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Jay Dart 2009
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Wanderer of Yawnder
story by Jiggs | drawings by Jay Dart
8.5" x 8.5" hardcover, full-colour
48 pages featuring 21 new drawings
First limited artist edition 2013
250 copies in the edition
ABOUT THE BOOK: Ol’ Jiggs is holed up in a cabin by himself way out in Elsewheres where he spends his days wandering in search of inspiration. One day, he spots the lights over Yawnder and ventures way over to give them a ponder. There, he builds himself a very tall ladder in order to fish them out of the sky. When he finally procures one and discovers the lights are geists, he proclaims his first invention: the Magical Mystery Beard. Soon enough, other wonderers happen upon this source of inspiration and he finds out his invention wasn’t so inventive after all. So he must dig deeper to create something truly unique.
The narrative of my first book is based on my Wanderer series that I have been exhibiting over the past few years. This series purports to elucidate epiphanic experiences, to bring to life the creative process, through whimsical illustrations of a place on the frontiers of the wilderness where wanderers search for geists and zeitgeists. References to hiking, fishing, agriculture and forebears attempt to create a timeless yet palpable perspective on the nature of inspiration, creation and originality. Contemporary cultural trends, where ideas can be broadcast instantly to a wide audience and recorded in the ‘cloud,’ also manifest themselves in this story – the first in a series.
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