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Cult Success Daniel Johnston's Peculiar Self-Titled Release

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Apr 19, 2009 • References: hihowareyou and nylonmag
This is the coffee table book of the year, maybe even of the decade--or ever. Cult favorite Daniel Johnston has published his first ever art book.

Daniel Johnston is a unique artist, having struggled with bipolar disorder for his entire life. His highs and lows contribute to the originality and honesty of his works, producing childlike drawings and lyrically strong music. Tom Waits has even covered some of his songs, supporting the bizarre artist alongside Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, Beck, The Flaming Lips, and many others.

If you want to learn a little more of the fascinating life of Daniel Johnston, be sure to check out the documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston” as it documents the frightening reality of mental illness and how Johnston and his family have coped with it.

With hoards of adoring fans of his artwork as well as his music, Daniel Johnston’s coffee table book is sure to be a cult classic.