Shop > Artists' Books


Illusory Self #5

John Bride
Hex Press Publishing
Artists' Books
14 × 21.7 cm

Illusory Self #5 returns to the multi-panel strip style of the first issue with featuring a single narrative, “The Secret Life of Booster Plants,” bringing the video game worlds of Super Mario Bros. and the Teenage Mutate Ninja turtles together. This time, the character revealed as “Nario” feels the highs and lows of the plants he uses to enhance his abilities. He must face an organized boxing match, and his opponent is a familiar amphibian with martial arts training. Later, a “Power Flower” gives an epic delivery in the tale of its origin.

  1. Illusory Self #5

Related Items

  1. John Bride: Illusory Self #6
  2. John Bride: Illusory Self #4
  3. John Bride: Illusory Self #1
  4. John Bride: Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop In
  5. John Bride: Archetype For Destruction
  6. Illusory Self #2
  7. Alexander Nemser: The Sacrifice of Abraham
  8. Coco Gordon and John K. Grande: A Biomass Continuity : CoCo Go Interactiv’ with John K. Grande’s Balance : Art & Nature
  9. John Kormeling: A Good Book
  10. Richard Kostelanetz: Thirty Years of Critical Engagement with John Cage
  11. John Latour: RÉTROFICTIONS
  12. More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari Volume II
  13. Jaap Pieters and John Porter: 8 Affinities
  14. John Beeson: Relative Distance
  15. John Fahey: Paintings
  16. John Orentlicher and Lisa Steele: Activating the Archive 3: Finding the DIFFEREN(t)CE
  17. John Stezaker: Crossing Over
  18. John Miller: The Ruin of Exchange
  19. John Massey: Black On White
  20. Downing Street
  21. John Cage: Diary
  22. K8 Hardy: Frank Peter John Dick
  23. The Benefit of Friends Collected
  24. Chloé Griffin: Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller
  25. John Watts: Iceland
  26. John Kelsey: Drowning Devourers of the Deep Plane
  27. Daniel Olson: The Book of Luke
  28. Sylvie Fleury 49000
  29. The April Memo: A Cultural Notebook
  30. A Critical (Ninth) Assembling (Precisely: 6789)