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We found out about Leah Wishnia via the impressive exhibition Fear of Punk//Fear of Art, held in Ontario last year. We got in touch with Leah to ask if she would like to do a cover for MRR, as her characteristic punk-meets-comics style won us over. While we were at it we picked her brain about a couple of things… Interview by Kyle Canyon and Lydia.
Maximum Rocknroll interviewed me about comics and punk and stuff :)
I did a page for this amazing anthology Strep Throat II, edited by Laura Perez-Harris. The title is in a hand-cut transparency window and there are bunch of acetate inserts within including a bilingual comic from Caroline Sury.
Pages here by me / Matt Leines / Lala Albert / Stretan Bor / Mickey Z
I have a watercolor comic and a collage in this!!!! Need to pick up my copies :)
BALTIMORE, MD, March 2014 -
Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. 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 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public.
MAIN EVENT: PMF V
Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair
D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th, 12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411116449033216/Featured Vendors:&
Arts & Sciences Projects
Bite Not Press
Black Aggie Press
Booklyn Artists Alliance
Color Wheel Digital Printing
Hic & Hoc Publications
Holy Page Records
Hood College Art Galleries
Jessica Hans Ceramics
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
MICA: Retooling the Cottage
Mike TaylorMixed Media
Nicholas VerstraetenNNA TapesOpen SpacePeradamPoety Unlimited
Print/Collect Process Collective
Rock & Rose
Zach Hazard Vaupen
Zine Of The Month
Thumbs Up - Sight specific, wireless broadcast of works made for viewing on cell phones and other glass devices. Featuring works by Ben Marcus (Chicago), Ryan Riss (Denver), and more.
- - Friday March 7th - -
The Crown, 1910 N Charles St
Music from Gun Tit, Vlonde, Oh Hang, and Terence Hannum
- - Saturday March 8th - -
MICA Studio Center 131 W North Ave
Super Intense Fan Fiction Reading Series: Jordan Card convinces noted Baltimore personalities to unlock their diaries and read the most personal excerpts from their voluminous store of passionate fan fiction. Featuring Rjyan Kidwell (Silver Surfer), Dale Beran (Twilight), Molly Colleen O’Connell (Golden Girls), and Justin Lucas (Steve: Irwin The Crocodile Hunter). Blushing encouraged.
Spiral Cinema Presents: Selections from UNDERVOLT screening and Q+A with Jimmy Joe Roche and Nicholas O’ Brien
Animation Screening and Q+A from Dash ShawPreparing Images for Digital Printing: A lecture by Liz Donadio, owner & operator of Color Wheel. Learn how to best prepare your files for existence outside the digital realm. With 10 years of experience making digital prints, Donadio will share her expertise on how to achieve optimal quality and consistent results.
Club K, 2101 Maryland Ave
Early Pop Music Show, 6pm
- - Sunday March 9th - -
Wind Up Space, 12 W North Ave:
Poetry Readings: Lesser Gonzalez Alverez, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Brendan Sullivan, Alex Ventura, Tim Paggi, Alaina Stamatis, Chloe Maratta
MICA Studio Center, 131 W North Ave:
Pecha Kucha: Selector Series. This quick-fire presentation lineup features notable creatives sharing their ideas on curation, selection, and editing. Liz Durette, Keith Varadi, Megan Plunkett, R.M. O’Brien, Deana Haggag, Sydney Shen, Andrew Liang, Aaron Estes, Kelly McNutt, Nik Planck
- - Friday March 7th - -
Linda Yung LEASE AGREEMENT, 3718 Ellerslie Ave. 4-8pm
Black and White featuring works by Jackie Riccio, Rachael Davis, Zack Schmitt, Max Anderson, Lisk Feng, Nicole Rodrigues, Kimi Hanauer, Luis Rivas, Shane Smith, Lee Heinemann, Lili Roberts-Gevalt, Chris Williford, and Izzy Garcia curated by Soja Solvang and Marines Montalvo in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Penthouse Gallery, 1501 Guilford Avenue APT B501 and Annex 2E, 419 E Oliver St. APT 2E, 7-10pm
SPF works by Val Karuskevich and Steve Riddle, opening in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Springsteen, 1511 Guilford Ave Unit B303, 7-10 pm.
- - Saturday March 8th - -
Crisis Image, Opening of the Alternative Press Center at the Alternative Press Center Library at 2239 Kirk Avenue 12-6 PM
Find No Two Suns, Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak curated by Ginevra Shay with curatorial assistant, Emily Mason at Current Space 421 N. Howard Street 7-10 PM
Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures, Antoine Lefebvre, Robin Cameron, Cybele Lyle, Luca Antonucci, John Bohl, NOWORK, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, curated by Arts & Sciences Projects at Guestspot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N Calvert Street, 7-10 PM
Megan Plunkett, sophiajacob, 510 Franklin Street, 7-10 PM
Diane Young, A Reading Rock512Devil, 512 Franklin Street, 8 PM
2 Freak 2 Flash, Floristree, 9:30 PM
ABOUT OPEN SPACE:
Open Space Baltimore began as a collectively run space in Remington in 2009, and has since included a core group of members with a rotating cast of friends, volunteers and interns rounding out the Open Space team.
Open Space aims to provide an outlet for artists ranging from local to international and to provide a space where the Baltimore community can behold these artists’ work. We believe that a successful arts space develops and curates a wide variety in programming; allowing for an expansive range of ideas while simultaneously generating and maintaining a greater scope of community interests. Since its inception, the gallery has maintained an interest in exhibiting all types of media, genres, and ideas from a broad geographical scope; thus the title ‘Open Space’. Open Space has been host to painters, sculptors, printmakers, book-makers, video artists and performers from allover the United States, Germany, Belgium, China, and Chile. We are currently working to reopen the gallery at a new location.
c u there baltimore!
MITCHELL WILL BE MANNING THE GET LOST TABLE. WE WILL HAVE NEW THINGS. SAY HI
Never been to Baltimore, looking forward to this
I BE TABLING @ THIS GR8 THING IN 2 WEEKS, YOU SHOULD COME!
A mammoth thank you to ComicsBeat for helping get the word out about our efforts with paperjam.
Me & G.W. keeping it real
Have some new zines out today at #LAABF table Y82 last day! Come before 6 (at LA Art Book Fair)
i spy with my little eye …
Pricing depends on the quality of paper & materials, size, amount of time something took, and how attached I am to the work, but should all be relatively affordable. Consider getting yourself a Leah Wishnia original!
Paper Jam Exhibitor #12: Leah Wishnia
Leah Wishnia is a New York City based comics artist and publisher of the Happiness anthology books. Aside from featuring comics, the current issues of Happiness also include abstract contemporary works and comics criticism. Leah recently compiled and published Gut Feelings, a collection of her own short comics and is feverishly working on Happiness #4. The latest edition of Happiness will serve to bring music and comics culture closer together by introducing a companion compilation album along with the printed book.
Paper Jam Fest is Saturday, February 8th @ The Silent Barn
*(ps the front cover of happiness 3 is by clay schiff)
I FINISHED MY WEBSITE! BASK IN ALL ITS GLORY
Guess who got their copies of Snakebomb Comix #3!
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.”