Song of an Aeropteryx, 1983
Song of an Aeropteryx, 1983

The second Aero comic book, published by Black Swan Press in Chicago in 1983, included a 7" single record featuring improvised music by the trans duo (violinist LaDonna Smith and guitarist Davey Williams). The drawings and recordings were reissued by Atavistic Records in Chicago as part of the reissue of White Earth Streak, an earlier trans recording that included bassist Torsten Muller.

Conversations in the Aether, 2014
Conversations in the Aether, 2014

Conversations in the Aether (Grafton: Penumbra, 2014) offers Aero's most recent adventures into the visual worlds of nine artists on the 20th century including Paul Klee, Sophie Tauber-Arp, Toyen, and Victo Brauner.  A set of 11 such 'conversations' is preceded by 'Aeolian Melodrama' in which Aero navigates the nightmares of the urban and rural landscape.  This 32 page book features an introductory essay by Alexandre Pierrepont.

Aero Through the Ages, 2009
Aero Through the Ages, 2009

A retrospective of cartoons and comics by Hal Rammel from 1979 to 2009, Aero Through the Ages was published in Chicago by Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery,

”Rammel creates an amusing, touching, expressive succession of dream-images that trace  the voyage of the central character through an abstracted landscape of nuclear power plants, cityscapes, menacing clothespins, and medieval-looking fortresses and castles.   Aero’s journey is amusing and enveloping, and Rammel gives us a fluid evolution of visual impressions that are a study in the possibilities of metamorphosis, distortion, and  shifting planes of reality.  What’s notable is the uncompromised allusiveness of the conception and execution.” (Dale Luciano, The Comics Journal, September 1981)

Aerosophical Sketchbook, 2013
Aerosophical Sketchbook, 2013

Aero explores the lines and concepts of Paul Klee's 1923 Pedagogical Sketchbook.

Aero’s first adventures appeared in Aero Into the Aether (Chicago: Black Swan Press, 1981) and Song of an Aeropteryx (Chicago: Black Swan Press, 1983).  Subsequent cartoons and comix have been published in the pages of Aero Through the Ages (Chicago: Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2009), Aero: An Unfolding Adventure (Milwaukee: Woodland Pattern Book Center, 2011), and Conversations in the Aether (Grafton: Penumbra Music, 2015).

Aero: An Unfolding Adventure, 2009
Aero: An Unfolding Adventure, 2009

Aero: An Unfolding Adventure was published in 2009 by Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of Aero original drawings, 1979 to 2009. It was printed as three 11" x 14" unbound pages within a paper sleeve in an edition limited to 30 copies. Out of print.

Song of an Aeropteryx, 1983
Conversations in the Aether, 2014
Aero Through the Ages, 2009
Aerosophical Sketchbook, 2013
Aero: An Unfolding Adventure, 2009
Song of an Aeropteryx, 1983

The second Aero comic book, published by Black Swan Press in Chicago in 1983, included a 7" single record featuring improvised music by the trans duo (violinist LaDonna Smith and guitarist Davey Williams). The drawings and recordings were reissued by Atavistic Records in Chicago as part of the reissue of White Earth Streak, an earlier trans recording that included bassist Torsten Muller.

Conversations in the Aether, 2014

Conversations in the Aether (Grafton: Penumbra, 2014) offers Aero's most recent adventures into the visual worlds of nine artists on the 20th century including Paul Klee, Sophie Tauber-Arp, Toyen, and Victo Brauner.  A set of 11 such 'conversations' is preceded by 'Aeolian Melodrama' in which Aero navigates the nightmares of the urban and rural landscape.  This 32 page book features an introductory essay by Alexandre Pierrepont.

Aero Through the Ages, 2009

A retrospective of cartoons and comics by Hal Rammel from 1979 to 2009, Aero Through the Ages was published in Chicago by Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery,

”Rammel creates an amusing, touching, expressive succession of dream-images that trace  the voyage of the central character through an abstracted landscape of nuclear power plants, cityscapes, menacing clothespins, and medieval-looking fortresses and castles.   Aero’s journey is amusing and enveloping, and Rammel gives us a fluid evolution of visual impressions that are a study in the possibilities of metamorphosis, distortion, and  shifting planes of reality.  What’s notable is the uncompromised allusiveness of the conception and execution.” (Dale Luciano, The Comics Journal, September 1981)

Aerosophical Sketchbook, 2013

Aero explores the lines and concepts of Paul Klee's 1923 Pedagogical Sketchbook.

Aero’s first adventures appeared in Aero Into the Aether (Chicago: Black Swan Press, 1981) and Song of an Aeropteryx (Chicago: Black Swan Press, 1983).  Subsequent cartoons and comix have been published in the pages of Aero Through the Ages (Chicago: Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2009), Aero: An Unfolding Adventure (Milwaukee: Woodland Pattern Book Center, 2011), and Conversations in the Aether (Grafton: Penumbra Music, 2015).

Aero: An Unfolding Adventure, 2009

Aero: An Unfolding Adventure was published in 2009 by Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of Aero original drawings, 1979 to 2009. It was printed as three 11" x 14" unbound pages within a paper sleeve in an edition limited to 30 copies. Out of print.

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