J.T. Dockery

Spud Crazy (page 1), 2011, India ink on bristol, 11 x 14 inches

J.T. Dockery: Spud Crazy

February 3 - March 26, 2011

J.T. Dockery is one of those rare artists that seems to exist both within the work he creates and alongside the rest of us in the “real world.” Women, booze, cigarettes, and shady characters spill onto the page and seep back into real life –drawn, stacked and stashed into portfolios or passed on the street. No one is safe.

Spud Crazy, originally published as a script in The Nick Tosches Reader, has been reimagined by Dockery as an excerpted graphic novel. Wielding his penchant for fragmented plots, bizarre themes and mash-ups, Dockery has composed, directed and illustrated Tosches’ original script into a visual film complete with soundtrack and frame-by-frame action. The resulting package is some new hybridized publication: part comic book, part musical score, part academic essay, part artist-edition and all SPUD.

Are you ready for some gams? 

Spud Crazy, 2011, India ink on bristol, 11 x 14 inches

Spud Crazy, 2011, India ink on bristol, 11 x 14 inches

Spud Crazy, 2011, India ink on bristol, 11 x 14 inches

Spud Crazy, 2011, India ink on bristol, 11 x 14 inches

Spud Crazy, 2011, India ink on bristol, 11 x 14 inches

Spud Crazy, 2011, India ink on bristol, 11 x 14 inches

About the Artist:

J.T. Dockery was born and raised in Gray Hawk, Kentucky, in the shadow of the foothills of the Applachian mountains. Dockery self-published countless zines and over twenty collections of writings and artwork in the mid 90s through the early oughts, most of which were released under his now retired Hanging Dog Productions small press imprint. 

He was included in the Folk-Art of the Twenty-First Century show at the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design and was selected as one of eight international artists to be in the Stuckists Punk Victorian exhibition, and published in the catalog for the show at the National Museum's Walker Gallery in Liverpool, UK.

After forays here and there, including a stint in White River Junction, Vermont, Dockery currently resides in London, Kentucky.

Press:

One Potato Two Potato: J.T. Dockery and Nick Tosches team up to create dizzying graphic novel by Captain Comannokers, North of Center, February 2, 2011