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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Zach Dodson  

Pen Name: Zach Plague

Genre: Fiction

Born: in El Paso, Texas

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Dodson lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Zach Dodson is a writer, designer and producer. He is the cofounder of Featherproof Books, an independent publisher of fiction based in Chicago. He went to school at the University of Texas at Austin, and moved to Chicago in 2003, at which time he went back for a degree in graphic design.He is an active member of many different arts communities, bringing together the worlds of design and literature. He has launched such experiments as Featherproof Books, Bleached Whale Design, and The Show N' Tell Show. His writing has appeared in The2ndHand, ACM, Take the Handle, and Proximity Magazine. His design has appeared in MAKE Magazine, Punk Planet, Resonance, Mule, and Bagazine.


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Titles At Your Library

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ISBN: 0977199258

Featherproof Books. 2008

A mysterious gray book drives Ollister and Adelaide’s twisted po-mo relationship. When it goes missing, they go nuts: he plots revenge against art patriarch The Platypus while she obsesses over their anti-love affair. Meanwhile, the other art school scenesters experiment with bad drugs, bad sex, and bad ideas. When a punk named Punk shows up with a potent sex drug, the whole wild crowd gets caught up in the gravitational pull of The Platypus’ sinister White Ball, where a confused art terrorism cell threatens a ludicrous and hilarious implosion. With an unerring, unflinching eye for satire, Zach Plague’s brilliant hybrid of image and text lampoons the art world and those boring enough to fall into its traps. Featuring dynamic graphic text on every page, boring boring boring boring boring boring boring is an intrigue of mundane proportion.


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