Brian Blomerth's Mycelium Wassonii

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6.06 X 8.98 X 0.94 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Brian Blomerth is an illustrator, cartoonist and musician based in Brooklyn whose previous publications include the wildly popular visual histories Brian Blomerth's Bicycle Day (2019) and Brian Blomerth's Mycelium Wassonii (2021). A veteran of the underground music and arts scene whose work has graced numerous album covers, posters, and clothing lines, Blomerth is also the author of the zines Xak's Wax, iPhone 64: A User's Guide, and Hypermaze.
Paul Stamets is a mycologist, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and leading voice in mushroom advocacy. His lectures and presentations have helped deepen the worldwide conversation around medicinal fungi, and his original research has led to discoveries in sustainability and immune enhancement. The author of six books (most recently Fantastic Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness & Save the Planet), Stamets has discovered and named numerous new species of psilocybin mushrooms and is the founder and owner of Fungi Perfecti, LLC.


"Blomerth's work here is a visual tour de force and a work of creative nonfiction; in some hand-written endnotes, he acknowledges some mistakes and omissions made for the sake of aesthetics and because "I ran out of faces." Nevertheless, every page blooms with color and detail. Much of the storytelling is visual, but Blomerth also includes Cyrillic, Spanish, a visualization of the Mazatec tonal language, and an entire language of the mushrooms themselves -- which his endnotes indicate, "should you yearn to suffer, you can figure that out." The thick, matte paper quality evokes the underground comics of the 1960s, to which Blomerth's work owes some of its line quality. Still, he also represents psychedelic states with a morphing of media, including watercolor and colored pencil scribbles that emerge as characters commune in psychedelic states." - Hyperallergic, Oct. 2021
"Blomerth's fanciful and colorful illustrations offer a largely joyous overview of the couple's work together, which Wasson continued to do for decades after Pavlovna's death in 1958." -The New Yorker, Nov. 2021