Tuesday, November 01, 2011

FavoriteThing(s)This Week - AJ Fosik

Vibrant. Violent. Tex Avery Inspired Taxodermy. These pieces are so full of color and electricity. What sort of adventure was undergone to take down these beasts and mount their tokyo colored heads? These 3-D pieces always bring me a sense of joy, fun, and wonder.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Favorite Thing(s) This Week - Moebius


I love Moebius. Most of us do even if we don't realize it. This link is to a blog appreciating his work. H/T to Tony Akins for pointing the way to it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FavoriteThing(s)ThisDecade - Paul Pope

I remember buying a bunch of THBs. Not really knowing what they were, but so enamored of the images. I want to buy a copy of BATTLING BOY. Paul? Are you out there? Will you let me buy a copy already?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Favorite Thing(s) This Week - Brendan Monroe

Isolation. Mired in primordial sludge or thin quantum super strings. These pieces are melancholia caked with mud. I feel a sort of total lack of morality, something pre-moral.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Plays I'd Like to See

The Catupuncturist - Two brothers, one a carnival barker, the other a hobo, struggle to out do each other in a post apocalyptic world where cat owners want desperately to curtail and domesticate various felines' instinctual need for wanderlust. How? through Acupuncture! But when Cain conquers Abel in the market, he discovers too late that his technique is fatally flawed! But fatal merely for the felines? Or have these little beasts had one too many treatments leading to terrifying seemingly paranormal results?

Favorite Thing(s) This Week - Ray Caesar

Opulence. Decadence. Danger. Allure. A darling of Juxtapoz Magazine. I can not find the article, but I recall or hallucinate that these works are actually sculpted in a digital realm using 3d rendering software.

These feminine children are beguiling, but the narrative hints at something cautionary to me. Their beauty and youth seems Faustian. These women are the result of paranormal covenants. The painting above could be an apocraphal sitting room from the prelude to an alternate version of Sartre's No Exit.

Favorite Thing(s) This Week (or FTTW for short) is a recurring exploration here at DEVILVET. Anything that inspires us, but primarily visual artists whose work reverberates, delights, or provokes us.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

On Alice, Why Alice?

Not long ago, I was seriously Anti-Alice in Wonderland. Not that I didn't think it was a good story. I just thought it was over done. I wonder what could be brought to it that hasn't been done before. I sort of wanted everyone to get over Alice and start to look for something else that achieved that same sense of the wonder, surrealism, beauty and awe.

But, we are a species that repeats and repeats. There is something about this story that we can not let go of. No matter how many Gaimanesque Heroines there are out there... Alice can not be dismissed.

My attitude toward Alice is changing too. Perhaps I am mellowing. Perhaps I just see the advantage to Lewis Carroll's approachability in the same fashion that Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Neil Simon are unquestionably approachable.

Having begun some serious video play with the current production, I think over 2012, the Mammals are going to play with Video and Alice.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Script Bits - PM_IY_

SNAIL - I am so glad that B.B. introduced us. He is right you are… Well words just don’t… I really like looking at you.

BIRDY - (A little offput) OK

SNAIL - We have this movie, would you like to…

BIRDY - What is the movie about?

SNAIL - It is about you

BIRDY - Me? You don’t even know me.

SNAIL - To capture you, I don’t need to know you. I only need to see you.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

OK that was short

I know... I know... how many of us try to stop blogging but then we start back up again. But, I decided it was time to give it another shot. Jumping back in with both feet next week.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Ok this is it! If you want to keep in touch you can try me at my facebook or check out the chicago mammals at chicagomammals.com

It has been fun amd exciting and I learned a bunch! This site will go offline next week!

Thanks again everyone!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sometimes the best way to start over is to start over

So, how many of us have done the old... I am signing off bit and told the world... no more... I blog no more... like Peter Parker we walk away leaving our mask on the garbage heap.

Let me say, I am not quitting, but I need to find a new way to do this and make it mean something. So fresh starts are the best way.

I plan on making this my next to last post at this address, this blog...

I am going to move my internet attention elsewhere... I just got to figure out where and how.

I will continue to update chicagomammals.com and/or themammals.blogspot.com with all things about the company!

Thanks everybody! Good Times were had here!