Literacy & art

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like Stories for Ways & Means (SFWAM) — a colossal collection of works by contemporary artists and musicians — is finally about to drop, as the record moguls say. Proceeds from the book will benefit children’s literacy programs around the world.

The brainchild of Waxploitation Records’ Jeff Antebi, the book is decidedly not meant for children (for an art and literacy resource that is directed at children, try the website Literacyhead).

Tom Waits, one of the SFWAM contributors, posted a link to the video for his story contribution, a collaboration between Waits, illustrator Joe Coleman, and the word jazz vocal artist Ken Nordine. It’s just as weird and wonderful as you might expect!