"Stories for Ways & Means"

It's a children's book by musicians and artists that's not for children. It is, however, for us.

Ten years ago the founder of Waxploitation, Jeff Antebi, had an idea to ask his favorite music artists and favorite contemporary painters to come together and collaborate on original children’s stories for a benefit project.

Today, 29 of those pairings make up the 350 page book project called Stories for Ways & Means.

The book includes stories from Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Justin Vernon, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart, Alison Mosshart and Kathleen Hanna as well as painters/illustrators like Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, James Jean, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny, and more.

The book sales "primarily benefit Room to Read, Pencils of Promise, and 826 National among a number of non-profits working to build schools and educate children around the world." and those of us who buy it and enjoy it.

Stories for Ways & Means is available in two hardcover editions; the Regular ($98) and the Exclusive Signed Edition* ($500), directly from the Stories for Ways & Means website.

*THE RARE RARE RARE EXCLUSIVE SIGNED EDITION is a limited quantity of 100 hand signed by Nick Cave, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Devendra Banhart, Gary Numan, Del The Funky Homosapien, Anthony Lister, Kathleen Hanna, Dan Baldwin, John Vanderslice, and James Jean...ALL IN ONE BOOK.