Issue 2 of Pork Magazine is out in Eugene, Portland, NYC, the Bay Area, etc. I’ll let you know where you can find it in Seattle soon, but for now you can read this author’s accounts of Cactus Squid and Artfest online, here.
Trying to summate the work of such a prolific and experimental artist with about 500 words is tough, so I focused on what I presume to be his intentions. Here’s a taste of the Cactus profile:
Cactus is mainly interested in stimulating you: he wants to provoke the visceral sensations of comfort, ease, fun, frustration, fear, disgust, nausea, shame, contempt, respect, finality and irony. Cactus is a video game artist, of course, and his games stimulate their audience members by means of subverting earned expectations.
Read the whole thing (on page 15) here.