Sunday, November 30, 2008
New Book by Floating World
FLOATING WORLD COMICS PRESENTS:
DECEMBER 1ST THURSDAY:
‘THE CATERER’ COMIC BOOK RELEASE PARTY &
ERASERHEAD PRESS PRESENTS: BIZARRO
30 years after the spectacular collapse of Pearl Comics, a celebration of the cause of that collapse - Jeff Lint's ‘THE CATERER’.
Described by Alan Moore as "the holy barnacle of failure", The Caterer dragged Pearl into a legal hell when its hero spent the whole of Issue 9 on a killing spree in Disneyland. The smirking Jack Marsden became a cult figure and role model for enigmatic idiots in the mid-70s. His style and
catchphrases were such an insider code that hundreds of people got beaten up by baffled or enraged onlookers.
Floating World Comics has teamed with Lint biographer, Steve Aylett to present a reprint of Issue 3: this stand-out issue includes the beginning of Marsden's goat obsession, a fierce appearance by the ghostly Hoston Pete, a great example of the Marsden 'stillness' and no less than four classic Marsden hallucinations. The leaning Chief Bayard's preoccupation with our hero results in the violent deaths of six people, and Jack delivers his infamous 'lipstick for dogs' diatribe.
This collaboration was made possible by local publisher, Eraserhead Press. Eraserhead editor Rose O’Keefe put me in contact with Steve Aylett (featured in their Bizarro Starter Kit), arguably one of the forerunners of the Bizarro style of weird fiction. Eraserhead will be at the show with many of their best authors who will be reading from their novels.
WHO: Eraserhead Press – Mykle Hansen, Carlton Mellick III, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Daniel Scott Buck, and more. Also bizarre visual art by: Cody Brant, Nicole Linde, Claudia Drake and Ranger.
WHAT: Bizarro book reading and Caterer release party!
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6-10PM
WHERE: Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Portland, OR 97209
Show runs through Dec. 31st
Store hours: Everyday 11-7pm