Hi, my name is Rex Edhlund. I am a writer and graphic designer that has worked in and around the alt-art/geek world for decades. The very best times in my career have been when it also had social merit, so I have decided to dedicate the REST of my career to making sure that is always a part of the plan. That is what brings us here. (There is a better explanation in the MISSION and ORIGIN sections, go read those too.)
Superliterate has been simmering for a while and FINALLY things are coming together. I will be sharing here as often as possible. Hopefully, you will be inspired and join in. We will be needing plenty of help along the way and can certainly benefit from volunteers in Los Angeles and San Diego. I do promise, it will be fun.
The filing process is underway. We are registered as a CA non-profit and working towards the 501c3 status. We can accept donations and will issue tax-deductible receipts when the paperwork is finally pushed through all the extensive channels. We have also acquired a great Popup ComicShop Superliterate Action Van to handle all of the hauling and event participating we will need to do to keep this moving.
So far, the funding for this project has been from selling my personal collection. Remarkably a piece of Dan Clowes art that I bought from him back when I published Hypno Magazine (I think it was $40) recently sold at Hake’s Auctions for over $4,000! That’s TWO DECIMAL POINTS! I also sold a few of the rare Shepard Fairey/Obey posters I was given around the same time. But WOW, it is expensive to get a project like this underway. We can’t do it alone.
As all the money I gathered from the art auctions quickly disappears into all of the drains associated with a new startup, we need to find more by finding the right people. If we can get the WORLD to at least match the donations I have already made, we can get started doing good and put the begging on hold. At least for a while.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Post around a link to our project.
We can use as many books as we can round up.
(DONATION DRIVE SOON)
to our Kickstarter! (STARTING SOON)
Danger Factory, my streetwear business is now a funding source for Superliterate. 33 percent of all sales go directly to the Superliterate Project. We will also sell Superliterate merch there. You can do good and look good.
MORE UPDATES SOON
I really look forward to witnessing some positive change in the kids we work with. I have already changed. I USED to be an art collector.
And yes, a very special thanks to Dan Clowes who unbeknownst to him, kinda funded this beginning over 20 years ago.