Butcher Billy – Seduced By The Dark Side
PRE ORDER - WILL BE SHIPPED ON APRIL 18th -
Limited Edition : 500 copies
Author : Frederic CLAQUIN
Publisher : Plan9 Entertainment
The ARTtitude BOOTleg collection is a series of collector’s publications in a limited edition. Each BOOTleg is a personal sketchbook, a unique object that will allow you to fully discover an artist’s work. Original, homemade and with an ultra-selective distribution. That’s the DNA of this collection.
Welcome to Butcher Billy’s world! This is a fantastic illustrator, specialised in pop culture and mashup. His credo is about the combination of the iconic universes of music, cinema and videogames, with a view to creating something innovative and natural at the same time. He is able to associate the Sex Pistols to Super Mario, or Ian Curtis to Superman, and he can transform Billy Idol into Thor, or Ewan McGregor (version Transpotting) into Aquaman coming out of a toilet. This juxtaposition of underground universes is simply great, as is the case with his retro touch. His influences cover quite a broad spectrum, ranging from Banksy and Miyamoto to Malcolm McLaren, Crumb, Kirby, Kubrick and Warhol. He defines himself as a living mashup. He was born in the 70’s, grew up as a child in the 80’s and a teenager in the 90’s, and was raised by television and all that came plugged on it, like VCRs or videogames. That’s probably why his work is so meaningful to us !
ABOUT THE INTL' SHIPPING COSTS :
Some of you complain regarding the shipping cost. Well, two details we want to share with you :
A - First of all it's what it will cost us for international shipping (20€), check this link at "Lettres suivi international 2016" : http://goo.gl/IxgCzu
B - Then, we choosed a fair retail price for this books. While other publishers would have sold the very same book 40 to 45€, we sell it 30€, like any 192 pages book we get used to do.
Bottom line : with a (fake) 10€ for shipping, the book would have cost you 50/55€. Doing the way we did it, it's still 50€ with international shipping, but it's fair and honest !