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.
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
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