Making books. Seeking genre. Living in a barn.
Idiots’Books is a (very) small press that publishes odd, commercially non-viable illustrated books and distributes them through a subscription service (six books a year).
Featuring the work of writer Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr, the books range across subjects from the Christian god to seventh grade, French imperialism to donkey slaughter, and funnel cakes to traffic theory. Sometimes they perplex. Often they amuse. Usually satirical and often irreverent, the books aim to exploit the possibilities inherent in the quarrel between pictures and words.
Robbi and Matthew (and their willful children) live and work and sometimes watch TV in the hayloft of an old barn on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Read their blog here.