Is SHE Available? hardcover edition is a book of poetry, art, and high-level type design, featuring the poetry of Igor Goldkind, and the art of more than a dozen noted graphic novel and fine artists, including Bill Sienkiewicz, Liam Sharp, Glen Fabry and others. The print book design is created by Rian Hughes. More than a year in the making, Is SHE Available is more than a graphic novel, more than a book of poetry and more than a book of art. It is a web-nurtured collaboration between the poet Igor Goldkind and the artists. It is a contemporary Dante’s Inferno — one man’s journey through love, sex and death, exploring the contemporary male Jewish identity and Latino heritage. “Igor Goldkind – poet, storyteller, son of a fine arts painter and cultural anthropologist – is the eclectic individual with a universal voice and vision who has auteured and produced IS SHE AVAILABLE?” ~ John Freeman
Igor Goldkind was born in Lansing, Michigan and raised in San Diego, California. He is an author, poet, and lecturer who currently specializes in Computational Narrative and Speculative Realism. In 1983, Goldkind moved to Paris to work as a radio journalist and studied with Michel Foucault, the French Post-Structuralist scholar. After receiving a graduate certificate from La Sorbonne, Goldkind moved to London where he worked first for Titan Books in the 1980s as a marketing consultant and PR spokesperson. Here, Goldkind helped develop and promoted the term "graphic novel" as a way to help sell the trade paperbacks then being published. Goldkind has taught and lectured at Liverpool University, St. Martins School of Design, and the London College of Printing. He is considered by his contemporaries to be an expert in the growing fields of Computational Narrative and Speculative Realism. He continues to write and serve as the creative mind behind projects that link computational technologies with art, education, and storytelling. Igor Goldkind's most recent work , IS SHE AVAILABLE?, incorporates poetry, art, music, and animation; a collbaoration with over 25 artists from the comic, fantasy and fine art. published Chameleon Publishing. http://is-she-available.com
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