My original drawings for The Fairy tales of Oscar Wilde will be shown alongside originals by Bill Sienkiewicz and Paul Pope, three launch projects from indie publisher Beehive Books of Philadelphia.
“Like many high-end small press publishers of the 18th and 19th century, Beehive Books takes a community-based subscription approach to funding their projects: each book is paid for via a crowdfunding campaign. This pre-funding mechanism allows Beehive to take a highly experimental, author- and artist-driven approach to publishing, including taking on projects far off the beaten track of book trade distribution. In Illuminated Editions, this enables them to select books based on the passions of their contributors, including forthcoming editions by lesser known authors like Margaret Cavendish, David Lindsay, and even Blackwood.
The artwork for three launch projects is on display until June in the MoCCA Gallery at the Society of Illustrators. The Illuminated Editions project continues, with forthcoming editions of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, illustrated by Dave McKean, J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN, illustrated by Brecht Evens, and Margaret Cavendish’s THE BLAZING WORLD, illustrated by Rebekka Dunlap. This collective adventure in illustration, design, and publishing has only just begun…“
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