Beech River Books

Pigs ina Poke™    Collection #2

by D. A. Hammond, with satirical prose by Lawrence K. DeLamarter and Bradley Marion
Pigs ina Poke, Collection #2

This is a wonderful collection of satirical and whimsical pigs in artwork created since 2006 by D. A. Hammond.

Pigs are like people. People like pigs. People can be like pigs. Pigs like people, sometimes. Sometimes people and pigs just poke fun at each other. The soft pastels of D. A. Hammond are vibrant, rich and colorful. The same can be said about his sense of humor, if one wishes to be kind. Here are some excerpts from the extensive commentary and critical acclaim that Pigs ina Poke™ has received from noteworthy sources:

“Hammond's vibrant pastels seem to jump from the black background, while he renders the squiggle of a pig's tail with precise and expressive strokes. He blends harmonious colors and masterful composition in his boars, sows, and pigs at the same time that he is mocking the underbelly of civilization. While he pretends to be "just mucking around," his eclectic gift for mixing levity with fine art lifts us out of our daily mire...”

—Chubby Porker, National Gallery of Pig Art, Washington

“Once again, the Pigmeister hams it up...”

—B. Aiken, THE GRUNTER Magazine, Des Moines

“Fresh, pungent, ripe with satire, all at the same time...”

—Hog Talk Radio

“Think of the best barbecue you ever had, when you had fun even though your face, hands and more were sticky as hell...D. A. Hammond knows how to deliver a good time...”


“Reluctantly, we must sometimes deal with the uneducated or unwashed, the untrained but vigorous masses who move about the streets, perhaps embarking from trains and buses rather than taxis and limos, but at least, as Hammond instructs us, we may endeavor to do so with mirth...”


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$21.00 / paperback / 130 pages, with 51 color illustrations /
Beech River Books / 2010 / ISBN 978-0-9793778-8-4

D. A. Hammond is a former graphic designer and art director who lives in Alton, N.H. Since 2003 he has concentrated his artistic efforts in creating a series of fine art works in colorful pastels of whimsical and satirical pigs. His first volume, Pigs ina Poke™ Collection #1, appeared in 2006.


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