I talk about the origins of Our Island of Epidemics on the JMWW blog. Thanks to Jen Michalski.
Here’s a pic of Our Island in a Matt (Seigel)’s hands. Buy that sucker!
Sad news today. Best American Fantasy is closing down, leaving no fourth volume. Even sadder since Redivider seems to have had four stories on the short list from my two issues as editor, by authors Blake Butler, Matt Bell, Joe Celizic, and Christopher Boucher, and one from the issue before, by Joe Meno.
Great selections by Cat Ennis Sears and Brooks Sterritt. So long, BAF. (There are a lot of links in here.)
Luca Dipierro‘s beautiful cover for Our Island of Epidemics.
Here’s what Luca said about the book: “I made the cover for a new book . . . (in the Pank Little Books series), which is one of the best things I have read this year, Our Island of Epidemics byMatthew Salesses. I never felt that close to the world of anybody I made art for. You really need to get this book. It’s surreal, imaginative (in a wonderful minor key), and written in a language that is both lyrical and dry. It has the deadpan quality that I like in things. It’s the Television Personalities and Cyrano de Bergerac together. Preorder it here.”
Aw, shucks; thanks!
Exciting news. Luca Dipierro has completed the cover art for Our Island of Epidemics.
It’s nuts how good it is. It’s burning a hole in my brain to keep it a secret.
Watch some of Luca’s sentence and book animations on his website. You’ll be hooked.
Our Island of Epidemics is now available for pre-order from PANK!
Here’s the post on their website: http://www.pankmagazine.com/pankblog/?p=5058
Super excited. They’ve got news about the cover/cover artist coming soon.