Richard Metzger is the current Boing Boing guest blogger.
When "Ah Pook is Here"
was published in 1979, it was in a form greatly diminished from the authors' original intent. Originally conceived as a graphic novel in the pictographic format of the surviving Mayan codices, the project --eight years in the making-- consisted of over 100 illustrations by Malcolm McNeill, 30 in full color and about 50 pages of text. "Ah Pook is Here" would have been prohibitively expensive to publish at the time. As Burroughs wrote “over the years of our collaboration Malcolm McNeill produced more than a hundred pages of artwork. However, owing partly to the expense of full color reproduction, and because the book falls into neither the category of the conventional illustrated book, nor that of a comix publication, there have been difficulties with the arrangements for the complete work. The book is in fact unique…”
The illustrations from "Ah Pook is Here"
have been rediscovered after 38 years and are traveling the world, displayed in various art galleries. On April 4, the exhibit opens at the Track 16 Gallery
in Los Angeles. I can't wait to see this! One of the paintings is 25 feet long! Hopefully the attention the work has received lately will see "Ah Pook is Here" published as Burroughs and McNeill envisioned it.
Malcolm McNeill interview
about working with WSB
"Ah Pook is Here"
--a quite incredible short film, with Burroughs own narration.
From the late 1800s to the early 1940s, many Americans celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as “ragamuffins” in masked costumes and then thronged the streets, basically trick-or-treating for money and gifts.
Leo spent 1,000 hours making these 17kg robotic cosplay wings, modeled on Kayle from League of Legends.
BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music. has been trying to enlist Cox Cable as an accomplice in a copyright trolling scheme, demanding that the company pass on copyright infringement notices that accuse users of downloading music and order them to pay large sums of music or face punishing lawsuits.
Today only in the Boing Boing Store we are offering an extra 15% off of the below VPN deals just use coupon code: VPN15 at checkout. proXPN VPN: Premium Lifetime Subscription Surf the web with ultimate peace of mind – both at home and on the road – over proXPN’s fully-encrypted, lightning-fast servers. Your lifetime premium subscription […]
These knitted gloves are here to save the day (and your hands) with an ultra-comfy, double-layer that will allow you to stay warm and use your phone. Now you can take photos on the fly, text, Tinder, and more without letting freezing temperatures get in your way. Plus they work with all touchscreens, so no […]
Store more on your Mac with this microSD memory card adapter.