HILOBROW 1Q2019

By: HILOBROW
March 28, 2019

Here’s what HILOBROW published during January, February, and March 2019.

PS: In February 2019, we completed our 10th year of publishing; now we’re in our 11th!

BEST OF HILOBROW: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 1Q2020 | 2Q2020 | 3Q2020 SNEAK PEEK.


SPECIAL SERIES


SERIOCOMIC is 2019’s weekly ENTHUSIASM series, at HILOBROW. We’ve invited 52 of HILOBROW’s friends and contributors to wax enthusiastic about some of their favorite comics books and strips. Here’s the 1Q2019 SERIOCOMIC series lineup:

Mimi Lipson on LITTLE LULU | Sara Ryan on AMPHIGOREY | Gary Panter on THE NUT BROS./THE SQUIRREL CAGE | Gordon Dahlquist on POGO | Robert Wringham on VIZ | Matthew De Abaitua on CAPTAIN BRITAIN | Jessamyn West on FUN HOME | Bradley Peterson on HELLBOY | Stephanie Burt on KITTY PRYDE RETURNS | Jenny Davidson on OOR WULLIE | Luc Sante on MARSUPILAMI | Susan Roe on BLOOM COUNTY | Marilyn Berlin Snell on CHARLES ADDAMS

Josh Glenn is the SERIOCOMIC series editor. He is very grateful to SERIOCOMIC’s contributors, many of whom have donated their fees to the ACLU.

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During 1Q2019, HILOBROW published several installments in Adrienne Crew’s new series, AFROFUTURISM. The series explores the aesthetics and visual rhetoric of Afrofuturist movies, TV, fiction, and more. Here’s the 1Q2019 AFROFUTURISM series lineup:

INTRODUCTION | HAIR POLITICS | BODY HORROR | TIME TRAVEL | SWEET CHARIOTS


ONGOING SERIES


Lynn Peril’s PLANET OF PERIL exhumes forgotten American fads and figures — often related to the history of “pink think”: ideas and attitudes about what constitutes proper female behavior. Here’s the 1Q2019 PLANET OF PERIL series lineup:

ON THE SIDELINES | THE JAZZ MANIAC | THE GREAT HAIRCUT CRISIS

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Tom Nealon’s STUFFED offers apophenic takes on American ingredient and meal history. Here’s the 1Q2019 STUFFED series lineup:

WHO ATE WHO? | LAYING IT ON THICK | MAYO MIXTURES

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During 1Q2019, HILOBROW published three installments in OFF-TOPIC, a series by Adam McGovern bringing you over-the-transom, on-tangent essays, dialogues and subjective scholarship on an occasional, impulsive basis. Here’s the 1Q2019 OFF-TOPIC lineup:

ALL I EVER LEARNED | THE NEUROLOGY OF THE SOUL | ALAS ARCANE.

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James Parker is bastardizing THE KALEVALA, a Finnish sequence of folkloric songs, runes, and charms. During 1Q2019, he produced this installment:

THE BREAKING OF THE BLADE


BEST ADVENTURES PROJECT


We published four new installments in the BEST ADVENTURES series, which chronicles Josh Glenn’s attempt to identify the 10 best adventures he’s read from each year of the 20th century. Here’s the 1Q2019 BEST ADVENTURES series lineup:

  • BEST 1904 ADVENTURES, from George Barr McCutcheon’s Beverly of Graustark to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and E. Nesbit’s The Phoenix and the Carpet.
  • BEST 1909 ADVENTURES, from Maurice Leblanc’s The Hollow Needle to Gaston LeRoux’s The Phantom of the Opera to E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops.
  • BEST 1919 ADVENTURES, from Sax Rohmer’s The Quest of the Sacred Slipper and John Buchan’s Mr. Standfast to Johnston McCulley’s The Mark of Zorro.
  • BEST 1969 YA & YYA ADVENTURES, from John Christopher’s The Lotus Caves and Peter Dickinson’s Heartsease to Mary Q. Steele’s Journey Outside.

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Josh Glenn’s LISTEN, HOLLYWOOD! series offers free advice to Hollywood producers looking to adapt great, overlooked 20th-century adventure novels for movies or TV. Here’s the 1Q2019 LISTEN, HOLLYWOOD! series lineup:

Michael Innes’s FROM LONDON FAR | P.G. Wodehouse’s LEAVE IT TO PSMITH | Peter Dickinson’s CHANGES TRILOGY

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During 1Q2019, we wrapped up NEW WAVE SCI-FI 75, a series that aimed to identify Josh Glenn’s 75 favorite science-fiction novels published during the Sixties (1964–1973) and Seventies (1974–1983). Here’s the 1Q2019 NEW WAVE SCI-FI series lineup:

Stanislaw Lem’s THE FUTUROLOGICAL CONGRESS (1971) | John Sladek’s RODERICK AT RANDOM (1983) | Octavia E. Butler’s WILD SEED (1980) | Russell Hoban’s RIDDLEY WALKER (1980) | David Bowie’s ZIGGY STARDUST album (1972) | Philip K. Dick’s VALIS (1981) | Alan Moore’s graphic novel V FOR VENDETTA (1982–1989) | Brian Aldiss’s GREYBEARD (1964) | Katsuhiro Otomo’s graphic novel AKIRA (1982–1990) | James Tiptree Jr.’s UP THE WALLS OF THE WORLD (1978)

The complete NEW WAVE SCI-FI 75 list is here.

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Earlier this month, we began publishing DIAMOND AGE 75, a new lit-list series that aims to identify Josh Glenn’s 75 favorite science-fiction novels published during the Eighties (1984–1993) and Nineties (1994–2003). Here’s the 1Q2019 DIAMOND AGE 75 series lineup:

William Gibson’s NEUROMANCER (1984) | K.W. Jeter’s DR. ADDER (1984) | Bruce Sterling’s SCHISMATRIX (1985)

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During 1Q2019, we started publishing A IS FOR ADVENTURE, an irregular series featuring notes towards Josh Glenn’s The Adventurer’s Glossary, a work in progress which — like his previous books, The Idler’s Glossary and The Wage Slave’s Glossary — will smuggle ideology critique into a simple defining vocabulary or clavis. Here’s 1Q2019’s A IS FOR ADVENTURE series lineup:

A-OK to AVENGER | BADASS to BUSHIDO

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During 1Q2019, we grouped the BEST ADVENTURES project’s published installments into the following pages, each of which will eventually list a single decade’s 100 best adventures:

100 BEST ADVENTURES OF THE OUGHTS (1904–1913) | 100 BEST ADVENTURES OF THE TEENS (1914–1923) | 100 BEST ADVENTURES OF THE TWENTIES (1924–1933) | 100 BEST ADVENTURES OF THE THIRTIES (1934–1943) | 100 BEST ADVENTURES OF THE FORTIES (1944–1953) | 100 BEST ADVENTURES OF THE FIFTIES (1954–1963) | 100 BEST ADVENTURES OF THE SIXTIES (1964–1973) | 100 BEST ADVENTURES OF THE SEVENTIES (1974–1983)

BEST ADVENTURES OF THE EIGHTIES (1984–1993) and NINETIES (1994–2003) pages to come at a later date. For the moment, however, there’s this in-progress page.


CURATED SERIES


In January, we finished publishing ANOTHER 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE, a series that reprinted object-oriented fiction originally written for Josh Glenn and Rob Walker’s 2009–2010 anthropological-literary experiment SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS. Here’s the 1Q2019 ANOTHER 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE series lineup:

Rachel Axler on FORTUNE-TELLING DEVICE | Sean Howe on PABST BOTTLE OPENER | Susannah Breslin on NECKING TEAM BUTTON | Tim Carvell on ROUND BOX | Susanna Daniel on SHARK AND SEAL PENS

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attack from Michael Lewy Visual Artist on Vimeo.

In February and March, HILOBROW curated #FX, a selection of video art by Michael Lewy, whose current work explores midcentury sci-fi and horror movie practical effects. You can purchase a digital copy of Bigfoot Island: Chapter 2 here. Music and sound design by N.sputnik.

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During 1Q2019, HiLoBooks began serializing P.G. Wodehouse’s LEAVE IT TO PSMITH (1923), the last and most rewarding of four novels featuring the dandy, wit, and would-be adventurer Ronald Eustace Psmith, here at HILOBROW.

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