About the Artist & Writer: 

Photo by Enda Sullivan

Don Gaddis loves 80s music videos, vinyl records, old bookshops, cats, David Bowie, rootbeer floats, vintage comic books, the Ricochet Robots board game, Kate Bush, Kenneth Anger short films, retro video games, dinosaurs, nightclubs, Edward Gorey, space documentaries, media conventions frequented by nerds and geeks, Australia, David Lynch, Halloween, iced vanilla lattes, Studio Ghibli, attending plays, concerts, going on adventures, and taking the subway from Brooklyn to Coney Island.​ 

But more than anything, he also loves to draw and write.

His artwork has been included in art anthologies from Bruno Gmunder, as well as independent comics and magazines.  In 2009, a few of his pieces were acquired by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York.

 

Don's written work includes two poetry books and a novel, Portraits of Familiar Strangers.  He is also the creator of a web comic series, Sparky the Sassy Android

 

He resides in Atlanta, GA among fellow artists and night creatures.

 

Amazing Albums:

David Bowie– Outside

Kate Bush– The Dreaming

Morrissey– Vauxhall and I

Siouxsie and the Banshees– A Kiss in the Dreamhouse

Brain Eno– Another Green World

Lou Reed– Transformer

Tori Amos– Boys for Pele

PJ Harvey– White Chalk

 

Fantastic Films:

Mulholland Dr.– David Lynch

Mysterious Skin– Gregg Araki

Melancholia– Lars von Trier

Vertigo– Alfred Hitchcock

Exotica– Atom Egoyan

High Art– Lisa Cholodenko

Talk to Her– Pedro Almodovar

Crash– David Cronenberg

A Streetcar Named Desire– Elia Kazan

The Crying Game– Neil Jordan

Ordinary People– Robert Redford

Eyes Wide Shut– Stanley Kubrick

Nocturnal Animals– Tom Ford

Really, Really, Really Great Reads:

Mary Ann in Autumn, by Armistead Maupin

A Fine and Private Place, by Peter S. Beagle

The Kitchen God's Wife, by Amy Tan

Maurice, by EM Forster

The Bloody Chamber, by Angela Carter

Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

The Witches of Eastwick, by John Updike

Body of Work, by Stan Rice

Anything by Frank Baum, DH Lawrence, or Edgar Allan Poe

 

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