billy childish • beneath the triffid heads • signed • limited edition
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53 numbered/signed copies
£12 plus shipping
16 pages. approx. 6"/150mm wide x 225mm/9" tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Mohawk dark grey card covers; front cover artwork embossed in gold. Printed on acid-free text paper; Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten blue endpapers.
New prose pieces from the legendary artist-musician-poet-author.
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Billy Childish was born in Chatham, Kent in 1959. After leaving secondary school at sixteen, he worked at Chatham Dockyard as an apprentice stonemason. Initially denied an interview for the local art school, during six months of employment at the dockyard he produced hundreds of drawings that gained him entry to St Martin’s School of Art. Mr Childish’s defiance to authority and his insistence on integrity and personal style above the formalities of educational requirement led to his eventual expulsion from art school in 1981.
Mr Childish then embarked on an artistic, literary and musical odyssey exploring a broad range of worldly themes including war, history, social protest and religious philosophy, as well as his own experience of alcoholism and the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. With over forty years of continual creative activity, Mr Childish has gained a cult status worldwide; he has written and published five novels and over seventy volumes of confessional poetry, recorded over 125 albums, and has received international critical acclaim for his work as a painter.
The Walking Wounded Series is an erratic beast. Titles will be released in sporadic bursts over the coming years. 53 titles by 53 different authors, in an edition of 53 numbered copies each. Any copies left unsold after 9 months (from date of issue) will be ceremonially burned and the ashes scattered into the River Wandle outside the Tangerine hq here in south London.
Limited edition, signed chapbooks, all handsewn, embossed and printed at the Sick Tangerine workshop.
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