Codex VII 2019, Table 86

February 3, 2019toFebruary 6, 2019

  

I will once again be presenting my books at the Codex Book Fair in Richmond, CA at the Craneway Pavilion, February 3-6, 2019. I will have three new books: The Tragedy of King Lear, Order of Appearance, and Cross Words as well as recent books King Leer: A Tragedy in Five PuppetsFunny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha, and Out There In Here. For more information: CODEX 2019

Maine Media Workshop letterpress class

August 4, 2019toAugust 10, 2019

   

Letterpress printing can be a slow process, but it can also be very spontaneous. Using a Vandercook proof press with magnet and Boxcar bases it is possible to print in a spontaneous manner composing the image as you print. Stainless steel wire combined with various sticky backed foams can be cut and manipulated  to make shapes and lines quickly and can be altered as needed. P22Blox are shaped modules that can be combined and recombined to forms letters, frames, figures and more. The emphasis will be on experimentation and variation rather than on specific end products. Each participant will contribute a set sized sample print for a portfolio exchange. For more information go their website: Maine Media Workshops

King Leer puppets video on YouTube

June 20, 2018toJune 20, 2019

 

A video showing King Leer: a Tragedy in Five Puppets in action is now on YouTube. King Leer video

Five puppets in a boxed set, four of the puppets have quotations from our 45th and current president. The 2016 election results turned my thoughts to the character of King Lear and from there they descended to King Leer. If Hillary Clinton had been elected maybe I would have gravitated to MacBeth. This project started with the spontaneous making of the beanbag puppet as a tension reliever in the winter of 2016. Sarah Bryant and Anna Embree introduced me to the robot puppet via Facebook in the spring of 2017. Those grasping hands set me off again. At that time, I decided to use the President’s own words against him. Each puppet has been made with the materials appropriate to their nature. Three of the puppets are paper with movable components: the flapping mouth, the jump-up, and the walking robot. The remaining two puppets are cloth and a sock with animated paper hair. The font used throughout is Arial Black with Apple Chancery for the opposite side of the jump up tab. All the paper is Chancery paper, a hemp and cotton blend, made by Tim Barrett and his team of student papermakers at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.

Formation traveling exhibit, Guild of Book Workers

November 1, 2018toMarch 7, 2019

  

My book Funny Peculiar, Funny Ha Ha, will travel with the GBW exhibit Formation in 2018-19. The exhibit will be on exhibit at the following locations and dates. Additional information: Formation | The Guild of Book Workers

June 15-Oct 21, 2018 MCBA Minneapolis, MN

Nov 1- March 7, 2019 Robert C Williams Papermaking Museum Atlanta, GA

March 15- May 25, 2019 UCLA Los Angeles, CA

June 1- July 27, 2019 NBSS Boston, MA

August 1-Oct 30, 2019 UArts Philadelphia, PA