Inn Situ: Let it Ride (Reflections of Eddie Crenshaw)

Posted in ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Inn Situ Chronicles, Inn Situ Volume One, poetry, Sedona Arizona, shape poems, typography, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by ecko

Let it Ride

“Let it Ride” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved.

Here is my second piece from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series centered around a character named Eddie Crenshaw from Michael’s story, “You, Me and James Dean”. This piece takes another look at Eddie and is directly influenced by Michael’s story. Michael does a great job of describing Eddie here:

“Allow me to paint a visual picture of Eddie for you. Eddie stands about 5’5″ and is perpetually dressed in a menacing scowl framed by a black leather coat replete with zippers, straps and buckles in excess. He likes his music loud, fast and chock full of screaming guitars competing with screaming vocals. His conversation is what my grandfather might have called “colorful” and my mother… well, let’s just say that my mother never approved would have never approved of Eddie.

Eddie’s story, You, Me & James Dean, appears relatively early on in Volume I, in a section designated as L’Chayim: To Life! A character in Eddie’s story, whom I named only as Brenda, makes her own starring appearance in Scott’s two part story The Road Has Spoken featuring Brenda Alvarez, a young girl from Ohio in search of a new life. As is often the case, Brenda gets sidetracked on the road to discovering her new self. She and Eddie lived together briefly until Eddie passed on in a freak accident, forcing Brenda to move on.”

For more information about the Inn Situ project and to preview some of the stories please visit the Inn Situ main site at:

http://innsitu.michaelraymond.me/

Your encouragement and support for these tales by way of comments over there is greatly appreciated and will help us gain ground when seeking publication.

ecko.

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Inn Situ: Demon on Watch (Reflections of Kenny Marano)

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Creative Writing, Inn Situ Chronicles, Inn Situ Volume One, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, Sedona Arizona, shape poems, short story collection, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2013 by ecko

Demon on Watch

“Demon on Watch” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved.

Here is my first work from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series. This piece takes a secondary look into the character of Kenny Marano, a Sedona police officer who is involved in an unfortunate incident involving the death of a kid while on patrol one night that changes his life forever. As a result of the death, Kenny becomes a regular nightly fixture in a shadowy corner of the Inn Situ. Kenny first appears in the story “Long Slow Train” written by Michael Raymond and is one of many stories slated for Inn Situ Volume One, nearing the end of the editing phase. This visual is directly inspired by Michael’s story.

For more information about the Inn Situ project and to preview some of the stories please visit the Inn Situ main site at:

http://innsitu.michaelraymond.me/

Your encouragement and support for these tales by way of comments over there is greatly appreciated and will help us gain ground when seeking publication.

ecko.

“Vivid Dreams” Visual Film by John Ecko

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Creative Writing, horror poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2012 by ecko

Vivid Dreams

I just made a visual film called “Vivid Dreams” posted on YouTube. I hope you have time to check it out.

ecko.

A Temporary Snowman

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, Christmas, concrete poetry, Creative Writing, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2012 by ecko

A Temporary Snowman

“A Temporary Snowman” Copyright © 2012 John Ecko. All rights reserved.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and especially to our brave men and women serving overseas that can’t be home with their loved ones for Christmas. This piece goes out especially for them.

-ecko.

Inn Situ Volume One

Posted in Creative Writing, Inn Situ Chronicles, Inn Situ Volume One, Sedona Arizona, short story collection, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by ecko

Cathedral Rock by Tomas Castelazo

This is Cathedral Rock located in Sedona, Arizona.  Photograph by Tomas Castelazo

My apologies for my absence and lack of new visuals.  I’ve been neck deep in a couple other projects.  One being, the Inn Situ Chronicles, a collaborative collection of stories centered around a bar called the Inn Situ and the surrounding areas of Sedona, Arizona.  This is a wonderful collection of stories first envisioned by author, Michael Raymond, who set the stage masterfully as the world of Inn Situ came to life.  I later joined this project and together we’ve been exploring the mysteries of Sedona and coming to know the numerous characters that have frequented the Inn Situ bar as a sort of crossroads.  We are currently in the final editing stages of Inn Situ Volume One and Volume Two is well underway.  I encourage you visit Michael’s webpage for a more in depth look at Inn Situ and the tales which reside there.

I have already been given the green light to come up with a series of visuals for Inn Situ and I will be sharing them as they become available.

In the meantime, please come explore Inn Situ and find out what it’s all about.  There are sample stories already posted. 

 I encourage you to leave your comments over there and add your support to this project.

 Thanks,

ecko.  

Inn Situ Link listed below:

http://innsitu.michaelraymond.me/

The Broke Ones

Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2012 by ecko

Sorry I’ve been absent for a while.  I’ve been pursuing other writing endeavors.  Just thought I’d stop in and share this news:  Three of my poems:  “Boogeyman”, “Not Quite Dead”, and “The Blood” have been included in a new poetry anthology titled “The Broke Ones” created and produced by author Marquis Dollar.  Here’s a write up about the book from amazon:

“This book brings a unique and beautifully personal look into the way the human heart handles suffering, and how it can create amazing pieces of art which are heart felt and universally understood. The words that are spoken from the depths of every emotion and the hidden feelings through each painted line can capture people’s imagination and force them not only to look inside themselves, but to try harder to find the courage and strength to carry on, and more importantly to know that they are not alone. Each and every piece of art and poetry tells a story in flashbacks of broken images and thoughtful endurance and deserve to be heard, if willing to be told. The Broke Ones shows some of the most gifted and talented underground artists at their best in this heartbreakingly stunning collection of poetry, art and photography. Many voices and individual styles come together and beat as one.”

http://www.amazon.com/Broke-Ones-1-Various-Artists/dp/1477545514/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341864645&sr=1-1&keywords=the+broke+ones+marquis+dollar

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I will be back around at some point with some new works.  Thanks for your patience.

ecko

Obnoxious Pumpkin

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, Halloween, horror poetry, horror stories, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2011 by ecko

 

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

“Obnoxious Pumpkin” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the new book, “Madhouse Theater” by Scott Scherr and John Ecko.

From the collaborative madness of story teller and poet, Scott Scherr, and visual poet, John Ecko, comes this twisted collection of short stories, poetry, and visual nightmares from the darkest corners of their unbalanced minds. The stage is set, our props have been sharpened and our cast of characters are ready to perform their torture on you, fair reader. Within these pages wait a vast assortment of sickos, maniacs, boogeyman, monsters, myths, ghosts and much, much more. Please, take your seats and welcome to the theater. We hope you enjoy the show…although you’ve been here all along.

Madhouse Theater now available at a 20% Halloween discount from now through the end of October:

http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=2893692