|“Then I perceived, what I had never thought, that all these staring houses were not alike, but different one from another, because they held different dreams.”|
― Lord Dunsany, A Dreamer's Tales
New Group! "Dreadful Tales: The Journal of Lurid Adventure". I'm still very excited for the idea and I hope some of you are too (please note me ).
Penny Dreadfuls, Dime Novels, Pulp Magazines: the 10c mass produced serial fiction of a century ago. From this “low culture” arose characters and trends and careers that have endured into our day. This lurid, exploitative literary format included highly energetic writing and arresting illustration. Let's bring it back!
In order to participate in, join, or even understand this group, you have to have a sense of the flavor we're aiming at here. We're all going back in time to the mid 19th to early 20th centuries to celebrate the throwaway pop literature of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. This is by no means confined to England, America and friends are included. We're talking about PULP: mass produced magazines, newspapers, leaflets, that brought thrilling stories to the public, chapter by cliff-hanging chapter! They were known first in England as Penny Dreadfuls, then in
I'm the product of many influences. I am first and foremost a surrealist continuing the Surrealist tradition. I'm also really into Illustration and advertising art from years past. I keep trying to bring back that 1900 aesthetic. Fantastic and Macabre art are also playgrounds of mine, pretty much anything that sends you into dreamland. I am a film buff and aspire to the cinematic. I'm not really into videogames, so any similarity between them and my art is likely a coincidence. My vision is both organic and deliberate. Come join me on a 20th century time machine.|
Current Residence: Olympia, WA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: whatever size hides fat
Print preference: the living artist in my residence to create unspeakable art with me
Favourite genre of music: blues, rock, hair metal, soul, glam
Favourite photographer: Man Ray, Vittori Storaro, Gordon Willis, Robert Richardson, Tonio Deli Coli
Favourite style of art: the kind that doesn't suck
Operating System: the circulatory system
MP3 player of choice: phonograph
Shell of choice: air freshener
Wallpaper of choice: human skin
Skin of choice: wallpaper
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck, Spongebob, MC Scat Cat, Muppet Babies, Me, Master Shake, SuperTed
Personal Quote: "I don't share opinions, I state facts."
Favorite Movies: The Trial(Welles), Night of the Hunter, Ikiru, M, Alien, The Last Tango in Paris, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Suspiria, Taxi Driver, Wild Strawberries, The Last Temptation of Christ, Nights of Cabiria, The Shining, Apocalypse Now, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Poltergeist, The French Connection, The Fury, The Fall (Tarsem), Bay of Blood, Duck Soup, In Cold Blood, etc...