Joe Boske is one of Ireland's most recognisable visual artists. Buying Yak Milk in Gurtymadden is a unique full-colour book of his hilarious drawings, cartoons, and oddball writing. In his own words: `Daft Verse, Worse Prose, Nonsense, Surreal Yarns and SurRealEr... Cartoons'.
Joe Boske is one of Ireland's most recognisable visual artists. He has created an enviable library of images through his paintings, posters, and illustrations; text and song lyrics. In 2016 Artisan House published Joe Boske: The Works. Now, we bring you Buying Yak Milk in Gurtymadden - its all in the title. Its not the easiest book to categorise so perhaps we will leave it to the inimitable author, Mr. Boske, to explain: `Daft Verse, Worse Prose, Nonsense, Surreal Yarns and SurRealEr... Cartoons'
Born in Wolfsburg, West Germany, in 1951, Joe came to Ireland in 1969 and immersed himself in the local culture. "Ever since I set foot in Ireland, I have felt at home - more so, I was made `feel at home' by a people with whom I seem to have a natural affinity. Their ease of communication, inquisitiveness and sense of humour immediately struck a chord with me". In 1973, Joe was the youngest ever artist to exhibit at the renowned Bond Street Gallery, Marlboro Fine Art in London. He represented Ireland at a UNESCO show `The World's Most Memorable Posters' in Paris in the late 1980s. He went on to create some of Ireland's most memorable festival and theatre posters, and album covers, and has been widely exhibited. He artist has a keen appreciation of literature and some of his poems and limericks are included in this book.