April 28th, 2011

Envelope By Randy Robbins - Apr 2011

   
A Good Mail Day today indeed. Here's an envelope I received from Randy Robbins. Some pretty damn cool postage stamps there (and uncancelled! but sorry Randy, I'm not returning them - this envelope goes straight into the Archives). I've heard of Carmen Miranda, but Celia Cruz? Selena? Who they? What kind of stamp issue is this? Hispanic singers? I love them anyway. I love the polar bear stamp, too.
And the curious "Count it! $3.76" Randy has written. What does he mean? Who is this directed to? I love a mystery!
Thanks Randy! And thanks a million for Narcolepsy Press Review #1-3! (A letter and 'rarities' on the way to you tomorrow...)

Ninja Sushi

    
162 pages, digest size, by Kapreles k8pr3135.blogspot.com, published by XTRA - www.uitgeverijxtra.nl 
OK, this book is awesome enough, but right now I wanna talk about my blurb on the back cover. It's my first blurb! Kapreles asked me if he could get the publisher (XTRA) to put part of one of my reviews of his work on the back of his new comix art book, and naturally I said hell yeah. I received this in the mail today from XTRA, and I don't mind admitting that seeing my 'blurb' on the back cover made me feel VERY HAPPY! And willya lookit that! It's in Dutch, too! 
Anyway, I just checked out the XTRA website and I couldn't find this, maybe because I'm drunk or maybe because the book is so new it's not up there yet, but if you like Kapreles's art, then this beautifully produced book is highly recommended. Even recommended to those of you unfamiliar with Kapreles's art, if you love strong, darkly comic, outsider art. You will love it.
Um, I think the INSIDE artzine blurb is better than mine, so maybe mine was used because it is short, only two sentences.
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I've gotta write a more substantial review of this one. Coming soon!
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