medical fun

a new edition of my “medical fun” book (from 2001) is coming out the end of this month – it’s slightly expanded with the three “fix-me-doll” paintings and the skull “teddy bear operation” – also sports a new cover – the first edition had an aseptic milky white vinyl cover with a slightly puffed up red cross – a limited edition was produced with a fake blood filled cross (and little air bubbles added free of charge) – exactly what the liquid is is a trade secret – i think only two known cases of sleeve mishaps and pink stained books – the manufacturers apparently underquoted for the book cover so it was always known a “reprint” would never happen – and, in any case, the cover came to the attention of the japanese red cross association who weren’t too happy about it – so the new edition has a cloth (bandage texture?) cover – and comes in two flavors – gothic lollic pink and military medic green – one of which (?) is limited

a reprint of “alice” has been in the shops a month or two – exactly the same except a more chocolate black used on the dustwrapper and covered hardback is purple/yellow instead of grey/red

15 comments

  1. Courtney said on 11 Nov 2012 at 10:48 am

    This is beautiful :-)

  2. trevor brown said on 11 Nov 2012 at 11:36 am

    i imagine the military medic version is the mail order only special edition as it has the forbidden red cross

  3. cement bambi said on 11 Nov 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Slighty expanded, eh? Oh well …. Looks cool though.

    I thought the “fake blood” was actually of TB vintage, donated in the name of art, so legend has it … ; )

    Seriously, my decade old liquid edition is bearing up very well. I did wonder when the vinyl might perish and the red stuff come oozing out ….

  4. Katie AkaTako said on 13 Nov 2012 at 12:03 am

    Yes the green is the limited edition – only 300 pieces. They’re on special order already on AkaTako: http://www.akatako.net/japanese-art/trevor-brown-medical-fun-ltd-ed :)

  5. cometonow said on 13 Nov 2012 at 8:48 am

    Usually you give better warning as too when the pre-orders start, but I’ve been told the limited edition is almost gone. I don’t know if you gave news late october, because my power was out and just came back on a few days ago from the hurricane. I wish you made the pre-orders on for early Dec. Most of my cash went toward gassing my generator,buying canned goods and replacing my frige of bad food and catching up with bills. Some way I’ll get a copy, even for the few new paintings. I have filled in red cross version. Hopefully, the copies will last.

  6. trevor brown said on 13 Nov 2012 at 9:26 am

    i highly doubt the special edition is “almost gone” – even the “alice” limited edition from 2 years ago is still available i think

  7. gea* said on 13 Nov 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I don’t need to re-buy, I don’t need to re-buy. I’ll keep trying to convince myself but should just give up. You did get me with My Alphabet.

  8. cometonow said on 14 Nov 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Do you know if the special editions of medical fun are going to sold on timeless. Anywhere else?

  9. trevor brown said on 14 Nov 2012 at 6:07 pm

    timeless: i don’t know – probably?

    elsewhere: beside akatako, editions treville have their own international orders shop

  10. Ida Verlaine said on 14 Nov 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I´ve already booked the special edition in Aka Tako ^_^ so happy!

  11. thePusher said on 15 Nov 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Amazing Trevor! I like your work!

  12. cometonow said on 16 Nov 2012 at 9:02 am

    I noticed the taboo disks on akatako. Do you plan to release those works in book form? Is their going to be a reprint of The Antichrist (I’m sure that’s the title). Thanks!

  13. trevor brown said on 16 Nov 2012 at 9:33 am

    unless another internet stink, like the crystal castles crap, that generates a hundred thousand words, taboo is dead – barely intended ever to be released in the first place

    and der antichrist (german title but english text) was a limited edition (500?) – some of the illos appeared in temple of blasphemy

  14. iKo said on 21 Nov 2012 at 7:41 am

    Just in time for Christmas.

  15. trevor brown said on 29 Nov 2012 at 1:53 pm

    it’s out now! – i’ll be going to sign copies next week – so i guess another couple of weeks wait for akatako customers

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