Saturday, March 11, 2017

Finding Forrest Bess

Robert Boyd

I've always wanted to have hard copies of some of the writing I have done for this blog. So I decided to do it myself.

I chose to update and collect my three pieces about artist Forrest Bess (1911-1977) from 2013 into a pamphlet. I've been thinking about this for a year or so.  Then last year, I curated an exhibit at the Galveston Artist Residency. One of the things we did was to produce a catalog for the show in the form of a zine that contained a long interview with artist Scott Gilbert and a list of the pieces of art in the exhibit. The zine was produced by Dan Schmahl, who designed it and printed it on his risograph printer.

I loved how the True Artist Tales catalog came out. And I also liked Wake, a zine that Schmahl contributed to and printed. And Binder, a zine produced by the Galveston Artist Residency. I recommend both. So I asked Schmahl if he would design and print 100 copies of my pamphlet.

You can see the result above--that is the entire print run. You can order a copy for a mere $6.50 through my online store.

1 comment:

  1. Self publishing is fun, isn't it? I have been using Create Space for years and it's a nice product. Sure, you fight with the SkyNet bots from time to time, but that's to be expected. Looks good.