Half Letter Handbills, 1st issue (Half Letter Press, February 2013)
https://soundcloud.com/fictlicious (podcast from the Hideout Chicago event, Spring 2015. The topic was ‘Last Chance.’ I’m up from approx. 36min to 47min)
**Various Blank Pages**
The book references the use of blank pages in Ed Ruscha’s seminal artists’ books Nine Swimming Pools; Colored People; A Few Palm Trees; and Various Small Fires. Intended to parody the recent wave of knockoffs, most of them reduced to mimicry of his visual vocabulary, the book also calls into question issues of copyright protection in the visual arts. Is some form of mark making required for a work to be protected from further commercial use and (how) can a page that has been left deliberately blank become a vital part of an art work?
(Once you’re tired of the pun, feel free to use it as a sketch book.)