This may well be one of the strangest books you'll want to own. Take a journey back in time to an alternate reality where charmingly creepy characters exist comfortably within crumbling walls, where bugs are beautiful and mystery is around every corner. Each page is full of strange images from the mind of HaggisVitae, the alter ego of artist Julie Miller. Meet Starboy of the Oceans Blue, Tobias Waddlecrock and his unreasonably large insect friends, a pair of avian hats who refuse to get along, a supreme whirling dervish master who writes Haiku--to name but a few. Fall down this beautifully illustrated, full-color rabbit hole and find you never want to return. If you love illustrated novels, the charming darkness of Tim Burton, the wit of Edward Gorey, the object lessons of The Brothers Quay, then you might just enjoy this journey into humor, madness, magic, mayhem and a rather large dollop of science-y goodness. Pour a cup of tea and get ready for a very odd adventure. And away we go -------------------- "you have grabbed an aspect of the fictioneer's art, magnified it, and inflected a whole fresh set of art fictions from it. Three practioners of this magus-engineering come to mind: Borges, Nabokov and W.G. Sebald: makers of the has been, might have been and, with the right sidereal conjunctions-- would have been." N.C. Mallory, Artist/Writer
Author: Julie L. Miller Publisher: L.T. Godsmith Press Published: 09/05/2011 Pages: 106 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.59lbs Size: 11.00h x 8.50w x 0.28d ISBN: 9780983821243
About the Author Julie graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting & art history. After this, because of her passion for the sciences, she went back to school and got a second degree in cytology. She uses her visual skills to look at human cells through a microscope in a pathology lab by day, and create artwork in her home studio by night. Julie's work has appeared in numerous groups shows as well as a handful of solo exhibitions. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs.