An #underrated#Thanksgivingmovie that I think is worth a revisit is #1991#comedy#Dutch, a #Thanksgiving-themed movie released in July, which sped up its history as being a box office dud, which is undeserved. It’s clear the studio didn’t actually watch the movie since they were releasing a winter holiday movie in the middle of summer. Dutch concerns Dutch Dooley (#EdONeill), the working class beau of a single mother (#JoBethWilliams) to Doyle (#EthanRandall, in one of his first roles), a snotty prep school student who refuses to come home for Thanksgiving after being passive-aggressively shunned by his absentee dad (a wonderfully weaselly #ChristopherMcDonald), a wealthy man full of pomp & snobbery but a dipshit at heart. Knowing how much it means to his girlfriend, Dutch sets out to pick up Doyle on what seemed like an innocuous #roadtrip that turns into a battle of wits between personality clashes, destroyed cars & missing funds in order for Doyle & Dutch to get home to #Chicago. Although a bit derivative of Hughes’ seminal 80s classic“Planes, Trains & Automobiles”, “Dutch” still stands on its own as a minor classic in my opinion & deserved a bigger audience. The chemistry between O’Neill & Randall is perfect, given both go tit for tat from Dutch’s devil may care attitude to Doyle’s obnoxious pretentiousness. It’s no surprise they’d work again years later on TV for the short lived Dragnet revival. “Dutch” while not directed by writer #JohnHughes, is undeniably a Hughes film, from its PTA-inspired plotline to its midwest setting to its fairly comical take on the human condition. These are such consistent motifs in Hughes’ iconic works like Breakfast Club & Sixteen Candles, complete with heart. The film’s score has echoes of the brilliance we associate with composer #AlanSilvestri (whose work is unmistakably iconic like Back to the Future & The Avengers). I was surprised that the #DVD is #outofprint but given former home video company #anchorbayentertainment was behind the release, it makes sense. I only hope it will find another life yet again. #thanksgivingmovies
Cleaning up around the ole studio as 2018 rolls toward its final month, I have found to my amazement I have quite a few WishTales books that I would be willing to part with. Fans of my work may want to snag some of these rare-and-out-of-print books. I will even sign them. . - Magnificatz - Never Settle for the Status Quo is a collectors item. This one is the only book with Max Magnifico, the human owner of Sam and Nina who was dropped right before the strip was syndicated. Only three left, and I will not be printing more. . - Braincast - this is the very last unsold copy of the Braincast book. Braincast served its purpose for me there for a bit, but I have decided to let the snark and venom out of my life and so I don't need to poison the general public by putting it into my cartoons either. 🙂 I have described Braincast as my public tantrum. Well, the tantrum is over. Only one book left. It's out of print and I won't be making more. . - Magnificatz Books #1 and #2 - these are the official Magnificatz collections I released over the past two years, but they are a dog's breakfast of me figuring out how to write and draw a professional, syndicated comic (and even how to letter!) Since releasing these books, I have changed practically every comic in some way, re-written most, added new ones and even changed the order. .
These books are a record of my on-the-job learnin' in 2016 and 2017. They're still available unsigned from Amazon currently, but at the end of the year, I'll be pulling them from publication. Maybe I'll re-release with the new comics and in the new order, or maybe I'll just create new collections. I haven't decided yet. But these will be lost to the sands of time very soon.
Anyway, snag 'em at my WishTales Etsy site:
Or unsigned, from Amazon, while supplies last:
Books and Ideas after Seth Siegelaub
Edited by Michalis Pichler.
Contributions by Regine Ehleiter, Michalis Pichler, Seth Siegelaub.
Graphic design: Burak Yilmaz Kececiler.
Published with the Center for Book Arts, New York
published in November 2016
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
128 pages (120 b/w ill.)
out of print
Books and Ideas after Seth Siegelaub spans an arc of tension between the works of Seth Siegelaub and contemporary cultural production. This highly documented publication features an interview with Seth Siegelaub, two essays by Regine Ehleiter and Michalis Pichler, and an extensively illustrated catalogue with bibliographic details.
In preparation for the project, Siegelaub and Pichler met twice in Amsterdam, where they had a long recorded conversation about books, living with books, being intimately connected with books, and producing books, and about the recent emergence of contemporary publications that show clear reference to books Siegelaub had produced, both piracies and homages, and not always to his delight.
Books by Siegelaub that are often paraphrased include the Xerox Book (1968), which was printed in offset and has since been xeroxed by various artists and publishers in many different ways, the catalogue exhibitions from 1969, as well as Lawrence Weiner's Statements (1968). These publications are often taken as starting points for new projects, which are derivative and yet substantial artworks in their own right. Also, Siegelaub's engagement with the Art Workers' Coalition and subsequent draft of The Artist's Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement has had wide reception and reaction in contemporary art and activism.* #sethsieglaub#michalispichler#recentacquisitions#artistsbooks#bookcollection#artbooks#booksonbooks#outofprint
I know November is almost over, but I totally forgot to share my OwlCrate unboxing for October 🙃 It was a beautiful box that included TWO newly released YA books. Pride is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Brooklyn. Shadow of the Fox is a fantasy story based in Japanese folklore.
All of the items are so cute and useful, I adore the canvas book pouch and comfy bookish socks! I have yet to try the tea, but I’m very thankful they included a tea strainer 😄 My full unboxing video is up on my channel. Keep an eye out for my November #Owlcrate unboxing coming soon!!