XUWWUU exhibition at BilBolBul December 04 2016
here to notice you about the exhibition we have organized with the collaboration of BilBolBul festival.
The main theme of the exhibition will be the new Gabriel Delmas book XUWWUU.
It will be entirely exhibit + several equences of other Hollow Press Delmas' books.
it is the first Gabriel Delmas painted book, it will be presented with a double edition,
regular and "museum edition". The regular one it's a 17x24cm stapled book, and the museum edition is 30x42cm (giant) hardcover. Both versions are printed on TINTORETTO thick paper, off-set full color printing and the "giant" one will be numbered (50 copies) and signed by the artist.
more info about the exhibition here:
a short preview by Fumettologica (loose pages)
I even want tell you about an extra content of the book. Inside we have a deep interview about XUWWUU work to Gabriel Delmas by me. I think came out something of interesting, just an extract of Delmas' art:
MN: So, let's go deeply in XUWWUU. I love the contrast between the black metal title font and the beautiful woman, or should I say the female. The whole comic seems to have this contrast between her very innocent appearence and the many monstrous creatures. Why this contrast?
GD: I always have this contrast in my works, because it is in me. I must express dark feelings, but I also laugh at myself, because I know how ridiculous I am, as a human. So my work is always dark and at the same time ironical. You know, it's like this painting of Goya (Saturn): it's like a child nightmare. It is horrible and funny at the same time. We will all die, it is sad. But at the universe scale, it doesn’t matter. Life is absurd, meaningless. We cry and laugh. We are both great and ridiculous, beautiful and ugly, clever and stupid. And there is no help, no way out, no gods, nothing except this funny vision of death devouring us. We can't escape. We can't forget this sexual obsession that kills us. We live for that. We are like slaves. We organize everything to survive through our children. This is so funny. We are funny. This is so beautiful and ridiculous. I can't chose only one way. I must express this contradiction.
so if you are around, come to visit us!!!
- A Rusted Tale by Spugna is sold out, thanks to all the supporter.
- Same thing for Aberration #0 by LaurenceEngraver, more soon with the main serie!
Really sorry for my delay to ship, now I can say you'l,
that all two post Lucca weeks orders are shipped!
Sorry, some people have contacted me for info about but I cant reply to everyone, so hope you can read this newsletter. Precisely, everything is shipped since last friday, so you will get your order really soon:
but, anyway, it isn't only my guilt!
I'm kidding! I'm so happy for that!!!
Of course you have known me like a so "closed" person, and of course I am, but I have a great respect for all souls that support Hollow Press.
So I feel I owe you and I need to share with you this: there is a boy behind this company by now, his name is Ciro, as his grandpa! Welcome Ciro!
This is a pix of the day of his born, now he is 1 and half months boy!