Sunday, October 30, 2011

Animation inspiration

A relatively unknown piece by Jan Svankmajer that I truly enjoy....

Friday, October 28, 2011

WOMANIMALISTIC #2: Coochie Party

Cover of the super limited edition (only 32, not available for sale) of  WOMANIMALISTIC #2: Coochie Party. I can't wait finish this work in progress and hope to release the final version this winter...
I'm back in Brooklyn after an amazing two weeks in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Again, many thanks to the Roberts Street Social Centre for granting me an artists residency to work on a new issue of WOMANIMALISTIC, as well as have the time to think about upcoming projects. 
As usual, there is a lot on the plate these days- hopefully within the month I'll be able to report on all the news! Until then, take care and enjoy Fall...

Capp wandering the trail at Crystal Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia

Crystal Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia

Never too cold to swim! Nova Scotia, October 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Events in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I've been up in Halifax, Nova Scotia doing an artists residency at The Roberts Street Social Centre/Anchor Achive Zine Library and needless to say, it's been a totally great experience. Everyone that I've encountered here at the space are some of the sweetest, most inspiring folk that I've met in a long time. It's been refreshing to see a larger group of people that have figured out the fine balance of being politically minded, community oriented, and FUN (all at the same time, yes- it is possible), while also maintaining a space where people can think big, connect with others and work on long-term projects. Roberts Street, you really have a lot of magic going on and thanks for inviting me to participate in some of it!
 My time here is wrapping up, but not without a couple events this upcoming weekend. Listed below are the details, as well as a few photos from this amazing and beautiful city...

Join Caroline Paquita (Brooklyn, NY) at the Halifax Zine Fair this Saturday! She'll be tabling with Roberts Street and will be taking questions on everything from printing, Risograph duplicators, the "Occupy" movement, feminism, bee-keeping, raising chickens in urban environments and more. Ask anything and she will try to answer, as best as she can...
WOMANIMALISTIC #2: Coochie Party (a work in progress done during her residency) will be available for sale, as well as WOMANIMALISTIC #1, a 2012 calendar and FUTURE TENSE, a new comic compilation featuring 11 different artists from Germany and the U.S. Come and get it while you can!

first page in the new zine
The following night (Sunday, the 23rd), please join her at Roberts Street for a potluck and fire (weather permitting). All printing geeks (meaning anyone who loves printed matter) are encouraged to attend, in order to have an informal, larger discussion about the mediums and techniques that are used to get work out into the larger world. Think of it as a very relaxed skillshare and a nice way to spend your Sunday night, after a long weekend of music and zines. 7pm, onwards!

"Rustic Shack," aka, my little sleeping den.
View of my messy den
Favorite poster to stare at in bed

Local store (specializing in products from Newfoundland) that sells sauerkraut by the pound
View from a bunker in Point Park

Monday, October 3, 2011

2012 Calendar and a new comic compilation:

Cover of the new Paquita calendar.

Cover by Edie Fake!

Just a little preview...

After months of work, both the 2012 Paquita Calendar and FUTURE TENSE, a comic compilation featuring eleven different artist, are DONE. Woo-woo! You can click on the links above, or can find them at my Etsy shop:

FUTURE TENSE features the amazing work of: 
Edie Fake, Jo Dery, Mike Taylor, Roby Newton, Sy Wagon, Anna Haifisch, James Turek, Al Burian, Josh Bayer, Kasey Henneman and uh, myself. 

It's 48 pages of content (52 total), all printed here at the house on my trusty old Risograph- using burgundy, blue and red ink. Everyone in this compilation is super rad, talented and on point! I encourage you to seek out their other various projects if you're not already familiar with their bad-ass-ery.

Tired, disgusting and confused by the weather in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Jo Dery.

It's been crazy whirlwind lately, but a super huge thanks must be extended to everyone who came out to the events at Modern Times (Minneapolis), Quimby's (Chicago) and then the City Reliquary (BROOKLYN!) this past week. It was great to make new friends and reconnect with old pals as well. 
To sound like a total granny, it's been warming my heart these days to know that there are still so many folks making comics/zines, drawing with pens (not on the computer), creating objects with their own hands, and who still find pleasure to real-life printed material. It seems as if there's  a printing renaissance happening these days and it's nice to have a big stack of new things to read next to the bed. I'm hoping that this is a sign that either people don't care about the Internet as much anymore, or never did to begin with. Nonetheless, here's to new projects and 2012!


Papa Ski and Ursula playing some records at Modern Times, Minneapolis, MN

Calliope, briefly perturbed, at Modern Times, Minneapolis, MN