[7.10.05] [Andrew Gallix]
HP SAUCY: LE TINKER NOUVEAU EST ARRIVE
A new HP Tinker story will appear in the next issue of Ambit (see our interview with editor Martin Bax). Tinker has been absent from 3:AM for a year, but we'll soon be publishing his latest pop-Surrealist offering, "The King of Australia". Here's a short extract:
"The King of Australia spends free afternoons creating great works of art for the general public. Today he froze an explosion. Hung a catty PA from the steeple of an invisible church. Created a giant out of steel girders. Painted clouds red and let them float freely in the rafters. 'Contrary to popular reports, I never wanted to be Jean-Luc Godard,' says the King of Australia. 'That was somebody else's idea. In my spare time, I paint dreams. I lasso children. I cage the public randomly, expose them to colour and light in narrow cafes. I eviscerate sixty-stone virgins for public consumption. I puncture reality. I castrate. I rotate. I disorder. It all comes fairly naturally...'."