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matthew rana & rick butler: the autobiography of ernest patrick butler

The Autobiography of Ernest Patrick Butler: His Battles with God, Life and Self

Comic Book
$20

Ernest Patrick “Rick” Butler makes his living selling handmade crocheted hats at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland, California where he lives with his dogs Mama and Little One. This 16 page autobiographical comic book, produced in 2009 in collaboration with artist and writer Matthew Rana, chronicles major events during Rick’s life since he began living outside.
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Matthew Rana is an artist and writer whose research considers historical and representational problematics through narrative and performativity. His projects have been shown throughout the United States as well as in France, Sweden and Italy. He holds an MFA in Social Practice and an MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He is currently a participant in the Independent Study Program at the Valand School of Fine Arts in Göteborg, Sweden. http://www.guerreatelier.org