justice of nature. (via Strange Little Girls)


The Offering © Jessica McCourt¹ - click to enlarge

Dan May interview (by The Little Chimp Society)

Genesis P-Orridge interview (by The Guardian)

Jessica McCourt¹ interview (by The Extra Finger. Thanks for the mention, Jessica!)

Joe Sacco interview (by The Stranger)

Lori Earley interview (by Atomic Threat)

Maurice Sendak audio interview (by NPR)

Neil Gaiman interview (by Bookslut)

Neil Gaiman audio interview (by Minnesota Public Radio)

Richard A. Kirk interview (by Phantasmaphile)

Rik Garrett² interview (by The Extra Finger)

Seetharaman Narayanan interview (by Ironic Sans - Yup, that's the chap you see everytime you open your PhotoShop.)

Tiffany Bozic interview (by Fecal Face)


Pablo Wendel - The German art student who fooled police by posing as one of China's terracotta warriors at the heritage site in the ancient capital, Xian.


'It's an altogether new thing!'

- 9-year-old kid about the advantages of taking LSD


'And it smells of sulfur still today'

- Subject line of a spam email I got today. I couldn't help being reminded of Strindberg & Helium's Sulfur and Iron


My beloved brother has a blog now. I'm so proud. Make sure to watch his vampire short film if you haven't seen it yet.

I'm having incredible fun with my new translation tool at the bottom of the left sidebar. If it already says the darndest things in the languages I do understand, I assume it totally sabotages my blog and spits out loads of insults in Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Huzzah!


¹ Buy prints by Jessica McCourt at the WurzelShoppe!

² Buy prints by Rik Garrett at the WurzelShoppe!

The Happy Little Bunny

by Suzanne on September 11th, 2006

© Ray Caesar - click to enlarge

Once there was a little bunny
who had a little furry tail and a little shiny nose.

But the electrodeath cloud of commerce strangled it
and its foxhole was converted to a parking lot
a parking lot, a parking lot.

Ample parking asphalted over bunny bones.

Everyone everyone everyone get in.

(Bedtime Stories by Thom Yorke by David Hart)


© Matt Groller - click to enlarge - via ArtDorks

A Polite Winter | Banksy (.. and in other Banksy news: I, II & III...) | CrickSkipper | Erik Swan | Evolve-R | Fiodor Sumkin | Found Magazine | Francesco D'Isa | Ghostco | Glubibulga | Group Show N°7 | Joe Sorren | Kaliber10000 | Kilfish | Matt Groller | No Pattern | Oculart | Ray Caesar | Red Nose Studio | SauerKids | Scene 360 | Scott Radke | Shift N°118 | Steven Kenny | Tara McPherson | The Propagandists (Wurzelspondent Juju's new project!) | Todd Schorr | TragikLab Inc | Travis A. Louie | We Are Bitch | We Kill You! | Yuko Shimizu

→ And finally, some good news about Trevor's Rubber Doll project. Weeeeee!


© Jonathan Weiner - click to enlarge

Jonathan Weiner interview (by FecalFace)

Katy Grannan interview (by ArtKrush)

Kilfish interview (by Scene 360)

Lesley Reppeteaux interview (by SuicideGirls)

Mars-1 interview (by Fecal Face)


A Mother's List of Books for Children (by Gertrude Weld Arnold / English)

Märchen für Kinder (by Hans Christian Andersen / German / (beautifully) Ill.)

Resonance in Singing and Speaking (by Thomas Fillebrown / English / Ill.)

Siddhartha: eine indische Dichtung (by Hermann Hesse / German)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by Mark Twain / English / Ill.)

The Importance of Being Earnest (by Oscar Wilde / English)


Little People - A Tiny Street Art Project...


Alien My Little Pony - Sometimes, the only reason why you want to have babies is because you want to buy them totally disturbing toys. Or maybe that's just me. o_O


Thomas Keeley's Bat Chair - Thanks, AndreaXmas.


Your help needed!

N.N. - click to enlarge

Could anyone please help me identify the artist of the picture above?

I think it's from around 1880 and if I'm not completely mistaken, the artist's name sounds somewhat French.

Thank you very much for your help.


As always, the ingenious mind of Mr Substrom found the correct answer: Albert Penot. Chapeau, monsieur, chapeau!

In other news, a little worm greeted me with the word "Krankenkassenwechsel" the other day while I was gardening. I found it pretty unusual that the first (and probably last) word I've ever exchanged with a worm would be "Krankenkassenwechsel". I replied "Hullo?!?", but it said no more. Hmm... maybe it swallowed a tiny radio. Oh well, at least it wasn't a swedish maggot.

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)


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.


© Femke Hiemstra - click to enlarge

Cheval Noir | Dan May | Daniel Hyun Lim | Femke Hiemstra | Jeremiah Ketner | Kelly Tunstall | Kent Williams | Kenzo Minami | Linn Olofsdotter | LostFish | Marci Washington | Ogi | Ruby Mag | Sam Smith


Still from TV Goes Directly Into You

Björk: TV Goes Directly Into You - 'You shouldn't let poets lie to you...'

Marlene Dietrich: Fashion Side, Part II - 'The devil is a woman...' (via The Reverse Cowgirl)


© Chris Ryniak - click to enlarge

Chris Ryniak Q+A (by Atomic Threat)

Chris Sickels interview (by Illustration Mundo)


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

Swimming Scientifically Taught (by Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton / English / Ill. / Wurzeltod® recommendation!)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by Mark Twain / English / Ill.)


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


BBC NEWS | The Editors | Pronunciation unit - A guide to words and names in the news.


© 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 poster | Buy prints by Derek Nobbs at the WurzelShoppe!

always the love, always the years, always the hours...

by Suzanne on August 12th, 2006

© Ruth Claxton - via vvork - click on images to enlarge

Ich küsse die Luft,
Ich umarme die Wärme der Nächte.
Mir ist, es müsse von meinem Harme, meinem Sehnen
Aus der Leere dein Auge aufsprießen,
Zu mir fließen dein blauender Blick.
Sonne brütet,
Sommergras glüht,
Vom roten Mohn sprüht brünstiger Schein.
Ich strecke die Arme,
Erbarme dich, Licht,
Mich küssen hungrige Nächte.

(Max Dauthendey, 1867-1918)


© Ken Wong - click to enlarge

Brandt Peters | Brian Rawson | Caia Koopman | CandyKiller (again!) | Chad Verrill | Clandestina n°45 | EyeSuck Ink | Fernando Falcone | Fernando Tabanera | Group Show n°6 | Honey Eat Your Salad | If You Could | Jasper Wong | Jeff Cohen | Julie Blackmon | Kahn & Selesnick | Ken Wong | Lori Field | Marion Peck | Mark Hosford | Martin Wittfooth | Shift n°117 | Tancrede Szekely | ToothJuice


Still from Pan’s Labyrinth

Bendito Machine - Short Incaesque silhouette flash movie about hate and war. (via Festival International du Cinéma d'Animation)

Pan’s Labyrinth - Promo trailer for the haunting fairy tale produced by Alfonso Cuarón, del Toro, Frida Torresblanco and Bertha Navarro. (Official site - via ArtDorks)

What A Wonderful Day - A moral tale about an adorably megalomaniac little bunny on a hill; created by Philip Eddolls.


© Marion Peck at Roq La Rue Gallery - click to enlarge

Lopsided Soup at ThinkSpace Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Opening reception: 11 August 2006, 7 - 11 PM | Featuring: Lesley Reppeteaux & Myna Sonou | Special Signing: 19 August 2006, 2 - 5 PM w/Lesley Reppeteaux | Press Release | Preview show | Purchase Lesley Reppeteaux's limited edition dioramae

Undertow 2 at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, USA.

→ Opening reception: 11 August 2006, 6 - 9 PM | Featuring: Marion Peck, Eric White, Carrie Ann Baade, et al. | Preview show

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

→ Opening reception: 12 August 2006, 7 - 10 PM | Featuring: Korin Faught, Scott Saw, et al.

• Shomei Tomatsu's Skin of the Nation at SFMOMA in San Francisco, USA.

→ Closing: 13 August 2006

Kerri Jamison's Off Peak at the Minnesota Center for Photography in Minneapolis, USA.

→ Closing: 13 August 2006

Back then at the Toyroom Gallery in Sacramento, USA.

→ Opening reception: 18 August 2006 | Featuring: Todd Lawson & Shaunna Peterson


Alice's Adventures Under Ground (by Lewis Carroll / English / Ill.)

Applied Psychology for Nurses (by Mary F. Porter / English)

Dracula (by Bram Stoker / English)

Fairies and Folk of Ireland (by William Henry Frost / English / Ill.)

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (by Leonardo da Vinci / English)


Alan Moore interview I (by A.V. Club)

Alan Moore interview II (by Nerve)

Daniel Clowes questionnaire (by ReadyMade)

Jim Woodring podcast interview (by Ian Greeb)

Kara Walker questionnaire (by Frieze)

Lint Museum interview (by Pop Thirteen)

Michael Kupperman interview (by The Comics Reporter)


by Suzanne on July 26th, 2006


© Ronald Kurniawan - click to enlarge

Amy Sol | Camille Rose Garcia | Gez Fry | Jacob Magraw-Mickelson | James Jean (We ♥ you) | Kenneth Lavallee | Koren Shadmi | Korin Faught | Lens Culture | Lucien Shapiro | Magnus Blomster | Marq Spusta | Moira Hahn | Ronald Kurniawan | Ruby Mag | Said & Done | Schbleuh | StereoHype | WallSpankers


© Jessica Joslin

Chris Ware Q&A (by The Chicago Sun-Times, inside blue box)

Jason Levesque interview (by Hampton Roads Underground)

Jessica Joslin interview (by Animal Magazine (PDF), pp. 78-81)

Jim Woodring interview (by Hour.ca)

Tony Millionaire interview (by Kioskerman)