we had a book meeting last night - mainly to decide the cover - their (my publisher’s) design proposal was something very victorian with fussy gothloli (or granny) borders, which i didn’t like - my design proposal a bit more punk with collaged images, which they didn’t like - i think we’ve reached a happy [...]

we had a book meeting last night - mainly to decide the cover - their (my publisher’s) design proposal was something very victorian with fussy gothloli (or granny) borders, which i didn’t like - my design proposal a bit more punk with collaged images, which they didn’t like - i think we’ve reached a happy compromise tho - or at least it seems they’ll forget about all the horrid clip art victorian frames and borders

ideas for the (obligatory?) limited edition version also under discussion - endless deliberation regarding a padded eyeball caterpillar(!) - but they have another more simple, workable and cool idea (i’ll reveal later if it goes ahead)

they were previously suggesting tim burton to write an introduction for the book - which i just laughed at - there’s absolutely no way he (or disney) would want any association with my work even if by chance he liked it - i suggested marilyn manson instead as another laughable long-shot - i was lined up to exhibit “rubber doll” at his art gallery back in 2007 - but that project was an abortion of course - so after being messed about with that i figured he owed me one - but predictably i got the standard “he’s too busy” fob-off from his manager - i’d have preferred something less patronizing and more honest like “he’s just not interested in doing it”, but whatever - (kinda funny all the talk back in 2007 was that he was so busy with his alice film to finish the gallery - and now three years later still nothing has been done on that either - another idle abortion / discarded toy) - anyway the blurb honours now offered to someone else more capable


Posted: 2010-01-22 02:15:42

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Author:trevor brown