THE ABSENCE OF EDDY TABLE is a short film by dave cooper and Rune Spaans. Eddy is lost in a dark foreboding forest. There he meets an alluring girl infected by a mysterious parasite. The two grow very fond of each other, Eddy all the while turning a blind eye to the horror of their circumstances. Ultimately she leads him to a horrifying crossroad.
The film was funded by the Norwegian Film Institute and produced by Oslo's Tordenfilm. Rune and the entire crew was Norwegian, with the exception of dave who lives in Canada, and American Mike Patton, legendary rock star and musical visionary.
Eddy Table first appeared the early '90s in dave's award-winning underground comics series, Weasel. His stories were based on baffling dreams and revelled in a weird sort of logical nonsense. Eddy has also been a vinyl toy, and –in the fall of 2017– will make a return to print in Fantagraphics Books' Mud Bite.
dave cooper began his career in the 90s, making underground comics for Seattle's Fantagraphics Books. his graphic novel Ripple sported an introduction by David Cronenberg. At the turn of the century, dave morphed into an oil painter, showing alternately at galleries in Los Angeles and New York City. Monographs of his paintings had introductions by David Cross, and Guillermo del Toro (Dave's biggest patron). Around 2008 Dave turned his attention to the field of animation, ultimately getting two of his kids television shows greenlit- PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET (co-created by Johnny Ryan) for Nickelodeon, and THE BAGEL AND BECKY SHOW (based on his kids book, BAGEL'S LUCKY HAT for Teletoon. PIG GOAT has been on the air in the U.S. since the summer or 2015, and THE BAGEL AND BECKY SHOW will air in the winter of 2016. in the spring of 2017 will return to print and oil painting with an ambitious slate of bizarre publications, and bodies of oil paintings.
Dave lives in Ottawa Canada.
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This very rare Eddy Table vinyl toy was lovingly, painstakingly crafted by the great CRITTERBOX TOYS, sculpted by Colin Batty. the box even includes a 2-pg comicstrip on the back that explains how the character of Eddy is duplicated in vinyl and imprisoned forever in a the toy’s packaging.
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