Monday, February 12, 2007
Balancing Monster from the Past
My solo show has been drawing some odd birds out of the woodwork. I received some mysterious email containing a mail art comic strip I did when I was 12 or 13 (of which I have no copy) with my face photoshopped onto one of the characters and no further information. The weirdest thing is that it was this comic I would mail out at random with a sparkler enclosed, and the picture of me is from the opening of the solo show, when FIREWORKS played. In its listing, the LA WEEKLY misunderstood and said we'd be setting off actual fireworks, so we were actually trying to acquire sparklers for the band throughout the day just in case anyone was coming specifically for the pyrotechnics. Anyway, after several exchanges and some reverse engineering of anagrams I finally figured out my stalker's ID. THERE IS NO WAY THIS INDIVIDUAL COULD POSSIBLY HAVE KNOWN OF THIS SPARKLER CONNECTION! Mere coincidence? The comic is too embarassingly derivative to share, but here's an awesome mystery image that was included in the most recent communique.