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FOUR SQUARE group show coming this fall!
Taking advantage of the gallery’s location in North Beach (which draws a lot of tourists and a lot of children), FOUR SQUARE will expose new audiences to the incredible variety and quality in independent comics. 30 local and international artists have been asked to produce a single, 8x8inch, 4-panel comic. The subject and medium is open. By limiting the format and hanging the work, each artist’s unique approach will be emphasized equally. A catalogue of the show will be printed by LA-based, Never Press.
Aaron Shunga / Aidan Koch / Alabaster / Anna Deflorian / Dane Martin / Gabe Gonzales / Hicham Amrani / James Chong / Jesse Balmer / Jesse Fillingham / John Malta / Jon Vermilyea / Jonny Negron / Karissa Sakumoto / KJ Martinet / Lale Westvind / Laura Perez-Harris / Leah Wishnia / Lizz Hickey / Malachi Ward / Matt Furie / Michael Olivo / Niv Bavarsky / Patrick Kyle / Roman Muradov / Sam Hayes / Sophia Foster-Dimino / Tim Beckhardt / Tom Hunter / Tom Toye / Zejian Shen
Curated by Alison Dubois
^^word up. Cover of Jeans and Middle comic is by meself, cover of Happiness #2 is by Andrew Bell.
Got my copy of The Tortured Page Exhibition Catalogue, curated by Mr. Freibert
Top: Cover by Mr. Freibert
Bottom: My submission
*Each catalogue comes with a nail from the exhibit, I recommend getting one :-)
(reblog contest, 1 free copy of The Tortured Page will be sent to 1 randomly chosen re-blogger of this post, i will only ship within the continental usa for free, reblog by May 16th 2013 to be eligible for a free copy)
The Tortured Page exhibition catalog, 60 pages black and white, Edition of 100. Comes in black plastic bag with one nail from the exhibition.Features exclusive one page comics by:
Chris Adams, Lala Albert, Heather Benjamin, Clara Bessijelle, Brian Blomerth, Zoe Burke, Andy Burkholder, Jon Chandler, Brian Chippendale, Michael Comeau, Anya Davidson, Chris Day, Michael Deforge, A. Degen, Anna Ehrlemark, Austin English, Eamon Espey, Kodi Fabricant, CF, Chuck Forsman, Mr. Freibert, Ash H.G., Billy Grant, Julia Gfrörer, Katbus, Joe Kessler, Patrick Kyle, Dunja Jankovic, Lando, Benjamin Marra, Jesse McManus, Anthony Meloro, Jason T. Miles, Max Morris, Max Mose, Molly O’Connell, Leon Sadler, Stefan Sadler, Sister Arrow, Conor Stechschulte, Ben Stiegler, Panayiotis Terzis, Matthew Thurber, Tom Toye, Zach Hazard Vaupen, Leslie Weibeler, Lauren Weinstein, Lale Westvind, Leah Wishnia
Leah Wishnia, Heather Benjamin, Zejian Shen and Sophia Foster-Dimino representing Collective Stench for TOUGH LOVE group show at Double Punch in SF this Friday at 7.
The show also includes work by Alabaster, Bunnie Reiss, Chelsea Brown, Hannah K Lee, JooHee Yoon, Katie Patch, Lisa Hanawalt, Morgan Blair, Rachel Kantor, Sam Ballardini, Shannon May and Wesley Allsbrook.
Above: Comics Now available at Heaven St Records, Bushwick!
Middle: A plant
Below: Items acquired at Heaven St, payment made mostly in the form of comic books. (I love it when I get to do that.)
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This is the ~new poster~ w/updated exhibitors, “facts” and Afterfeast lineup.
Rebus Books will be exhibiting at this exciting new event at SUNY Purchase, organized by Olivia Fox. Groundbreaking Belgian artist Eric Lambé will be with us, signing copies of his amazing new wordless book “Le Fils du Roi,” published by Frémok.
i won’t be at this but friends will
i’ll be selling stuff at this event next weekend. stop by!
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I’ll be here too! @NYC friends, want 2 coordinate and take the train up together?
8x5”, 40 Pgs, special foil-stamped cover with B&W digitally printed interiors.
*First 20 orders from this store will receive a limited edition copy that comes with a full-color dust cover!
The Inflated Head Zone will also be available at upcoming zine & comic events Zine Feast, TCAF, & CAKE, and soon at a fine comic book retailer near year you, anywhere Happiness Comix and other Spithouse products may be sold.
Fresh from the printer!
The Inflated Head Zone by Zach Hazard Vaupen, published by me.
40 pgs, b&w, with a foil stamped cover. Debuting this Sunday at the Brooklyn Zine Fest (at Lale Westvind’s table), you will also be able to purchase a copy on my webstore as of Monday and in select comic shops soon after.
TOUGH LOVE mailer, image by Morgan Blair
Got my first works in the mail today from Morgan, and they are perfect. I am so excited for this.
(if you started following the double punch tumblr, i had to delete it. so please follow this one instead!)
TCAF Presents: Wowwee Zonk Small Press Room 2013
Local artists and TCAF collaborators Ginette Lapalme, Patrick Kyle and Chris Kuzma have once again pulled together an exciting group of artists from across North America for The Wowee Zonk Small Press Room 2013. The Toronto Reference Library’s Browsery will be transformed and filled to the brim with comics, zines, prints and much, much more!
This year’s Wowee Zonk Small Press Room guestlist includes:
- Chris Kuzma
- Ginette Lapalme
- Patrick Kyle
- Adam Buttrick
- Eunice Luk
- Shannon Gerard
- Closed Caption Comics
- Collective Stench
- Marc Bell
- Ines Estrada
- Lala Albert
- Ryan Dodgson
- Phil Woollam
- Keith Jones
- Michael Comeau
- Nate Doyle
- Andy Burkholder
- Lale Westvind
- Zach Worton
- Jim Mezei
- Adrian Forrow
- Kellen Hatanaka
- Jason Bradshaw
- Mark Laliberte
- Davis Weir
- Derek Ballard
- Alicia Nauta
- Peter Kalyniuk
- Paul Windle
- Rand Renfrow
- Selena Wong
- Seo Kim
- Sam Hiti
- Jess Worby
- Roman Muradov
- Sophia Foster-Dimino
- Morgan Criger
- Sab Meynert
Be sure not to miss this always fresh, always exciting space at TCAF!
cool, a bunch of my friends, all coming to TCAF
I think the collective stench website is under construction so please visit the tumblr instead …. http://collectivestench.tumblr.com :)
400th post and whatta post!
Announcing TOUGH LOVE group show opening Friday, May 10, 7-late at Double Punch, SF
with work by:
- Bunnie Reiss
- Chelsea Brown
- Hannah K Lee
- Heather Benjamin
- Katie Patch
- Leah Wishnia
- Lisa Hanawalt
- Morgan Blair
- Rachel Kantor
- Sam Ballardini
- Shannon May
- Sophia Foster-Dimino
- Wesley Allsbrook
- Zejian Shen
This is my first show at Double Punch and it’s gonna be GREAT thanks to these lovely ladies. HANG ON TO YOUR FOGHORNS, BAY AREA!
you guys look at this line up. LOOK-AT-THIS-SHIT.
Inflated Head Zone proofs! Probably won’t be printed for MoCCA but will definitely be at TCAF.
Proud to be publishing & distributing this FANTASTIC comic. It will likely debut at the Brooklyn Zine Fest on April 21st and afterwards will be available on my online store in addition to a variety of bookstores (anywhere HAPPINESS can be found).
Thank you Zach for being so cooperative with this whole ordeal, and for your patience in my first publishing attempt outside of my own personal zines & compilations.
BALTIMORE!!!!! Git to this event and pick-up an original John Bohl and Hermoney Only postcard! Also, so many other good folks and vendors are going to be there showing their work. Can’t wait to see youz.
Open Space is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 9 and 10, 2013. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 50 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and abroad. The fair is free and open to the public.
D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21218
March 9 & 10, 12 PM – 6PM Saturday & Sunday
Arts & Sciences Projects
Baltimore Print Studios
Family Family Tree
Guest Spot/The Reinstitute
Half Letter Press
Revival House Press
The Kingsboro Press
Too Temporary Collective
Mothers News: A Brief History Of America’s Greatest Newspaper
Jacob Berendes, editor of Mothers News (Providence, RI)
Collecting the Contemporary Publication
Tony White leads a panel discussion on collections of unique and special artist publications from a library/institutional perspective.
Tony White, Director, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)
Heather Slania, Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC)
Jill Luedke, Art Subject Specialist, Temple University (Philadelphia PA)
Superman vs. Deconstructive Analysis: Who Would Win?
In this panel discussion, renowned Superman experts will address the problem of Superman head on, and also from the sides, in an encirclement maneuver he will not be expecting involving historical, scientific, literary, and philosophical analysis. Free to attend, but a great price will be paid by those who forget the words spoken on this day.
Ben O’Brien, Showbeast, Wham City Comedy Tour (Baltimore, MD)
Dale Beran, creator of A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible, The Nerds of Paradise (Baltimore, MD)
Paul Nestadt, MD, Dept. of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (Baltimore, MD)
Jason T. Miles, comics artist, editor and publisher (Seattle, WA)
Ginevra Shay, artist, curator, and photo archivist (Baltimore, MD)
Matthew Thurber, renowned cartoonist (Brooklyn, NY)
Rupert Wondolowski, owner of Normal’s Books & Records (Baltimore, MD)
CELEBRATION / SCREENINGS / MUSIC / DANCING
Floristree, 405 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Saturday March 9, 10:30PM
Screening: Freak Flash curated by Molly Colleen O’Connell / 10:30 PM
Drain the fluids from your eyes, these are not hallucinations. Energy is physical. Visions are palpable. Freak Flash is a program of animated shorts, showcasing artists who stir the surreal into waking life.
Featuring works by:
DJ Sets: DJ Richard Prince Paul, DJ Juwanna Man, and more TBA / 11:30 PM
Yah I’ll be there this weekend tabling with cory and lale (i think)! Come buy our zines and prints and thingamabobs!