The Official Website of Artist and Writer Thomas Sheridan
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"Here's to the savages. The unruly, but decent-hearted mavericks who are owned by nobody and smite dogma. The aboriginals, native, indigenous, Gypsie hordes who cause sleepless nights for the missionaries and bureaucrats. The man and woman who has had enough of the spells of disenchantment cast by the Merchants of Nonsense. The lone gunmen and women of human consciousness who have built a firewall around their psyche which no cult leader, politician or brand awareness can ever penetrate. The last Mohican who still resides in the soul of all humans."
Thomas Sheridan is an independent alternative artist, author, satirist, musician, public speaker, broadcaster and researcher currently based in the West of Ireland. His illustrations have appeared on the cover of newsstand magazines, books and websites worldwide. He is the author of The Anvil of the Psyche and several other titles.
Anvil of the Psyche looks at social manipulation through popular culture and marketing. Thomas has also been featured in several films and documentaries. In 2012, following a virtual book-burning fiasco—a kind of flying-saucer fatwa—by fanatical members of an obscure, doomsday, alien worshipping religious family-group, Sheridan turned his attention to documentary making and film production concerning mind control, free speech and other consciousness rights issues.
In October 2013, Sheridan was asked to give a lecture to the Irish Mental Health Professionals representatives body on Psychopathology in Popular Culture and within the Corridors of Power, along with profiling and spotting the dangers posed by extremist terror/death cults embedded within the New Age/Alternative movement. The 2012 Salman Rushdie-style attack on Sheridan resulted in a huge upsurge in interest with Sheridan's work, which now reaches into both alternative and mainstream audiences.
"At the Edge of the Known World" - 2010
"Tolerance is about maintaining a healthy balance between being a Push-Over and being a Total Bastard."
"I bring comedy onto my work to off set the dark forces which are behind most of the misery we are subjected too. I am not interested in being in anguish all the time or doing fear porn. I want to inform people, but also make them laugh."
"Anyone who states 'only God can judge me.' obviously never had a cat."
"The world is run by psychopaths who want us too serious, completely depressed and paraniod all the time. I won't give it to them. Neither should you."
"If You are Constantly 'Looking for Something' then Become an Agnostic.
You'll be Safer in the Long Run."
"Call me racist, but I just don't trust people from other planets."
"Every cult member's destiny is to become a self-realised tumbleweed rolling through a ghosttown of their own making."
"We (Irish) are a people who are the ghosts which haunt themselves."
"Evolution prefers the troublesome lunatic rather than an inertia of orthodoxy floating in a sea of state-sanctioned stupidity."
Thomas Sheridan has written the forword to a new collection of poetry by Irish 'Punk Rock' poet Sean Maguire. The book is entitled Out of the Bag. HERE>>>
The full live concert 'Reverie for the Forsaken Brontosours' documenting The Children's Zoo performing at CBGBs in New York on January 11, 1987. Filmed by Greg Fasolino. Digital transfer and editing by Frank Deserto and Hillary Johnson. HERE>>>
The Waveform Festival is the largest electronic music festival in the UK will feature a special talk by Thomas Sheridan entitled 'The Shaman and the Shadow'. September 6-8, 2013 HERE>>>
Thomas is featured in a new book by Grov Moluvsky and Pete Wilky entitled 'The Difference We Make'. The book examines—through interviews, poetry, commentaries and social history—the powerful correlation between music, art, youth rebellion and cultural shifts. Along with Thomas, there are interviews with Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Kenney Jones of the Small Faces/The Who, Paul Heaton of The Housemartins/Beautiful South and a host of other artists, poets, film makers and writers. The 'Difference We Make' uses the idea that 1960's Mod culture became a focal point/springboard for the growth of alternative movements which in time lead to social and cultural changes. MORE>>>
Unveiled and Lifted, a new documentary experience from Lifting the Veil with Cari-Lee, fuses music, art and substance to create an engaging assessment of the current problems facing humanity along with potential solutions to alleviate our situation. Featuring an eclectic array of authors, filmmakers, artists and freethinkers, including Thomas Sheridan HERE>>>
My old band, legendary NYC post-Punk/Goth group 'The Children's Zoo' are featured on a new collection released on the Black Scorpion label entitled 'Dark New York' HERE>>>