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passing through the lens haze

i’ve seen people come and go –

i’ve seen trees in the snow.

i’ve seen seen tulip petals fallen

& heard distant voices call in –

radio shows.



saw the moments stollen

rich with memories broken .

babka baked sunbeams

battered raisons d’êtres

running unfetter’d –

bbq perogies brown,

golden clouds coming down.

polaroid yesterdays

passing through the lens haze –

when will that cat come in ?


In 1981, French cultural theorist and philosopher Jean Baudrillard proposed a novel idea: that the reality we perceive may not be as things truly are, but instead a simulated representation based on symbolism we perceive in our environment.

In Baudrillard’s thesis Simulacra and Simulation, the philosopher raises questions over signs and symbols around us in relation to their simultaneous existence. According to Baudrillard, the persistence of symbols in our modern world–and our collective interpretation of them, rather than of nature as it truly exists–has resulted in a sort of “simulated reality.” To put things more simply, Baudrillard meant that the reality of existence is hidden from human perception by the interactions we have with our environment through interpretation of symbols. Source: Signs, Symbols, and Simulated Reality: The Precession of Simulacra

The Woman in Red and The Mandala Murders Mystery

Episode One

The Woman in Red

solves the Mandala Murders

with Scarlet Bullets!

Episode Two

See Secrets Revealed –

The lawyer hides seven ancestors.

Crimson Shadows Stalk!


Episode Three

Vermilion Night Dread !

The hero is determined,

Death orbits tangents.

The Woman in Red first appeared in the period known to comic book historians as the Golden Age of Comic Books. Created by writer Richard E. Hughes and artist George Mandel, she first appeared in Thrilling Comics #2 (March 1940), published by Nedor Comics. She is considered the first masked female comic book crime fighting hero.

I started playing with some collage scans, my digital art pieces, a couple of digital copies of illustrations from these early comics. Considering the sequence, I thought they could easily be illustrations for old Saturday Serial Matinee posters  or for weekly advertisements for a  Golden Age Radio Show. I created episode title-taglines using the 3 line haiku structure to accompany each composition.

The Woman in Red never had a chance to cross over into other popular forms of mass media; she didn’t even earn her own comic book title. This post presents artifacts from a what-if-history, that in a small way, corrects this lost opportunity.

Godlike Machines Print Asemic Messages


Godlike Machines Print Asemic Messages – s/ending a tempest of typography & ideograms across contextual tears in the thoughts of the amassing multitude of Mass Media Consumers. Projectiles of Factoids whispering exclamation points directed at the wireless aether screens tableted in New Improved Mesmerizing Memorialized Memes – Get Ye-or’s Today, while quantities last ! – conspiratorial corners congregate around virtual truths hiding from the glare of Factual Accounts.

Asemic Noir

He munched on a garlic herb pita chip, as her gaze froze on the photogram . The violin played “I remember Paris” – neither dared touching it as the music floated up into the stark room. The desk lamp flickered in a panic of foreshadowing; “perhaps it is time to consider our options” – then, like a stranger in the night, the ceremonial spear flew between them, striking the brass ballerina, now all bets were off the table and scattered on the parquet floor…..


fallen torn pieces

make such a pretty picture –

austere edges stare.


Anyway, that’s how they remembered it.