Sean Craven

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Student
Location Berkeley, California, United States
Introduction Sean Craven is a writer and artist currently involved in an attack on the problem of getting his work into the public eye. Hey, if you’re reading this something must be going right. Sean lives in Berkeley, California, with his beloved spouse Karen Casino, who he cooks for.
Interests Writing, fine arts, illustration, comics, music, recording, bass guitar and other four-stringed instruments, messing with synthesizers, cooking, monsters, mythology, the occult, skepticism, Fortean phenomena, paleontology, natural history, the sciences in general, science fiction, fantasy, surrealism, extremes of human behavior, a disgusted fascination with politics, Japanese brocade prints, Edwardian illustration, pulp fiction, the Lovecraft circle, and there really is no end to this, Honestly my interests come to rest at the point where eclecticism is indistinguishable from schizophrenia.
Favorite Movies Tampopo, the original King Kong, Spider Baby, Topsy Turvy, Thirty-two Short Films About Glen Gould, From Beyond, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Chopper, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, The Fantastic Planet, Heavy Metal, The Host, The Mist, Them, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Walking With Dinosaurs & co.
Favorite Music The Ramones, Fats Waller, AC/DC, The Pogues, The Hold Steady, Django Reinhardt, Richard Thompson, Nuggets 2, Shonen Knife, Wendy Carlos, The Anthology of American Folk Music, Vivaldi's bassoon concertos, Baroque chamber music in general, Randy Newman, The Beatles, The Kinks, Dick Dale, The Sex Pistols, The Dictators, Big Black, whatever Ernie Kovacs or Quentin Tarantino liked, Ali Farke Toure, Devo, Oingo Boingo, Jean Michelle Jarre, The Hold Steady, Hank Williams, Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Cash, Merle and Doc Watson, Shel Silverstein, Laibach, Ramstein, Taj Mahal, Little Walter, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, DJ Hawking, Mississippi John Hurt, Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Lord Melody, The Mighty Sparrow, The Kingston Trio, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Rockpile, Jona Lewie, Jellyroll Morton, Frank Zappa
Favorite Books Oh, dear God. I can't even begin... Okay, The Art of Eating, Snouters, Chopper From The Inside, The King Of Dreams, The Harlan Ellison Hornbook, Deathbird Stories, Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas, The Great Shark Hunt, The Curse of Lono, Classic Crews. Between Planets, Tunnel in the Sky, At The Mountains of Madness, Gods Men and Ghosts, A Bridge of Birds, The Story of the Stone, Eight Skilled Gentlemen, My Family and Other Animals, All Creatures Great and Small, The Master and Margarita, Adventures in Unhistory, Limekiller!, The Inquiries of Dr. Eszterhazy, The Best of Avram Davidson, Adventures in Time and Space, Captain Blood (oh, it's awful -- repulsive on every level), Half Magic, The Face in the Frost, The House With a Clock in it's Walls, The Most of S.J. Perelman, Be Sweet, The Best of Myles, Further Cuttings, Hair of the Dog, Three Men in a Boat, At Swim-Two-Birds, The Selected Poems of Li Po, The Chinese Bell Murders, Metrophage, Schizmatrix, The Sex Sphere, Gravity's Rainbow, Flashman!, Prelude to a Certain Midnight, The Dying Earth, Time-Life Foods of the World, Animal Treasure, The Carnal Prayer Mat, A Cavalcade of Goblins, The Coming of Conan, Crazy Salad, Mauve Gloves and Madmen Clutter and Vine, Freezer Burn, Pop. 1280, The Killer Inside Me, Cockfighter, The Burnt Orange Heresy, Hoorah for the Filthpackets!, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Predatory Dinosaurs of the World, Amphigorey, Worse Things Waiting, Owls Hoot in the Daytime, In a Lonely Place, Freezer Burn, The Magic Wagon, The Bottoms, High Cotton, Moonshine Light Moonshine Bright, The Mark Twain Anthology of Humor, The Borribles, Moominpapa at Sea, Moominsummer Madness, The Exploits of Moominpapa, The Borribles, Voice of the Whirlwind