In this interdisciplinary work by two masters of their respective forms, insightful commentary is paired with evocative imagery in a project that started organically on social media and begs the question—is the medium indeed the message? Having completed all of the artwork and edits on the book just before his passing, Cliff Eyland’s dazzling creations are paired with George Toles’ brilliant prose to create an experience quite unlike any other. Edited by Rhodes Scholar and award-winning artist/playwright Thomas Toles, this collection is the first published collaboration for these very respected and highly decorated Manitoban artists.
“A brilliantly bent book! Leave it to these two supreme artists, who made social media submit to their sumptuously screwy will, to compel one sublimely twisted tome! Hilarious, delirious, and deeply empathetic… It delights, astonishes, disquiets, and evinces the ineffable in the bewildered human heart.”—Bunny Brown
“Full of satisfying detonations, upended cliches, and poignant mysteries, George Toles’s daily fictions are like micro-twisters touching down in Facebook’s flat terrain. Cliff Eyland’s illustrations are equally rich and ambiguous, making STATUS UPDATE a journey to far-flung places in the imagination.”—Kristin Jones