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So hey! Big announcement! The Ditko! Zine Library will hosting its first ever small press / zine / comics festival this coming February at the Silent Barn. More details to come, but follow http://paperjamfest.tumblr.com/ for more updates and information about our exhibitors.
Flyer by: Paige K. Bradley
If you don’t have a Storenvy account, you should. It’s better than Etsy, but not as great as eBay. And from the same platform you can buy almost anything AND artwork by myself, Jason Roy, Leah Wishnia, Caroline Paquita, & Mike Taylor.
FREE ART/MUSIC SHOW THIS THURSDAY IN BROOKLYN
Thursday, December 5, 2013 — 7PM - 11PM
Brooklyn Fireproof — 119 Ingraham Street in Bushwick
It’s a FREE one day art exhibition with musical performances. It’s going to be fantastic. ART AND MUSIC ERUPTION
Visual Art Contributors:
Paige K. Bradley
DJ Flow Revere/Scott Free
& GLOBULAR CLUSTER
You can now download Beyond Inversion today here.
All downloads are “pay what you want” with your choice of MP3 or FLAC. Also, all downloads come with hi-res versions of artwork and inserts!
We’ll be putting the cassettes together this week, and they should be shipping ASAP!
It’s here! It’s here!
Yooooo get on this
11TH HOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: SNAKEBOMB COMIX III DEBUTING AT SHORT RUN SEATTLE TOMORROW!!!
The newest SB joint features Ryan Dirks, AD, Pete Toms, Eric Benton, Pat Keck, Leah Wishnia, Marc Palm and myself!!! The riso gods have been appeased. Get it from me at table G-34, available online after the fest!
I’m also selling merch from Happiness, Future Shock, Illogical Comics, Ball and Cone, Max Capacity, New Vaders, Yeah Dude Comics, Josh Burggraf, August Lipp, Andrew Scully AND MORE. This is the west coast debut of SBIII, Ttoye’s Illogical Comics Dailies collection and AD’s AREACC reprint.
SEE YOU TOMORROW SEATTLE
YAY!!!!!!!!!! :D :P :O :D
ps my comic “Love and Romance” is in this!!!! Punk rock tween dreamz of luv ‘n’ lust </3
“On the surface, Leah Wishnia’s anthology GUT FEELINGS visually reads as a tornado of frenetic and (at times) grotesque imagery, brimming with a stream of both rambunctious and tortured characters who are pitched in a mosaic of revolving hallucinogenic experience. It could easily be shelved amongst the vast anthologies from fellow young underground cartoonists, as her rebelliously aggressive style falls in line with a lot of the anarchistic, counterculture-influenced artwork coming from many of her peers. However, to offer such a conclusive generalization would be a naïve and haphazard judgement, ignoring Wishnia as the true erudite artist that she is shaping out to be. A vocal promotor for the use of comics as means to critique society in all its forms, Wishnia is vibrantly aware and entirely unapologetic of the subjects she tackles in GUT FEELINGS, her artistic voice echoing a resounding deference to the idea that “the political is personal.” A combination of memoir, dreamlike make-believe, and penetratingly raw humor, her collection introduces Wishnia as a promising cartoonist and storyteller, paving a future for budding artists to create material that is richly thought-provoking and resisting of the status quo.”
We are very excited to announce you can stream all of Beyond Inversion over at Rookie. Jes also wrote an accompanying piece on how to make your own benefit comp! Super thanks to Jessica Hopper and all of Rookie for help making this happen!
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very proud to have contributed artwork to this comp! <3
Some of the subway portraits Laura, Andy and I did this last sunday! Thanks to laura for taking the pics (i’m quite proud of my portrait of the dude with the orange hat), and thanks to Gabe for setting up this whole thing!
next Booklyn opening, Friday, Dec. 13. 7 - 10pm. Will run one weekend only, Dec. 14 + 15, 12 - 6pm. Save the date! Art + hand-made gifts under $100.
I’ll have prints, books, and maybe some ceramics for sale y’all!
Artists are drawing CHEAP portraits all day down here!
This was fun, thanks to all who dropped by! That’s me hanging up one of my masterpieces. I believe the rowdy, dirty boys have taken over our posts, so there’s still some time to get your portrait done! ONLY BY THA BEST!
Figuring out what original comics art to put in the “Art and Music Eruption” show Dec 5th at Bk Fireproof
This Saturday! PRESSURE PRINT FAIR in Brooklyn
I’ll be selling prints and comics along with Josh Freydkis, Jason Roy, Tom Toye, Mike Taylor, and Caroline Paquita (aka best crowd in town). Check it out if you’re in the hood (and especially if you couldn’t make it to CAB!)
IT IS ON ITS WAY, Y’ALL
HAPPINESS #4 - SET TO DEBUT IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY
Featuring Comic Works by:
- Alex Ross Williams
- Antoine Cossé
- Claire Donner
- Courtney Loberg
- Diego Gerlach
- Félix Decombat
- Gretta Johnson
- Hiromi Ueyoshi
- Jason Murphy
- Lale Westvind
- Lasse Wandschneider
- Leah Wishnia
- Leslie Weibeler
- Maren Karlson
- Max Morris
- Michael Olivo
- Noel Freibert
- Pat Keck
- Paul Windle
- Rand Renfrow
- Satanik Mike
- Thomas Slattery
- And More TBA!
Exterior Cover art by Jordan Speer!
Interior Cover art by Lale Westvind!
Interviews with: School Jerks & Tara Bursey (Toronto), Downtown Boys (Providence), Good Press Gallery (Glasgow), Lyra Hill (Chicago), Abraham Díaz (Mexico City), Sam Ryser (NYC), & More TBA
Articles by: Jes Skolnik, Harris Smith, Leah Wishnia, & More TBA
An insert CD comp featuring a variety of independent bands & musicians from across the country and overseas (lineup to be confirmed soon!) & a Flyer Spotlight section featuring flyer artists from all around!
Pre-orders will not be up for another month or so, but feel free to get yourself excited now! :-)
I have a lot of work to do, but it’s gonna be so worth it ^_^
a number of photographs representing the experience of being at comic arts brooklyn 2013
The opening of FEAR OF PUNK//FEAR OF ART at Hammer City Records in Hamilton was awesome last night. These photos don’t do justice to the incredible turnout and amazing feedback and enthusiasm we received about the show (we were having too much fun to take pictures).