Noise in My Head: Voices from the Ugly Australian Underground by Jimi Kritzler (Hozac Books) $55.95 - The Ugly Australian Underground documents the music, songwriting, aesthetics and struggles of fifty of Australia’s most innovative and significant bands and artists currently at the creative peak …
by Temple Bates
Published by Conundrum Press
192p, color, 6"x6"
"Who are the Hermoddities? They look and look. Why not challenge them, confuse them? Are these
creatures medieval or futuristic, children or old men? Hermetic oddities, hermaphrodites. Sometimes
cute, sometimes cruel. Hermoddities is a lively collection of comics and oil paintings created by
Toronto based artist Temple Bates. This collection of work spans over ten years and includes two collaborative stories drawn with Winnipeg artist Drue Langlois, formerly of The Royal Art Lodge. Within
these pages exists an extraordinary world made up of furry oddities, anthropomorphs and omnipotent
creatures. Why not pay them a visit? There will be no unpleasantness about it at all."