Here To Help! (within reason) book launch



Here To Help! 
(within reason) 
John P. Hogan 

Book Launch at Elephant Art Space 
3325 Division St., Los Angeles, CA 90065 

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 6pm 

Join us at Elephant Art Space in Glassell Park, Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the new book, Here to Help! (within reason) and Unholy Den, a new Limited Edition Print, by John P. Hogan. 

Hogan and his family are moving to the East coast for a new job opportunity, so this book launch celebration will double as a going away party.

Music during the event provided by Gabie Strong alongside various artistic surprises to surprise you.

Here To Help! 
(within reason) 
John P. Hogan 

Studio Manager Flyers, California Institute of the Arts, 2006-2019

Essays by: 
John P. Hogan 
Molly Jo Shea 
Michael Ned Holte

Concept: John P. Hogan & Dameon Waggoner
Cover & Layout Design: Dameon Waggoner

Paperback, Full Color, 128 Pages 
ISBN: 978-1-947322-05-9 
LOC: 2022934863 
Cover Price: $32.00


Along with the book we are releasing ... 

Here to Help! (within reason) Acrylic Pin (1-7/8" x 1-1/2")

AND The Unholy Den Limited Edition Print by John P. Hogan
PLUS Here to Help! (within reason) Sticker (3" x 2-1/4")
Only Available with the Print Edition! 

Get Yours Now! at a Special Discount before they're gone!


"In the mid-2000s, CalArts was still operating in an alarmingly analogue fashion. Inter-office mail was delivered via reusable envelopes dating back decades. Work orders were filed using carbon paper. There was a large bulletin board in the art office, originally a muted light green, eventually painted a screaming loud red-orange, where memos were left for students under the first letter of their last name. This bulletin board was actually visited, these memos actually retrieved and read. Emails, on the other hand, were completely ignored. If you had something to tell someone and you emailed them, you may as well have written your message on a post-it note and thrown it in the trash. Phone calls and even a printed memo in their student mailbox were a better bet. For a school with a reputation for being on the cutting edge, its bureaucracy was entrenched in the expired twentieth century.

All that is to say, flyers were actually important. The hallways were covered in them and people would read them. You'd need to put up a ton of them because a lot of them would get stolen - and they needed to compete with the hundreds of other flyers people put up requesting voice over actors for animated short films, dancers/models for vague independent 'projects,' and someone to take the extra room in the local Valencia 3 Bedroom some grad students were renting."