Ink, Marker pen, Typewriter
23 × 17 × 1.75 in
Another fabulous epic, massive, cinematic, televisionistic, pop-culture mash-up by the most courageous artists’ bookmaker in the country – James Enos. 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. This is the first book where Enos mixes himself into the narrative, having himself cast as the arch-villain Ruber who steals Excalibur from its rightful owner. Other notable cast members include most of the cast of Full House and inexplicable cameos by 20th Century entertainers such as Don Rickles. Enos also provides blurbs and credit roles for the story.
The book has numerous multiple-page fold-outs, including one that is 16 pages wide, making an almost 22-foot long foldout. Enos books are like giant filmstrips of animation cells. Both his extensive type-written texts and the intensely and lovingly drawn illustrations evidence Enos’ love for his stories and characters.
James Enos’s epic, monumental, one-of-a-kind art books 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.
The binding and conserving of this book were done by Rory Sparks of Portland, OR.