One of my very favorite books in any genre and a perfect gift to inspire young artists or writers. Ellsworth's drawings and stories are bursting with ideas on every square inch of the page, as he brilliantly reveals an artist's journey into their own "capacity" for self-discovery and creation.
—Recommended by Chris, City Lights Publishers
Capacity tells the fantastically true and truly fantastic personal history of the artist as a young man. Theo Ellsworth's astonishing drawings, which Pitchfork describes as "a combination of Where the Wild Things Are, a fever dream, a pagan woodland ceremony, and a notebook doodle," give shape to thoughts profound and silly, bringing familiar doubts and hopes to visionary, new life. Just try to remember, this all really happened.
Counted among the best books of its original publication year by the Chicago Tribune, the Village Voice, the Huffington Post and dozens of others, Capacity is returning in a deluxe, special edition.