Entries in Blood and Pudding (5)

Thursday
Aug052010

Knickerbocker Circus Writers On Tour

Come see Katelan V. Foisy and Eric Nelson reading live at Northeast Kingdom this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Katelan will be reading a few excerpts from Blood and Pudding plus she'll also be reading apiece from the Red Umbrella Diaries.  This will be the first reading of Blood & Pudding in the US and her only reading before the release party.  Eric will be reading from the acclaimed Silk City Series.

The Lineup Includes:

Katelan V. Foisy (Author Blood & Pudding)

Eric Nelson (Author of Silk City Series)

The blogless Mike Lala

Caitlyn McGurk (Maker of Zines)

Allyson Platy

Matthew Zinng

So come say hello, bring yourselves, your cameras, secret notebooks, and drink cheap booze.  Katelan has promised to share secrets with you afterwards. She also promises not to have tour face as pictured below. 

Images from the first stop on the UK book tour May 2010.

Monday
Jul192010

Blood & Pudding Release Party

Described as "Sid and Nancy meets On the Road " Katelan V. Foisy's memoir, Blood & Pudding takes you into a world of obsessive compulsive relationships, drug addiction, first loves, and untimely death.  Written in scrapbook form it contains transcribed road trip tapes, journal entries, letters, and stories of two psychonuerotic cousins looking to live as hard and fast as they can in the shortest amount of time.

KATELAN V. FOISY is a visual artist, writer, pinup model, and tarot reader based out of New York.  Her illustration has graced the pages of the Grammy Awards Programs, and her fine art has been exhibited at the Worcester Art Museum, Ohio History Museum, MODA, and the Museum of Contemporary Art DC, as well as various other galleries worldwide. She currently art directs and writes interviews for Constellation Magazine, creates spoken word with ABEARICA, and just released her first memoir Blood and Pudding.  When not creating she can be found reading tarot at various locations in NYC.  She is known as La Gitana.  

JOHN S. HALL is the co-founder of King Missile (Dog Fly Religion), King Missile, and King Missile III. As lyricist and vocalist for these groups, John has recorded three albums for Atlantic and several albums for independent labels.  He has performed his work all over the U.S. and Europe, appeared on the The United States of Poetry (PBS), and HBO's Def Poetry Jam, and was part of MTV's "Spoken Word Unplugged" tour.  A collection of his work, Jesus Was Way Cool, was published by Soft Skull Press, which also published his most recent work, Daily Negations (2007), a self-help parody.

MIKE LALA owes his heritage to punk rock, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, and the American West.  He grew up the son of a USAF fighter pilot, born in Lubbock, Texas and moving to Alaska, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Colorado, Japan, Oklahoma, Virginia, Michigan, and New York City.  He is currently assembling his first collection of poems and lives in Brooklyn with his cat and drinking problem.

ERIC NELSON is an emerging writer originally from New Jersey, the son of a nurse and machinist. He has written for publications such as Constellation and Zine World and wrote the zine series “The Silk City Series,” which is now a book of short stories from Knickerbocker Circus Publishing. He is currently curating readings and is at work on his debut novel. He’s a combination of Black Flag and Raymond Carver. He can usually be found laughing loudly at something inappropriate. He lives in Queens and he loves it.

LENOX PARKER is a persecuted artist writing subversive material under an alias. Or she is a suburban mom with a draining day job working for the Man, writing cranky, multiple-narrative not-really-post-modern short stories and novels.
Sunday
Jul182010

Blood & Pudding Has Shipped

The word is Blood and Pudding has shipped! You should be receiving your orders within the next couple of days. Below are a few images of what went into those pre-order packages.  I'm also enclosing a playlist of some of the music that we were listening to at the time the book was being lived and written. 


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Sunday
May022010

Blood and Pudding Pre-Orders!

Order your copy here.  Includes journal pages, photographs, and more.  Book ships July 15 2010

 

Saturday
Mar132010

Blood and Pudding

 

Katelan V. Foisy's Blood and Pudding is in the midst of finishing touches and print reviews.  Stay tuned for info or read her intriguing blog about the book.  Katelan's blog

OUT APRIL  2010 

BLOOD AND PUDDING is a memoir by Katelan V. Foisy.   

BLOOD AND PUDDING "Our friendship is obsessive and addictive. I need Holly like I need chocolate pudding. I’m obsessed with the closeness. I have never had a friendship this intense, where creativity just flows between us. She asked me not to forget about her. How could I? Blood is thicker than pudding any day."

Blood and Pudding is a story of two psychoneurotic teenage cousins and their troubled relationship. Holly was manic-depressive, hauntingly beautiful, and addicted to heroin. Kat was a young “soon to be” bride and pill junky. They documented their lives furiously and lived recklessly. They had one mission: To live as much as they could in the shortest amount of time. With a double snort of crushed Xanax the journey began.
Blood and Pudding is a scrapbook of two girls dealing with depression, high school, drug addiction, first loves, and untimely death.
ABOUT THE BOOK:

Knickerbocker Circus Publishing

Pub Date: July 2010

Price: TBA

ISBN: 978-1-61539-160-8

Katelan Foisy is a visual artist who specializes in collage and acrylic mixed media paintings.  Katelan studied illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY and started her career in the communication arts shortly after graduating in 2001.  Her fine art pieces have been displayed at The Worcester Art Museum, Ohio History Museum, Mae West Fest, MODA, Museum of Contemporary Art DC, as well as the A&D gallery in London.

Katelan's ruminative mixed media collages often evoke a gamut of emotion through the rich layers and textural combinations.  She is known to use herself as well as her friends in her pieces manipulating faces and bodies to create new characters.  This eventually lead her to create the They Be We self-portrait project.  Her illustration clients have included, The Grammy Awards, Out magazine, The Progressive and many others.  Her collaged portraits and  mixed-media paintings have graced the pages of Scholastic Books and the walls of Young & Rubicam. Ensemble Studio Theater even had her work grace their stage.  She is the art-director for Constellation Magazine.

A natural empath and medium, Katelan created her own form of energy healing based on Native American techniques and applied them into her everyday practices as an artist, healer, and reader. She has been trained in traditional reiki and practiced both techniques as well as tarot at one of the largest Botanica’s in America before starting her own practice 5 years ago. She holds public cleansing circles in her home whenever possible.  Katelan comes from a long line of herbalists, mystics, and healers.  She is currently studying Afro-Cuban traditions under her Godfather Ochani Lele and is a confirmed child of Eleggua.  In her spare time she blogs, models, and tends to her garden.  She currently resides in NYC.


Artist Statement:

As a teenager my cousin and I took road trips with no destinations.  We wound up at truck stops, coffee shops, graveyards, and the occasional prison.  During these trips I learned the art of collage, picking up whatever scraps I could find, and pasting them into my journals.

When I moved to NY I became intrigued with the Beat poets and the erotic literature of Anais Nin.  These rich scripts and gritty streets provided me with the palate and textures that would become my art. But beneath the grit there was something pure. I adored wandering the blocks, ducking into churches to get one brief glance at the art painted across ceilings and in windows.  This gave me somewhat of a virgin/whore complex.  Later Dali and Kahlo became my artists of choice, and as I integrated into the city I became addicted to the street art displayed across the buildings.

The streets continue to provide me with visual stimulation and as time progresses so does my work.  I’m interested in the layers beneath the city, the underground worlds, the pulse, and the beat.  I still take trips with no destinations, picking up pieces of memorabilia and pasting them into my art. And I’m still pretty sure somewhere along the journey there’s that pesky complex waiting latently in the underlying layers.