Plate V. Total solar eclipse, July 29th, 1878. Published in 1887.


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Strikingly bizarre concept art by Chris Foss for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s abandoned Dune adaptation

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PULP ATLAS is a series of artist book exhibitions featuring the work of 12 artists experimenting with the book form.  Each artist will have produced an edition of 12 artist books or zines, allowing for 12 exhibitions to happen simultaneously in different cities during the Fall of 2014.  PULP ATLAS explores the contemporary book form as well as the cultural borders surrounding alternative exhibition spaces.  Artist books and zines occupy a unique territory: inherently legible even while experimental, they are precious and disposable, able to be viewed in public but read as an incredibly personal experience.  PULP ATLAS aims to explore the dynamics of the book form in an alternative viewing space.  

New artist books and zines by:

Michael Bartalos, Morgan Cahn, Matt Coors, Edie Fake, Christopher Kardambikis, Mark Lander, Jenn Pascoe, Vanessa Roveto, Jim Rugg, Tim Schwartz, Mary Tremonte, Imin Yeh

Watch this space for updates on the Fall exhibitions and process photographs from the participating artists.

Very excited to have new book work along side everyone in this series of exhibitions!  Go follow PULP ATLAS for updates and book photographs.

2014 Book-a-Month project report.  Half-way through.  6 books/zines made.  This project has seen me make books in my old studio in Los Angeles, in my new studio in my garage, a residency in Hudson Valley and my parents’ house.  Been pretty interesting to put myself on a constant deadline and try to figure out what I can get done with a limited budget (in terms of time and $$).

January: SUNSPOTS // edition of 50

Feburary: The Planets Move Far Too Slowly In Their Orbits To Be Heard // edition of 2

March: Sol Variations // edition of 1

April: The Color Out of Space // edition of 30

May: In a Far Distant Century…The Gods of Olympus Shall Die // edition of 10

June: The Crack in Space // edition of 15

Looking forward to the next 6 months.  Now I just need to find a gallery to show all these…

The Crack in Space

by Christopher Kardambikis

June 2014.  Inkjet print zine with a letterpress cover.  8 inches x 10.5 inches.  28 pages.  Edition of 15.  First zine made in my new studio space. 

Title taken from the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick.

Available for purchase here.

I’m just a couple months behind in documenting my “Book-a-Month” project.  This one was from May:

In a Far Distant Century…The Gods of Olympus Shall Die

Made in New Castle, PA and Los Angeles, CA. Edition of 10.  6.25 inches x 9.5 inches.  Inkjet printed zines.  While visiting family in western PA for the month I dove into my old long-boxes of comics.  Found a number of really nice landscapes and removed the text boxes from them digitally.  I’m pretty happy with my Epson R1900 and it’s continuing print quality despite its old age.  

Totally miss having all these old comics near me. But it was nice to work with the images and use them to construct a more abstract narrative of color and composition through this zine.  

Special thanks to Theodore Papazekos for sitting up and listening to Prince with me as I put these together. 

Available for purchase here.

New zine.
Title taken from the Philip K. Dick book.

Artist Books and Cookies at Ooga Tooga.
Very happy to have a couple zines at this weekend-long event. Lots of artist books and zines and discussions.

In A Far Distant Century… The Gods Of Olympus Shall Die.

New zine. More pics soon.
All comic book landscapes…



Ooga Booga, ForYourArt & Fundación Alumnos47 present
Artists’ Books & Cookies
June 28-29, 2014
Ooga Twooga/356 S. Mission Rd.

Please join us for a two-day presentation of artists’ books and cookies! Artists’ Books and Cookies presents a mosaic of independent artist book…

Date Books.  Clam Shell Box containing 16 accordion fold books.

This is my first hand made clam shell box project from 2004.  I had been photographing a series of actions (…performances ?) I had been doing and using the photos to make small accordion fold books.  Each book is 1.75 inches x 2.5 inches with varying spine sizes.  The box when closed is 5.5 inches x 7 inches x 3 inches.

The project started while I was studying in Italy for a semester in 2004 and continued over that summer in Greece.  I took photos with my Papou, with Bishop Maximus, at an amphitheater in Taormina, Sicily, in the studio, and any number of places.  Some books I would work back into with small ink drawings - creating a theater mask for myself.  The depth of the accordion fold books varied  - some spines were .25 inch thick others were 2 inches.  

Finding all kinds of things while staying at my parents’ house for a few weeks.