Me, Myself and the Monkeyface Eel
From the dank holes and fetid shores of Kirk Lombard's mind comes a deeply strange book, part memoir, part how-to, and part poetry, all teaching of his dealings with learning how to catch -- and use to its full potential -- the storied Monkeyface Eel from in and around the shores of the San Francisco Bay. Lombard's text is paired with artist Leighton Kelly's linoleum carvings, which illustrate the book throughout. This first edition is The Prototype Press' first publication.
DetailsThe edition of 75 books is printed in three colors on Somerset Book Paper from Monotype Hess Old Style and hand-set Libra types. The title page and Parts I & II are foil-stamped; the images are printed relief from linoleum carvings by Prototype Press. At 9’’ x 6.5’’ in size, it is 52 pages in length. The cover is cow leather and handmade paper from Twinrocker. The appendices were printed on paper handmade by the publishers with the help of Shotwell Paper Mill in San Francisco. The paper bears the watermark of Shotwell, as well a fishing hook, added specially for the project.