Emily Martin, Naughty Dog Press

Iowa City, Iowa

Sleepers, Dreamers & Screamers

Sleepers, Dreamers & Screamers is an accordion pop-up book, printed letterpress with hard covers. The pop-ups are constructed of a variety of papers including a cotton and gampi paper made for the project by Bridget O’Malley of Cave Paper. The complete text is “We’ve all had nightmares. Vivid as they may be there is always that sweet release upon waking. But what happens when events in our waking lives surpass even our most horrific dreams. Where is our release now?” This book was begun in 2001 and derailed by the events of September 11, 2001. The text was rewritten in the aftermath and finally completed. 24.5 x 18.5 x 2 centimeters. Created 2006.

Emily Martin has been a working artist since the late 70s. She earned an MFA in painting from the University of Iowa in 1979. In 1996, Emily Martin began the Naughty Dog Press, producing books using text either alone or in combination with visual imagery. Her books are in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Marvin and Ruth Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach, Florida and others. Emily Martin teaches at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and in workshops around the country. She lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. The Naughty Dog Press is named after her dog and studio companion, Gomez. Website at www.emilymartin.com.