Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness





Heather Fowler’s fourth collection of fiction speaks the language of need. Desperate, obsessive, even demented need—both emotional and erotic—is voiced by characters ill or ill-advised. From cyber to stalker, illicit, explicit, tender and tedious, the relationships in Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness translate love and lust into disorder. How we hear our own need and the way it sounds to others proves in these enthralling stories an imperfect but utterly captivating conversation, a destructive yet dynamic discourse between well-being and disease, images and words.

 


 
 

(Trailer created by Queen’s Ferry Press)


 
PRAISE for Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness :

“The stories in Heather Fowler’s Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness span time and space, sanity and insanity, our dreams and our nightmares. From Renaissance Italy to the French Revolution to the modern dangers of Facebook stalkers, Fowler’s characters explore all of the pleasures and pains of love, that “monster…forged from both hope and desire.” Fowler takes risks; each story is a spellbinding journey. I can’t think of a short story collection I’m more excited to recommend this year.”
—Shaindel Beers, author of A Brief History of Time and The Children’s War and Other Poems
 

“Heather Fowler writes stories that need to be written. Unabashedly ripping open the emotional turmoil that continues to plague the lives of men and women, Fowler crafts fantastical tales that reveal the underbelly of our pains and desperation. She’s the heir of Angela Carter, caressing words like lovers, making the unreal real.”
—Paula Bomer, author of Nine Months
 

“The characters in Heather Fowler’s fiction are strange and magnificent, sad and strong, trapped and independent, adjusted and not. In other words, they are real. The sheer variety of stories in Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness is striking and the pure athletic grace with which each is told is testament to Fowler’s willingness to stretch and experiment. This is an author with a voluminous bag of tools. She is daring and audacious in all the right ways. There is a delight to her surprises, her wonderments. Savor her titles, which, emblematic of her range, are pithy, mordant, cerebral, playful and ingenious: ‘Giant Balloon Animal Tragedies,’ ‘Good Country. People’ (with its conscious echoes of Flannery O’Connor, an author to whom Fowler can be favorably compared), ‘Speak to Me with Tenderness, Howard Sun.’ Heather Fowler is adept at decoding the human predicament. One yarn begins, ‘Listen, I am telling you a story.’ So you lean closer and, when you do, you can feel the author’s warm breath on your cheek.”
—Corey Mesler, author of Diddy-Wah-Diddy: A Beale Street Suite
 


 



In Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness, Heather Fowler draws us into characters buzzing with internal lives that feel eerily familiar, as though she is showing us a piece of ourselves. What is chilling—and addictive—about her writing is how often those internal lives are ones of disorder. Her renderings remind us of the sanity within insanity, and they do indeed reveal the elegance—and sexiness—of the seamy underbelly of what it means to be human, of the most private parts of our bodies and brains.”

—Ming Holden, author of The Survival Girls





“The characters in Heather Fowler’s Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness are so vulnerable and full of yearning that I read the collection with my heart in my throat. Their lives of quiet desperation are rendered with such depth and grace that they seem to haunt the stories they inhabit even while they live and breathe inside them. Fowler is truly a master of her craft.”

—Rebecca Kanner, author of Sinners and the Sea
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

ELEGANTLY NAKED IN MY SEXY MENTAL ILLNESS


Exterior art and design by pablo vision for Elegantly Naked in My Sexy Mental Illness by Heather Fowler


I am extremely pleased to announce that Heather Fowler’s Elegantly Naked in My Sexy Mental Illness is to be published by Queen’s Ferry Press in May 2014.


Elegantly Naked in My Sexy Mental Illness is an absolutely stunning collection of literary modern and historical short fiction. I am tremendously proud to have contributed custom artwork to accompany each of the seventeen stories.


Heather Fowler

Queen’s Ferry Press


Exterior and interior art and design by pablo vision.
 

SWALLOWTUDE


cover art and design by pablo vision for swallowtude by rob plath epic rites press

I am very pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Rob Plath’s Swallowtude by Epic Rites Press.


"This book will make Henry Miller blush in his grave."

Rob Plath’s uncompromising novella will also include a visual appendix comprising of twelve new illustrations.

Epic Rites Press

Exterior and interior art and design by pablo vision

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

PARAPHILIA: TAGADA


In a rare deviation from visual art, I'm pleased to announce the inclusion of new written work in the latest issue of Paraphilia Magazine.

PARAPHILIA: TAGADA
AUGUST 19TH, 2012
FEATURING:
 
PABLO VISION, ROB SUSSMAN, SEAN MADDEN, ANDREW MABEN, MARIJKE KOGER-DUNHAM, HEATHER HARRIS, ELE-BETH LITTLE, TOBY HUSS, STEVE OVERBURY, LAURENCE THOMPSON, CHRISTOPHER NOSNIBOR, JIM COLEMAN, BETH B, F.X. TOBIN, MIKE HUDSON, RICHARD BLANDFORD, DOLOROSA DE LA CRUZ, ALEXANDER NATAS, ALEXANDER HACKE, MATTHIAS PENZEL, TONY RAUCH, MICHAEL DENT, LISA WORMSLEY, MICHAEL CANO, PATSY FARAGHER, MIKE WATT, LANA GENTRY, CRAIG WOODS, GREGG SUTTON, RICHARD REYNOLDS, ROBERT EARL REED, RICK GRIMES, HANK KIRTON, CHRIS MADOCH, dixē.flatlin3, DON BOLLES, CHRISTY LOU, CLAUDIA BELLOCQ, RICHARD A. MEADE, PATRICK WRIGHT, VICTORIA FIEREK, KATIEJANE GARSIDE, TOM GARRETSON, DAVID GIONFRIDDO, CLAUDIA MURARI, JOSHUA SERAPHIM, THOMAS EVANS, JOHN WISNIEWSKI, HENRY ROLLINS, KRIS DENTON, GAY ANNIVERSARY, SUSAN TE KAHURANGI KING, DAVID HOENIGMAN, MATASHICHI KUMAGAE, MATT LEYSHON, RON GARMON

(Image: Multiple Paraphilias - copyright pablo vision, all rights reserved)
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Antique Children

Kingdom Freaks & Other Divine Wonders




Writers: Scot Sothern, Hank Kirton, Andrei Codrescu, Paul Krassner, Kris Saknussemm, Amy Wright, Craig Woods, Rudy Ch. Garcia, Gary J. Shipley, James Beach, Patrick Wright, William Michaelian, Janet Slike, Aimee DeLong, Timothy Martin, Ron Hirschbein, Travis Jeppesen, and David Shetzline

Poets: Bill Gainer, evan lee ward, Paul Lopez, Martin Balgach, Ruxandra Cesereanu

Comics: Rick Grimes, Sean Madden, Vincent Wright, Fiona Poppadello, Elliot Feldman, Cody Sevedge

Artists: Dariusz Skitek, Richard de la Torre, Christian Demare, Emric KABAL, Myko Semper, Brendan Danielsson, Bryan Lewis Saunders, pablo vision, Mateusz Niebal, Nunzio Barbera II, Piercarlo Carella, Cystal Herman, Joseph Loughborough, Matt Nocera, Stephan Maich, Jean Fabien, Scot Sothern, Janieta Eyre and Pedro Meyer

 
 

Kino

Klaus Koblitz Retrospective



RetroKoblitz Poster designed by pablo vision
To find out more about Klaus “Kino” Koblitz – including recently restored footage of The Tulip Thief - visit Atticus Books and the Tulpendiebe blog

Jürgen Fauth's Kino at Atticus Books

Tulpendiebe Blog




Epic Rites Press

AN AGE OF MONSTERS – William Taylor Jr – Epic Rites Press




AN AGE OF MONSTERS is the first collection of short stories by San Francisco poet William Taylor Jr. The book features fifteen short stories by Taylor, plus images by award-winning photographer Julie Michelle.

“William Taylor Jr. writes with guts and honesty, taking us into the minds of characters that are scary and oddly lovable at the same time.”—Tony DuShane

“AN AGE OF MONSTERS is written in the voice of a sad, wistful romantic resigned to the often brutally ugly reality of modern life. Underlying the romanticism is a rich sense of humor and irony. These are timeless stories sharp with multiple angles. They resonate.”—Misti Rainwater-Lites

“William Taylor Jr. writes about life on the fringe in San Francisco with extraordinary clarity and with great humor and humanity.”—George Anderson

Cover art and design by pablo vision



STUMBLES AND HALF SLIPS – Zack Wilson – Epic Rites Press


“STUMBLES AND HALF SLIPS is a superb insight into the life of a man dwelling in a world occupied by fools. This book implausibly inhabits the grey area between social realism and downright awkwardness; as Ray Doyle, delivery driver, stands as the lone voice of sanity in a quaint English town, struggling to comprehend the maudlin muddle that consumes his mind the morning after a night spent slouched by the bar. Zack Wilson has written a brutally honest account about what it is like to be stuck in the doldrums.”—Richard Wink

 “Zack Wilson is one of that most important, yet often most overlooked, breed of writers: a chronicler of the extraordinary hearts that beat out ordinary lives.”—Matthew David Scott

Cover art and design by pablo vision

THE BUDDHA DOESN'T LIVE HERE – James Darman – Epic Rites Press


Cover art and design by pablo vision

MEMENTO MORI





Coming soon…..
Cover art and design by pablo vision


Outsider Writers Collective

Header design by pablo vision for Outsider Writers Collective and Press


Outsider Writers

Monday, 19 September 2011

parasite



VOLUME ONE: PARASITE LOST – D M Mitchell – PARAPHILIA BOOKS

Introduction by Michael Roth
Cover art and design by pablo vision

“…a derangement of the senses, an infiltration of one’s carefully constructed identity and its ultimate destruction from within; an invocation of one’s guardian demon; a letter to a secret lover; a hagiography of a disturbed saint; a dissolution of boundaries that follows contact with the meaningless; a manifestation of a cephalopod’s wet dream… ...a funhouse mirror that disfigures the ideas of the dominant culture…”

“When David Michael K visited The Doctor's office, housed in the mysterious Building, he hadn't anticipated his life tipping into madness where reality melted and stretched and fiction merged with real life. In a satirical romp that sends up postmodernism, popular culture and satirises satire itself, our hero is chased by homicidal drug-dealing clowns, cartoon characters, pink UFOs and creatures of pure nightmare. Is this a serious book disguised as humour? or a joke at the expense of the intelligentsia? Fun stuff.”

Paraphilia Books

Saturday, 2 April 2011

morpheus tales issue 12


Featuring: John S. Barker, Matthew Freyer, Christopher Glazer, Brick Marlin, Vladimir Petkovic, Lawrence Barker, Kurt Fawver, Charlie Zacherl, Edward Rodosek, John F. D. Taff, Dameion Becknell, Charles A. Muir, Martin Blanco, Martin Slag, Ian Welsh, Lenora Farrington-Sarrouf and Carey Borgens.

Cover art and design by pablo vision

Morpheus Tales

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Quantum Genre in the Planet of Arts

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Click image to enter the weird and wonderful world of Quantum Genre in the Planet of Arts.

Published by Paraphilia Magazine, this Quantum Anthology of words and images includes contributions from Pablo Vision V. Ulea Irene Frenkel Nicholas Alexander Hayes Rochelle Dinkin D. Harlan Wilson Rachel Kendall Rachel Isaac Benjamin Robinson Michael Blekhman Izya Shlosberg Jonathan Shipley Tantra Bensko Dorothee Lang Kyle Muntz J.A.Tyler Annelyse Gelman Michail Judovskij Peter Diseth Chrystal Blue Jay Caselberg Tom Bradley Gareth D Jones Debbie Vilardi Alex Kats Adam La Rusic Susannah Mandel David Schwartz Marc Lowe Louise Norlie Yveta Shanfeldova Tyler Williams Patricia Russo Dennis Danvers Douglas Hutcheson John Beleskas Seth Rowanwood Yelena Dubrovin Colin Meldrum Betty Jo Tucker Misha Chariton Grace Andreacchi.

Tree Killer Ink & Beat The Dust

Tree Killer Ink:

Tree Killer #5 - Rob Plath, Todd Moore, Lyn Lifshin, John Dorsey, Zach King-Smith, MJ Taylor, Marie Lecrivain, Jason Hardung, David Smith, Alan Britt, Paul Harrison, Michael McAloran, Jack Henry, Ben Smith, James Darman, William Taylor Jr, Dave Rindahl, Dennis Bagwell, Frankie Metro, Pablo Vision, John Yamrus and Wolfgang Carstens

Tree Killer #7 - Jack T. Marlowe, Rob Plath, Wolfgang Carstens, Murphy Clamrod, John Yamrus, Diana Rose, M.J. Taylor, William Taylor Jr., John Dorsey, Frankie Metro, Dan Fante, Frank Reardon, Nic St. James, Todd Moore, A.D. Winans, Mike Meraz, Zack Wilson, Lynne Hayes, Christpher Anodyne, Jason Hardung, Catfish McDaris, Pablo Vision, Newamba Flamingo, M.P. Powers, Karl Koweski, A. Molotkov and Peycho Kanev

Tree Killer Ink #9 is a monster issue! It features new: (poetry) by John Yamrus, (poetry) by Murphy Clamrod, (prose) by Jack Henry, (prose) by Karl Koweski, (artwork) by William Taylor Jr., (prose) by John Dorsey, (poetry) by Rob Plath, (poetry) by Dan Fante, (poetry) by MJ Taylor, (prose) by Anatoly Molotkov, (prose) by A.D. Winans, (prose) by William Taylor Jr., (prose) by Frankie Metro, (prose) by Pablo Vision, (prose) by Edaurdo Jones, (prose) by Wolfgang Carstens, (poetry) by Mark Paleologo, and (poetry) by Todd Moore.
Plus numbered and signed, limited edition broadside - Her Face, The Sometimes Gentleness, numbered and signed by William Taylor Jr. - included with this issue.

What happens when you pack six hundred pounds of dynamite between the covers of a magazine?

Tree Killer Ink #10 features a full-length play by Rob Plath, new prose by Erik “The Lizardman” Sprague, Zack Wilson, John Dorsey, R L Raymond, Frankie Metro, John Macker, Marie Lecrivain and Rob Dyer; new poetry by John Yamrus, Dan Fante, William Taylor Jr., Lyn Lifshin, Todd Moore, Nahshon Cook, Wolfgang Carstens and many, many more surprises.

Plus limited edition broadside - Missing In Canada by Wolfgang Carstens - included with this issue.

Boom!


http://www.epicrites.org/




Beat The Dust / Epic Rites Special Edition:

Alternative audio of The Great Religion featured in October’s issue of Melissa Mann’s Beat The Dust.

This Epic Rites special edition also includes videos and audio by Rob Plath, John Yamrus, William Taylor Jr., Jason Hardung, Wolfgang Carstens and Casey Quinn.

www.beatthedust.com

Monday, 14 June 2010

Spectemur Agendo





Available and forthcoming EPIC RITES PRESS publications:

THERE’S A FIST DUNKED IN BLOOD BEATING IN MY CHEST – Rob Plath – Epic Rites Press

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“Read Rob Plath at your own risk. His words will stick behind your eyes. His heart may even expose a shadow you’ve kept hidden from yourself.” – Dan Fante

“Rob Plath’s poetry does what powerful writing should, mercilessly exploring the human condition in all its horror and banality. He journeys to the dark parts of the soul not talked about in polite company. He takes his readers along, refusing to let them look away.” – William Taylor Jr.

“Plath has taken skin from man... given it back to God... and made cosmic provolone of us all... one stinking pink wheel of cheese.” – Frankie Metro

“Plath revels in the chaotic and constantly challenges the reader to confront the reality of existence - to see the skeleton beneath the ‘torn flap’ of humanity. He flings the reader into the abyss... ” – George Anderson

Cover art and design by pablo vision

A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY – Rob Plath – Epic Rites Press



Less than a year since its release, Anarchy is on its third print run and has already found its way into the classrooms of three NY universities.

“A tour de force dissection of a world gone rotten.” – RD Armstrong

“The kind of book that kicks its way through the doors of culture and announces itself as a separate and necessary phenomenon.” – Todd Moore

“Crackles and hisses with a life of its own.” – John Yamrus

Cover art and design by pablo vision

CAN’T STOP NOW! – John Yamrus – Epic Rites Press



“Two major qualities prevail in Yamrus’ recent work: economy and punch. No word is unnecessary or out of place; the timing is impeccable; and, most difficult of all, the endings hit just the right balance of summation, revelation, and surprise.” – Gerald Locklin

“Terse profundity would be the phrase I would use were someone to pin me down and force me to describe this work by John Yamrus... This is poetry of short lines and simple wisdom, there is a touch of the Far East about the structure and minimalist philosophy that underpins them; there is no surreal baroque parade of language, these are sticks arranged subtly against a white wall.” – Zack Wilson

Cover art and design by pablo vision

DOING CARTWHEELS ON DOOMSDAY AFTERNOON – John Yamrus – Epic Rites Press



“A master of the minimalist poem and the understated wisecrack.” – Todd Moore

“His sharp mind nails the target every time.” – Rob Plath

“A master of using the ordinary in an extraordinary way.” – Milner Place

Cover art and design by pablo vision

DEAD RECKONING – Todd Moore – Epic Rites Press



“One of America’s most important and influential poets” – Lawrence Welsh

“Todd Moore has revolutionized poetry with a style that is all his own: the stripped down line that leaves an electrical impulse of lyrical violence; the outlaw persona of one who leaves blood on the page; a visceral experience of life, death, and rebirth.” – Tony Moffeit

“DEAD RECKONING exposes a corrupt and fetishistic America that habitually reinvents its own endgame.” – John Macker

Cover art and design by pablo vision

FROSTBITTEN – Mark Walton – Epic Rites Press



“I found Frostbitten lucid, harrowing and compelling. It’s a cogent and passionate first collection shot through with hard-won self-knowledge.” – Paul Magrs

“Mark Walton's poems fizzle with energy and capture the modern gay experience in all its many guises.” - Paul Burston

“These words pulse. The poems in Frostbitten radiate with an urgency that forces the reader’s eye into devouring page after page, skipping from the flushes of love through to heartache and fear.” – Andrew Taylor

Cover art and design by pablo vision

BLOOD AND GREASEPAINT – Karl Koweski – Epic Rites Press



“In this remarkably varied collection of short stories, Koweski uses his blow torch wit to expose the sad excesses and frailties of ordinary people he has come to love and hate.” – George Anderson

“Karl’s stories are places your wife would rather you didn’t go, but sometimes you just have to. All the fun and adventure of a drunken night in the bad part of town, but no hangover in the morning.” – William Taylor Jr.

“Koweski has made weapons for death from grim humor, greasepaint and grave social interactions.” – Frankie Metro

Cover art and design by pablo vision

CRUDELY MISTAKEN FOR LIFE – Wolfgang Carstens – Epic Rites Press



“Stunningly evocative.” – Tony Moffeit

“Uncovering the roots of madness, inhumanity and sorrow… This is poetry: rich, full and brimming with life.” – Jack Henry

“Straight talk, boiled down from experience, with the fat of fancy skimmed off the top. That’s what we’ve got here. Carstens gets it – he doesn’t waste time with the flowers; he digs in the dirt, about six feet down, to the root of it all.”– R L Raymond

“... real and true and breath-taking.” – Paul Harrison

Cover art and design by pablo vision

CRUNKED – Jack Henry – Epic Rites Press



“… I’ve been reading through Crunked, and I’m really, really impressed. You know, I think that you may be the poet laureate of meth culture. I’m not being funny – I think you really captured the surreal and extreme nature of the way of the speed freak, and that the poems veer between being heartbreakingly sad and really, blackly funny. It’s really good stuff, very powerful.” – Tony O’Neill

“Jack Henry is easily the best poet currently active in the USA. He does not posture, boast, or pretend that he plumbs the depths of the human soul – he just does it. These poems are without evident artifice, they are, however, among the very few poems now being produced that are going to be, that deserve to be, stayers.” – David McLean

Cover art and design by pablo vision

THE BROKEN AND THE DAMNED – Jason Hardung – Epic Rites Press



“The Broken and the Damned by Jason Hardung is a love poem for the schools of lost children. The story of a boy waiting at the corner of lost and found for the light of his mother’s eyes to change to gold. A long drive into that dark episode we call father that always finds us where we live. These hungry poems will inhabit you like a junkie’s old leather coat. The fix is the verse. They need to be held and read out loud to your delinquent heart. Hardung’s history packs a .38, does time, rides shotgun with a Cadillac moon singing liberation lyrics that will provide a solid rush, that feeling you get when you first feel the poem enter the bloodstream.” – S. A. Griffin

“Vivid imagery combined with abundant candour makes this collection sing.” – Ellyn Maybe

Cover art and design by pablo vision

LAUGHING AT FUNERALS David McLean – Epic Rites Press



“A contemporary book of the dead.” – Todd Moore

“Brutally accurate observations and merciless truth.” – Misti Rainwater-Lites

Cover art and design by pablo vision

HELLBOUND – David McLean – Epic Rites Press



“Get yourself a copy of Hellbound - it’s a strangely righteous read in a tumultuous world.” - Jane Crown

Cover art and design by pablo vision

EPIC RITES jOURNAL: BUILDING A BETTER BOMB



(For Todd Moore 14 November 1937 – 12 March 2010)

Short stories, poetry, essays, interviews, cartoons and more…

Todd Moore, John Yamrus, Rob Plath, Pablo Vision, Mark Cobb, Gerald Locklin, Jason Hardung, Tony Moffeit, Patrick McKinnon, Casey Quinn, Jack Henry, Zach King-Smith, Mike Meraz, Ben Smith, Mathias Nelson, Wolfgang Carstens, Erek Smith, William Taylor Jr, Zack Wilson, Karl Koweski, John Yamrus and Brian Fugett.

Cover art and design by pablo vision


http://www.epicrites.org/

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Clinical, Brutal: An Anthology of Writing with Guts


“Clinical, Brutal: An Anthology of Writing with Guts is a collection of works in both poetry and prose that encapsulates the ethos of Clinicality Press and the essence of Clinical Brutality as a mode of writing.

Featuring some of the most exciting up and coming writers, as well as a number of more established cult figures, this collection is a short, sharp shock: clinical, brutal, cutting edge. It’s all about those small, everyday random acts of violence, not all of which are physical or even necessarily entirely tangible, that are common to us all, written in blood using direct, precise and powerful language. There’s more to Clinical Brutality than violence and gore, and there’s no shortage of humour to be found in the poems and prose pieces here.

This is writing for the post-CSI generation. It’s not for the faint-hearted.”

Featuring:

Pablo Vision
Kestra Faye
Jim Lopez
Radcliff Gregory
Díre McCain
Stewart Home
A.D. Hitchin
Christopher Nosnibor
Richard Kovitch
Lee Kwo
S. F. Grimm
David Mark Dannov
D M Mitchell
Jock Drummond
Lucius Rofocale
Stuart Bateman
Karl van Cleave
Vincent Clasper
Constance Stadler
Bill Thunder
Christopher Bateman
Simon Phillips
Maria Gornell

Available now (200 pages – UK £8.00/Europe £9.00/RoW £10 including postage) from Clinicality Press at http://clinicalitypress.co.uk/ClinicalBrutal.aspx

The book will also be available as a trade paperback via Amazon, Barnes and Noble and most other on-line bookstores.

Links to Christopher Nosnibor in conversation with featured authors at http://clinicalitypress.co.uk/ClinicalBrutal.aspx

Massive thanks to Clinicality Press and Chistopher Nosnibor for the inclusion and support; and much admiration for making the entire process fast, painless, and impressively effective.

Click those links!

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Clinical, Brutal… An Update with Gusto

Favourable reviews of Clinical, Brutal at Amazon and Bookpleasures. Naturally, I come out smelling of roses.

Read.

Buy.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Platform 58



Art at Platform 58:




All Platform 58 issues can be viewed or purchased here

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Platform58 Anthology:

Containing artwork from issues 011 - 015 (over one million online views), and including 261 pieces of art by 164 international artists, the Platform58 Anthology is now available in softcover and hardcover formats at Blurb.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Paraphilia Magazine V

Paraphilia Magazine V

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I am enormously pleased that my written work - “Automata Exhibition” - is included in the current issue of Paraphilia Magazine. Originally written about a year ago, around a sequence of paintings by the incredibly talented Siolo Thompson, I am fantastically pleased that three of Siolo’s paintings accompany my work, and am deeply honoured that one of these is a completely new canvas painted for this project.

Once again Paraphilia have produced an electric issue that puts the predictable tedium of most other journals to shame. A fantastic collection of words and images, Issue V also includes a fascinating 24-page interview with legendary Stooges’ guitarist James Williamson.

Free pdf download of the magazine – and previous issues – can be found here:

http://www.paraphiliamagazine.com/magazine.html

There is also an excellent article in the Manifesto section of Paraphilia – a highly recommended read:

The Heart-ache and the Thousand Natural Shocks

Many thanks to Dave and Díre @ Paraphilia

Paraphilia Magazine Issue Five contributors:

CHIKUMA ASHIDA, SID GRAVES, JOHNNY STINGRAY, CAROL TORRES, JIM LOPEZ, MICHAEL K, MICHAEL CANO, CHARLES PLATT, AUDREE FLYNN, BRIAN BLUR, ANDREW MABEN, THOMAS HASTINGS, DM MITCHELL, CHRIS BRANDRICK, JANA, CLAIRE GODDEN-ROWLAND, MALCOLM ALCALA, CRAIG WOODS, MAX REEVES, SUE FOX, DIRE MCCAIN, EVITA CORBY, DAVID BRITTON, CRICKET CORLEONE, RICHARD A. MEADE, SALENA GODDEN, GUTTERSAINT, GENE GREGORITS, PABLO VISION, SIOLO THOMPSON, BRIAN ROUTH, PATRICIA WELLS, MICHAEL BUTTERWORTH, RICK GRIMES, HANK KIRTON, RICH FOLLETT, DARIUS JAMES, DESTINY MCKEEVER, NICK TOSCHES, JOHN BARRYMORE, CHRIS MADOCH, CLAUDIA BELLOCQ, ANGELA SUZZANNE, RON GARMON, KATE MACDONALD, MARY LEARY, DOLOROSA DE LA CRUZ

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And many, many thanks to Siolo…

Siolo’s website (for information about many multimedia projects) can be found here:

http://www.siolothompson.com/


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Image: “for pablo” by Siolo Thompson



“Live Alone” by Isaac Thompson – animation by Siolo Thompson


With written work published in numerous journals, prestigious gallery showings of fine art painting, a starring role in 3rd Eye Film’s forthcoming “The Sheets Must Be Silk”, the phenomenal success of the “Live Alone” video (over a million hits, front page prominence on both YouTube and I-Google, inclusion in the 2009 International Festival of Film and Technology), Siolo is currently expanding her one woman empire by working on her next project: “Darkland Homecoming – A Kobicho Tale” – hand painted backgrounds, objects and characters with digital animation.




The Making Of “The Sheets Must Be Silk” Slides – starring Siolo Thompson

Producers - Lucien Flynn & Will Chase
Executive Producers - Ben Andrews & Rodrigo DeMedeiros
1st Assistant Director - Gale Benning
Director of Photography - David Barbosa
3rd Eye Film


Monday, 5 October 2009

MungBeing 28

Highly pleased that the new issue of MungBeing showcases three examples of my artwork for Epic Rites Press. Although I do not like to talk about the process of how created, I do provide some incidental background - and tangential musings - relating to the artwork. View, and read, here. And find out more information, or buy the books, here.

Many thanks to Mark for continued support of my work at MungBeing. With average issue hits in excess of 90,000, MungBeing continues to be one of the most high-profile, and successful, journals on the internet.

But, in much the same way that anyone purchasing Harper’s Bazaar in the Fifties, would – should – head straight for the Flannery O’Conner stories featured, the following links converge into a collection of work that rises above all else.

Jennifer Chesler at MungBeing:

The Gum Incident

The Baker

A Letter I Got In Prison

Thanatopis

Pam And Brad

Sickening Remains

Deux

Skeleton Shmeleton

Transcript Of Interview With Jennifer Sparks

Fictionaut

The stage is set.

The curtains are pulled back.

Fictionaut removes the privacy barriers to allow access all areas.

Read “It Is Not Gravity Which Pulls Us Down” here, and “Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!” here.


My Fictionaut profile can be found at http://www.fictionaut.com/users/pablo-vision

Thursday, 24 September 2009

New cover art for forthcoming Epic Rites Publications

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cover art & design for rob plath’s there’s a fist dunked in blood beating in my chest
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cover art & design for amanda boschetto’s badlands (epic rites press)

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cover art & design for david mclean’s hellbound – expanded version (epic rites press)

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cover art and design for the epic rites journal – issue one (epic rites press)

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cover art and design for jack henry’s crunked (epic rites press)


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Full resolution & full sized images can be viewed at http://www.myspace.com/pvdemo

More information of the above books can be found at http://www.epicrites.org/

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

syndrome

New audio track: “syndrome”
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The tension is created in the drum loops; dynamic movement propelled by alternate panning and processing; feedback and harmonic sound pad (homage to martin hannett’s work for joy division) positioned to the right.

Best listened to at volume, sat in-between the speakers with bass turned up (or sub woofer on)

Preview at:

http://www.myspace.com/pvdemo

The Broken And The Damned – Jason Hardung – Epic Rites Press

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Forthcoming at Epic Rites Press:

The Broken And The Damned – Jason Hardung – Epic Rites Press

“The Broken and the Damned by Jason Hardung is a love poem for the schools of lost children. The story of a boy waiting at the corner of lost and found for the light of his mother’s eyes to change to gold. A long drive into that dark episode we call father that always finds us where we live. These hungry poems will inhabit you like a junkie’s old leather coat. The fix is the verse. They need to be held and read out loud to your delinquent heart. Hardung’s history packs a .38, does time, rides shotgun with a Cadillac moon singing liberation lyrics that will provide a solid rush, that feeling you get when you first feel the poem enter the bloodstream.” – S. A. Griffin

More Details at:

http://www.epicrites.org/

Image: front and back cover art and design by pablo vision

Friday, 31 July 2009

Whilst I Was Not Here…

Heavy Bear

Delighted to be the cover artist for Issue Two of Jane Crown’s Heavy Bear. Artwork can be found here Click on the cover to enter the zine and view contents – much good stuff there, including a review of ‘a bellyful of anarchy’ by David McLean.

Be sure to check out the most candid and informative biography [to date] of featured artist ‘pablo vision’ here

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Paraphilia Magazine

The always vibrant and exciting Paraphilia has got yet another issue up – this one issue three. Includes my piece “Psychology In The Cubicle”, but, as with all issues, absolutely excellent from cover to cover. Why not download all three issues for free here? That way you would also have issue one which includes “Babushka” – essential reading…

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Saatchi Gallery

Some new and some old artwork can now be viewed at the Saatchi Gallery – including the semi-famous ‘flying cocks’. Semi-famous these cocks might be, but semi-hard they are definitely not…

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Epic Rites Publications

A Bellyful Of Anarchy – Rob Plath

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“With a bodybag full of bloody memories, broken dreams and tormented visions of the future, American poet Rob Plath trudges through the darkened alleyways of your moral highground - a bellyful of anarchy is a tour de force dissection of a world gone rotten.” - RD Armstrong, Lummox Press

“A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY IS AN ABSOLUTE MONSTER THAT WILL LEAP FROM YOUR BOOKSHELF AND KICK THE SHIT OUT OF EVERY OTHER BOOK IN YOUR LIBRARY”

More details at:

here and here

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Hellbound – David McLean

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…infamous for leading his readers deep into the shadowy woods of the human psyche and leaving them for dead, mclean offers a tight collection of poetry centred around clive barker’s popular hellraiser franchise…delving deep into the hellraiser mythology david does not merely interpret it, he reinvents it – making it distinctly his own…quite possibly the coolest chapbook you will ever buy…

“mclean’s poetry has always kicked your balls until you puked; with this volume you’re choking on blood and praying for replacement” - Jack Henry, d/e/a/d/b/e/a/t press & Heroin Love Songs

“Get yourself a copy of Hellbound - it’s a strangely righteous read in a tumultuous world.” - Jane Crown, Heavy Bear

More details at:

here and here


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Frostbitten – Mark Walton

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The first volume of the workers in blood series, Frostbitten continues to attract rave reviews…

“Mark Walton's poems fizzle with energy and capture the modern gay experience in all its many guises.” - Paul Burston, author (Shameless, Star People, Lovers & Losers, The Gay Divorcee, etc) and journalist (Time Out, The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday, etc)

“I found Frostbitten lucid, harrowing and compelling. It's a cogent and passionate first collection shot through with hard-won self-knowledge.” - Paul Magrs, author (Marked for Life, Never the Bride, Twin Freaks, Something Borrowed, Conjugal Rites, BBC Doctor Who series, etc)

More details at:

here and here