Monday, December 31, 2012


  I'm starting to really hate working on big canvasses because it takes me so long.
P.S. Happy new year and all that stuff.

Sunday, December 30, 2012


  I'm glad that I have a hair of a mention in these two zines, because I really like them both and am glad I can talk about them on this blog.
  The first is the new installment of Absolutely Zippo, "Collective Chaos", which is  a collection of bay area show flyers from 1988 to 2012.  My claim of note in this issue is in the acknowledgements, of people "who influenced the way I did fliers", I get my name listed.  Thanks Eggy!
   This zine is great.  It's pretty much an illustrated history of East Bay bands and venues.  It starts out with a lot of Blatz shows in yards or at Gilman, and advances to a medely of east bay events and news, like movie nights, pirate radio stations, house shows, etc.  Most of the fliers are done by Eggplant, and you really get a taste of his style.  I'm assuming you can order this zine from him at: P.O. Box 4985, Berkeley CA 94704.

  Next is the new issue of No Gods No Mattress (#18), the Hawai'i 510 issue, all about Enola going to Hawaii with friends. 
  My mention in this one isn't quite a mention, but on page 71 Enola uses on of my pages for the slingshot organizer as the background, which in my book is reason enough to talk about this zine. 
  This zine is also really great.  Enola shares her experiences visiting Hawaii and feeling more and more bothered by tourism and colonialism, not to mention white hippies.  During her stay she doesn't really feel like she finds natives or glimpses of native culture amid the sea of the tourism and white hippie/weed culture, except for in books at the library.  In the very end is the political article she wrote for the last issue of Slingshot based on her trip. 


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Shout Out from Tomas of Rad Dad

Describe your zine style. What can we expect to find at your table?
It’s gonna be a hodgepodge of things: radical parenting stuff randy poetry and playful fun short fiction zines. Right now I’ve been writing stories while listening to an album – I’ve written three so far: one to journey, one to Elliott smith and one to Black Sabbath… And I love to trade!
What are your three favorite small-press/DIY publications?
· Wonder & Wander by Annie Yu — so awesome it’s this mix of her finding a used typewriter, a how to guide for using a typewriter, maps and stories of walking the streets of San Francisco
· Boob Juice by Mindi Jackson – a young mama wrestling with big questions and a little baby
· Dreams of Donuts by Heather Wreckage – a really strong comic zine dealing with occupy Oakland and other issues
· Kerbloom by Artnoose — just plain wonderful and consistent
What advice would you give to a first-time zinester or to an aspiring zinemaker?
Do it any way you can. Don’t let perfection prevent you; don’t let production quality stop you. Then mail it to your role models; write a letter and offer it. Give to friends and lovers, hell even haters and cops. I am always excited to see someone take a risk and put out his or her stories. Also read lots of zines, find out what you like offer praise and offer encouragement to others. Build your community.
What’s the best thing that ever happened to you because of zines?
The letters I get. I just got one from Kathleen Hanna about Rad Dad 22: Riot Parent, which was so amazing to hear her share her experiences and offer her encouragement. I also got a letter from Cindy Crab of Doris telling me she enjoyed the fiction novella I’ve been doing. But the best thing is getting postcards or letters from other everyday people like the one I just got from a mother isolated in Michigan looking for community, looking for other stories to let her know she is not alone in the struggle. That to makes everything worth it!
Find out more about Rad Dad over here!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stormy Weather Part Dos

The Illuminati

Franklin's Mint - "Spider Babies"

In the new issue of Dreams of Donuts, I talk about going to the beach with Aaron and Phil to film music videos, and then Phil dies but not for real.  Anyways, here's Phil's video from that day (I got to kick sand in Phil's face).

Monday, December 3, 2012

James and I

Thanks Aaron Hood for all the fancy pain and to my mama for an easel.  I'm going to try painting more.


  Done while listening to religious talk radio this morning.


  I started a DeviantART account, but I'm not really sure why yet.  Tis right