The Uninvited Guest. Billy Odom. Illustrated by David Larson.
These six short stories represent the best of the many stories with which Billy brought down the house during the Paper Plant Thursday Night Readings in the eighties. Billy makes no apologies and pulls no punches as he takes on witch-burning, execution by electric chair, and what could be described as pornography from the Twilight Zone. Readers always have a strong reaction to Billy’s work, and these stories are illuminated by six wonderful drawings by David Larson, whose black and white work continues to wow viewers on band posters, zines, and cd covers after twenty years of outstanding and award winning work in the area.
ISBN 0-929170-12-1 $5.00. order
The Orphan. David Wilson. Illustrated by David Larson. 2018. Published by Hastycraft. $15.00 order.
This novel, first published as daily blog entries around 2008, is a coming-of-age tale that will (says John Kessell) “remind you to care for the orphans that we all are.”
The Little Heel. Lee Moore. illustrated by David Larson. 2004. $5.00 order
The Little Heel Lee Moore, Illustrated by David Larson
This quaint and quirky tale is for divergent-thinking children of all ages. Originally published as a serial in FARCE, the cultural newsletter of The Paper Plant bookstore, this chapbook presents the entire story with the hitherto unpublished conclusion. Five illustrations by David Larson illuminate the Little Heel’s memorable misadventures.
ISBN 0-929170-16-4. $5.00
Hooker Van Dusen. John Dancy-Jones. Illustrated by David Larson. 1985. 40 pp perfect bound chapbook. $5.00 order
Everybody’s favorite Raleigh artist in the eighties was David Larson. He has illustrated innumerable band posters, zine covers and most of the Paper Plant titles. His slightly spooky expressionistic pastel portraits grace many a wall in the cool homes of this town. The calendar offers a taste of his black and white work, with many tiny Larson portraits on the famous birthdates charted by calendar editor John Dancy-Jones. The twelve main images were created in Sharpie marker on square wooden boards from David’s employment at the Habitat for Humanity Re-store.
David Larsons’s Calendar for 2000. 1999. $12.00 order