Portuguese Cowpokes & Other Possible Directions by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

August 23, 2014 - Fave correspondent Carina Granlund had a busy summer, including a trip to Portugal. She perused book markets in search of comics and other ephemera. In an absolutely stuffed mail-art package I received from her, she included this altered, pulp cowboy book she found that connects wonderfully with MinXus-Lynxus themes and symbols. I think I now have a Portuguese Mink Rancher.

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I am, of course, used to USA pulp westerns and comics. Seeing a Portuguese version is fascinating.

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Carina did very little to alter the physical structure of the book. Instead, she inserted numerous drawings and found items. These are fascinating, and I am only able to provide excerpts of all the interesting things she included.

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I especially like the ATC-like asemics. Here is a close-up:

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FAB visual-textual work!

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I love the string in the opening scan, but here is a shot with the string removed:

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Carina also included in the massive package some elegant collage from a series entitled “Possible Directions.”

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Classic Carina Granlund! Another:

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The reverse:

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The envelope:

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And the reverse:

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Many thanks, Carina Granlund!

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Comment by Carina on August 29, 2014 at 9:20am

oh that sounds good to be true. Already received some great comics from you. Thanks, DVS!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 24, 2014 at 5:27pm

Thanks, Carina. I'll keep passing (unaltered) material along to you maybe you can use. I have a ton of it. The comics can make great tape transfers as well.

Comment by Carina on August 23, 2014 at 10:08pm

Much appreciated, DVS!

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