mySpace Opera

  • By Michael Weller
  • 24 Mar, 2017
With text and image sampled extensively for 2016's Spurious Purple , "tale from wellerverse" 'Ultimate Legend' was first published as a pamphlet in March 1997.Self-published by Visual Associations, eleven more tales were described by Weller as a "comic book series". Finishing in the last month of the 20th century, one dozen completed partworks were produced as limited edition paperback book September 2000. 
 
A completed artist's book designated to Mike Weller— Mike Weller's Space Opera was published using little press internet promotion. Supposedly the fourth part of writer MJ's "Doomed Boy" tetralogy (misspelled "tetraology"continuallyby a Mike Weller alterity). In Space Opera , MJ's graphic novelist character Nick Muir creates deadbeat failure Mick/Mike Weller as cartoon subcharacter—ultimate opposite of MJ. Mick Weller, a fourth alterity, a no-confidence man paranoid conspiracy theorist as ridiculous as character MJ and his make-believe literary grandeur. Nick Muir is created by Weller as graphic novelist cipher—a composite caricature of success the form gained in popular culture beginning late 20c.

And the colour of the card Mike Weller chooses to cover his perfect bound "space opera". Glorious purple—pre-spurious hue.

A longer version of Mike Weller's first Space Opera tale twenty-years on... is posted here

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HomeBaked digital by Michael John Weller

By Michael Weller 05 Jun, 2017

Here's the story. It's a June 1997 "tale from wellerverse". Mike is broke and feeling unWeller. He'd wasted an entire decade as a militant socialist fighting emergent neoliberalism. In the tale Mike Weller felt he was ending the century a deadbeat loser, his vision artfully impaired by the Earth Corporstion. For in novelist MJ's tetralogy character Mike Weller is rewarded by The Devil—not that old clichéd Robert Johnson soul-at-the-crossroads-deal illustrated. This deal was lose colour field vision—win black-and-white-inner vampire vision.

Myth, magic, fantasy fun and conspiracy mêlée. Mike Weller's Space Opera 'zines were completed 1999. 'The Truth Is Out There' became the X-Files' strapline. The real twentieth century ended September 11 2001. From then on conspiracy and fake news became new populist counterculture. Conspiracy theory as counterfeit reality. Weller documented that story 2001-2010 as prose  Slow Fiction .  3World x 4 dimensions = 12 space opera tales. Beckenham characters drawn from Weller's life since 1957 made fictional against backbeat pre-EEC English working class pop stars 1958-1962.  Please Don't Tease  audiences Continental, Nordic, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, South Africa (early '60s) and the Commonwealth nations. Tinny 45rpms with colourful record labels -- soundtrack to atomic threats, strontium-90, cold war crises,crumbling domestic Toryism and asbestos-ridden prefabricated housing.

The Prefabs returned in 1997 for a space opera. Weller put four once-famous Brit pop stars into an imagined pre-globalized beat group: Its young one trad dad film actors playing made-up Eduard Mogilowski superheroes Cosmic Crusaders in parallel earth 1966 comic. Illustrated by fictional Mike Weller. Comic-book plotted as a millennial end times conflict between a globalized Jesus Christ of Marian catholics, Protestant evangelicals and an evil, invisible, possessive Duke of Hell sampled as Satan from Milton's poetic universe.

A longer version of Mike Weller's second Space Opera tale twenty-years on... is posted here





By Michael Weller 24 Mar, 2017
With text and image sampled extensively for 2016's Spurious Purple , "tale from wellerverse" 'Ultimate Legend' was first published as a pamphlet in March 1997.Self-published by Visual Associations, eleven more tales were described by Weller as a "comic book series". Finishing in the last month of the 20th century, one dozen completed partworks were produced as limited edition paperback book September 2000. 
 
A completed artist's book designated to Mike Weller— Mike Weller's Space Opera was published using little press internet promotion. Supposedly the fourth part of writer MJ's "Doomed Boy" tetralogy (misspelled "tetraology"continuallyby a Mike Weller alterity). In Space Opera , MJ's graphic novelist character Nick Muir creates deadbeat failure Mick/Mike Weller as cartoon subcharacter—ultimate opposite of MJ. Mick Weller, a fourth alterity, a no-confidence man paranoid conspiracy theorist as ridiculous as character MJ and his make-believe literary grandeur. Nick Muir is created by Weller as graphic novelist cipher—a composite caricature of success the form gained in popular culture beginning late 20c.

And the colour of the card Mike Weller chooses to cover his perfect bound "space opera". Glorious purple—pre-spurious hue.

A longer version of Mike Weller's first Space Opera tale twenty-years on... is posted here

linguistically innovative €#*@$?!




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