The PopCult Bookshelf
This week The PopCult Bookshelf looks at two books from local creators. One is just published, while the other is seeking funds for completion.
David Synn’s book of Poetry, Art of Disillusionment, was just published this week. You can order it from Amazon, or track down David through his Facebook page to see where you can get a signed copy. That’s also where you can find samples of David’s poetry. This is the first book published under the Empty Glass Records imprint, and it’s a great beginning.
If you watch or listen to Radio Free Charleston, you may know David as a musician. His keyboards have been part of all of our shows since episode 98, over five years ago.
He’s performed on the show solo and as a member of Godmode Broadway and StytchNTyme. Earlier this year he released a terrific solo album that I have played extensively on the Radio Free Charleston streaming show on New Appalachian Radio.
Needless to say, I’m a fan. Once I get my hands on a copy of his book, I’ll post a review here, but for now, take this as a “heads up” that it’s out there. Just as I posted this, word came that David will be signing his book Friday, July 31st at Taylor Books, starting at 6 PM.
Danny Boyd is an even older friend, and he has started an IndieGoGo campaign to finish work on SALT, his sequel to last year’s graphic novel, CARBON. This book will, like CARBON, combine elements of science fiction, fantasy, political commentary and adventure to create a cautionary tale about the cavalier attitudes that Mountain State politicians have toward the environment.
There are some great rewards with this campaign. If you want a pre-publication copy of the graphic novel, it’s only twenty-five bucks. Higher levels include other rewards like copies of CARBON, Danny’s films that he made for Troma, a “thank you” in print, Boyd’s Documentary on DVD about salt production in the Kanawha Valley, tickets to a Landau Eugene Murphy show, a chance to be a character in the book and if you kick in two grand, Danny will come to you, personally to speak, do a book signing, screen his movies, work as a casino-style greeter for a party or do light housekeeping. I may have imagined those last two.
If you want to learn more about SALT, watch the video and follow the link in the Widget below.