Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Reminder

Before you dive into the Halloween festivities this upcoming Saturday evening, be most welcome at the American Book Center in Amsterdam for the first book signing of my book Rock Candy. The signing starts at 3pm. Drinks are provided by the publisher Fantagraphics. And my fine Art Giclée prints (framed and unframed) will be for sale.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

ABC Window

This morning I made a window display at the ABC to promote Rock Candy and the upcoming book signing. My lovely pal Ingrid was so kind to help me out. Dodging halogen window lights, squeezing ourselves into the tight window space and ignoring the back of the shop shelves we made a composition of some of the dolls, animals and other characters from my personal collection of 'bric-à-brac':
First photo: my bike with all my stuff crammed on it in front of the ABC store.

Ingrid.

Me.

The scene at night (with electrical waxlights. Very gezellig).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm A Killer

Today I'm going to have wooden panels nuked to make them woodworm free... in this machine:
Now I feel even more like a murderer.
(Photo: Megades)

Radio Interview 'De Avonden'

(This is a post about a radio interview in Dutch so therefore written in Dutch).

Vorige week ontmoette ik de sympathieke Anton de Goede van de VPRO voor een interview over mijn werk en mijn boek Rock Candy. Normaal gesproken heb ik weinig last van zenuwen voor interviews of presentaties maar dit maal sprong de stress bovenop me als een groep dolle vlooien vanaf het moment dat de microfoon aanging. Dus met enige vrees ga ik vanavond luisteren naar het resultaat. (Ik excuseer me op voorhand voor de kromme zinnen en het gestamel. Dat eh... doe ik anders nooit).

Radio 6, De Avonden. Klik hier!
(Foto: De Rock Candy's bij American Book Center!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Haniwa Is Here...

...and it turned out so amazing! Pressure Printing, home of high quality print editions, made a fine art intaglio print of my drawing Haniwa, a scene about an underground tea party involving Japanese funerary characters. (Haniwa are terra cotta clay figures which were made for ritual use and buried with the dead during the Kofun Period). The etching is framed with a delicate embossed border and is hand printed on Twinrocker paper. Yeah, how cool is that!

Pressure printing also kept a photo journal of the process.

- Drawing exclusively made for Pressure Printing
- Edition: 100 pieces, signed & numbered
- Size: 12.75 x 8.75” (22.5 x 32.6 cm)
- $150,- This price includes shipping for the US. International shipping: $ 10,- flat.

For close up's of the print and ordering; click here.