"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) with be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery–celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: 'It's not where you take things from–it's where you take them to.'"
St. Paco writes on walls and draws on bathroom stalls. He has written for Giant Robot magazine and is author and editor of Kung Fu Grip!, In His Image, Octopussy, and other critically acclaimed 'zines. His xeroxed underground publications have been included in zine-related exhibits in Istanbul, San Jose, Baltimore, Halle and other nice places. His publications have also been added to the special collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art/MOMA (Franklin Furnace Artist Book Archive), the Marguerite Duras Public Library of Paris, and the Booklet Library of Tokyo. Artwork produced by this dually talented creator can also be found in a number of private collections, on bus stop shelters, and on the walls of abandoned buildings. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Paco currently lives a very monkish existence in the southwest desert city of Tucson, Arizona, where he dreams of moving to an isolated isle somewhere in the Pacific. Feel free to email an invitation if you're already there, or if you just wanna wax poetic about hip-hop, Asian cult cinema, comics, graffiti art, cultural anthropology (or anything else discussed on his blogs) at email@example.com.