Paul Di Filippo (pgdf) wrote in theinferior4,
Paul Di Filippo

Todd Schorr: Introduction

In 2003 I was privileged to participate in a wonderful project.

I got to write some text to accompany the mind-croggling artwork of Todd Schorr.

The result was the glorious book called DREAMLAND, depicted above.

My text consisted of mock-scholarly essays. Non-fiction, in other words.

But as I explain in my story collection SHUTEYE FOR THE TIMEBROKER--

--Todd and I originally intended to have me produce a little story for each painting, a plan we had, for various reasons, to abandon for DREAMLAND.

But I went ahead and wrote the stories anyway, and they appeared, sans paintings, first in INTERZONE, and then in my collection.

It occured to me recently that thru the miracle of the internet and this blog, I could finally unite stories and art for the first time.

So over the next few weeks--starting immediately--I'll be borrowing artwork from Todd's own website--

--and pasting the fiction next to it. I'll title each post with Todd's name and the name of the painting, which is also the name of my story.

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