James Enos

KID ADALT STUFF The Little Rascals In Young Arthur and Other Leguns Where Dreams n nightmares come true

James Enos

KID ADALT STUFF The Little Rascals In Young Arthur and Other Leguns Where Dreams n nightmares come true

Date

2019

Edition Size

unique

Media

Hand-painting, Marker pen

Dimensions

16.5 × 12.75 × 1 in

Pages

120

$ 4,800.00

Out of Print


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St. Olaf College

Another fabulous epic, massive, cinematic, televisionistic, pop-culture mash-up by the most courageous artists’ bookmaker in the country – James Enos. The book has numerous incredible multiple-page fold-outs, including one that is 15 pages wide, making an almost 21-foot long foldout, a record for James. Enos meticulously remixes the 1990s Warners Brothers animated film “Quest for Camelot”, and inserts Michelle and other characters from the “Full House” television show as protagonists. Enos mixes in television, cinema, and literary characters while maintaining an evocative, engaging, and hilarious coherent narrative which is vividly illustrated by his characters’ parade across the pages. His books are like giant filmstrips of animation cells. Both his extensive hand-written texts and the intensely and lovingly drawn illustrations evidence Enos’ love for his stories and characters.

James Enos creates epic, monumental, one-of-a-kind art books that often take place in his self-constructed world he calls the “Kid Stuff Universe.” Each book features a linear story, complete with fold-out pages with hand-drawn illustrations that can extend to over 20 feet long. His books are mash-ups that form a body of artwork inspired by James’ life experiences and the pop culture of the late 80s and early 90s. Some favorites include the sitcom Full House, feature-length animation films from Bluth Studios and Disney, Nickelodeon animated television series, and picture books adapted from major motion pictures. To craft his stories, James takes books and videos from his personal collection and reads and watches them over and over again to get a sense of their structure. While re-reading the source material, he begins changing the characters and plot until they become a completely new narrative. When he’s done writing the story and taping it into a book structure, he starts to make his unique fold-out illustrations. When asked about his books, James will tell you that they are all part of one giant story, which he has been parsed out across the “Kid Stuff Universe.”

James is completely self-taught and his unique and courageous book structures are completely his own designs. He currently creates his artwork at North Pole Studio in Portland, Oregon. Booklyn is proud to partner with North Pole Studio and the Enos family in supporting the artwork of neurodivergent artists like James Enos.

Binding designer and conservator Sophia Kramer of White Iris Books, has done a superhuman job of conserving this epic tome while maintaining complete fidelity to the original structure and functionality of Enos’s book design.