Do Tabloid Headlines Control Everyday Life?
As dramaturge, with tabloid backdrops, I cast my invented characters, Barbies, Kens, and other icons into vignettes, to convey tropes of contemporary life. In graphic comic-book style, my fictional character/avatar Wretched Sister (WS) experiences life events as calamities, which "coincidentally" occur on the same dates as tabloid catastrophes, collapsing two unrelated incidents into one time-slot. The horror, bright visuals and deadpan text create incongruous adjacencies. In other words, I try to be amusing if possible.
Places to visit after Coronaville is over:
Telluride, Colorado. Spiral Staircase Blue Square Ski Run.
Fire Island, NY. Beach with no cars.
Big Island, Hawaii, Volcano Park. Most peaceful space.
Cortina d'Ampezzio, Italy. Even if you don't ski.
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Art Galleries I Like:
The Catcher in the Rye and anything by J.D. Salinger. He is the only author that makes me laugh out loud even on the umpteenth reading.
Maus by Art Spiegelman. Excellent graphic novel version of the holocaust.
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson (Artist), Kyle Baker (Artist). Graphic novel version of he who made the Beatles.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Black and white and moving graphic novel memoire about childhood in Iran during the Revolution.
Hilma af Klimt. Way---ayyy ahead of her time and even our time.
Paula Rego. Female female.
anderonia? In the 1980s,
Time Warner Cable sent my mail to anderonia, so I took it as a sign.
Wretched Sister: Coincidental Calamities of the 1970s-2000s.
glossy paperback zine (6.5X9), 24 pages, full color
Contact me to order. $20 including shipping to US. Put Wretched Sister in the subject line.
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