Jonathan Dawes

Facebook: Endycarus
Vancouver
Collective Member.

Bio

Pronouns: he, him, his. Vegan. Likes gaming (tabletop and computer), cooking, music, and most other creative things.

Artist’s Statement

I’m a multidisciplinary artist living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Writing, music, roleplaying, and cooking are the art forms in which I am most comfortable, but I love the exhilaration of leaving that comfort zone. I’m a big fan of DIY and “jamming econo”. I want to see my friends’ art more than whatever the current run of celebrities is serving up. I think the real parasites are billionaires, not the unemployed, and my art will often point a critical finger at wealth disparity. Just as often, though, my art will be a whimsical trip down an inspirational rabbit hole with no conscious agenda.

The Papercut Arcade Projects:

  • Grabble Road
    Creator: Jon DawesExhibition: JabblescramPublished: July 2020Format: Rules pdfContent Advisories: None Description of the Work Replacement rules for the Scrabble board game. Use the letter tiles to build a road on the game board and spell words along the way. Score points for your words and try to get more than your opponents. Artist’s Statement My […]
  • Campus Life Undergrads on Ecstacy
    Creator: Jon DawesExhibition: Haven’t Got a Clue Game RemixPublished: July 2021Format: Tabletop Simulator workshop, Rules pdfContent Advisories: Refers to drug use and sex Description of the Work Replacement rules for the Clue board game. You are at a party at Mr. Boddy’s old mansion, hoping to hook up with someone sexy who shares your aesthetic […]
  • Banana Blackout
    Twine Choose Your Own Cookbook, CYOW 4: Blackout, May 2021
  • Death On Two Legs
    Creator: Jon DawesExhibition: CYOW 3: ApocalypsePublished: May 2020Format: Twine (Harlowe 3.1.0)Access: itch.io Content Warning: Violence, Despair “Never trust anything on two legs.” Jenny Description of the Work Back in the eighties, when I was in high school, some of my friends (Brian and Shane) started working on a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game called “Wheelchair Wars”. The […]