The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope
My Book: The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope

My Book: The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope

Above: “The Nirvana-Shaped Hole in My Heart,” by Danny J. Gibson. More high-resolution images of the art from The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope can be found here. About the Book  Author Chad Thomas Johnston’s The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope: Essays at Play in the Churchyard of the Mind is an essay-driven creative memoir that explores life through the lenses of theology, pop culture,...
Introducing Dakno Gurpstan & His Art for My Book, "The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope"

Introducing Dakno Gurpstan & His Art for My Book, “The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope”

It is difficult to effectively photograph a piece of art that is eight-feet wide. But Dakno Gurpson’s (Left) art for my book, The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope, is eye-popping enough (at least in my estimate) that, until we get a professional to shoot this artistic albatross, the picture below will suffice. I told Dakno I wanted the art...
Some Ideas Really Do Start on Napkins...

Some Ideas Really Do Start on Napkins…

I sent my book to my editors and designated readers this week.  After spending three years with it in the privacy of my home and mind, letting others read it is a bit of a frightening thought.  But it is also the point of writing a book (unless you are J.D. Salinger and prefer to...
Book Art Video (Starring Porchie the Cat and Elliott Smith)

Book Art Video (Starring Porchie the Cat and Elliott Smith)

Danny J. Gibson shot this video yesterday.  Enjoy! Porchie Doing What She Wants to on the Book Art
"Howser' Book, Chad?"

“Howser’ Book, Chad?”

Art above and below by DJG Design for the forthcoming book, The Stained Glass Kaleidoscope. Ever since I took it upon myself to wrap up work on my book by September 15th, people I see on a regular basis say the same thing whenever they see me:  “Howser book?” This means “How’s your book?” At...
Dot Matrix Baby Chad Sends a Cryptogram Into the World

Dot Matrix Baby Chad Sends a Cryptogram Into the World

From the Hurricane Brains of CTJ/DJG

From the Hurricane Brains of CTJ/DJG

While I have already rounded up several of you to be designated readers when I complete the current round of rewrites and revisions, I need feedback from the rest of you about an idea for pitching the book to potential agents.  We are not quite at that stage yet, but we are getting closer, and we want...
Technicolor Childhood

Technicolor Childhood

My nieces Valerie (a.k.a. Val Pal) and Caroline (a.k.a. Monkey, Carrie, Carrie-okie/Karaoke, Silly Goose, Mountain Goat) are here this week with their parents, and they have provided endless entertainment at our house. Last night Becki and I babysat while their parents went out for a night on the town. Becki fell asleep on the couch,...
Photographer Develops as an Artist in Her Own Metaphorical Darkroom

Photographer Develops as an Artist in Her Own Metaphorical Darkroom

My sister-in-law Katie Damon has been developing as an artist in her own metaphorical darkroom.  She is growing in leaps and bounds as a photographer, adding new toys to her stable of photographic goodies and playing with them with the enthusiasm of a child.  In my estimation, this is how it should be when it comes...
Egyptians Brushing Their Teeth With Urine: Book Art by Danny J. Gibson

Egyptians Brushing Their Teeth With Urine: Book Art by Danny J. Gibson

Online Art Exhibit: Book Art by Danny J. Gibson