Stories for Ways and Means features original “grown up” story collaborations by some of this era’s most compelling storytellers from the worlds of music and contemporary art.
Ten years ago Jeff Antebi, the founder of music publisher Waxploitation, had an idea to ask his favorite music artists and favorite contemporary painters to come together and collaborate on original children’s stories for a benefit project.
The resulting 350-page book includes stories from Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Justin Vernon, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart, Alison Mosshart and Kathleen Hanna as well as painters/illustrators like Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, James Jean, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny and more. Guest narrators came along for fun as featured voices in short promo films: Danny DeVito, Zach Galifianakis, Nick Offerman, Phil LaMarr, King Krule and Lauren Lapkus.
The project supports NGOs and nonprofit organizations advancing children’s causes around the world, including Room to Read, Pencils of Promise, 826 Nationa, and many more.