Monday, January 3, 2011
My little woodblock hog has found its way into the Wapsipinicon Almanac. This stylish and classy publication is edited and printed by Timothy Fay on ancient letterpress equipment in Anamosa, Iowa. It explores rural and small-town life in the midwest in such well-written prose and poetry that it makes me want to move there. It's also illustrated with lovely artwork, mostly pen-and-ink drawings and woodblock prints. This issue’s cover features a scratchboard drawing by Nancy Lindsay of Stone City. Even the advertisements are works of art. I'm proud to see my hog illustrating "Not My Father's Packinghouse" by Steve Maravetz, "Another Chapter In The Gradual Extinction Of The Blue Collar Middle Class."