Posters: Wave One, Haus Red, Radix Media, Walls of (Un)Fear, Moody Summer Video and more
|Ganzeer||Sep 19|| 1|
1. Posters: Wave One
I keep getting asked to make available affordable poster editions of some of my art, something I've been neglecting to do because I'm often too caught up in creating the new!
So I've decided to release a series of posters in waves of three. One wave each month until the end of 2020, with each wave adhering to a theme of sorts.
For the first wave (pictured above), titled “The Resistance”, I'm revisiting a few “classics” of mine and reintroducing them with a slightly new spin on the originals. All posters come in two sizes:
24x36 inches (60x91.4 cm) at $30
12x18 inches (30.5x45.7 cm) at $20
2. Haus Red, Vol. 4
Awesome literary journal HAUS RED have dedicated their fourth volume to WE ARE ALL THINGS, the illustrated chapbook I created with Elliott Colla and published by Radix Media. Read in depth interviews with everyone involved about how the entire thing came together. For a limited time, the issue is available for free download in PDF format.
And while you’re at, get your hands on a copy of WE ARE ALL THINGS!
And if you’re feeling particularly generous, you can buy 2 and get 1 free + free domestic shipping with discount code 3THINGS.
Maybe you have a zine-loving friend you’d like to cheer up with a little somethin’ somethin’.
3. Radix Media’s Kickstarter
Radix Media aren’t a bunch of office executives who make calls to mediocre offshore printers to produce their books. They are actual printmakers themselves, and they print everything with our own hands, bringing beautiful craftsmanship to everything they touch—something readers of WE ARE ALL THINGS can attest to.
And now, they’re launching a kickstarter for a series of graphic narrative works by Molly Crabapple, John Dermot Woods and Matt L., as well as myself.
Those who have read THE SOLAR GRID (chapter 5 in particular) will notice the illustration in the above graphic, so I might as well spill the beans: Radix Media, in collaboration with Mythomatic, will be publishing chapbook editions of THE SOLAR GRID, to be rolled out monthly throughout 2021. This is independent from the hardback edition collecting the entirety of the series for which I already ran a kickstarter back in 2017. I’m all for bringing the material to a wider audience, and its become apparent to me that some people prefer their comix in printed installments (personally, I’m a graphic-novel/book guy myself, but to each their own). In any case, I have no doubt that both formats will be perfectly and lovingly produced with utmost care and the finest sensibilities.
Radix Media’s kickstarter officially launches on Monday, but you can sign up now to get first dibs.
4. Walls of (Un)Fear
Finally got around to photographing my triptych from 2019, WALLS OF (UN)FEAR, something I’ve been putting off because… well, at 48”x106” each, these things are huuuuge and really damn hard to photograph!
More pics and details about the circumstances of their making are up at ganzeer.com
5. Moody Summer Video
With summer officially over, Houston’s Moody Center for the Arts has just released a video about their summer programming, for which my installation IT TAKES A VILLAGE was part of. If you’ve already seen the installation and need not be bothered, the video is still worth watching for the terror wreaked by my hair—which makes Neil Gaiman’s look timid in comparison.
One of my new year’s resolutions was to get in shape (Isn’t everyone’s? Like every year?), but as I’m sure you might imagine, this whole pandemic thing brought my plans to a screeching halt. I was actually going to my fitness center daily by March, but then by late April that wasn’t an option anymore and I’ve been terrible about creating a viable alternative for myself.
Little over three months left in the year though, and I’ll be damned if I don’t hit my targets. And so, this week… we build ourselves a little home-gym.
Better get started.
September 19, 2020