Alien Script by Walter Mosley

Regular price $300.00 Sale

An extremely rare treasure for the Walter Mosley fan.

Alien Script was Walter Mosley's first art exhibition, drawing together artwork from his sketchbooks. The drawings in Alien Script straddle fantasy and reality, with drifting, dancing characters neither quite human nor quite creature. “We don’t have to see the same things, and that way we see twice as much,” Mosley remarks about his drawings. Mosley’s ability to inspire, provoke and engage ripples across every contorted outline, every twisted form, every time the characters touch, or when they just almost do.

Mosley drew lines across a page and filled in forms, realizing that this is what he had wanted to do as a kid; letting his pencil roam in an alien terrain where there were no rules to obey. “My blob is perfect and nobody can tell me otherwise,” Mosley smiles.

Thus was born Alien Script, the “blobs” are images that “I would have done if I hadn’t gotten tied to writing,” Mosley says.

Self-Published, 1998. Softcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. [232pp.] 1 page text and 115 full-page drawings, which, "You are asked to do the coloring on your own." Or, "You could also be a collector wanting to keep these pages as you find them - in black and off-white."

This "Alien Script Coloring Book" was Walter Mosley's greeting card for 1998, and was printed in a limited edition of only 300 copies | 242/300 | Tight binding, clean and crisp pages. A faint hint of shelf wear to wraps, otherwise Fine. No inscriptions. No colored pages. Very Scarce.; 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. Comes with numbered sheet mounted to galvanized steel.