"Step right up!" This snake-charming siren is my contribution to a show of carnival banner-inspired art. I'm interested in exploring vernacular American art outside traditional highbrow vehicles. Imagine this lurid banner on a sideshow tent, luring farmboys in from the midway and promising lurid mysteries within. One thin dime, one tenth of a dollar!
I've been busy sifting through artwork for a group show by our troupe of ne'er do wells, the Friends of the Nib. The four-eyed gunsel at left is mine, and the Frank cartoon at right is by Jim Woodring. Coming soon: First Thursday at Howard House.