Tonight at the RISD Museum of Art, come celebrate the opening of What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present, curated by Dan Nadel (yours truly). The Hairy Who, Funk, Destroy All Monsters, Forcefield, Christina Ramberg, William Copley, Gary Panter, H.C. Westermann, Elizabeth Murray, Jack Kirby.

Tomorrow we will have two panel discussions with Gary Panter, Peter Saul, Carroll Dunham, Nicole Rudick, Michael Williams, and Jim Drain.

And available any day now: the 368-page catalog!


I recently got a copy of “Expedition to the Hairier Peaks” by Mindflayer, an excellent little noise duo project consisting of Brian Chippendale and Mat Brinkman.

Soooo stoked to finally hear this in it’s entirety, anyway here’s the album art + left and right halves of the inner sleeve art (featuring drawings by both Chippendale and Brinkman I think, I’m not entirely sure).


Mat Brinkman

“Brinkman lives in Colorado now. He is a founding member of Fort Thunder and Forcefield and was the co-editor of Paper Rodeo, the now-defunct Providence-based comics anthology. A prolific master of line, color, printing, and letter forms, his posters, drawings, comics music and films have influenced a generation or two. His books include the comic strip collections Teratoid Heights andMultiforce, and the artists’ book Heads, 44.”


“I Am Skeleton Jelly.”

A PictureBox Bibliography

I put together a little bibliography of PictureBox. Those interested in some background could do no better than Trinie Dalton’s lovely article at The Brooklyn Rail. Otherwise, correct me if anything looks funny, but here’s the list:

PictureBox 2000-2014


The Ganzfeld, Fall 2000 edited by Tim Hodler, Dan Nadel and Patrick Smith


The Ganzfeld 2 edited by Dan Nadel and Peter Buchanan-Smith


The Ganzfeld 3 edited by Dan Nadel and Peter Buchanan-Smith


The Wilco Book by Wilco and PictureBox


Paper Rad, B.J. and da Dogs by Ben Jones and Paper Rad
The Hobbit by Marc Bell and Peter Thompson
Carrot for Girls by Matthew Thurber
Batman by Ben Jones and CF
Chimera by Frank Santoro
The Ganzfeld 4 edited by Dan Nadel
Free Radicals edited by Leif Goldberg


Incanto by Frank Santoro
Cold Heat 1 by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro
Cold Heat 2 by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro
Cold Heat 3 by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro
Cold Heat 4 by Ben Jones and Frank Santoro
Gore by Black Dice and Jason Frank Rothenberg
Me a Mound by Trenton Doyle Hancock
Ninja by Brian Chippendale
The Drips by Taylor McKimens
Elle-Humour by Julie Doucet
Utility Sketchbook by Anonymous
Nog a Dod: Prehistoric Canadian Psychedoolia edited by Marc Bell
Blockhead Blues by Eddie Martinez
Comics Comics #2 edited by Tim Holder and Dan Nadel


1-800 MICE #1
1-800 MICE #2
Cold Heat Special #1 by Frank Santoro, Ben Jones and Jon Vermilyea
Storeyville by Frank Santoro
Cartoon Workshop/Pig Tales by Paper Rad
Powr Mastrs Vol. 1 by CF
Maggots by Brian Chippendale
Wu-Tang Comics by Ben Jones
Some Kinda Vocation by Cheryl Dunn
Wipe That Clock off Your Face by Brian Belott
New Engineering by Yuichi Yokoyama
Trenton Doyle Handbook by Trenton Doyle Hancock
Tuff Stuff by Joe Bradley
Real Fun by Ashod Simonian
Comics Comics #3 edited by Tim Hodler and Dan Nadel
Assorted silkscreen print editions by Charles Burns, Jim Drain, Ara Peterson, Melissa Brown, Gary Panter, Paper Rad, Rebecca Bird & Matthew Thurber.


Core of Caligula Vol 1 by CF
Powr Mastrs Vol. 2 by CF
Mail Order Monsters edited by Kathy Grayson
Travel by Yuichi Yokoyama
Monster Men Bureiko Lullaby by Takeshi Nemoto
The Ganzfeld 7 edited by Ben Jones and Dan Nadel
Prospect 1: New Orleans, edited by Dan Cameron
New Painting and Drawing by Ben Jones
You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It by Michel Gondry
We Lost the War But Won the Battle by Michel Gondry
Crazy Town by Paul Gondry
The Good Life by Taylor McKimens
Mythtym, edited by Trinie Dalton
For the Love of Vinyl by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson
Overspray by Norman Hathaway
Gary Panter edited by Dan Nadel
The Garden by Michael Williams
The Magnificent Excess of Snoop Dogg Katherine Bernhardt by Katherine Bernhardt
Comics Comics #4 edited by Tim Hodler and Dan Nadel
Eddie Martinez and Chuck Webster by Eddie Martinez and Chuck Webster
Mail Order Monsters, edited by Kathy Grayson
Faded Igloo by Jim Drain
Cold Heat Special #4 by Frank Santoro, Ben Jones and Jim Rugg
Goddess of War by Lauren Weinstein


Multiforce by Mat Brinkman
Sports Book by Jonas Wood


City Hunter by CF
Xylor Jane by Xylor Jane
H Day by Renee French
My New New York Diary by Julie Doucet and Michel Gondry
Heads, 44 by Mat Brinkman
If ‘n Oof by Brian Chippendale
Powr Mastrs 3 by CF
I Was Looking for a Street by Charles Willeford


King Terry’s 100 Channels by King Terry
Color Engineering by Yuichi Yokoyama
Garden by Yuichi Yokoyama
City Hunter by CF
[Title] by Jessica Ciocci
Sediment by CF
Golf Wang by Odd Future
Cockfighter by Charles Willeford
Kramers Ergot 8 edited by Sammy Harkham
Drawings 1967-70 by Karl Wirsum, edited by Dan Nadel
1-800-MICE by Matthew Thurber


Pompeii by Frank Santoro
Bjornstrand by Renee French
True Chubbo by Family Sohn
Negron by Jonny Negron
Dyes by Sam Moyer
Blow Your Head by Diplo and Shane McCauley
Everything Together by Sammy Harkham
De Profundis by James Jarvis
Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977 edited by Mike Kelley and Dan Nadel
The Dolls Weekly and the Crawlee Things by Rory Hayes
Interiors by Jonas Wood
Conceptual Art by Peter Saul
DNA Failure by Famicon


Men’s Group by Ben Jones
Coming Together, Coming Apart by Julia Chiang
In the Good Name of the Company, edited by Brian Roettinger, Jan Tumlir and Christopher Michlig
Heads Collider by Mat Brinkman
Blow Your Head Vol. 2 by Diplo and Shane McCauley
Drawings by Chris Martin
So Long, Silver Screen by Blutch
School Spirits by Anya Davidson
INFOMANIACS by Matthew Thurber
Pompeii [book] by Frank Santoro
World Map Room by Yuichi Yokoyama
Mere by CF
Walrus by Brandon Graham
Sun Ra: Space Interiors and Exteriors, 1972
The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame by Gengoroh Tagame
Wes Lang by Wes Lang
Paintings by Eddie Martinez
Thought Process by Carroll Dunham
Nudity Today, edited by Jesse Pearson
The Last of the Mohicans by Shigeru Sugiura, edited, translated and with text by Ryan Holmberg
Gold Pollen and Other Stories by Seiichi Hayashi, edited, translated and with text by Ryan Holmberg
Contact High by Richard Kern, edited by Jesse Pearson
The Mysterious Underground Men by Osamu Tezuka, edited, translated and with text by Ryan Holmberg


Joe Bradley Drawings by Joe Bradley
19991 by Xylor Jane

Related Books:

What Nerve: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present by Dan Nadel (DAP/RISD, 2014)
Dorothy and Otis: Designing the American Dream by Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel (HarperCollins, 2014)
Karl Wirsum edited by Dan Nadel (Derek Eller Gallery, 2013)
Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art by Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel  (Damiani, 2012)
Art in Time by Dan Nadel (Abrams, 2010)
Wilco Summer Tour Program (dBpm, 2009)
Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes (Fantagraphics, 2008)
Art Out of Time by Dan Nadel (Abrams, 2006)
We All Die Alone by Mark Newgarden, edited by Dan Nadel (Fantagraphics, 2006)
Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the present, Dan Nadel and Helene Silverman, creative direction (Gingko, 2006)
Cheap Laffs by Mark Newgarden and PictureBox (Abrams, 2004)