README: Cyberpunk edition

I was raised by readers.

My grandparents had a prodigious collection of classics, but it was my father’s science fiction library that captivated my interest. The first novel I read cover to cover was a Crichton.

Then something wonderful happened.

I mutated into a angsty teenager and between sneaking cigarettes and tattoos, I discovered this perfectly obscure niche of sci-fi called cyberpunk.

A fraction of the current collection

To this day, cyberpunk is the most important concept in my lexicon. It encompasses all my greatest literary and aesthetic passions. It is the foundation of everything I love. It defines me.

If you’re a novice to the genre, a cursory search will reveal the most accessible titles.

These six titles are… different.

They are some of the most important novels I have ever read because they eschew convention in a genre that is radical by definition.

They are punker than the punks that punked the world of science fiction.

See the list here:

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DOS Game Mini Canvas Collection 2.0

Looks like the nostalgia force is strong in the DOS gaming generation – the last batch of DOS Game tiny canvases sold out in the first half of the day at the last Bazaar of the Bizarre.

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The Spring edition of the Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Sideshow 2017 takes place on
Sunday, April 16 in its established home at the Pia Bouman School of Ballet and I’m back with a whole new set of itty-bitty-pixely-screens, featuring beloved characters like DopeFish, Stan S. Stanman and Purple Tentacle.


Check out a preview of the new collection here:

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MS DOS Gamer Nostalgia Series

Some of the greatest adventures of my childhood started with the C drive prompt impatiently blinking for input.

The 90s were the golden age of graphic adventures for LucasArts, Westwood Studios, Sierra and many more. These were games written by playful geeks for geeks – entertainment for the emergent technocracy that was daring, quirky and intelligent.

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To commemorate early PC gaming heroes and heroines, I’ve created this series of tiny paintings of some of my favourite DOS games.

All these will be available at the upcoming Plastik Wrap Frost Bite: Bazaar of the Bizarre on December 14th at the Pia Bouman School of Ballet and Creative Movement – 6 Noble Street, Toronto.

Preview the collection here!

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