Joe Coleman’s paintings always come from planet freak mode, where the abnormal is the normal! In his twisted world you will find Charlie Manson, Harry Houdni, Hank Williams, Ed Gein, P.T. Barnum and many more. The detail in Joe’s work is amazing, but it’s also the stories that his paintings tell that will leave you transfixed. When I look at his work, I know I’m looking into the mind of a person who has always seen the world on his own terms. This is why today CVLT Nation would like to celebrate the work of Joe Coleman with a huge art essay. Step into the new normal and peep the art of a true American original after the jump!