City of Craft staffer, past designer and forever-vendor, Shannon Gerard is launching a book. Launching it right out into the world! And you can catch one - at the launch.
Here are the deets from Shan:
UNSPENT LOVE, or, Things I Wish I Told YouShannon GerardConundrum Press is bustin out a paperback version of UNSPENT LOVE! YYZ is holding a launch to celebrate it on NOV 11 (11 11 11— make a wish!)FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 20117-10 PM@ YYZ ARTIST’S OUTLET401 Richmond Street West, Suite 140TorontoOriginally drawn and written as a series of online poetic vignettes, UNSPENT LOVE addresses themes such as hope, fear, and human frailty. Evolving through numerous iterations, including a gallery installation supported by the Nick Novak Fellowship at Open Studio, UNSPENT LOVE most recently appeared as an experimental wall installation at YYZ Artist’s Outlet. One chapter of this work won first place in the graphic narrative category of This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt in 2010.Conundrum Press is thrilled to announce the book version of the project, complete with a letterpressed wraparound jacket printed at Gaspereau Press. Embracing a variety of genres, from poetry to relational art to graphic novel, UNSPENT LOVE is as varied as the characters who populate its quintessentially human stories.Animations from this series will be playing on the walls for one night only. Live music! And it’s a sushi party!Read! See an animated wall! Use chopsticks! Laugh your head off! Find true love! (And spend it all. Just go for it. Don’t hold anything in reserve for your recovery. Love like crazy.)Graphic NovelConundrum PressISBN 978-1-894994-58-38.5×5.5 inches / 176 pages
PS - You may see some (ahem) familiar crafty faces in those Unspent pages. Just sayin'.