For the better part of a decade, Anita Dalton’s “Odd Things Considered” website has served as a unique outpost where myriad odd notions and odd creations — but mostly stacks upon stacks of odd books — are not merely considered, but treated with a kind of earnest attention that’s rarely encountered in contemporary cultural discourse. This massive anthology collects the most memorable and provocative examples of Dalton’s conversationally-intoned counter-criticism, with insightful discussions of overlooked literature, anthropodermic bibliopegy, serial killer memoirs, outsider manifestos, and conspiracy theories (among many other outré subjects) converging to illuminate a vast and volatile pyscho-literary topography that has been ignored or deplored (but seldom explored) by our reigning arbiters of taste and culture.
When you’re ready to put down that Jonathan Franzen doorstop, consider picking up a copy of Anita Dalton’s TL;DR — The Best of Odd Things Considered. You’ll see what you’ve been missing.
Here’s a recent cover/colab with my pal Kevin Slaughter for Nine-Banded Books.
You can get it here.
Coming to a condiment shelf near you…
Friday I’m In Love!
As always, thanks again, Allen.
This was a fun commission based on an inside joke. I am always happy to do that kinda thing. There was writing on the bottom and a byline, but we felt privacy should be intact instead of the cover. Anyway, Happy New year from Lattaland!
The great part of being wholly apolitical is that you get to do wonderful shirts for gun shops. I’m quite proud of this one.
Now you know what you are doing Sept. 19th.
More to come from Monster Lou…
Here’s a logo for my pal Alex’s Etsy page.
Scope a peek at this t-shirt I’m workin’ on.
Thanks, Allen Mueller!
I think the title says it all.
Thomas and Tania alike are bringing real rock and roll back to the airwaves and internet every Sunday at 7. I’m tuning in!
This is a good of a way as any to commemorate a trip to Switzerland.
I’m telling you. Allen is gonna have his own wing in lattaland.