Title J.K. POTTER: EMBRACE THE MUTATION: Signed by artist and 8 authors!
Edition First Edition
Publisher Burton, MI Subterranean Press 2002
Seller ID 987
EMBRACE THE MUTATION was a daring twist on the traditional illustrated book: Rather than the artist providing illustation for the stories, the Artist provided the illustration, and authors were challenged to write stories around those illustrations. J.K. Potter's concept of the illustrations was dangerous and disturbing: "EMBRACE THE MUTATION is a collection of symbolic images depicting the changing morphology of the human body in an age where genetic engineering, plastic surgery, and other modifications of the flesh threaten to completely redefine what it means to be human . . . When the organs of animals can be successfully transplanted into human beings, how long will it be before someone makes the fateful decision to add actual animal features to their appearance? . . . What does it mean to be more than human?" Chilling concepts to be sure and images disturbingly equal to those concepts. Mr. Potter has pushed even his extraordinary boundaries of horror to a new level with this one! Signed by the artist and contributing authors, Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Michael Bishop, Poppy Z. Brite, John Crowley, Peter Crowther, Elizabeth Hand, Graham Joyse, James Morrow, Kim Newman, Norman Partridge and Michael Marshall Smith. The book has been OUT OF PRINT for years but I was able to get some remaining copies directly from the artist.