James Enos

KId Stuff MCA UNIVERSEL HOME STORY BOOK FULL HOUSE The Movie THE BLACK CAULDRON – Also – THE BLACK CAULDRON and THE GREAT HORNED KING – Defeat of the – Horned King

James Enos

KId Stuff MCA UNIVERSEL HOME STORY BOOK FULL HOUSE The Movie THE BLACK CAULDRON – Also – THE BLACK CAULDRON and THE GREAT HORNED KING – Defeat of the – Horned King

Date

2019

Edition Size

unique

Media

Hand-painting, Marker pen

Dimensions

16 × 13 × 1 in

Pages

80


View Collectors

Amherst College

With incredible multiple-page fold-outs (including one that is 12 pages wide), Enos meticulously remixes elements of the Disney animated film The Black Cauldron, with Michelle and other cast members from the Full House television show. Enos’s mash-up maintains an evocative, engaging, and hilariously coherent narrative illustrated by his vivid characters parading across the pages like some giant filmstrip of animation cells.

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 12 feet. 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.