"Let's start with the most important piece, yes?"
A janitor at a high-club strip club, featuring cybernetically altered ladies, discovers that he should've read the fine print when he's... More > chosen to replace one of them. Now he needs to find a way to deal with this sudden promotion in this 20 page story from blackshirtboy.com!< Less
"Still awake, son?"
Beneath the foothills of the Rockies a young intern at a top-secret scientific research facility finds himself in a slippery situation.
What follows is 20 pages of... More > rubbery, gooey fun from blackshirtboy.com!< Less
"Come on Leora, it'll be fun!"
On the endless plains a young farm girl is hoping for some "alone time" with her equine boyfriend, safe from her horse-hating parents. However... More > their romantic weekend alone quickly becomes something far more than she bargained for and her life will be changed forever.
Find out what happens in the first issue of Tales from Dreamland from blackshirtboy.com< Less
Now in it's third edition, On Being a Photographer has become one of the most popular books every written with practical advice for photographers.
"A photographer might forget his camera and... More > live to tell the tale. But no photographer who survives has ever forgotten the lessons in this book. It is not just essential reading, it's compulsory."
Head of Photojournalism
Center for Journalism Studies
University of Wales< Less
Newly expanded edition. This is the most autobiographical book I have written thus far. It is a "portrait of the artist as a young vandal" complete with confessions of illegal... More > international activities. Updated with important, early blog entries on poets and poetry. It is also a moving story of finding one's artistic self in the world despite current trends and styles. The backdrop of the narrative is the peace, human rights, and ecology movements and it is a beautiful primer on the work of peace, protest, and public art. It is even more important and powerful during this time of lingering war.
Karma yoga is selfless and benevolent activity ~ from personal acts of kindness, generosity, and hospitality to charity and activism in the world. This book documents a search for self through the personal journey of art and activism, graffiti and rebellion. (PEACE) WORDS is a highly engaging and motivational read. It will alter your perspective on the world.< Less
An illustrated, full-color catalog of the sculpture of Jerrold Ballaine, famed West Coast, Bay Area Figurative artist. The artist was a faculty member and department chairman of the University of... More > California, Berkeley. Renown for lush, richly colored figurative and landscape paintings, this publication chronicles his decade-long experiences in Marble, Bronze and Plaster and his unique use of applied color to the finished work. The book also reviews his work in "funk" movement of the 1960's.< Less
Serritella describes his new work for the exhibition Walking With Softer Steps at Jason Jacques Gallery , as an evolution towards the quieter side of trees and form:
“In my early works there... More > was often an overabundance of branches and thus competing lines within the form. In simplest terms, the sculptures were often ‘busy’.
While they fit the context of the pieces at the time, my philosophies about what I was trying to express evolved. As my work matured I found that texturing the details was becoming second nature and I began focusing more attention on the form. I realized that my goal was to get people to walk with softer steps on this planet. It was this statement that resonated with me so strongly that I then set out to have it reflected in the work.”
Serritella aims to create work that beautifully flows with rhythm and grace.
Hidden within the overall form and the incredible level of realistic detail there is a subtle quietness. A flow. A rhythm. A peace.< Less
It is an image based Artbook created by the artist Gwendolyn Rodig. Selected works include her paintings, bronze sculptures, ceramic works and printmaking prints. Also included are a few images from... More > her upcoming illustrated novel "The Ensuing". This Artbook is the first in a series of Artbooks the artist intends to publish. The book demonstrates through different art mediums how the artist explores the same subject matter of birds and storyline of her upcoming novel. Through different materials and processes the artist continues to create new and visually interesting images while keeping with the continuity of her mythical story.< Less
You know those times when you’re sitting down with a good friend and one of you shares a story that makes both of you laugh? Then you understand the enjoyment that you’ll get starting... More > with the very first page of Every Guitar Tells A Story. It’s like sitting down with an old friend and listening to twelve stories that will surprise you, instruct you, make you laugh, and maybe even make you feel a little sentimental. So how could a book about guitars do that? Accept Charlie’s invitation to find out about passion and the joy it brings by reading this book. Then you can sit down with that friend and share one of your stories about your guitar that will make you both laugh. Enjoy!
2008 National Guitar Workshop Songwriting Summit Contest Winner, “It’s Only Rain”
2012 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival Contest Honorable Mention, “There You Are” and “It’s Only Rain”< Less
This artist's book reproduces the suite of 25 mixed media drawings titled "Plot Plans for an Ideal City", along with an original text that "braids" phrases from works by Deleuze... More > and Guattari, Debord, Foucault, Kafka and others.< Less
Naked Afternoons: Nudes For The Post-Feminist Era contains one-hundred magnificent black and white nude photographs reminscent of the work of Alfred Cheney Johnston and Albert Arthur Allen.
The... More > photographs in Naked Afternoons present the way different models interpret the same theme, prop or setting.
Naked Afternoons: Nudes for the Post-Feminist Era is the first book of a projected trilogy. The second and third volumes, respectively, Naughty Afternoons and Mornings and Evenings Too: A Catalogue of Venial Sins and Neurotic Afternoons: A Miscellany of Bad Dreams, Neuroses and Phobias will appear in 2014.< Less
Joni Rose traveled to Tiruvannamalai in southern India decades ago, drawn to the holy mountain, Arunachala. It was a match well made. Throughout her career, Joni has blended color and image in bold... More > and subtle ways to convey the yearning of her soul as both an artist and a seeker.
So, make the journey through these pages. If you have been to India, Joni’s paintings will certainly move you – and perhaps touch a part of you that you weren’t even aware existed. If you haven’t been to India, her paintings are an invitation. They can open your heart to the richness of the Spirit, to the possibility of awakening, and the knowledge of blessing. Joni Rose has experienced the Creator’s touch; it flows through her hands. We are all the beneficiaries.< Less
Flippinchi is part of a non-profit literary organization created for charitable purposes, more specifically to promote advancement of the arts, by publishing artists’ work and making... More > publications available for purchase to the general public. The organization will distribute collected proceeds from the publications to organizations that advocate relief of the underprivileged.
The books we publish feature several individuals from the flippinchi community that get invited to participate. We look for a talented eye as a prerequisite in addition to being an active member of the community.
The name flippinchi comes from two words, flipping and Chicago. "Flippin" is simply the act of flipping pages of a book, while "Chi" comes from the shortened version of Chicago.
A portion of the proceeds of this publication will be donated to Watts of Love (www.wattsoflove.org).
Cover photo: Cori Dante< Less
The Breakfast Group was born in the Sixties of a group of artists teaching at the University of California at Berkeley who began meeting every week to discuss art, teaching, and individual... More > pursuits.
The Breakfast Group is pleased to be taking up residence in the Richmond Art Center'< Less
An inside approach to outside playing using pentatonics, chromaticism, 3-tonic systems and intervallic patterns to produce modern lines in the style of Michael Brecker and Bob Berg. There are 100... More > 16th note lines written out in all 12 keys that can be used over minor tonalities. These lines give the student functional ideas that weave in and out of the tonality to produce a modern and “outside” sound.< Less
Documentary photographer Steve Gubin spent over four years capturing the vigorous cultural life of Chicago's Balkan community. "A Balkan State of Mind" is part photo magazine essay, part... More > Josef Koudelka inspired documentary. Working with Chicago's Balkan folk dance group "Ensemble Balkanske Igre", Gubin gained unique access to photograph moments both public and private at rehearsals, festivals, churches, and nightclubs frequented by the Balkan residents of Chicago. Includes brief historic and cultural commentaries and over 120 black and white photographs.< Less
Printed in black and white, paintings and photographs are paired to create a fever dream narrative. The result is a series of high contrast and highly graphic images that burn into your memory and... More > engage in a sort of sequential slapstick of events. Straight from the artist’s mouth: “I’m not ashamed to say that most of my work comes from the gut.”< Less
Lead and Follow, is an in depth study for all who love dance. In it you will find seven great discussions on aspects relate to the parallels found between life and dance instruction. The author... More > includes his thoughts and experiences taking place over several years as a professional dance teacher, with dozens of interviews with students of dance, and some well known professionals.< Less