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BLAB! Vol. 14 (Blab! #14)
Conceived, edited and designed by five-time New York Festival of Advertising award-winner Monte Beauchamp, Blab boasts a list of contributors that reads like a Who's Who of the contemporary visual art world. Under an eerie-but-beautiful cover by Camille Rose Garcia, this latest entry in the Blab library includes: David Sandlin's "Slumburbia"; Sue Coe's "WOMD," which focuse ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 17th 2004 by Fantagraphics Books
(first published November 2003)
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Look at that beautiful Camille Rose Garcia cover. This is how my love affair with her art started (there's 4-6 pages of her art inside). For neophytes, BLAB! is a series of large-format books showcasing comic and "low-brow" artists, mainly West Coast. It's always a grab-bag, and if you're searching for the next big thing in hip happening art, BLAB! is as good a place to look as any.
I read my first copy of this one night in Tower Records. (Does anybody else recall that chain of store??) Expect to be artistically inspired/hugely disturbed/laugh uproariously/become very depressed all together at once at some point. Basically it will make your brain think you're drunk. That can be said really about most of these anthologies. Holding many of the best sensational talents in the fine art/illustration business, you will regret not being neurotic enough to pull stuff like this off ...more