Some Kind of Angel

This book, the first from the new Glasgow / Berlin imprint Baxter / Jardine, is a remarkable coming together of minds, an inspired, serendipitous work of art.

Glasgow Artist Roderick Abercrombie Smith and New York writer Sam Wagner met by chance in a downtown Los Angeles bar. This 108 page book of their shared vision is erudite, morbid and richly ironic by turns. It is also strangely uplifting, with moments that are laugh out loud funny.

Smith’s extraordinary drawings, captioned by Wagner, become alluringly dark. ‘Some Sort of Angel’ is an exceptional and strangely pleasurable book. This first anthology of their works is produced in two special, limited, hand-numbered editions (hard and soft covers, 170 x 240mm) – as befits such original art and such unique artistic voices. It is also available as a, standard format, paperback.

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About the creators

Roderick Abercrombie Smith

Glaswegian artist and writer Roderick Abercrombie Smith has worked as a screenwriter in LA and a professional yachtsman. There have been several major US exhibitions of his work.

Sam Wagner

Sam Wagner has worked as a marketing coordinator, writer-in-residence and senior copywriter for former New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. This is his third book.