Cocobobro No. 3
William Cody introduced himself to me through a submission to the Slowbook project (The Heavy Duty Press) in 2013. As I recall, I invited him to participate in the Cocobopro series, and he accepted. Things didn’t progress as he imagined they might, and with his permission, I invited Flore and Musta to help me finish the series. I first met Flore through Facebook, and invited her to participate in the Thawt project (The Heavy Duty Press) in February 2013. Musta (who later became her partner) also submitted to the Slowbook project later that year.
The Cocobopros[COllaborative COllage BOok PROjects]work like this:
A collagist is invited to send ten 2-sided 5″ x 7″ boards with some or all surfaces started with any analogue collage technique. I work on them on send them back. He or she works on them a second time and sends them back to me. This goes back and forth two more times until I have had the opportunity to work on them three times, and the artist who started them has the opportunity to handle them a fourth time, with the duty of adding or removing as necessary, to complete the project and call it done. When they are finished, I create high resolution digital images and publish a limited print edition in hand-stitched booklet format (for sale) through The Heavy Duty Press, and an unlimited ebook edition (free download).
Print versions of the books will be available after the first five Cocobopros have been completed.