Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Crude Studs Tour

I am so lucky and honored to get to go on tour with the Crude Studs tomorrow!  I've always wanted to go on tour with a band, since it's like, totally punk brah, but I don't drive so I never get invited. Til now!  I'm so glad I have such tight friends; see ya soon SoCal!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Gettin' Magical

Dreams of Donuts #21

This isn't the whole issue, since I didn't really feel totally comfortable scanning all of it (it's personal stuff yo), ordering info is at the top of this page, and I'm also always down for trades.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dreams of Donuts #21

Dreams of Donuts #21 is done, and you can order it for $2 at 5867 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA 94608.  A bit from the intro: "This issue seemed like a good idea at the time.  I remember the exact moment I had it; it was mid-September, and I was sitting in the sun writing in my diary.  On a whim I started flipping back to old entries, and the bulb of the idea was switched "on".  I say it was a good idea at the time , because almost immediately after illustrating a couple of entries, I realized that this in fact was a terrible idea."
This issue is selected diary entries of mine from 2012 to 2013, illustrated as usual, and to be honest it's pretty boring and depressing.  To be really, really honest, when I printed it out today, I really regretted making this issue, not nessisarily because of how embarrassing parts are for me to share, but more so because it just seems kind of like a waste of all the time I invested in making this.  Either way, can't change it now, and I am walking away from this issue more motivated to make Dreams of Donuts #22 great.  Order if you dare.

Monday, March 9, 2015

In Regards to Eric McDavid and the Sacramento News and Review

One more thing for today; one of the last times I was in Sacramento I read this article in the Sacramento weekly the Sacramento News and Review, which I thought was pretty decent coverage of Eric's long sought release (CONGRATS ERIC!!!), but it also brought to memory something they published in 2007 that totally horrified me.  A little blip called the Top Ten Most Annoying Things of 2007, they had the audacity to say this:
7. Eric McDavid
Goes on a hunger strike to protest the lack of a vegan menu in the Sacramento County Jail. Last I heard, you could get all the tossed salad you want in that place.
Which is exactly the reason I have no respect for that fucking paper.

Slingshot #118 Work

I've maintained a lot of distance from the Slingshot collective over the past 3 years or so due to various personal reasons, but after a great day of mailing on sunday, as well as staying for a very small part of our 27 year anniversary party, I feel a closeness to the collective I really haven't experienced before, and feel ready to be more involved in the future.  That said, here's the work I did for the new issue.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Finished Flyer

This only took me two days, among all the other things I did in those two days, which was pretty surprising to me, but I gotta say I'm pretty happy with the way things turned out.  Been feeling pretty lonely lately and wondering where all my friends went, so it's always nice to have projects like this to keep me busy.  If you are in Sacramento YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GO TO THIS SHOW!!!  Not just cuz of the bands, but because (I know I say this all the time) the Crude Studs are some of my favorite people in the world and you should be their friend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mixtape Cover

Mixtape cover in the works for my friend Dandy, to whom I've been a terrible pen-pal thus far.  Hopefully this will make up for all the slacking on letters on my part.  I met Dandy when Enola and I went to the Portland Zine Symposium together back in 2012 or something, cuz we all tabled in the same area.  Actually, I'm pretty sure I described us in Dreams of Donuts #16 as the punk neighborhood of the Symposium.  Either way, Dandy is hecka cool, and you can see their awesome photos here.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Little Peak

From a little work I did last night on Dreams of Donuts #21.  I did a bunch of illustration for the new issue of Slingshot last weekend, but didn't think to take pictures of any of it so ya'll will have to wait for the issue to come out (assuming anyone reads this blog anyways.  Do you read this?  Leave me a comment if you want so I know I'm not writing to an empty void in the internet)

P.S. Another black man has been murdered by the police, this time in LA.  Get angry.