Tuesday by Eugene Terry - Book Launch with Dizzy Books!
at Printed Matter / St Marks
April 2, 2023
2PM - 5PM
Join Printed Matter / St Marks and Dizzy Books to celebrate the launch of Eugene Terry’s inaugural children’s publication, Tuesday! We’ll be on the rooftop of 38 St Marks Pl with books, refreshments, and some craft activities for all ages.
About the Book
In Tuesday, we follow Duck’s journey to a big city, in search of a snack. With delicate colored pencil illustrations rendered in subtle tones, Terry tells a simple story of adventure and friendship. The direct writing is paired with intricate imagery in which details are revealed with every read: an alligator peeking its head out of a sewer grate; the price of a swiss cheese sandwich at the deli; a man watching television through an apartment building’s window.
Tuesday is the perfect picture book for a child beginning to identify objects and imagery with language. The minimal text gives liberty to the children to fill in spaces with their own imaginary thoughts. Each page of the book invites the reader to join in Duck’s journey by adding to and collaborating with the storyline.
About the Author
Eugene Terry (b. 1989) is an artist and musician from Brooklyn, NY. He has worked in and around the punk underground from an early age, playing in bands such as Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, Pinocchio, and Slender, as well as contributing countless flyers, album art, shirt designs, and zines. His work has been exhibited internationally in such cities as Montreal, Barcelona, and São Paulo, as well as in New York City.
Terry founded Papertown Company in 2014 as a way to release original work, untethered by the restraints of traditional publishing. The project encompasses zines, records, mixtapes, video, and apparel, all created or curated by Terry. His zines often entail cut-out models of buildings to create literal paper towns, referencing the familiar, but near-obsolete children’s activity books. These paper cities are both a satirical nod to the supposed declining relevance of print, and a sincere reflection of the human desire for autonomy.
Dizzy Books is an art magazine, children’s book and art book publisher focused on bridging the gap between artists of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of exposure. We feel it is important to eliminate the emphasis on these differences, while still celebrating the artists’ identities. Often highlighting artists with interdisciplinary practices, Dizzy is interested in intergenerational engagement and collaboration. Dizzy works to represent artists in the way they want to be seen, while creating accessible content to be enjoyed by everyone!