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Illustrated Manual is the solo-alias of the Wyoming-based singer/songwriter, Jonathan Cooke. He spends a lot of time traveling around the state in his converted Astro Van.

Cooke recently released his second full-length recording, Wives' Tales, in June of 2017. It was recorded with David Swanson over one week at Legend Studios in Avon, CT. Artwork was created by Kevin Peloquin ( and was inspired by the song "Eddy in the Alder." Previous releases include <em style="font-size: 14.4px;">The Long and Tangled Beard (2012), available here on Noisetrade, and <em style="font-size: 14.4px;">The Moth for a Star (2004) which will be made available again soon.