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Name That Trauma :: Reader MD2112 on an Indigo Man Art Book

February 11th, 2012 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

Hello all!

First of all, a big shout-out to the readers for helping me solve my last Name That Trauma about artist Laurie Lipton that I posted back in October.

My next query is also art-related. When I was around 9 years old (circa 1981), my family and I visited my ‘hipster’ uncle’s house. He was always very avant-garde and into all sorts of art, music, and film. During our visit there, I came across a coffee-table book he had that was about a group of humanoid characters that were like colors personified. There was a yellow man, a red man, but the one that stuck out in my mind was an indigo man, mainly because I had never heard that word before. I don’t remember much about the theme or the story of the book, but the paintings/drawings had such a surreal quality that they stick in my mind to this day.

I’d love to find out what the book was and the name of the artist, anybody? Bueller? Beuller?


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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James BotelhoNo Gravatar // Feb 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Not the answer but this made me think of Ken Nordines Colors album.

  • 2 Drew BluddNo Gravatar // Feb 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    The only thing i can find is a Neil Gaiman book called The Graveyard Book. In it there’s a character called “The Indigo Man.” But this is a novel not an illustrated book (though Gaiman is responsible for several graphic novels, comics).

  • 3 bjkatcherNo Gravatar // Feb 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    The Graveyard Book was written in the past few years, that’s not it.

  • 4 Drew BluddNo Gravatar // Feb 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Oh yeah…. I… I hadn’t thought of that.

  • 5 Joyce Slaton LollarNo Gravatar // Feb 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    AAAAH I am so thrilled I finally know something that you smart people didn’t know before me! This is totally UI de Rico’s Rainbow Goblins! http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com/2008/06/rainbow-goblins.html My kid loves this book and so do I, it’s wonderful.

  • 6 MD2112No Gravatar // Feb 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

    That is totally it, Joyce! NTT does it again…thank you so much! You guys rock! I had no idea it was a kids book…now I have to buy it for my young’uns!

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