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I can be myself when everyone I know is dead...

The delightfully dreadful art of Kamila Mlynarczyk

by (author) Kamila Mlynarcyk

introduction by James O'Barr

illustrated by Neil Christopher

Publisher
Eye of Newt Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781777081782
    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
    $39.95

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Art book, local Canadian artist, creepy/off-beat horror art "Kamila is a cornucopia of dreadfulness. Her works at once beautiful and terrible, each piece like being tickled by Death's cold little fingers, every bewitching creation a world I want to know more about." - Gerald Brom

Welcome to the art and mind of Kamila Mlynarczyk (better known as @WoodedWoods). This book houses a collection of Kamila's art (some from online and some not) created from 2017 - 2019 and charts her progression into illustration art from her most famous Art Dolls. She describes her fascinating creative process and many of the inspirations behind her countless creepy, unsettling, yet poignant (and often hilarious) sketches. The writing describes the rhyme and reason behind why everyone needs a little snail friend, why cute poops make this world a better place, and why werewolves always hesitate before devouring the sacrificial girl-child. To Kamila, nothing fictional can ever be as frightening as reality, and so much of her inspiration comes from the right here and now. She strives to depict the most terrible things in a sympathetic light, and in that way they become more beautiful than reality, more light-hearted than realistically possible, and through their relatability they become cheeky and charming-they become cathartic.

About the authors

Kamila Mlynarcyk's profile page

James O'Barr's profile page

Neil Christopher is an educator, author, and filmmaker. He first moved to the North many years ago to help start a high school program in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. It was those students who first introduced Neil to the mythical inhabitants from Inuit traditional stories. The time spent in Resolute Bay changed the course of Neil’s life. Since that first experience in the Arctic, Nunavut has been the only place he has been able to call home. Neil has worked with many community members to record and preserve traditional Inuit stories. Together with his colleague, Louise Flaherty, and his brother, Danny Christopher, Neil started a small publishing company in Nunavut called Inhabit Media Inc., and has since been working to promote Northern stories and authors.

Neil Christopher's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Kamila is a cornucopia of dreadfulness. Her works at once beautiful and terrible, each piece like being tickled by Death's cold little fingers, every bewitching creation a world I want to know more about." - Gerald Brom

Kamila is a cornucopia of dreadfulness. Her works at once beautiful and terrible, each piece like being tickled by Death's cold little fingers, every bewitching creation a world I want to know more about. - BROM I'm such a big fan of Kamila's work! Her creepy dolls and illustrations tick all the boxes for me: creepy, hilarious and rendered in a masterfully whimsical style that I absolutely love. - Chet Zar Welcome to the art and mind of Kamila Mlynarczyk (better known as @WoodedWoods). This book houses a collection of Kamila's art (some from online and some not) created from 2017 - 2019 and charts her progression into illustration art from her most famous Art Dolls. She describes her fascinating creative process and many of the inspirations behind her countless creepy, unsettling, yet poignant (and often hilarious) sketches. The writing describes the rhyme and reason behind why everyone needs a little snail friend, why cute poops make this world a better place, and why werewolves always hesitate before devouring the sacrificial girl-child. To Kamila, nothing fictional can ever be as frightening as reality, and so much of her inspiration comes from the right here and now. She strives to depict the most terrible things in a sympathetic light, and in that way they become more beautiful than reality, more light-hearted than realistically possible, and through their relatability they become cheeky and charming-they become cathartic.

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