Thursday, May 07, 2009  
Publishing: Papercut Hearts by Ian Sullivan Cant

:: Posted by BK @ 5/07/2009 06:41:00 PM

Papercut Heart
by Ian Sullivan Cant
Conundrum Press
ISBN 978-1-894994-38-5
$15

Ian Sullivan Cant's zines / illustrated poems are collected here into his first book, Papercut Heart. In deceptively simple pages, he tackles love, death and dreams with a wistful existentialism. Chia pets frolic with narwhals under banners that flutter with secret hope, Frankenstein's creation speculates on the nature of self, and a story written entirely in Morse Code weaves through silent statuary. Cant's writing confronts the tragic disparity between fantasy and ideal, and the disappointment of reality, but always seeks to touch the reader with melancholy. His obsession with B-horror movies allows him to find the beauty in trash culture, either in the form of a hidden and subversive genius, or the tenderness and vulnerability of unskilled creative passion. Cant's instruction in zen poetry is evident in his clean, delicate linework which belies the depth of his sentiments. Ruminations on the temporal nature of all things are thrown into stark relief by the accompanying drawing, be it a cupcake, a matchbook, or the image of a lost love, and many, many, talking ravens.

Cant will be at TCAF at the Conundrum booth:


Conundrum Press TCAF Signing schedule:


SAT MAY 9
noon-1 Howard Chackowicz
1-2 Jillian Tamaki
2-3 Shary Boyle
3-4 Emily Holton, Kerry Byrne
4-5 Michael Hind, Ian Sullivan Cant

SUN May 10
noon-1 Dave Lapp (DWA Nominee for Drop-In)
1-2 Michael Hind, Kerry Byrne
2-3 Ian Sullivan Cant
3-4 Howard Chackowicz

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