Each month, we pluck a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library and resurrect it as a low budget variety show. Want to perform at an upcoming Necromancers of the Public Domain? Holler.
“There are certain beings who bear the stamp of the divine seal and are preordained to receive the higest favours within the gift of glory; they are fated to pass through life like those brilliant meteors which are seen to flash across the heavens and disappear in the same instant. Bastien-Lepage was one of those meteors.”
Nick Balaban (Pianist extraordinaire)
Raquel Cion ( Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie)
Katie Fricas (The Guardian / Fashionique)
Greg Kotis (Urinetown: The Musical)
Susan Hwang (The Bushwick Book Club / Lusterlit)
Charlie Nieland (Lusterlit)
Hosted by Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / Queen of the Apes)
Stencils by Margaret Peot (The Successful Artist’s Career Guide: Finding Your Way in the Business of Art)
Read Masterpieces in Colour: Bastien-Lepage for free online
Below, cartoonist Katie Fricas pulls together her Necromancers’ slideshow lecture on the life of Jules Bastien-Lepage, as recorded by Maia MacDonald for her Process Pieces podcast.