Billy the Bear and Other Zoo Friends is a series of poems and vibrant illustrations that use the humor and exuberance of brief, rhymed poems to explore many adult themes, such as the seductions of greed and the struggle for integrity and purpose.
My Invisible Disability is a series on poems and digital illustration with varied subject matter, but mainly written and designed to express the feelings and lifestyle of the mentally ill. With beautiful pictures for each poem, this book takes you through a descriptive poetic journey from iconic scenarios to flashes from my past. This is a deluxe hardcover letter sized full color coffee table book with fifty-one original poems and color illustrations. I hope you enjoy!
Dan Joyce’s “Bus Stop Talk” is a hilarious, unapologetic tour through a modern American city, spoken by a rowdy, cranky, philosophical voice, full of raw emotion and vibrant humor. Joyce’s art leads you through stories of addiction and recovery, through galleries and bus stops, the art world and the endless hustle of the streets. Bus Stop Talk is a patchwork of wild conversations, rants and jokes, and a major new collection of Joyce’s witty, provocative illustrations. They all collide with reflections on art and life, in this portrait of an artist wrestling with his vision and trying to find his place.
After losing my temper and throwing a brick through my mother’s sliding glass door, I was arrested and charged with one felony count of making my momma mad at me! In the Orange County Jail, I was to regroup and rededicate my life to God as so many do. This humorous loosely illustrated jailhouse journal and joke book tells my testimony.
In the summer of 1985, two middle aged male members of Alcoholics Anonymous walked into my father's home and promised him a better life and a better son. What they were to deliver him in the years to come proved no less short of a nightmare. Written in the speaking style of AA members such as saying God and swearing in the same sentence, this meditation spoof recalls my 30 years as a member of their program with light hearted memories, humor and regrets. Telling my story what it was like, what happened, what it's like now and what we could do differently. This illustrated book is also dedicated to my late father, the only member of my immediate family to pride my sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous One Horrid Day At A Time.
Inspired by the confessional poetry style of Sylvia Plath, this politically rich and deep story of the life of Dan Joyce is put to beautiful imagery by the eyes and mind of photographer, Damion Lane. Both artists are natives of Fullerton, California telling their similar story through form in poetry and vision.
Confused by what he believes to be a prophetic vision, a mentally ill man explores religion and Christianity while struggling with alcoholism, severe depression and failing relationships. His journey takes an unexpected turn when he falls madly in love his close, light-hearted church friend, Allison, after she makes him a bet for a kiss.
Full Color Catalog of works to by shown by Dan Joyce in the year 2014. Features art and original poetry by the artist.
The War of the Soul is a story of a religious fanatic who fights a spiritual war with his world, in particular, a bullish rival he calls, the Other. It contains over 200 ink wash illustrations, all 150 psalms of the bible and 150 accompanying poems that tell the story.
Using illustrations based on Chinese brush painting and containing the entire Tao Te Ching, this poetic journal touches on subjects for serious and playful. This is the first of a larger series of books by Dan Joyce so Enjoy!
An illustrated poetic journal written from within the walls of a county mental facility. Over one hundred full color illustrations. The story of my life.
Nothing is a playful yet serious account that places itself in the hearts and economic injustices of Los Angeles. An artist poet looking for true love attaches himself to a homeless woman as well as his own alter-ego he calls, the woman who has no name. Playful, fun and poetic with a serious message.