Took part in the 1st Annual Comics Life Event in Greensboro, NC this past weekend. It took place at WAM Rev Gallery at the historic Revolution Mill, a former textile mill building. I was also part of a panel discussion “Stepping Into the World of Zines and Memoir” with Critic Rob Clough.
I recorded an interview with Paper Cuts at Current Books in Richmond on March 31, 2018. The podcast episode is now online at Paper Cuts' website, iTunes, Anchor & via other podcast distributors. This episode includes interviews between Paper Cuts' host Christopher Kardambikis and Athena Naylor, Alison Baitz, Lucy Kirkman Allen & Orvokki Crosby. Recorded at Studio Two Three.
Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Through a series of Podcasts and live events, Paper Cuts features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Paper Cuts was founded in 2015 by Christopher Kardambikis and originally produced by Clocktower Radio in Brooklyn. Paper Cuts has now struck out on their own as a podcast.
more about the other guests interviewed in this episode:
Athena Naylor is an autobiographical cartoonist and illustrator currently based in D.C. (originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Included in her many interests are: perceptions of memory, everyday absurdity, and contemporary adaptations of historical events and stories. She earned a master’s degree in art history to explore the relationship between art history and comics, and her writing has been featured in DIRT magazine. You can most easily find updates on her current creative projects on instagram @athena.naylor.
Alison Baitz publishes her zines — On Flora, about plants, and Poetics, about words — under the name Saint Lydia. She co-founded The DC Art Book Fair and the Free Feminist Library. This fall she is starting library school and is really excited about it.
Lucy Kirkman Allen is a painter and curator living in Bavon, VA. She studied at the Cooper Union in New York, NY and was a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France. Allen has co-directed three artist-run gallery spaces: Studio DTFU (Dallas, TX), Serendipity: Williams House (Onemo, VA), and #FFFHEX (Mathews, VA), and co-founded Airprint Press, a publishing project dedicated to open access to artist books. She has exhibited her work at Homeland Security, New Age Drinks, Angstrom Gallery, the Dallas Biennial and Galleri Urbane. Her work and projects have been covered in publications such as Art in America, FDLuxe, Glasstire, /seconds, the Dallas Morning News, DMagazine and Lonny.
We will pop up at Greensboro Zine Fest on July 29, from 11am- 5pm. It will take place at the historic Revolution Mill.
What to Expect:
- Zinesters, Bookbinders, Small Press Publishers, & Print-makers from ALL OVER the East Coast!
- FREE WORKHSOPS & Panel Discussions ALL about the culture of Zines!
- And a RADICAL GOOD TIME.
Excited to be participating in the Current Art Book Fair in Richmond, VA on March 31, 2018. "CURRENT Books will showcase high-quality works by art book publishers, artists, writers, and artist collectives who produce print media including artists' books, monographs, and zines. CURRENT Books will highlight regional makers from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina, and give them a platform to exhibit and sell their work."
Taking place at Studio Two Three at 3300 W. Clay Street, on March 31 from 12-8pm, with a preview brunch at 11am. We will also be a part of a panel talk on the topic of 'Publishing as Curation' on the evening of Friday, March 30 from 7-9pm moderated by Don Russell, the Executive Director of Provisions Library, a research center for arts and social change based out of George Mason University.
The Concern Newsstand will pop up at Zine Machine on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11am-6pm. Come by & see it! More info here: https://zinemachinefest.com/
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