The Most Captivating Tattoo Book of the Decade
Breaking the Stereotype
Celebrating the writer Ray Bradbury and the inked bodies of our generation
Stories by Ray Bradbury Tattoos by Today’s Leading Artists
Including Paul Booth | Steve Butcher | Ryan Ashley Malarkey | Jessa Bigelow | Yomico Moreno | Andy Pho | TeeJ Poole | Duke Riley | DJ Tambe | Tatu Baby | Carlos Torres | Dmitry Troshin | Jess Yen | Popo Zhang
All of Me Is Illustrated is the first book to feature Ray Bradbury’s treasured stories “The Illustrated Man” and “The Illustrated Woman” together alongside the most stunning tattooed bodies of today.
Photographs of renowned tattoo artists and their intricate living pieces are breathtaking companions to Bradbury’s illuminating tales of relationships upended or enriched by the ancient art form.
Bradbury’s prose reminds us so wonderfully — and at times violently and humorously — how foolish it is to assume the origins and meanings behind a person’s tattoos. Just as with Bradbury’s characters, the motivations of the featured collectors and artists to ink (or be inked) vary. What is undeniable is that their illustrated bodies are a source of pride, wonder, titillation, and beauty, whether depicting the grotesque or the mundane. With an introduction by tattoo collector and scholar Anna Felicity Friedman, the result is a book that showcases masters of their craft.
Published in 2020 during the Ray Bradbury Centennial Year. A Lawrence Schiller Book for RosettaBooks and InkedMedia. Curated by Sami Hajar and photographed by Peter Roessler for Inked.
All of Me Is Illustrated by Ray Bradbury
Hardcover, 272 pages, 8 1/2 X 11 1/2 in., 127 photographs, $45.10
Original Fine Art Prints from All of Me Is Illustrated
17 x 22 inches
Edition of 8
Each signed and numbered
Printed on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta Paper
In a career that spanned more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury inspired generations of readers in a wide variety of genres to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of more than four hundred published short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous essays, plays, operas, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury is one of the most widely translated authors in the world and one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His enduring novels and short story collections include The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, The Golden Apples of the Sun, Fahrenheit 451, The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, and Something Wicked This Way Comes.
2020 marks the Ray Bradbury Centennial Year, with events celebrating his iconic work and life at venues from Caltech to Comic-Con, the Library of Congress to the International Space Station.
Anna Felicity Friedman
Interdisciplinary scholar Anna Felicity Friedman has researched the history of tattooing for nearly thirty years. A collector of tattoos since 1990, Friedman writes and lectures widely about the art form, and is the author of The World Atlas of Tattoo.
“Bradbury’s tattooed-person tales embedded within this glorious parade of contemporary inked bodies breathes new life into his notions about how tattoo meanings can change, how the viewer of a tattoo can see something different from what the owner might have intended, and how psychology intersects with the desire to permanently inscribe one’s skin.”
Anna Felicity Friedman, from the introduction
All of Me Is Illustrated is directed and produced by Lawrence Schiller in cooperation with Inked magazine, and its creative director Sami Hajar and photographer Peter Roessler. Schiller, the noted photographer, filmmaker, and author, is also the publisher/creator of such groundbreaking visual books as LSD, W. Eugene Smith’s Minamata, and Norman Mailer’s The Faith of Graffiti, which was according to Brian Wallis at the International Center of Photography, “like a bible to later graffiti artists.”