Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Get In If You Want to Live"

My illustration for "The Bear" a short story by John Jodzio
acrylic/graphite/charcoal on panel

I made this painting as an illustration for John Jodzio's new book of short stories:
"Get In If You Want To Live."  Paper Darts Press will raffle off the painting at the book release party TONIGHT- 10/15/11. (Party is FREE, raffle tickets are $2 a pop!)

Party info here.
Order the book here.

About the book:

"...each story in the collection will be accompanied by a specially curated illustration from hand-selected local and international artists, including Jennifer Davis, Ruben Ireland, and Andres Guzman among others. The entire book will be designed using the eye-popping aesthetic and inventive graphics that Paper Darts Magazine is known for."

Contributing artists:

"The Twin Cities’ newest, boundary-breaking publishing house, PAPER DARTS PRESS, announces its debut project. Get In If You Want To Live is a collection of 19 fiction short-shorts by Minneapolis writer John Jodzio, author of 2010’s If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home. Jodzio is a past recipient of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship award and his work has been featured in numerous publications, including McSweeney’s, Opium, and Minnesota Monthly.

From bears hooked on sex outside the species, to hookers hooked on a neighbor’s bomb chili recipe, Jodzio shanghais readers in the course of only a few pages and sucks them into 19 different gonzo worlds populated by intensely unapologetic characters
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