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  • Happy Holidays From Family and Friends of Daniel Johnston

    Happy Holidays from all of our families to yours!! HHAY

    Giveaways Giveaways! We can't really start before letting you know at the end of this lengthy (but fun and informative) newsletter there are amazing giveaways! Scroll down to the very bottom if you just can't wait.

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    Why so much Yellow?

    Daniel's favorite color was yellow and he spent many hours proclaiming its importance and relevance in the color spectrum. Look for a special video release of Yellow: Daniel's Favorite Color on his birthday in 2021.

    2020 Highlights January 22, 2020 Third Annual Hi, How Are You Day Video Recap

    May 11th, 2020 Supreme Announces Second Daniel Johnston Clothing Line Supreme

    June 9th, 2020
    No-Comply Skate Shop & Vans Announce Second Daniel Johnston Shoe Release No Comply

    July 2020
    The Johnston Group creates Fly Eye Media, Books and Toys to help facilitate various Daniel Johnston projects ranging from video to toys. Fly Eye Books

    August 2020

    Writer and Texas music historian Courtney S. Lennon began working on a biography on Daniel for Texas A&M University Press, True Love Will Find You in The End: The Life and Music of Daniel Johnston. A three-year project, the book will preserve Daniel's life and songwriting for historical permanence. The book will be out as part of the John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State in San Marcos. The series includes books both previously released and forthcoming on legendary Texas songwriters Townes Van Zandt, Roky Erickson, Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Mickey Newbury. Courtney Lennon

    September 11th, 2020

    Electric Lady Studios in association with the Johnston Group presented Honey, I Sure Miss You, a beautiful and moving tribute on the one-year anniversary of Daniel's death.

    October 10th, 2020

    American Campus Communities presented Hi, How Are You Project / World Mental Health Day remembering Daniel Johnston.

    October 27th, 2020

    The Johnston Group, Fly Eye and Clutter sign Designer Toy/Sculpture contract. Production of Daniel Johnston characters start in 2021.

    Stay tuned. Fly Eye

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    Fly Eye Books and The Johnston Group release Daniel Johnston's Coloring Book of Hope, Love, and Peace and a Daniel Johnston 2021 Calendar. Look for it in our store! Coloring Book

    Spring 2021

    Drawings to Listen To and Songs To Look At a mixed-media project art book inspired by a thrift store find. By Daniel Johnston with his sister Marjory Johnston. Art

    Summer 2021 Continued Story The long-awaited 15 year update from Don Goede one of the authors of Hi, How Are You? The Life, Art, and Music of Daniel Johnston. Fall 2021 Daniel Johnston The Complete Released Cassettes Lyric Book 1980-2000. Giveaway From now until January 1st, every order made at hihowareyou.com of $30 or more (before shipping cost) will be entered into a drawing. Hold on to your order numbers!

    1st prize: An original Daniel Johnston mono drawing with a certificate of authenticity

    2nd prize: A pair of Vans/ No Comply/ Daniel Johnston men's shoes, size 10

    3rd prize: A tee shirt and poster pack from our friends at Electric Lady Studios featuring Daniel's artwork

    Drawing will be held on New Year's Day! Drawing

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  • September 11, 2020 - Honey, I Sure Miss You

    September 11, 2020 8 PM CENTRAL TIME - Electric Lady Sudios presents: One year anniversary of Daniel's death, "Honey I Sure Miss You" Tribute concert on Daniel's new YouTube Channel ("Daniel Johnston Official") will air.

    Currently you need to access the channel by direct link (this should change soon) - Click below to watch the concert.

    Yes, we plan to keep the channel alive and supplied with regular new content, so please subscribe.

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  • Help us launch the NEW Daniel Johnston Official Youtube Channel

    Please follow the link below and SUBSCRIBE to the channel. We need 100 subscribers to be able to give out a public URL...

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  • Daniel Johnston EXHIBIT at Redbud Gallery in Houston, Tx Jan 26 - Mar 31

    REDBUD GALLERY presents:

    DANIEL JOHNSTON (In collaboration with his sister Marjorie Johnston) "Drawings To Listen To And Songs To Look At"

    Please be our guest for the opening reception of Daniel Johnston's exhibit "Drawings To Listen To And Songs To Look At". We are always excited about presenting new never before created works of art by the world-renowned outsider poet, writer, and musician Daniel Johnston. In collaboration with his sister, artist Marjorie Johnston, they have created these works which contain lyrics of some of his over 900 songs, depicted in over 100 watercolors and collages. Each piece has the song and CD title identified on the piece.

    Waller, Texas based 58-year-old Daniel Johnston has been active in the music scene since the late 70's. He is considered a self-taught pop rocker. His art and music, many times inappropriate, is largely based on his obsession and unrelenting love with a girl named Laurie from high school. Johnston's songs have been cover recorded by several hundred artists, including David Bowie and Tom Waits. His life has been documented in the film "The Devil and Daniel Johnston." Johnston's work was shown in a recent Whitney biennial. His famous slogan of "Hi, How Are You?" first debuted in Austin. The late Kurt Cobain mused that Daniel Johnston is the best song writer in America.

    Drop by the gallery for a rare treat. We hope that Daniel will be present during the opening after his recent hospital-stay. Redbud will have over 100 original signed framed works starting at $650.

    Have a great new year! Gus Kopriva

    REDBUD WEST GALLERY 301 East 11th Street Houston, TX 77008

    On View: January 26 - March 31, 2019

    Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26, 2019 6pm - 9pm

    "Go Some More" Mixed Media Drawing 17.5" x 13.5" framed

    "Happy Valentine's Day" Mixed Media Drawing 17.5" x 13.5" framed

    www.redbudgallery.com

    Contact:

    Gus Kopriva at Redbud Gallery 303 E. 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008 713-854-4246 gakopriva@aol.com

    Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 12 - 5pm or by Appointment

    STAY CONNECTED:

    $100 Gift Certificate Applied to works of art costing $500 or more.The coupon must be printed and presented in person. Coupon is not transferable.

    Offer Expires 4/1/2019

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  • AUSTIN DECLARES JAN. 22 ‘HI, HOW ARE YOU’ DAY

    By Claire Ricke | January 19, 2018 @11:47 AM SHARE

    AUSTIN, Texas – In an effort to celebrate mental wellness, Austin Mayor Steve Adler has declared Jan. 22 “Hi, How Are You” Day.

    The iconic piece of Austin street art serves a purpose beyond a tourist attraction. Located at the corner of Guadalupe and 21st Street, “Hi, How Are You” was painted by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, who has dealt with his own mental health issues.

    Co-founders Courtney Blanton and Tom Gimbel created the “Hi, How Are You” Foundation based on the art piece to promote mental well-being and educate communities on mental health issues. Their goal is to spark a conversation and help those suffering in silence find someone to talk to.

    “However people are, whatever they are dealing with, you could be the turning point in that moment. Sometimes people just need to be heard,” states the foundation’s website.

    On Jan. 22, Austinites are encouraged to check on a friend, neighbor, or family member and say “Hi, How Are You?” The day was picked to honor Johnston, whose birthday is Jan. 22.

    Then at 8 p.m., a night of music and art will kick off at The Mohawk with performances by Moving Panoramas, Kathy McCarty, Cowboy Diplomacy, Jane Ellen Bryant, Will Courtney, Josh T. Pierson & Jonathan Terrell and a special guest.

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