Tuesday, July 19, 2011


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Monday, February 7, 2011

Spend this winter with me.

This winter I asked Kristen for a mix cd, preferably full of towering Nordic men. As college roommates we shared a ton of music and I miss bending each other's tastes. Since it's only fair that I put in the effort too, I made her this mix. Putting the music together took an afternoon, and drawing the cover has taken much longer. I have so much music to share with her, that I picked a particular mood, one color of the spectrum to elaborate on. The music is wintery, warm, and best enjoyed alone - just like my mustard grandpa cardigan that immediately warms me up and grosses Ian out. The title is a variation on one of the tracks, Sally Shapiro - Jackie Jackie (Spend This Winter With Me.) There is more drawing on the inside, but that's just for Kristen. If you would like me to spend too much time on a mix for you too, I take requests. 

Monday, January 31, 2011


My class is offered again at Cheltenham Center for the Arts.  Course description is here.

I am selling a couple books at Velocity Comics in RVA now. Support your local bookstore and local artist at the same time.

I've got some new projects started and a few just-for-fun things, like an elaborate mix cd cover and a Kite show. More coming on those things soon.

And finally, my page in my first exhibition catalog, as promised. And somebody else's page also.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bookbinding experience is helpful, but not required.

Post-SPX has been spent moving and job hunting, but I do have some fun things to share. On November 1st I took Katie to the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts to install her show. The works is beautiful, and I had a great time assisting her. The show is up until February 6th, and you can see some images here (particularly the 3rd image, for which I set the type.) I can't wait to have my own shop, these days I just want to letterpress all day, every day.

I submitted Gma Kelly's House to Asheville Bookworks' BookOpolis show "Memory Palaces." It was selected for the juried extended exhibition, which has an exhibition catalog. So, surreally, my print is in a book somebody else made. I'll scan my page when I get my copy in the mail. This is almost as exciting as getting a call number.

Also, I have a course offered this winter at Cheltenham Center for the Arts! It is called Content and Narrative in Books. I'm not sure that anybody will sign up for it, Book Arts are brand new at the Center. I feel the two workshops I have offered in January are more likely. This is a great place for my teaching career to start, though. Here is the course description:

Content development is a critical part of creating books. In this course, students learn how to generate ideas and how to turn ideas into finished books. Narrative, storytelling, relating structure with content, book dummies and bookbinding techniques will be covered while students make one of a kind and editioned books. Bookbinding experience is helpful, but not required. 

Friday, October 1, 2010


I've finished binding the first edition of Ian's new book! The first run is only 50 copies with really great Insulation Pink paper from French Paper Co. When they are gone, I'll make a larger run with boring, white paper (so get your copy now).