I am thrilled to reveal the jacket art for the Fire On All Sides hardcover reissue. My first encounter with Leo’s artwork was his mural in the Praxis Arts (Seattle) gallery shop. Upon his return from painting a new mural in Berlin, we met in that space with friends all creating our own works, and by then I already knew that his art would strike a beautiful tone for Bones of Starlight. So it’s with great pleasure that I announce the hardcover artist for the series!
Dragon, by Leo Shallat
cover: Fire On All Sides, Book 1 of Bones of Starlight by Eva L. Elasigue
As an artist, Leo’s work expresses a raw energy through whatever medium he is using. His work revolves around Theme of personal transformation to the power of language and the words ability to create new realities to live in to. Leo works with whatever medium is most appropriate for the expression of raw energy in the moment. From painting and drawing to writing, freestyle, dance, and sculpture, he sees that all forms of expression influence each other. With a background in calligraphy, and design, Leo is creating works to uplift and inspire action across the world.
Artist Statement: I make art as an invitation to rise to ones highest potential. to be in love with life. My work speaks directly to what it is to be a human in this world.. In my work, viewers are present to a greater sense of what is possible in their own lives through questions or statements that make one consider how they relate in their life. I see the power of language as a creative force that cuts through and speaks directly to people which originally led me to study calligraphy. I work with a variety of mediums from paintings and large scale murals to dancing, writing, and music.
Here’s the first hardcover jacket, soon to be an artifact, featuring the typographical magic of gLuk, arranged by yours truly:
Randy Henderson, writer of the Finn Fancy Necromancy series, opened his OryCon reading to other writers. Here, he reads from the beginning of The Enfolding Abyss.
Here is my OryCon schedule for the coming weekend, Nov. 17-19 at Portland Waterfront Marriott (a.k.a. your best friend’s basement):
Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm Comics Created Our Modern Mythologies
Fri 6:00pm – 7:00pm The Quest for the Ultimate Superhero
Fri 8:00pm – 9:00pm Rx for Fitness
Sat 9:00am – 10:00am I Want to Get My Science On
Sat 3:00pm – 4:00pm Make your own book in one hour
Sat 8:00pm – 9:00pm Backyard Astronomy
Sun 10:00am – 11:00am Overturning the Cart
Sun 12:00pm – 1:00pm Superheroes in Times of Crisis
Sun 1:00pm – 2:00pm Trades versus Weeklies Economics
Here are a couple shots from last Sunday’s Teatime Culture Salon at the Alternative Library, Bellingham:
Eva L. Elasigue reading from Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides
Alternative Library, with Daniel Harm (film), Adam One (art), Louisa Firethorne (art/graphic design)
and I also saw my friend, Eagle Bear Lawrence, on the way to his 99-year-old auntie’s memorial service:
There is a new 9-part poem on evalisaelasigue.wordpress.com, “The Process”. This has been distributed as an entire folded broadsheet and partial bifolds, and is now readable in entirety online.
“The Process”, partial bifold with hand-typing
Come to Bellingham’s Alternative Library at 4pm on Sunday, November 12 for a unique opportunity to experience a science fiction reading over environmental art film in the presence of live painting, with tea and pot luck snacks. All while the library is open for you to check things out! (facebook event link)
Eva L. Elasigue (Friday Harbor)
author reading from fantasy space opera trilogy, Bones of Starlight: an intergalactic-fantastic turn-of-the-age saga
over film footage by
Daniel Harm (Seattle)
BEYOND, a mystical large-scale performance in a remote environment, imagining futuristic technology to communicate with ecosystems
live art and prints by
Adam One (Seattle)
figurative archeo-symbolic altervisions, http://symprez.com/
Louisa Firethorne (Bellingham)
dimensionally vivid lined palette, https://www.lungraphics.com/
Omar Lopez (Seattle), photographer
Come out and bring a friend for a teatime reading, arting, and film screening!
To recap a well-discussed plan, Fire On All Sides will soon be reissued with correct agendered dragon pronouns. This will come before the release of Book 2, The Enfolding Abyss.
The 3rd Sequence of Fire On All Sides audiobook readings on the Eva Elasigue Bandcamp are now available free to download, as well as the 1st & 2nd Sequences featuring music by Kalya Scintilla. The sound quality of the 3rd Sequence is improved with mastering by Christopher Brakk Staven, though music has not been added, since…
The audiobook project for Bones of Starlight, hosted first on Bandcamp, will start anew after the reissue of Fire On All Sides. I’m thrilled to say that this will be made with the music of electronic DJ, Phutureprimitive!
His music is singular and unique in its approach: Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, he also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating toward a physical experience. Conceived and produced in a digital environment, the music manages to convey more humanity and organic warmth than typically found in an often cold and sterile genre. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, he speaks to both the mind and body.
(Ranchsauce, lostinsound.org review of Phutureprimitive – Kinetik)
Have a look at this official music video, which reflects some of the sci-fi planetary elemental environment of Bones of Starlight:
Speaking of Fire On All Sides…
The above logo art happened to be made in the same month as my first writing studio sublet 3/14, which taught me a lot about how I could grow as an artistic creator. Here’s to the landmarks of a journey.