The coronavirus inspired many of us to take on hobbies we never expected to have as a part of our lives. Making sourdough bread was certainly a thing, as was crossfit, splitting wood, and of course starting an OnlyFans. But apparently, Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor went a different route — he drew pictures of clowns. And now, his amassed clown illustrations are being turned into a coffee table book. Because even this far out from the pandemic, the world is still fucking insane!
The book, which is apparently being released by metal magazine Revolver, is called Brann Dailor’s 101 Clowns of the Coronavirus, and features a collection of Dailor’s daily clown illustrations from across the COVID pandemic. The book is available for preorder, in case this idea has already given you a half-chub. Also included in the book will be commentary from musicians including Sean Ono Lennon, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Chino Moreno of Deftones, and more.
“During the ol’ pandemic of 2020, we were told we were gonna be on lockdown for about two weeks,” says Brann in a video teaser for the book. “Remember that? Me too! I took to my sketchbooks and I started drawing clowns. I’ll draw 14 clowns! 14 clowns of the coronavirus, what a wonderful sight that would be. WINK! 101 days later, that’s right folks, 101 days later, I came up with 101 special, fantastic, wonderful, creepy, playful, loving clowns for myself and a close-knit group of friends. I wake up in the morning, one glass of water, one cup of coffee, two tangerines, crack my sketchbook, draw the daily clown!”
Check out the teaser below:
Here’s the bizarrely unnerving cover of Brann’s clown book:
You can order your copy of Brann Dailor’s 101 Clowns of the Coronavirus via Revolver’s store. Just a heads up that every third copy is infected with ‘mad clowns’ disease,’ which turns your genitals into a balloon-animal dog.
Words by Chris Krovatin