"I dont know that Id go with either uber or extraordinaire- maybe hack. The fancy-pants word I use to describe my lack of depth in any particular field is bricoleur. Which I suppose, in a certain sense, is very apt. Everything comes together for me in one way or another- music informed STOMPING in the creation of it, chapter by chapter, and then when I was done I recorded a soundtrack for the preorder supporters. Its the same way with everything else I do. Ive done concept albums- my friend and I are working on turning it into a board game- and machinima scoring and backing tracks for my poetry. I dont theres any reason not to do all these different things. If you can write a novel thats saturated in song, or compose a poem in sfumato- then shit, youve won. And I dont describe all these things to brag. Im very fortunate and humbled by the opportunity to even try- and Im trying to repay that all the time."
—from an interview with Gulbranson.
Jess Gulbranson is an American author, musician, and visual artist. Describes himself as a "Renaissance Jerk", and has dabbled as well in poetry and acting. Performs critical duties at Crappy Indie Music: The Blog, where he has interviewed such cool people as Meshell Ndegeocello, Mike Kirkland, David J, Tony Levin, and visual artist Marshall Arisman.
He has written/published the following works: