The recipient of an honorable mention from the 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Manifest Joshua is an original short story letter-pressed in a hand-bound book. Manifest Joshua comes with 12 paintings thematically linked to the story, and the entire project is housed in a handmade clamshell box.
"Manifest Joshua, Katie Rottner, Super Classy Publishing – Sometimes the book itself is a work of art. Sometimes it's cleverly off the beaten bath. Katie Rottner's story/art collage is a happy collision of both. This beautiful boxed-set contains a hard-bound short story about a doomed egg race and a potentially talking egg. The egg knows all or at least just enough about human desire. A dozen plates are also included in the box, depicting story scenes or whimsical relations to the book, and an egg in human role play is at the center of each plate. There's more than just a hint of an inside joke at work here, but it hardly matters whether you get the point or not. Manifest Joshua is just plain fun wrapped up in a super-sexy-artsy case. So what's Rottner going to do next?"
-US Review of Books