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The Artist’s Notebook

Paul Watson’s notes on ongoing artwork, giving an insight into the creative process.

More on The Weird

By Paul Watson on .

“The time for sending messages in bottles has passed. As seas toxify and rise over the shorelines, who will be left to read them? Nonetheless, we have to communicate. So we communicate. To anyone who will listen. Through the haze of wine, cannabis, SSRIs, exhaustion, overwork, climate depression,…

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The Psychedelic Gothic in Acid Renaissance

By Paul Watson on .

In a recent blogpost Ellen Rogers wrote of her current Gnosis project: It’s taken me 4 years to try and articulate what this project is about, but I felt like I was repeatedly going back to square one… Until recently all I really knew was that I was blindly following a feeling that…

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The Republic of Zines

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Back in April Warren Ellis referenced the Republic of Letters to talk about email newsletters, a Republic of Newsletters. The next 18 months will see a small explosion of print zines — a Republic of Zines — about “the Weird”, including @RitualsZine which I’m working on myself. No,…

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