My new picture book arrived by courier today. It’s a collaboration with the supremely talented Matte Stephens and I couldn’t be more thrilled. In fact, I want to vandalize my copy and plaster my walls with Matte’s incredible (stylish and funny) paintings.
The story is very loosely based on George Maciunas, the founder of a 1960s art movement known as Fluxus. George was a notoriously visionary but somewhat mercurial man (who among other things wanted to “purge the world of bourgeoisie sickness….”) Truthfully, I cannot think of a more unlikely picture book subject, but there you go, I seem to gravitate towards inappropriate picture book subjects.
The book will be in stores by April 1st, so expect more on Fluxus and other arty and inappropriate things in the months to come. In the meantime, I leave you with this photo of our dear man George: