HEXES the sunday spectra 5/8/11

CARISA SWENSON / GOBLINFRUIT STUDIO @ COILHOUSE

“Much of my inspiration comes directly from nature itself. My fascination with the natural world and its beauty provides a constant source of wonder and solace. Birds and creatures of the forest all work their way into my creations, in addition to the influence of fairytales and classical mythology. Empty, decaying buildings, rooms and houses stir my imagination with their dusty pasts or potential futures.”

Read the full interview via S. Elizabeth @ COILHOUSE

“Jester” + “Skinbunny” © Goblinfruit Studio / Photos by Steve Harrison

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“ONE MONTH’S EXILE IN OKINAWA”

“So clearly, some places never belonged to us, despite what property deeds might claim, and other places were lost over time…”


OKINAWA: a set on flickr

ON THE BORDERLAND’S TUMBLR

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A GALLERY OF ARTIST SPACES, NYC

Robert Rauschenberg, 1953

Patti Smith, 1974

COMPLETE SLIDESHOW @ NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Credits: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York/Schirmer/Mosel | Patti Smith by Allan Tannenbaum/Polaris

Thanks to ragamuffin

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FRANKENSTEIN, VARIOUS RECEPTIONS

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THE REVENANT GOSPELS III by WHITE HORSE

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LAMENT FOR A COMIC SHOP

My local comic shop is closing.
Mike, proprietor of MonkeyHead Comics, with a few words on the current state of affairs:

“Digital/Webcomics haven’t really impacted sales, yet. But they will. No, comic shops are going away because of video games and other factors—movies, etc. Also, the big distributor’s (Diamond) practices are restrictive and unfriendly to the small shop owner. If you are a big powerful shop with flexible credit, you’ll be okay. But Diamond demands COD from smaller shops, making it almost impossible for a smaller shop to survive, let alone flourish.”

Mike’s message to the industry in general:

“Listen to the fans. Don’t yank the fans around. Stop announcing books that never happen, stop re-numbering titles. The fans want good books with good stories at a reasonable price. That’s all they want.”

Josh, a fan on Free Comic Book Day 2011

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“As I stumbled out of the Imax multiplex all-media advance screening of “Thor,” depositing my 3-D glasses in the appropriate bin, I thought of seeking shelter: in a nearby bar; under a passing bus; in the velvet shadows of an art house playing the longest, slowest, most obscure movie imaginable.”

— A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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5 Comments

  1. Nice cover!

  2. Oh man. That just breaks my heart about the comic book store.

  3. Sorry to hear about Monkeyhead, but disagree with Scott. More on BOF, (thunder) god willing.


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