~RON REGE JR
FILE THIS UNDER: sometimes in the tiniest of books – resides the biggest magic.
RON REGE Jr. at the first ever BROOKLYN COMICS AND GRAPHICS FESTIVAL. WILLIAMSBURG.
Dec 5, 2009.
apart from his hardcover DRAWN AND QUARTERLY books – Ron Rege Jr. had some arresting black and white sheets.
these turned out to be studies from his – DIY mini books !!
they were in a limited editions of 100 and sold for $1 apiece – of, course I scored one – and here is Ron signing it !!
it is about 4 in. square !! well, 1/4 in. more on the width, 1/4 in. less on the height !!
held together with one staple in the center – it is 3 sheets or 6 pages altogether.
this is the cover.
is is dated 4.29.09 and the title says: ‘WHAT IS NOW WHAT IS NEW WHAT IS IT ???
believe, that block to the left – is his name – logo.
what really drew me to the book – apart from its DIY: little book – big excursion into the world. of thought.
not to mention the sub-texts of graphic art & design !! and, did we mention, charm.
was the cross-over into graff.
at first – the message seems to be the opposite of Noah Lyons ???
the first page states: ‘A SWEET, GENTLE TIME IS OURS A SIMPLE CLEAR QUIET PRACTICE NOW IS NOW PERFECT EASY ALWAYS NOW ……’
except you’ll note that that message – is in the shape of a hand gun !!
the right hand side says:
RAY OF LIGHT WANTS TO SHINE ON YOU!
EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY
IS THIS THE GREATEST LESSON
OF LIFE – IN PREPARATION FOR DEATH?
ONLY LOVE IS ETERNAL
he also exposes some of his own polar opposite – issues !! incl. stylististic !!
the right hand page says:
THERE IS EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT OUR UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING IN IT ARE GHOSTLY IMAGES, PROJECTIONS FROM A LEVEL OF REALITY SO BEYOND OUR OWN IT IS LITERALY BEYOND BOTH SPACE AND TIME.
my sentiments, exactly !!
here’s that last page – writ large !!
[he is referring to science]
“MAGIC IS NEITHER WHITE NOR BLACK, FOR NATURE HAS NO MASTER” – PARACELSUS
the back cover – with the RON REGE JR logo – name block.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
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