So. Now that I’m stuck at camp, I’ve got books and press coming out this year. How convenient!! Stampington Press has given me quite a lot of coverage in their most recent issue of Stuffed Magazine. I wanted the article to be a plug for the new book Closet Monsters, which I just wrote, but alas, it was all about me. Had I known, I’d have sent a more diverse collection of works for them to ogle and photograph.
Stuffed Magazine is an up and coming flagship magazine for the indy plush industry. It’s still kind of a small industry, half pop art crime wave, half Sunday afternoon crafting bee. The indy plush movement gains and loses steam frequently, thus do magazines trying to cover it. Stuffed comes out twice a year, and the issues aren’t cheap (just like the artworks it features!), but it’s worth it (just like the.. anyway). Without further adiddlydoo, here are some images to whet all the short attention spanned palates out there:
Here’s an image from the first page of my article. What’s strange is I don’t remember sending them this monster. I thought I sold it at my studio. Oh well. The last few days and hours leaving Asheville for camp were a bit on the crazy side. I wonder what else of mine I thought I sold or packed will wind up in a magazine next!!
Below you’ll find what the magazine would have looked like had I made the cover. I didn’t, for whatever crumbly reason, but I can confuse people nonetheless with this great photo. The kind people at Stuffed worked up this alternative just in case I had won the vote. As it turns out, once again (and again and again and again) elementary shapes covered in appliqué win out over the intricate and sculptural Stupid Creatures, but that’s okay. Actually, I lie. Gosh, America, when are you gonna fall in love with quality again? We’re gonna have to soon ‘cause the Chinese are sick of working for dirt cheap. I could wax on but I hope you get the point. Alas.