Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dusty Diablos...loomings

A SURPRISE!

I was busy vending away at Art Unraveled and out of the blue my editor appears.

In her hands a sheet of white paper....

Printed on the paper...

The cover to my new book (due out Feb or March-ish).

In my mind I had tried to envision what Geoff at F/W would come up with, and month after month I kept thinking that it might be hard to top the cover of Secrets of Rusty Things...which I loved.

Now the day had arrived...

I was....

Astounded.

Better than I could have imagined.

I LOVED IT.

So here it is for your previewing pleasure...

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Dusty Diablos: Folklore, Iconography, Assemblage, Ole!

29 comments:

WondrousStrange said...

How wonderful...another must have for my library! Still enjoy perusing your Secrets of Rusty Things...great inspiration.

azirca said...

Oooh it looks fabulous! Congratulations!

Angie in AZ said...

It is wonderful. But the best part was standing next to you watching your reaction when she gave it to you. It was great to see your excitement and it was obvious you were trying to contain it somewhat but you resembled a little boy on Christmas morning finding that coveted gift under the tree after all! :) Great seeing you again this year at AU!

Carmi said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

can't wait to get my copy! congratulations, Michael for your fine work!!! kp

Syd said...

OLE! I love love love it! Can hardly wait....

LizNess said...

Seriously drooling (in a virtual-non-icky-way, heh-heh) -- what an AWESOME name, too! Can't wait to get my mits on a copy! (Totally, appeals to the archaeologist and artist in me all at the same time!)

=) So glad you gave a preview!

Gretz said...

Wow what an amazing cover! Look forward to it coming out!

Gretz said...

Whoops I meant to add.. THANKS for the preview ;-)

MarZel said...

How exciting. I love it and can't wait!! Thank you! SMILES

Kathleen said...

It's fabulous, can't wait for the book to come out -you are a talented artist and a generous teacher!

michelle renee bernard said...

Awesome! Can't wait to get my copy!

cindy shake said...

Great Design, and I love the title! Your generous spirit has inspired many, including myself multiple times. Can't wait to add the book to my library of coveted art books.

BurningRubber said...

OMG! That is stunning! I can't wait!

JonesMoore said...

Really happy for you, Michael!!! Can't wait to get the book, and go away (far, far away) from interruptions, to soak it all up. I'll miss being with you and past 'alumni' in Oaxaca, this year, but family (and other matters) are calling. I continue to make shrines from found objects (in search of ???), and teach in the Seattle area. Your work continues to inspire, and I try to pass this along to my students.

Hasta Luego, my friend!!

Seth said...

Brilliant, brilliant cover. And I bet the pages inside will be just as amazing!

Suze said...

positively YOU, positively fabulous, positively can't wait for it to be out !

alteredbits said...

how incredibly fantastic! congrats on the very well designed cover. i cannot imagine leaving design up to someone else but they did a fabulous job capturing your beautiful art. love it!

JudyK said...

Ohhhhhhaaaaaa! It looks greeeaat!
Very intriguing! I love your last book and this looks at least as good just by the cover!

Congratulations!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Fabulous! Geoff is amazing.

Can't wait to see it in print!

Kerin said...

Wow Michael!!! The cover is so amazing!!! Love it!!! I agree it would have been quite something to top the Rusty Things cover as that is one of my favorite books. I was in contact with Tonia while she editing this and considering how much she likes it along with the fantastic cover I will definitely pounce on this puppy as soon as it's available!!

Mija said...

Looking forward to it! more witty deMengian stories and your artistic take on cultural fables... sure to be a classic.

HeArt Collective said...

OMG how fun??? I love the cover, I can only imagine how many sleepless nights there will be pouring over the guts!

Congratulations, DUDE!

See you @ Tangerine.

xoxo
jul

sharon said...

Sweet cover, Michael. Congratulations!

Sue McGettigan said...

That looks SO great!! Congrats :)

Mandy Jordan said...

I'm late to the party as usual... The cover looks JUICY! I'm excited to see what's inside. We have to wait 'til 2010, right? Oy.

Wendy said...

That looks FANTASTIC! Congratulations and I can't wait to add it to my library!

FishStikks said...

WOWZERS!!! That's a must have!

What a wonderful job he did with it and how proud you must be!

Thanks so much for the wonderful sneak peek!

Nishant said...

How wonderful...another must have for my library! Still enjoy perusing your Secrets of Rusty Things...great inspiration.

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