Q: The paintings of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein that you chose for Rin, Tongue and Dorner are full of flames and monuments—features of Tongue’s asteroid—but EVB painted them in 1954. Were you thinking about the book back then?
RS: No, I was six years old. But EVB had a lot to do with helping me to create the asteroid, Vapos. He was a collaborator. His paintings were an important part of the invention.
The Rin, Tongue and Dorner Gallery
“His paintings were an important part of the invention.”
Rin, Tongue and Dorner combines Rich Shapero’s mind-bending novel with music by Elsiane and the Visionary art of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein to create a rapturously provocative story for the eyes, ears, and imagination. Use this website to learn more about Rin, Tongue and Dorner in hardcover, ebook and app formats, including information about Rich and his collaborators. Rin, Tongue and Dorner is available as an ebook on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books and Google Books, as well as an app for iOS (Apple) and Android.