Dalt Wonk will be signing books at The Art of Giving at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Tuesday, December 6, 5pm.
French Quarter Fables Volume II is a totally new collection of delightful tales! It doesn’t matter which volume you start with. Once you have one, you’ll want the other. They’re habit-forming!
Volume I sold out but we’ve just received the second printing.
Please join us to celebrate the release of French Quarter Fables: Volume I at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans.
“So what are you supposed to be?” by Jeanie Riess
The writer, illustrator and former Gambit theater critic Dalt Wonk once found himself confronted by a Duena, the Pope and the Whore of Babylon all on a Mardi Gras day. All three of them were male. “It knocked me out,” he says. “The Whore of Babylon had a big belly and was fabulous.”
Costumes, he explains in a brief introduction to his new set of oversized playing cards, The Riddles of Existence, are visual riddles to solve, and Mardi Gras costumes are some of the most complex and original. The cards can be played in a group or alone and feature original watercolors and quatrains by Wonk, who says, coyly, “I am not a visual artist, but I can do something that has a certain amount of charm if I stay within my limits.”