Author Archives: Lord Whimsy

Thank You, and Farewell

  As of 9PM, at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, Whimsy will perform a final reading from his Affected Provincial’s Companion, lie down on the velvet-draped plinth, and then pass through this veil … Continue reading

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A Conversation With James Howard Kunstler

As a kind of last hurrah, I recently spoke with James Howard Kunstler on his podcast about my thirteen-year tenure as Lord Whimsy, as well as the state of our society and where it may be heading.

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Lord Whimsy Drops Dead

The dilettante, fancy-man, and tin grandee known as Lord Whimsy is inviting the public to what he calls a “Jar Opera” at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art on Feb 11th, from 6:30 to 9PM. He and his friends will … Continue reading

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Peak Dandy

I know an awful lot of people who will be upset with this pugnacious little article, but I’m not one of them. My own brief stay in Dandyland (2004-2007) was an exercise in persona, a foray into the performative, oratorical … Continue reading

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Weird NJ: Interview With the Whimsy

(Photo by Ryan Doan) In anticipation of my new book, Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself (Tin House), the folks at Weird NJ have been kind enough to open their ancient vaults to release this rather comprehensive interview from July 2008. … Continue reading

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Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself

This is in part why I’ve been so scarce over the past eighteen months: here is the trailer for my upcoming illustrated edition of Walt Whitman’s poem, “Song of Myself”. The entire 256-page book is written out and illustrated by … Continue reading

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Childe Quentin, A Tale of Grift

Here’s an old animation that I slapped together from old artwork lying around the studio, sometime around 2002, I think. I’m finally getting around to getting these old Flash animations into Quicktime format and uploaded onto YouTube. This one seems … Continue reading

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Head Shot for Tin House

Been very busy making preparations for my book’s launch in May. This week I painted a canvas banner for the book tour; it served as a handy backdrop when I needed a head shot for my publisher’s PR department today … Continue reading

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The Importance of Audience

If you want to hear an interesting theory about the folly of democracy in culture (society is another matter), and why the use of wit in writing is now such a hard sell in American publishing circles, go to the … Continue reading

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Metrolit Verlag’s Edition of The Affected Provincial’s Companion Vol. I

The German edition of my first book arrived today. It’s quite handsome: Metrolit Verlag did a beautiful job with the crisp design. My thanks to Barbel and everyone at Metrolit!

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