STORIES FOR WAYS & MEANS PRESENTS:
“HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A WASP”
Book Illustrations by
WATCH NOW VIA JUXTAPOZ
“DOUG THE BUG”
Book Illustrations by
KAI & SUNNY
WATCH VIA THE PIXIES HERE
PREORDER THE BOOK HERE
Two new and exciting Waxploitation videos have sprung to life this week: “How to Escape from a Wasp” by Micachu and “Doug the Bug” by Black Francis of Pixies. Each story has its own equally amusing narrator as well; you can listen to King Krule howl and buzz, or hear Danny DeVito tell the tale of a snuggly bug in a rug. Both of these wacky children stories are part of Waxploitation’s Stories for Ways & Means, a limited edition hardcover book of unique stories and illustrations benefitting children’s literacy programs.
WATCH “HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A WASP”
MORE ABOUT SFWAM:
Ten years ago, Jeff Antebi, the founder of Waxploitation, had the idea to ask his favorite musical artists and contemporary painters to come together and collaborate on original children’s stories to benefit literacy programs, and an unprecedented literary mixtape was born. Today, thirty of those pairings have been compiled into a 350+ page book called Stories for Ways & Means.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
Stories for Ways & Means includes original, never-before-seen stories by Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Justin Vernon, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart, Alison Mosshart and Kathleen Hanna, as well as exclusive artwork from painters/illustrators like Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, James Jean, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny and more.
Is Stories for Ways & Means truly a children’s book? Yes, if those children are over 17 years of age. It features outré art, strange images, graphic displays of nasty stuff, and cuss words.
In addition to the physical book, there are a suite of incredible promotional animations that bring the stories to life in vivid, wondrous fashion. The animations include even more well-known collaborators, featuring Danny DeVito, Zach Galifianakis, Nick Offerman, Phil LaMarr, King Krule, Joey Bada$$, and Lauren Lapkus as narrators.
Stories for Ways & Means will be available as a limited edition, hand numbered, gorgeous hard cover book. The first edition is available on a first come, first serve basis and can be preordered now at SFWAM.org.
Proceeds from sales of the book will benefit Room to Read and Pencils for Promise, two non-profits working to build schools in some of the poorest regions of the world in order to teach children to read and write. Help us empower the next generation of creative minds by spreading the word of this amazing, once in a lifetime project!