SNEAK PEAK, JUST a HINT: a NEW BOOK LURKS BELOW the SURFACE of the NEAR-FUTURE, from the FINGERS and BRAIN of FRANCES

I can’t tell you everything, or anything, but I’ll tease you with some artwork! This book is coming out in the next season through GOLD WAKE PRESS. balance

 

I stick to music and it sticks to me, honey to a bee. Can’t help but collaborate. Cheers, Eric George! Here’s his music, our artwork.

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I’m honored to work with this musical genius. He’s putting out a new album this season, and he asked me to illustrate his songbook. So I did, of course! “Pay up” on kickstarter and you might just get some of my original artwork. I’ve included a sneak peeks (illustration above).

Support Eric George’s project here

 

Collaboration, continued: art and song, in tandem

For those who follow my many art projects, check in on my collaboration with Christopher the Conquered. He is still writing songs and I am responding to them with drawings and paintings. I recently went to see him play in Iowa City, and was reminded how much of a storyteller he is on stage. Continue listening in to the 100 songs project, with Chris’s music and my art:

 

Book work. We make books. Books make us.

I must put out another song of gratitude for all those who helped me publish a book of poems this summer, and those who helped me thrive in my artist residency, produce art, and participate in the farmer’s market.

Thanks to Ben Aleshire and Honeybee Press for leading and guiding the book publishing efforts.

Thanks to John Vincent of Revolutionary Press for enabling the letterpress process in his New Haven studio.

Thanks to Joseph Pensak, Lydia Kerns, and the New City Galerie for hosting my messy artsy self (see the photo of my studio below).

Thanks to those who helped me copy edit (Sam, Ryan, Stef, Robert, Cecile, Janet, Liza, Rebecca, Ben, am I missing anyone?)

Thanks to those who helped print, bind, glue, and fold books, what a lot of work! (Liza, Sam, Janet, Ben)

Thanks to those who fed me and loved me throughout the process (Andrea Solazzo! And all of the others)…Uranian fruit pomegranate cover

URANIAN FRUIT, a new book of poems by Frances Cannon, grâce à Honeybee Press

A new book is born: Uranian Fruit.

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Momma (poet) Frances Cannon,

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midwife (publisher) Ben Aleshire with Honeybee Press.

WELL, the baby is nearly out. We are still laboring. Breathe deep, and prepare yourselves to catch a book this Sunday, in Burlington, Vermont, at our release party.

The Attic on Aug. 7th, an art space on the third floor of 215 College St above Stone Soup, 7-10pm
We letter-pressed the cover on a Vandercook in New Haven, Vermont in the studio of John Vincent of Revolutionary Press:
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100 Illustrations, 100 Songs, a Collaboration with Christopher The Conquered

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I have just embarked on a new collaborative adventure with my dear, musical genius friend from the Midwest, Christopher the Conquered. These are a few examples of the types of drawings I will be creating in response to his music. Here is what he has to say about the project:

“100 NEW SONGS, STARTING TODAY.

Listen: http://tinyurl.com/zqzz6ja

I am very excited to announce a new project I am undertaking, starting today, called Christopher the Conquered’s 100 Songs Project, in which I will write, record, and publish 100 songs over the course of the next year. Each song is based on individual fans of mine from around the world. I’ve always written from my own perspective; now I’m ready to look through the lens of others’ experiences.

Each song will be accompanied by an original illustration by visual artist Franky Frances Cannon, created in response to the composition.

I will release 2 songs per week on average, typically on Wednesdays. You can get notified of the new songs by “Following” me on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/ctconquered). I also would love for you to share songs you love using the hashtag: ‪#‎100ConqueredSongs‬

The 100 Songs Project is made possible with support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council.”had i knownheartland friend rock

New City Galerie Residency

I begin my summer artist residency at the New City Galerie this Friday. http://newcitygalerie.org/

If you’re in Burlington, Vermont, stop on by, I’ll be working in the studio and selling my art at the farmer’s market on Saturdays.

 

IMG_8479.JPGDuring my time at the New City Galerie, I will be juggling a few very thrilling projects. I am working on illustrating my graphic novel about mental and physical illness in my family. I am also illustrating the tweets of Eileen Myles, esteemed queer and provocative poet of New York (and the world), for Poetry magazine. I am collaborating with a musician, Christopher the Conquered, on a sound-image project. Last but not least, I am working with the splendid local poetry press led by Ben Aleshire, Honeybee Press, to publish my poetry manuscript.

 

Tattoos for my fickle friends: custom temporary tattoos

Yes, I have designed many a tattoo for my own body and the bodies of my friends, but I know many of you don’t actually want the ink to follow you to your dying beds, so here’s a ‘line’ of my designs. I don’t yet have an etsy (soon!) so if you’d like one of these, you can either find me at the Burlington arts farmer’s market in Vermont, or shoot me an email frankyfrancescannon@gmail.com