I just wanted to tell everyone that I will be releasing Painted Black, edition 2, sometime in early March. The content will be the same, so don’t feel you have to run out to buy a new copy to compare text, but it will have a new cover, thanks to the artistic talents of the amazing Annie Walls, who did the cover for Box of Rain There may be a short transitional period during which neither version will be available as Amazon and other sites remove the old and replace it with the new, but check back here and I’ll be sure to let you know when version 2 is available. Cover sneak peak available soon!
It’s nice to know that even after being published for over three years, Painted Black is still getting excellent reviews. Here’s a little bit of what Brittany Perez from Oh My Bookness has to say about it. If you want to read her whole review, she’s posted it several places, including here at at book review blog.
Here is the thing about Painted Black author Debra R. Borys, she treats her characters as if they were there standing right in front of you hearing their story for the first time. … Fiction does not mean we have to lose the realistic qualities, show them as one dimensional beings … Debra R. Borys makes us remember even if it’s fiction or another story on streets, we’re reading a story about people, and real issues.
Those who say graffiti doesn’t accomplish much haven’t seen the work of Skid Robot, an anonymous street artist in Los Angeles who uses his medium to draw attention to the homeless — a population he laments is so often overlooked.
“I try to get to know some of these people
and give them an open ear and heart.”
Skid Robot humanizes the homeless by incorporating them into his art, creating scenes in which the subjects aren’t just a faceless person, down on their luck. Instead, he highlights their struggle by juxtaposing them with spray painted versions of their needs, wants and dreams.
The start of a brand new year and the start of some brand new street art popping up on the city’s walls.
Here local artist Colourdoomed has paid a visit to an area of Cardiff that borders Roath, Adamsdown and Splott. (Is this officially Adamsdown?)
Sandwiched between Newport Road and Clifton Street Colourdoomed has painted numerous teeth on this bricked building on Four Elms Road.
Deliciously detailed in his traditional style these teeth are a fangtastic addition to the urban area – with four of them spread across the wall.
AskDavid.com has compiled all the links related to Painted Black (Street Stories Book 1) and gives you an opportunity to submit your review of the book right from their site. Bend Me, Shape Me (Street Stories Book 2) can also be found there.