i was much more interested in a big name publisher for this first volume of my work. it's a small overview anyway (the enormity of the volume of my crap would even amaze you, frank). i wanted a name publisher with a track record in pop culture and art/design world credibility so i would get mainstream attention and reviews and be taken seriously. it worked fine. i got reviewed in ca, graphis, print, id, eye, artforum, punk planet, your flesh and maximum rock and roll (among others). all were rave reviews, and now i've finally got design/art/music world respect. it was a plan, ya know. now i can relax and make money. i've done my time...
i've got a show opening in june at PS1 (now affiliated with the museum of modern art). no way would i have gotten that without my stupid chronicle book.
plantweed - she self-published most of her own work - very little of it was published by starhead or anybody. she still sells some books (early editions of some of her books had metal covers with locks on them.) through her website at circusofthescars.com, i believe.
brian - book companies are a lot like record companies (they are both publishing, ya know). i dunno why you can't find one. i have no idea. chronicle books has no idea. the author has no idea. distributors has no idea. nobody has any idea at all.