Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Mad as a Bad Tornado

Mad as Bad Tornado is a contributions-based zine dedicated to visionary artist Henry Darger, which I recently curated.

Henry Joseph Darger (1892 - 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist. He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called 'The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused the Child Slave Rebellion', along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story. Darger is regarded as one of the most significant self-taught artists of the 20th century.

Featuring photography, drawing, collage, sound, poetry, and fiction and letter writing from a range of UK and international artists and writers, Mad as a Bad Tornado a 28 page full colour hand-made zine, printed in a limited edition of 50 only,
containing an eclectic range of responses to the life and work of this complex and enigmatic artist.

To find out more about the zine and the contributing artists, visit the zine blog at

To buy the zine, visit here

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