Wednesday, July 06, 2011


“The narrative scope and stellar assemblage of writers and illustrators…makes this a book that will be absolutely cherished by fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk afficionados alike.” – Paul Goat Allen, B&N Book Club

---An LA Times recommended summer reading selection
---Features over 60 pieces of art, including four originals by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola
---All-new Fiction from top creators in fiction, comics, and the art world

After the death of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead at his house in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, a remarkable discovery was unearthed: the remains of an astonishing cabinet of curiosities. Many of these artifacts, curios, and wonders related to anecdotes and stories in the doctor's personal journals. Others, when shown to the doctor's friends, elicited further tales from a life like no other. Thus, in keeping with the bold spirit exemplified by Dr. Lambs­head and his exploits, we now proudly present highlights from the doctor's cabinet, reconstructed not only through visual representations but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure. A carefully selected group of popular artists and acclaimed, bestselling authors has been assembled to bring this cabinet of curiosities to life.

An independent follow-up to the cult classic The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, a Hugo Award and World Fantasy Award finalist…

Contributors include Holly Black, Greg Broadmore, Ted Chiang, John Coulthart, Rikki Ducornet, Amal El-Mohtar, Minister Faust, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, N.K. Jemisin, Caitlin R. Kiernan, China Mieville, Mike Mignola, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, James A. Owen, Helen Oyeyemi, J.K. Potter, Cherie Priest, Ekaterina Sedia, Jan Svankmajer, Rachel Swirsky, Carrie Vaughn, Jake von Slatt, Tad Williams, Charles Yu, and many more.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Urbanomic is having a Summer Auction!!!

All proceeds of the auction go to support Urbanomic's journal Collapse. The lots – including original work and exclusive signed editions – have been donated by artists, musicians and writers who have contributed to Collapse or been otherwise involved in Urbanomic projects over the past few years, including:

Kristen Alvanson, Amanda Beech, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Cut Hands, Detanico and Lain, FIELDCLUB, Renée Green, Florian Hecker, Kröõt Juurak & Mårten Spångberg, Nick Land, Sam Lewitt, China Miéville, Pamela Rosenkranz, Conrad Shawcross, Keith Tilford

The PDF catalogue, which contains images and details of all works, with links to higher resolution images, and details of how to bid can be found online at
The Auction ends on June 24 so get you bids in now and support this great journal.

Friday, February 04, 2011


My artwork will be included in THE THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Exhibits, Oddities, Images, & Stories from Top Authors and Artists. Edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, the book comes out in June from Eos Books, but you can pre-order it from Amazon now. There are a number of really great writers and artists included (see description and the table of contents below).

A stunning find beneath the famed Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead's house years after his death: a basement space lost under a collapsed floor, in which were found the remains of a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. Containing artifacts, curios, and keepsakes collected over Dr. Lambshead's many, many decades, the cabinet of curiosities took over a year to unearth, document, and catalog. Thus, in keeping with the bold spirit exemplified by Dr. Lambshead and his exploits, we are now proud to present highlights from the doctor's cabinet, reconstructed not only through original visual representations, but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure. (Sumptuous title pages provided by John Coulthart.)

Introduction: The Contradictions of a Collection, Dr. Lambshead's Cabinet (by the Editors)
Holy Devices and Infernal Duds: The Broadmore Exhibits
The Electric Neurheographiton - Minister FaustSt. Brendan's Shank - Kelly Barnhill
The Auble Gun - Will Hindmarch
Dacey's Patent Automatic Nanny - Ted Chiang
Honoring Lambshead: Stories Inspired by the Cabinet
Threads - Carrie Vaughn
Ambrose and the Ancient Spirits of East and West - Garth Nix
Relic - Jeffrey Ford
Lord Dunsany's Teapot - Naomi Novik
Lot 558: Shadow of My Nephew by Wells, Charlotte - Holly Black
A History of Dunkelblau's Meistergarten - Tad Williams
Microbial Alchemy & Demented Machinery: The Mignola Exhibits
Addison Howell and the Clockroach - Cherie Priest
Roboticus the All-Knowing - Lev Grossman
Shamalung (The Diminutions) - Michael Moorcock
Pulvadmonitor: the Dust's Warning - China Miéville
The Miéville Anomalies
The Very Shoe - Helen Oyeyemi
The Gallows-Horse - Reza Negarestani
Further Oddities
The Thing in the Jar - Michael Cisco
The Singing Fish - Amal El-Mohtar
The Armor of Sir Locust - Stepan Chapman
A Key to the Castleblakeney Key - Caitlín R. Kiernan
Taking the Rats to Riga - Jay Lake
The Book of Categories - Charles Yu
Objects Discovered in a Novel Under Construction - Alan Moore
Visits & Departures
1929: The Singular Taffy Puller - N.K. Jemisin
1943: A Brief Note Pertaining to the Absence of One Olivaceous Cormorant, Stuffed - Rachel Swirsky
1963: The Argument Against Louis Pasteur - Mur Lafferty
1972: The Testimony of a Respected Lichenologist - Ekaterina Sedia
1995: Kneel - Brian Evenson
2000: Dr. Lambshead's Dark Room - S.J. Chambers
2003: The Pea - Gio Clairval

A Brief Catalog of Additional Items, Featuring Micro-Fictions by:
Hugh Alter, Charlie Jane Anders, Julie Andrews, Christopher Begley, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Nickolas Brienza, Tucker Cummings, Kaolin Imago Fire, Jess Gulbranson, Jen Harwood-Smith, Willow Holser, Rhys Hughes, Incognitum, Paul Kirsch, Michael J. Larson, Therese Littleton, Graham Lowther, Claire Massey, Tony Mileman, Adam Mills, Annalee Newitz, Ignacio Sanz, Steven M. Schmidt, Grant Stone, Norman Taber, Brian Thill, Nick Tramdack, Nicholas Troy, Tom Underberg, Horia Ursu, William T. Vandemark, Kali Wallace, Tracie Welser, Amy Willats, Nadine Wilson, and Ben Woodard.

Over 60 images by: Aeron Alfrey, Kristen Alvanson, Rikki Ducornet, Greg Broadmore, John Coulthart, Scott Eagle, Vladimir Gvozdariki, Yishan Li, Mike Mignola, Jonathan Nix, Eric Orchard, James A. Owen, Ron Pippin, J.K. Potter, Eric Schaller, Ivica Stevanovic, Jan Svankmajer, Sam Van Olffen, Myrtle von Damitz, III, and Jake von Slatt.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NEW YORK TO LONDON AND BACK – The Medium of Contingency

NEW YORK TO LONDON AND BACK – The Medium of Contingency
January 18 – February 19, 2011

An exhibition and event collectively organized by Thomas Dane Gallery (London), Miguel Abreu Gallery (New York) and the vanguard independent philosophy and art institute Urbanomic (based in the UK) on the thought of contingency.

Artists in the exhibition include Kristen Alvanson, Hans Bellmer, Liz Deschenes, Thomas Eggerer, Rachel Harrison, Gareth James, Alison Knowles, Sam Lewitt, Scott Lyall, R. H. Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Raha Raissnia, Jimmy Raskin, Blake Rayne, Pamela Rosenkranz, Pieter Schoolwerth, Amy Sillman and Cheyney Thompson.

The event highlights of one of the most significant shifts in philosophical thought and contemporary art practice in the 21st century, that is the thought of contingency in artistic reflection/production and in new philosophies of realism. Artists whose works are exhibited in this show exemplify various engagements with the thought of contingency, a speculative imperative that marks a transition from different forms of artistic experimentation driven by meaning-dominated metaphysics of calculation and chance to alternative rigorous engagements with the reality of contingency and its formidable role not only in art practice and philosophy but also in ecological, political, technological and economic domains.

As part of the event, a discussion between Elie Ayache (market theorist), Reza Negarestani (philosopher), Robin Mackay (philosopher), Matthew Poole (curator), Scott Lyall (artist) and Miguel Abreu (gallerist and art theorist) will be held on Wednesday 19 January, 6-8pm atThomas Dane Gallery located at 11 Duke St., St James's, London SW1Y 6BN. Nearest Tube: Green Park.
The event is free and all are welcome: the event is not ticketed but seating is limited, so do arrive promptly to avoid disappointment!

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