3 February 2014
The prospectus for Thawt, a book documenting the evolution of a spontaneous idea executed between 20 February and 20 April 2013, is now available for review, and you may reserve your copy through viroquacreative.com. The book is designed as a collage of information about the project, and includes the correspondence, artwork, and writing of 11 artists from around the world. You can preview pages 1-45 of Thawt if you click on those red words preceding these ones.
The The Hartman Creek Odyssey book project, an homage to Dr. Seuss, has been on hold until all characters were redrawn by my daughters (I could not get permission from Dr. Seuss Enterprises to use the original Seuss drawings, but see this as a positive unexpected twist in the book’s evolution). They have finished the drawings, and now it’s up to me to photo-edit them into the original collages. Hoping to get that done in the couple of weeks.
Slowbook (March 2014) is also evolving slowly (imagine that). All submissions sent as desktop-printed Word documents have been transcribed by hand. Next step is to scan those hand-lettered submissions into the computer, along with all other hand-written or hand-drawn or collaged submissions, and then arrange/compose the contents.
Both the Alchemy book (2002) and Native Son at Home (2000) are now available for sale on the new Viroqua Creative Workshop web site, as well as the Strength print (2003), which is the only existing letterpress printed broadside set in Earthish, a phonetic alphabet I developed in the late 90s. More items will be uploaded to that site as time permits.