Nick Blinko: ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’ Limited Edition Art Book

Rudimentary Peni frontman Nick Blinko’s extraordinary new book of his artwork, Visions of Pope Adrian 37th, is now available. It consists of 87 drawings, a brief introduction by Blinko, and a short piece on Blinko from the acclaimed writer and specialist on outsider art, Professor Colin Rhodes. There are two different editions, a standard edition and a special edition.

The standard edition is limited to 370 copies – Each copy contains an original portrait of Pope Adrian 37th, drawn by Blinko, who has also signed the same page, making every copy of the book unique. The special edition is already sold out!  To order: HERE

Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric was originally the title of a 1995 concept album by Nick’s band Rudimentary Peni, written while he was being detained in an English psychiatric hospital under Section 3 of the UK’s 1983 Mental Health Act. During that period, Nick was convinced that he was Pope Adrian 37th.

Don’t miss Nick Blinko’s Skeleton Scratches exhibit at this year’s POP Montreal – 30+ tiny skeleton drawings, marking the first time any of his work will have been exhibited in Canada!

About the author:

Kier-La Janisse

Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, Owner/Artistic Director of Spectacular Optical Publications and founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) in Vancouver, was the Festival Director of Monster Fest in Melbourne, Australia and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror (2005). She is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012) and contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (Fantagraphics, 2011), Recovering 1940s Horror: Traces of a Lost Decade (Lexington, 2014) The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (University of Toronto Press, 2015) and We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale (PS Press, 2017). She co-edited and published the anthology books KID POWER! (Spectacular Optical, 2014), Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (Spectacular Optical, 2015) and Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin (2017), and is co-editing Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television for release in late 2017. She is currently writing A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time: Children’s Programming and the Counterculture, 1965-1985, monographs about Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter and Patricia Birch’s Grease 2, and is in development on a TV series based on her book House of Psychotic Women with Rook Films.


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