The Enchantment was partially inspired by the above mentioned Cat Stevens, specifically his "Buddha and the Chocolate Box" album, further specifically: the songs "Music," "Jesus" and "Home in the Sky." Apart from the enchantment of music (of today), the heart of the theme is the Doppleganger legend, elucidated, by my intellect, memory and opinion, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in "How they Met Themselves," drawn sometime around the late 1850's. And its chemistry is Death and Re-lncarnation. I suppose I seem quite stuck on this topic as all my pictures, with the exception of The Sepia Horseman and The Four Ages, deal in varying ways with the twisting of Time and Space, Life and Death and ultimate re Creation. Something ic waes being the major statement. A screwed up copy of one of my last Marvel books, "The Black Hound of Vengeance," that can be seen laying in the bottom right corner of Enchantment, seemed quite apropos to re-birth.

Linda's tour de force this year was the production of Shelf Stuff, (though if she manages to fit the entirety of this lengthy article into the 4 pages afforded it for this catalogue, what you're holding in your hands might be considered an ingenious coup).

  When I produce a picture, or a book or somesuch, I, like some others, usually do many roughs and designs before arriving at a workable solution, sometimes initial drawings bear little resemblance to finished art, as ideas have a way of escalating and metamorphosing around here. After eight months or so of publishing finished work, we had literally stacks of shelved drawings and designs, thus the choice of title, Shelf Stuff, for the compilation of merely fifty of those unused sketches.

Although some mistakes were made with its concept (as a book) it was approached with a "cost is meaningless" attitude. Being our first book form publication we got very excited about its possibilities. One of them being multiple execution. Pandora was a step toward that, in that it was five colour, the gold border being the fifth colour, printed twice on each separate print. It was above and beyond what is expected of any "Poster" (unless you were living eighty years ago when Lithography was a proud art). Shelf Stuff, being a multiplicity (pages, plural, instead of a singular image in a print) caused us to naturally consider the cover to be a different entity to the interior.