Come meet Dalt Wonk and Simon Blake when they set up in the bookstore to sign their compelling new book, LONELY VOYAGERS.
Collages are assembled from images taken from “La Nature”, a 19th century French magazine. Simon Blake meticulously dissects the illustrations from this magazine with carbon scissors and surgical scalpels. He then pastes these pieces together to form new, original, imaginative pictures. Dalt Wonk has provided the words that accompany each of the 26 plates bound between the covers of the book.
“Word and image combine seamlessly to bring to life a fantastic world. An alluring journey. A beautiful sense of bewilderment.” — David Gordon Green
Originally hailing from London, Simon Blake is a renowned mixed-media artist who works with film, graphics and animation. He has designed titles for feature films, collaborated on major projects for the BBC and directed commercials and short films with many leading American and English companies. His imaginative, witty collages are sought by collectors and are available as prints as well.
A writer of plays, poems, and fiction, Dalt Wonk lives in New Orleans. The city has inspired many of his works: French Quarter Fables, The Riddles of Existence, Spiritual Gifts, and his children's book, The Laughing Lady (which he also illustrated). His plays have been produced in New York, London, Munich, and San Francisco. He has collaborated with R&B musician Charles Neville (of The Neville Brothers), and jazz composers Alvin Batiste and Julius Hemphill (of the World Saxophone Quartet). Wonk taught creative writing to inmates at the Orleans Parish Prison, and was drama critic for Gambit Weekly and WWNO.
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