I made this installment of the Italian art magazine series after reading Mark Greif's book Against Everything. The words quoted here come from his essay "The Concept of Experience," and made a point that appeared to me simple and true: the we are trapped inside our experience, and have trouble apprehending the better parts of our lives until they're over. Typography by Joe Potts.
Mark Batty Publisher, September 2010
Félix Fénéon's nouvelles en trois lignes were 1,220 brief, grisly news items the author—a Parisian critic and anarchist—wrote in 1906 for the newspaper Le Matin. I illustrated a selection of Fénéon miniatures from the NYRB Classics translation by Luc Sante.
128 illustrated pages.
Shmo salutes the zero-talents,
ignoramuses, and nobodies-in-particular
that history was correct to neglect.
100 illustrated pages.
When Meetup.com’s Darwinists, hypnotists, toy collectors, and Trekkies gathered in locations around New York City, I followed.
A Gothic tale of housekeeping that imagines the reclusive sci-fi writer H.P. Lovecraft at his home, where he vacuums, knits, practices the French horn, and suffers other "cosmic horrors beyond man's power to bear."