Monday, November 2, 2015

Fall news!!!


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Wowza!!! There is a ton going on this month, so much so that I've barely had time to compile this post. Thanks for everyone who came out for the New York Art Book Fair—it was an amazing event and I was so happy to be there showing off all the Pegacorn Press titles. All of them are still available through my Etsy store, in case there was anything that you wanted to pick up later!

Amazingly, I have two solo exhibitions happening (both of which are opening super soon), have a new drawing in the newest Smoke Signal, am a special guest AND will be tabling Comic Arts Brooklyn... all in the next couple weeks!

The excitement starts with:


Opens Thursday November 5th, 7-10pm
Featuring New-Age sounds from a live modular synth set (from 8-9pm), by Balloon Monument.

In conjunction with Comic Arts Brooklyn and Desert Island Comics, Wayfarers is delighted to be exhibiting Caroline Paquita’s WOO-WOO-WOMANIVAL, an exploration of the yin-yang of life/death/happy/sad through a carnival-meets-healing-center installation. Building upon a larger body of work, Paquita uses her WOMANIMALS as a vehicle to explore these topics, as well as gender, sexuality, spirituality, and the nuanced energies that surround the “unknown.”
An amalgamation of works inspired by Coney Island, nudist retreats and crystal shops, the exhibition features drawings, paintings, papier-mâché, sewn soft sculpture, automaton/kinetic wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. Viewers will be able to interact with several vending machines, “toys,” and other objects of absurdity while surrounded by crystals, new age music, and essential oils. In celebration of Comic Arts Brooklyn, a collection of works published via Paquita’s publishing house,
Pegacorn Press, will be also be shown.

The show will be up from November 5th- 29th and it happens to be in the gallery of my studio space. If there was ever a time that you wanted to see what I do (and where I have been working for the past two years), now would be the opportunity. If the hours for the gallery don't work for you, feel free to contact me for a scheduled viewing. (Big thanks to Comic Arts Brooklyn and Wayfarers!!!)


I'm a special guest this year, as well as tabling at the one and only Comic Arts Brooklyn! You'll be able to find Mike Taylor and myself downstairs at table D15, between Brian Chippendale and Lale Westvind (who has been published several times by Pegacorn Press cause she rules!).

Mt. Carmel Gymnasium: 12 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY

Remember RIDE THE WILD RIDE box set I made last year, archiving all my publications (both my work and the artists that I've published) between 1996-2014? The National Museum of Women in the Arts will be exhibiting it in their library for the next six months, which is one of the biggest honors EVER. In my world, I call this MONDO news and I get a little joyfully teary eyed when I think about how neat this is!

NOV 16 2015–MAY 13 2016
Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita
Caroline Paquita (b. 1980) is a Brooklyn-based artist, zinester, and founder of Pegacorn Press. Her first self-published zine, Brazen Hussy, used xerography like other punk zines of the 1990s, but it already shows evidence of Paquita’s distinctive aesthetic, which features strong line work. Paquita’s recent work has focused on envisioning “Womanimals”—half-woman/half-animal creatures that seek to interject a queered whimsy and irreverence into distracted modern culture. This exhibition showcases Paquita’s punk art zine-making over the past 18 years.
- See more at:

I'm extremely thankful to the Heather Slania (the Director of the library there) for adding the box set to their collection and being such a pleasure to work with. Big thanks also to Aimee Lusty and Booklyn, for leading me to archive my work and for getting it out there and into several other collections. If you find yourself in DC anytime soon, check it out, or come out for my artist talk that I'll be doing at NMWA on March 25th—more on that later!

(Photo of an automaton in progress for Woo Woo Womanival)

Thanks for getting through this epic post—happy Fall and I hope that everyone is well!!!

Caroline Paquita

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Stampede of tabling! New Publications!

2015 has been such a whirlwind already that I've forgotten to not only post about tabling the LA Art Book Fair, but also about the two new publications (PRIMORDIAL COOCH & The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen by Mike Taylor) that debuted at it! Ach! How has the time passed by so quickly!? This is a meta-post, to bring everything up to speed!
By C.Paquita
By Mike Taylor
The LAABF was a huge success and extremely inspiring—I only wish that there had been more time to dive more into everyone's tables. (Each, is truly it's own universe!) As the only person at the P.P. table, it was necessary to stay within an arms reach of it throughout the three+ days of the fair. However, since the LAABF was packed with a cornucopia of amazing artists/publishers/people-that-I-know-of-through-the-internet-but-finally-got-to-meet-in-person, I was in good company. One of the truly best parts was the general public who came out to check out the fairtons of sweet folks with great questions and also, ultra supportive of Pegacorn Press. Such a great fair experience and it didn't hurt that I was able to get a Bay Area trip in as well to see more friends! Get a much needed break from all this snow and cold and NYC winter... I'm really over winter and can't wait for WARMTH!

NEXT WEEK! March 28-29th:
I'll be at RIPE as a special guest and you can also find me moderating the panel, Social and Political Motivation in Art. Please check the expo site for the specific time and place of the talk, if you're interested in attending. Very excited!!!

April 11-12th: 
Pegacorn Press will be at MOCCA this year, along with Mike Taylor! You can find us on the third floor (table 358B), so stop by and say hello sometime during those two days. (More info will be posted closer to the event.)

April 26th: 
Pegacorn Press will be at the Brooklyn Zine Fest again, for the fourth year in a row! Hooray! The fest is split up into two days, with different exhibitors on each, so please check out the fest on the 25th as well if you'd like to get a full weekend of zines!
(More info will also be posted closer to the event.)

After much searching on Ebay, I was recently able to score a Martin Yale stack cutter, which is a humongous and much needed addition to the press. Expect more publications with full bleeds and odd sizes in the future. Working on several new projects that will hopefully be completed this summer and I seriously can't wait to use this beast and make the magic happen!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2015 Paquita Calendar

It's time for 2015 and to get organized with the sixth annual Paquita Calendar!

Hot off the press, this wall calendar features twelve unique drawings, all drawn by Caroline Paquita in Brooklyn, New York.

Produced using a Risograph stencil duplicator in Paquita's studio, the calendar is printed with burgundy and blue ink on heavier light gray colored paper. They're legal sized (8.5" x 14") folded in half, stapled, rounded corners and complete with a small hanging hole. On the last two pages, there's a 2016 calendar grid for reference, as well as a "Woo-Woo" chart that lets you know your astrological sign, which crystals are most compatible with your birth month and a recommended herb to learn each month.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Come celebrate some new Pegacorn Press publications with us on Saturday night at Booklyn!

Down By The Bay (Aimee Lusty), Late Era Clash #26 (Mike Taylor) and The Time Is Now (Caroline Paquita) will all be unleashed to the public. A box set featuring every publication made and/or produced by Paquita (since high school, aka, the 1990's!!!), will be available to check out, as well as the exhibition, GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL which ends the following day. It's definitely a meta-event of all things print related!

Booklyn: 37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Floor
7-10PM- FREE

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Brooklyn Zine Fest, 4/27

Pegacorn Press will be tabling the Brooklyn Zine Fest tomorrow, from 11-6! Gonna have the new Garden of the Womanimal exhibition publication, so get it while you can!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Hey y'all!

TONS of stuff going on currently and it's all about to culminate on April 12th at Booklyn, with the opening of my solo show, GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL. I've been working like a wild woman getting ready for this and I hope that folks are able to come by and check it out. It's up for two months, so no pressure if you can't make it to the opening.

A press release is included at the bottom of this post and here's a breakdown of events/dates regarding the show, as well as related Pegacorn Press endeavors...

4/12: Opening of the show!!! Woo-woo!!!! 7pm-10pm!

4/26: I'll be gallery sitting, if you want to stop by, 12-5pm
4/27: Pegacorn Press will be tabling the Brooklyn Zine Fest 

5/3: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.

5/10: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm. 

5/17: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.

5/25: Gallery sitting at Booklyn, 12-5pm.

5/31-6/1: Pegacorn Press will be in Chicago for CAKE!

6/7: Workshop at Booklyn during the day, box set release party in the evening. New Pegacorn Press releases by Aimee Lusty, Mike Taylor and myself! More details to be announced later...

6/8: Workshop at Booklyn and the last day of the show!!!!!

Caroline Paquita  


The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL, an installation by Caroline Paquita and a small survey of thirteen years of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and zines.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL explores a recurring theme throughout the recent years of Caroline’s work, depicted in a wide variety of media, a cult of  “womanimals” half-women/half-wild animals are illustrated in landscapes of playful sexual scenarios, mystical adventures, and explorations of nature and the body. The womanimals’ corrupt playfulness and exuberance are contrasted by the meticulously clean line work of Paquita’s drawings and paintings. Newer works are surrounded by thirteen years of imagery demonstrating the evolution towards this theme and its stylized representation.

Culling works from her personal collection GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL creates an audacious yet welcoming environment of new and past works including drawings, paintings, screenprints, paper mache, sewn soft sculpture, wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. The installation is climaxed by Paquita’s  new artist book, published exclusively for the exhibition, compiling years of screenprints, publishing ephemera, hand-colored Risographs, and drawing reproductions into a beautifully hand-bound hardcover limited edition.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL is Caroline Paquita’s first solo exhibition in New York. Born in Miami in 1980, Caroline studied creative photography and art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to her personal art practice, Caroline is a musician and an independent publisher working under the guise Pegacorn Press. Printing exclusively with Risograph since 2009, she has collaborated with and published work by Al Burian, Anna Haifisch, Brontez Purnell, Mike Taylor, Sy Wagon, and Lale Westvind. Coinciding with the exhibition, Caroline and Booklyn are collaborating on compiling and archiving sixteen years of her self-published zines to be released as a limited edition box-set in May 2014.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

For more information please contact
Gallery hours Thursday through Tuesday, 12-5pm.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New band show...

It's finally time for the Jam Pony to be released ya'll!
That's right: HEXBANE

The moonlit rockers, Kate Ryan, Caroline Paquita, Don Godwin and J.R. Hankins, are ready to reveal their inner workings. Who'd have dreamt this? Kate on drums, Caroline on bass, Don on guitar, J.R. on flugelhorn. Punk Band!

HEXBANE is here!
And they'll be playing with Lonesome Leash and Gay Panic!
First, HEXBANE will invite the moon brains at 8:30 sharp, the witching hour...
Then Walter will release the birds of his one man music box, Lonesome Leash...
Then Gay Panic will bring us on home in the dance freakout of our dreams...
All this the Eve of Thursday, March 20, the Vernal Equinox
The doors will open at 8pm at The Acheron 
57 Waterbury St, Brooklyn, NY
$7 cover, 21 & over

Please come and welcome HEXBANE to the night!