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Stranger than Fiction: Art for the Year 2013.


Guest editor: Shane O’Shaughnessy

For its first issue of the new year, Little Village asked me to invite some of my favorite local artists to depict their unique visions of what lies ahead. As a futurist, fantasist and cartoonist, I’m intrigued by the mystery that awaits us in the upcoming year and was thrilled to work alongside these artists as they conjured images of the strange, exotic new world that is 2013.  Personally, I’m surprised and relieved that there is still a world to look forward to and believe that it will only get weirder from here.

 

Featured Artists

Rev. Matthew T. Cooper
The Future and Beyond

Reverend Matthew T. Cooper is a simple man who loves to create and share his creations, from sculptures to drawings, tattoos and writing and playing music in front of a live crowd.  He handed two pages over to local artist Taylor Ross, who hopes to make out in the sky with a giant cloud mermaid sometime in 2013

 

Rachel marie-Crane Williams
Darjeeling Daydreams

Rachel Williams is a professor at the University of Iowa. She has been painting and drawing most of her life and she also loves well-behaved dogs, rotten teen agers, her children, predatory baking, RVAP, and comics. This piece was inspired by my dreams for the coming year and hopeful, but absurd fantasies.

 

 

Shawn Reed
Vacant Media

Shawn Reed is a Muscatine native and longtime Iowa City resident with a background in Printmaking who has shown his work around the world including solo exhibitions in NYC and Tokyo. He actively tours and records with local band Wet Hair and is the proprietor of Night-People Records.

 

Jesse albrecht once-upon-a-time david dunlap
Ana Mendieta Foster Child of Iowa

Younger, hipper, buffer JESSE ALBRECHT once-upon-a-time David Dunlap is a walnut farmer living at the edge of town. He is guided in allthat he does by Ana Mendieta Foster Child of Iowa.

 

Josh Carroll Irving Weber
A Totally True Story

Josh Carroll hails from Tucson and Portland and has been a denizen of Iowa City since 2005. He plays drums and draws comics. You can see his work at joshcarrollcomics.com

 

 

Mark Rhomberg
The Garden of Earthly Delights

I’m a cool guy from Chicago and I draw and I like Batman and I like dogs. The concept for my piece was presented to me by a friend of mine. He’s a cool guy too. I’m on Twitter and Tumblr. Look me up.

 

 

Shana Kaska
Cover

Shana Kaska is the creator of a comic book about dumb animals.  Her childhood dream was to live in a grocery store that was converted into a house.  However, fate was cruel, for now she merely works in a grocery store

 

 

 

 


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