Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is proud to announce the 2011 Winter Book, Come and Get It by beloved humorist Kevin Kling, with illustrations by Michael Sommers. Come and Get It becomes the twenty-first in MCBA’s perennial series celebrating the handmade book; the book will be released on December 10, 2011 at a special publication party at MCBA’s gallery and studios in downtown Minneapolis.
Winter Book is the embodiment of MCBA’s artistic vision: to preserve and promote both the traditional crafts of bookmaking as well as the contemporary exploration of the book as art. Since 1988, Winter Book has engaged artists, designers, papermakers, printers, bookbinders and community volunteers in producing a handmade, limited edition artist’s book featuring poetry or prose by a Minnesota author. The artistry, sumptuous materials and hand craftsmanship of each Winter Book makes it an avidly collected series, included in museum and rare book library collections across the country and around the world.
With the publication of Come and Get It, Kling joins the list of acclaimed Minnesota writers who have graced the pages of MCBA’s fine press Winter Book editions, including Robert Bly, Bill Holm, Louise Erdrich, Louis Jenkins, Carol Bly, Larry Millett, Patricia Hampl, Judith Guest, Jon Hassler, Bryan Thao Worra and many others.