Hi. I'm Chad. I created Lord Birthday in 2015.
The shape and sound of LB is inspired by Donald Barthelme's "The Glass Mountain," Sei Shonagon's The Pillow Book, Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, Mark Beyer's Agony, William Blake's Songs of Innocence, Letterman's top ten lists, internet meme culture, and the cover art of Akiko Yano's Tadaima.
Other people whose work has influenced me: George Saunders, Monty Python, Flannery O'Connor, Cy Twombly, Philip Larkin, Greta Gerwig, Jack Handey, Pedro Almodóvar, Guy Maddin, JB Smoove, Patricia Lockwood, Lewis Carroll, Liana Finck, Dave Chappelle, Edward Gorey, Roz Chast, Edward Lear, Mari Andrew, David Shrigley, Amanda Michelle Smith, Chris (Simpsons artist), Casey Jex Smith, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Alain de Botton, Luis Buñuel, David Firth, and Chris Marker.
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