Oct/Nov 2006 Art Feature Fritz Kappler
the “Bloom Baby” was born sometime back
in the last part of the 19th century on the side
some baking product or something. The missus had one
of those calendars that had reproductions of weird
graphics and things; advertising, greeting cards, toys
etc. And once I saw these things, of course, I
to incorporate that weirdness into my work because
they just embodied so much of the stuff I love
- anyway I
referred to some of them in “A Magic Day Coloring
Book” including the Blooom Baby. Since that
time he’s popped up many, many times: on paper,
canvas, wood, cardboard, I think even an ice sculpture,
remember. That’s him in “Games For May”,
“Mantra”, in blackface for “Blackberries”
and a couple others. He’s currently out of the
country and isn’t returning my phone calls."
Kappler (Read Interview)
Taylor Ellwood, author of Pop Culture Magick, Space/Time
Magick and Inner Alchemy
react that way because they feel their stasis threatened,
the sacred cow of their beliefs revealed as just a living,
breathing beast that will die someday. The idea that
someone can take pop culture and use it as a form of
magic is a threat because it threatens the illusion
of power that such people cultivate by relying on an
with Music Feature The Staggering Statistics
someone wants to buy one or two songs, great. If they
want the whole LP, even better. If they want bonus tracks
and DVD content, we should have that available too.
Part of the reason record companies are losing so much
to illegal copying is their arrogant attitude that someone
who buys a CD for the single wants to pay almost $20
for the other 11 shitty songs. Hell, even the single’s
gonna be played out in 3 weeks! Bands need to create
content for all levels of consumers from $0.99 ownloads
to $40 DVDs. Over the long term (another thing labels
ignore), it’s likely that a fan who bought a $0.99
will come back and buy the CD or DVD. Initially, we
sold more hard CD’s via CD Baby because it takes
time to get the music out to all the digital download
sites. Now it’s about 50/50."
Curley on new media distribution models
with NYC2123 Creators Chad and Paco Allen
was the first inspiration for NYC2123?
I had already written a short story
that basically became issues 1 and 3 of Dayender. I
wasn’t really doing anything with it, it was just
a story I had written for a writing workshop that I
was in with some of my friends. When Paco started talking
about doing a graphic novel his general ideas about
themes and setting matched up with that short story,
so we decided to take it as a starting point."
Allen on imagining NYC2123
with Lackluster World Creator Eric Adams
underlying theme of Lackluster World is that everything
is the generic and eventually repeats itself. It is integral
to the story and the characters. This theme, however,
is not specific to LW and is something I hope to continue
in other projects – hence the name "Gen: Eric
idea of standards and all things being generic is something
I have always seen buried within the reality of my experiences.
The repetition of school, the routines of previous jobs,
past relationships, the predictable small-talk and body
language that comes with meeting new people."
Adams on the name "Lackluster World"
#1 Excerpt |
Salad Fingers Creator David Firth
Salad Fingers is a green man who lives
on his own in a desolate shack in the middle of nowhere.
He enjoys the feeling of different textures against
his skin. I originally told people that if they want
to know what he's about and where he came from then
they should try and work it out from the stuff that
he says and what can be seen lying around in the background
--this is where people started playing detective so
someone set up a site called the Salad Fingers Thesis
with lots of very silly theories.sic out to all the
digital download sites. Now it’s about 50/50.
---David Firth on the identity of Salad