I am hard at work on a comic/zine exploring the subject of La Llorona (my favorite ghost story). It is getting weird. Due out by mid June! It’s called “Brujaja” ✾꒡ .̮ ꒡✾
What’s your favorite zine right now?
Creator Q + A: Tom Neely -
Tom Neely helped organize LA Zine Fest’s first and second annual zine readings! Tom is an amazing creator, check out his work if you aren’t familiar with it already!
oh my god
Fair is fair. Do any of us - the writers, the zinesters, the get up in the middle of the night and write sentences on scraps of paper people - owe anything less? Writing zines is like giving blood for practice. No real reason. Like sleeping on the floor when you have a bed, or riding your bike in a blizzard for money. No good reason at all to risk so much pain and stupidity. Except to see what it feels like. And because writing’s like blood in that once it’s out you can’t put it back in. A puddle of bad spirits and liquid iron on the paper, and you give it away at shows.
Zine ends. Year ends. You wake up in a different city and you say the same things, but for real this time. — Ammi Emergency, from Emergency zine #5 (via rustbeltjessie)
"I want to publish zines— and rage against machines" Tote Bag
Available at Draw Down Books
New Issue of Guacamole available at EXTERMINATOR CITY this weekend in Seattle.
Seattle Weekly says:
"For the first time since the ’90s, Seattle is in the midst of an underground-comics renaissance. This explosion of new work comes in part thanks to the unifying power of the Short Run Festival and the monthly Dune Comics night at Café Racer. These two events aren’t necessarily breeding new comic artists; rather, they’re bringing disparate, secluded artists together in one place. All sorts of wonderful scribblers have been coming out of the woodwork and dazzling folks with their heretofore unknown talents, and we couldn’t be more excited. The newest alt-comix gathering is the inaugural Exterminator City, where 16 artists will show and sell their work all in one place. Members of The Intruder, the Ballard Sketch Team, Seattle Indie Comic and Game Artists, and participants in the Dune Comics night are among those who’ll be hawking their doodly wares. Half of the tables are reserved for women, so ladies need not worry that this will turn into a Comicon-style sausage fest. Push/Pull Studio Gallery (Greenwood Collective), 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., facebook.com/ExterminatorCity. Free. Noon–6 p.m."
Guess what!!! DEAFULA #7 is almost here! Come to the Philadelphia Soapbox Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm for the RELEASE READING!
Here is a writeup of the event:
"Kerri Radley, a deaf Philly zinester, was awarded the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, and as a part of her project, she created the newest issue of her zine, with handprinted covers created at the Soapbox. Deafula explores deaf identity, discrimination, and ableism, as well as queries the very label of disability itself. Kerri will read from her newest issue, which aims to raise awareness of inaccessibility at community events and explores how we can make these events more inclusive.
Kerri will be joined by JC, a DC-based zinester who writes the perzine Tributaries and edits the comp zine Collide, which focuses on the intersection between physical disability and mental illness. JC writes about her experiences growing up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Please come out for readings and discussion on a truly important subject: how can we better our approach to accessibility in Philadelphia’s arts, zine, and radical spaces / communities.”
my excitement is bursting, ya’ll.
fb event HERE.
Passing through several cities this year and doing many more events with new mini-comic titles (TBA!) and my 2013 book I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU.
See you in Portland this weekend for LINEWORK NW on Saturday and a performance at GRIDLORDS on Sunday. I’ll be debuting a new collection of super-short Rumpus comic stories at LINEWORK NW—more details coming soon!
April 12 - LINEWORK NW / Portland
April 13 - GRIDLORDS / Portland
April 15 - Tuesday Night Cafe / Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
April 19 - Claremont Zine Fest / Claremont
May 4 - The Living Room Talks @ Great Park Gallery 1- 2PM / Irvine
May 11 - 12 - TCAF (Toronto Comics Arts Festival) / Toronto
May 31 - June 1 - CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) / Chicago
June 17 - I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU reading & signing @ Book Soup, 7PM / Los Angeles
October 2 - 4 - Austin Comic Con / Austin
from Cheer the Eff Up #6, by Jonas
We’re having a fundraiser! RSVP to the facebook event: here.
Repost and signal boost?
I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!