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Amazing Rain

Amazing Rain Sam Brown With the deceptively simple use of line of Matt Groening or James Thurber, the deft and elegant use of color of Chris Ware or Hergé, the cinematographic eye of Eric Drooker, and the combined sense of dark humor and nostalgic sadness of Edward Gorey, Brown has created a sparse and engrossing novella that stands beautifully, beckoningly outside of any of the established forms or conventions of...

Art of the Dead

Art of the Dead showcases the vibrant, charismatic poster art that emerged from the streets of San Francisco in 1964 and 1966. It traces the cultural, political, and historical influences of posters as art back to Japanese wood blocks through Bell Époque, on to the Beatniks, the Free Speech Movement, and the Acid Tests. Featuring interviews and profiles of the key artists, including Rick Griffin, Stanley “Mouse” Miller, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson, and Victor Moscoso.

Curb Service

Cruising nighttime byways for an adrenaline fix, Scot Sothern first patronized the marketplace of curbside prostitution surfing the prurient whims of a young man. He dove to the murky depths of sexual obsession and resurfaced five years later, shell-shocked and without excuse. While there, trusty Nikon in hand, Scot made full-frontal X-rated exposures, black and white, filled with pathos and an uncanny realism.

Drawn Out

Drawn Out Don Nace “I wanted more than salvation. I wanted to be in the belly of the whale,” Don Nace states in Drawn Out, a collection of raw and lyrical drawings that illustrate the story of Nace’s life, from a childhood dominated by the tragic loss of a father, through the agonizing and euphoric process of self-discovery to love, marriage, and fatherhood. Drawn Out simultaneously captures the...

Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be…

Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Be… Jacinta Bunnell & Irit Reinheimer The antithesis of the “Dick and Jane” coloring book, Girls Will be Boys Will be Girls is a funny and provocative deconstruction of traditional gender roles. 32 original illustrations with captions like “Calvin, baking is fun and all, but we can make a rad drum set out of these pots and bowls” and...

Label 228

Label 228 A Street Art Project Compiled by Camden Noir Art is anywhere, anytime; it just depends on your viewpoint. Subway cars in the 1970s and 1980s became mobile murals in New York City. Not every artist can afford a canvas to create on; some people’s imagination exceeds their financial or physical means. Sometimes the canvas is bigger than ourselves. Look at Banksy or Michelangelo. Sometimes the canvas is...

Naked Lens

Naked Lens: Beat Cinema Jack Sargeant Celebrating the celluloid expression of the Beat spirit—arguably the most sustained legacy in US counter-culture—Naked Lens is a comprehensive study of the most significant interfaces between the Beat writers, Beat culture and cinema. eaturing the key Beat players and their collaborators including: William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Brion...

Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

As teenagers today navigate increasingly fluid identities and choices, there is a demand for an accessible, interactive tool to help share knowledge about sex and sexual health; one that demystifies the facts and speaks frankly about experiences whose lessons often fall into the grey areas.

Since 2008, Miller and Bley have held an open call for young people to create comics that address a variety of topics involved with sex education.

Reproduce and Revolt

Reproduce and Revolt! Edited by Josh MacPhee and Favianna Rodriguez Reproduce and Revolt! is a graphic toolbox for political activists all over the world. The book contains 300+ exciting high quality illustrations and graphics about social justice and political activism for use on flyers, posters, t-shirts, brochures, stencils, and any other graphic aspects of political campaigns. All the graphics are bold, easy to...

The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone

Brin and Bent are poolkeepers at The House for the Grossly Infirm. Their days are spent abusing the House residents with bleach and chlorine, spying on them through holes they have drilled in the walls. They do not know that someone else comes to the pool at night: Minno Marylebone, a child like no other.

The Ultimate, Illustrated Beats Chronology

The Ultimate, Illustrated Beats Chronology Robert Niemi Did you know that less than two weeks after Jack Kerouac reported to the Newport, RI U.S. Naval Training Station (the same month that the German 6th Army was surrendering at Stalingrad), he was discharged, diagnosed with a “Constitutional Psychopathic State, Schizoid Personality”? That just a few months later, William Burroughs moved from Chicago to New York,...

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