Allison Jolley: a book release + art show!

April 9, 2014 in Downtown Fullerton Art Walk

You are invited to a very special art show + book release at BOOKMACHINE books + zines during the next Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. Local artist/writer Dan Joyce has just completed his latest book, entitled Allison Jolley. The opening reception/book release + signing is Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6-10pm, during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk.


Here’s a description of the story, which is a tour-de-force of writing and illustration:

Dan Gallagher is an obsessively religious recovering alcoholic who is also a struggling artist. “Allison Jolley” follows his musings, doubts, friendships, misadventures and epiphanies — in prose, poems, letters, dialogues, and art — as he mourns two failed relationships, and slowly falls in love with Allison, a close friend, realizing along the way that love is not what he expected. Dan struggles to connect with his own better self, and with his kindred spirit Allison, whose light-hearted, playful nature ultimately changes his perspectives of what friendship, belief, and love can be.

Dan Joyce is a part of the vibrant community of artists that is The Magoski Arts Colony. His signature figure drawings and paintings have graced the walls of Hibbleton Gallery, BOOKMACHINE, Violet Hour, and elsewhere. Joyce has written numerous books which combine the written word and visual art. Don’t miss this chance to get your very own copy of Joyce’s latest opus!

Hope to see you there!

BOOKMACHINE books + zine is located at 223 W. Santa Fe Ave inside
The Magoski Arts Colony in lovely Downtown Fullerton