#is 03/24 2013 | IS releasing thIS iSFair 2O12 report on agent Mark Romero-Davis’s (fan fiction!?) ‘zine and website seeking a new nose for Chairman Mao. Find out whose nose most vindicates Mao! Will it be Castro? Trotsky? Dark horse candidate Ghandi?
INDIVIDUAL: IS agent Mark Romero-Davis
GROUP SIZE: including my parents?
NATURE OF GROUP: History Revisionists, Body Modifiers, the Vain, the Self-Loathing, the Easily-Manipulated, those who are somewhat interested in noses
INCIDENCE OF SOCIOMETRY: The Emperor’s New Nose
The following is a probable excerpt of Chairman Mao’s diary from vindicatingmao.com
“…..a comrade servant came into my bedchamber, and offered me a glass of Ensure. I exhaled heavily and slowly sat up, feeling weaker than I ever have before. I leaned forward and opened my mouth, ready to receive the beverage as the comrade lifted the glass to me. I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the glass, and my gaze immediately fell upon my nose. If it were not for that blasted Ren Mei Rong, who when we were only children, likened my nose to the nose of George Washington. I wish I could forget this comment. But it has stuck with me through the decades. I even sent him and his family to a labor camp after I became chairman, but the memory of this insult remained with me. A grand symbol of Capitalism sits in the middle of my face!…”
This IS a piece of mine that was entered into the iSFair 2012 in San Francisco. It combines my seemingly complicated political views as well as my obsession with noses.
#is 04/28 | IS in the midst of back-to-back-to-back projects. Here IS our favorite by a mile. Raw Fury, a luxury ‘zine by IS and Flatlandson Denver and Chicago urban art. Process pictures of IS letterpress printing the edition page at Metro State Letterpress and Agent Link doing some spot Illustrations.
Get yours! Raw Fury will hit the streets in Chicago starting May Day, with a couple advance copies in Denver by Cinco De Mayo. Full distribution of the 113 edition run soon to the finest ‘zine emporiums.
A whole lot of badassness (not a word) happening here