My Experience as a Censored Artist

from "Labels: One Fag Bashes Back" If you browse around the web today, you’re likely to notice something different… blackouts and censored photos in protest of two bills circulating in Congress right now (SOPA and PIPA) that threaten the Internet as we know it. I won’t write about these issues here now (but you can click my “stop censorship” ribbon in the upper right corner for more information).

But thinking about censorship today reminds me of a time when I was a young art student, and one of my art installations was censored by the University I attended. The controversy seemed to consume the student body, and threatened my grades, my reputation, and my personal safety. This post tells the story from my point of view… that of the censored artist. Continue reading

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Asher TX '82 by Bruce R. Coleman © 2011 All rights reserved. The cover of Asher TX ’82, a new one-act drama by Bruce R. Coleman.
Cover photograph by Daylon Walton. Cover design and illustration by Jay Thomson.
Published in 2011 by LavaPress, available on Lulu and on Amazon for Kindle downloads.

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Asher TX ’82, a one-act drama by Bruce R. Coleman

Asher TX '82 by Bruce R. Coleman © 2011 All rights reserved. The cover of Asher TX ’82, a new one-act drama by Bruce R. Coleman.
Cover photograph by Daylon Walton. Cover design and illustration by Jay Thomson.
Published in 2011 by LavaPress, available on Lulu.

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New Venture: LavaPress Publishing

AsherTx_cover_WEB Recently I recognized a need among artists and theatre people who need help getting their work published, so I started a new venture: LavaPress Publishing. My goal is to navigate the turbulent waters of the publishing industry for emerging playwrights and artists, so they can keep doing what they do while promoting their work.

Two years ago I started learning about publishing because I was interested in writing a book. While I’m not an expert on traditional publishing (yet?) I have learned an awful lot about the new world of digital publishing. Using various services like Lulu, Blurb, and CreateSpace, authors now have the opportunity to publish their own work in a really professional looking format. Continue reading