GoodGoodBonBon

Goodgoodbonbon zine "A bitesized mouthful of creative inspirations" (also "Imaginative lifeforce tonic for the miserabilist death machine"), active and ongoing since 2009, is my quarterly zine of all things art&life, mailed out to subscribers all over North America. 
Every 1-2 years I compile my favourite GGBB writings into the big 
" Experience of Art Storytelling" zine.

GoodGoodBonBon #29 is out!
spring 2018
Eye, rabbit, aardvark, yoko ono, french horn, mushroom. Bonus: The souls of millions of light years away.

 
EXPERIENCE OF ART STORYTELLING No.1
Stories from GGBB with new blockprints. Experience/adventure of seeing "Au Pays des Merveilles" exhibit of female surrealist from Mexico and the United States; Thoughts about Marina Abramović's "The Artist is Present" performance; Story of participating in the world debut of the Marina Abramović MAI prototype installation; Thoughts about Asger Jorn's disquieting duck; Asking not-the-ghost-of-Magritte for creative advice; Story of going to see the Basquiat exhibit; Farewell thoughts about Alexander McQueen's final collection. Paula Plater-Galloway 
ISSN 2369-5129

EXPERIENCE OF ART STORYTELLING No.2
This issue of the series gathers stories from GGBB issues 20-26, with many drawings.  Unprecedented festival of analogies brought on by following a fantastic poem as it unraveled my accumulated "issues" with André Breton as a central figure in the Surrealist movement; Finding new (to me) paintings by Dorothea Tanning sends me off like a fish in an ink-stream of sub/consciousness poetry & drawing tangent highlighting her own thoughts about Surrealism; Hearing the voice of Marcel Duchamp while sorting many scraps of thoughts about collage; Finding the culture in mobile making, and a something-out-of-nothing by Man Ray hangs in my mind; A dream of French rapper MC Solaar opens a portal into my adolescence, which opens a portal into rags, which opens a portal into an installation piece by Michelangelo Pistoletto, all of which are poetry.

GoodGoodBonBon #28
winter 2017-18
Culling fantastic treasures from my Image Bank (& saving GGBB in the process).  Joseph Cornell's "sketchboxes" via Yayoi Kusama part 2/3.  Word association of people for (self) portraits x 8, including Why Marisa Tomei? Bonus: FIGHT INERT UNIFORMITY mini-fest-oh!

 
GoodGoodBonBon #27
fall 2017
The vision of Yayoi Kusama comes sweeping through my zine in force (part 1/4).  Dots (and/or stitches) against anxiety!  Story of my visit to see Georgia O'Keeffe's (NOT/VAGINAS!!) paintings at the AGO.  Clowns interview each other. Also: care bears.

GoodGoodBonBon #26
summer 2017
Privé. N/A

GoodGoodBonBon #25
spring 2017
The revelation of crochet, ROWSaries for secular praying, and freeform freak fest.  Inspirations from my visit to see the "Mystical Landscapes" exhibit.  OMNI magazine collage centrefold strangeness.  How I made my face a deer's.  Jumbo the Elephant dérive #2/3


GoodGoodBonBon #24
winter 2016-17
Diving deeply into explorations of Dorothea Tanning's work via trawling the subconscious- poetry, drawing.  Dali's 3 flying cats. Jumbo the Elephant dérive #1/3.  Bonus: Fish have some modicum of wherewithal! (to say the least)

 GoodGoodBonBon #23
fall 2016
Celebrating 17 years of making&giving&making&giving (stapled photocopies of art&life). The invented epic cultural history of making mobiles.  Man Ray suspends disbelief that his obstruction means nothing.  Ambition is Over! Bonus: Hyperventilating near rainbows.  
 
GoodGoodBonBon #22
summer 2016
Very valuable things with no value: being a city teenager & thriftstorianism.  I dream of MC Solaar so that poetry awakens.  Rag picking through a Michelangelo Pistoletto sculpture.  Into Louise Bourgeois' piles & apartment.  Also: Lake Erie Stories.

GoodGoodBonBon #21
spring 2016
Performing a giant moon mask.  Sorting collage mediumistically: the ouija board of art making!  Marcel Duchamp on tape, helps.  Re-storying unaltered fairy tale illustrations from the mid-to-late 1800s (and/or cutting them up respectfully).  Intro to Lake Erie.

GoodGoodBonBon #20
winter 2015-16
How wanting to resolve my "issues" with André Breton grew into an Epic Festival of Analogies.

GoodGoodBonBon #19
fall 2015
Asger Jorn's disquieting duck détournement to the rescue! (+ fan poster centrefold!) Inpiring QUINO inspires game.  Bizarre thrift store Before vs. After mashups.  Story of my 15 year in the making Surrealist Epic.

 
GoodGoodBonBon #18
summer 2015
Asking creative advice from (not-the-ghost-of) René Magritte.  Study of 1,000 poses frees spirits.  Dérive showdown: Paris, France vs. Paris, Ontario.

GoodGoodBonBon #17
spring 2015
Story of going to see the largest Canadian exhibit of the work of Basquiat, one of the best of my life.  Public library dérive.  Honouring worry dolls + scrap valuing.

 GoodGoodBonBon #16
winter 2014-15
33 treasures (Issue #13) update.  Bitesize about: chickens, pilgrimages, elephants, the British Library.  Bonus: Who I REALLY am!

 GoodGoodBonBon #15
fall 2014
5 individual(s) tangents of streetwear worldwide.  3 minutes from 512 hours. Dream Makers wheatpaste/dance crew tale. Ubiquitously directional tea ceremony recipe.

GoodGoodBonBon #14
summer 2014
Urban Design & Architectural Scavenger Hunt Field trips: and how! Early 2000s telemarketing + service wench stories & wall of lies explained.  FoodHole zine: late night stories.

 GoodGoodBonBon #13
spring 2014

 GoodGoodBonBon #12
winter 2013-14
Into audio documentaries to find place(s).  Research: Why do I hate London, Ontario?! Calm & Storm poems, paintings, handwriting.  Aspects of space.

 GoodGoodBonBon #11
fall 2013
Story of drinking crystal water during my participation in the world premiere prototype installation of the Marina Abramović Institute (Method).  The voice of She Fire Keeper & drawing audio.

GoodGoodBonBon #10
summer 2013
Student garbage & surreal estates. Bonus: Rockhead's Paradise.

GoodGoodBonBon #9
spring 2013
Massive recap of a year doing my own audio doc radio show on CKUT 90.3FM Montreal.  Bonus: Kitty windows.  Blizzard tale.

 GoodGoodBonBon #8
winter 2012