An artist whose work emerges from the contested borderlands between comedy and philosophy, cartooning and poetry, linguistics and public relations, Tom Grothus is little-known.
Most of his work takes the form of small books. Think of a stack of two dozen index cards, or a sheet of notebook paper folded into eighths - with notes jotted on them, a clever sketch you made while waiting for the bus, tucked away in your pocket. With a little refinement they are one of Tom's books.
Characteristic features of his books are an understated wit; a fascination for language (especially graphical language); an interplay between the verbal and the visual; a concern about Power; and disintegrating bodies.
These books can't be pigeon-holed for the mass market, which is why they're only available through Spineless Books. Please look through the samples below for an idea of what we're talking about.