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Filling up your Artopus sack with presents

It’s time yet again for the winter festivals of gift-giving! Which is probably my least favourite time, as I hate having to shout every day for the next month for y’all to come check out my work and pick stuff up for yourselves/friends/families. Personally, I’d rather someone came and took a class with me to make their own – this Saturday in NYC *is* my holiday card workshop. You should sign up now!

But if you’re not feeling crafty this month, I’ve put together a list of some wonderful people to check out. They run the gamut from art to books to miscellaneous others and I can assure that you’ll be supporting some fantastic people. I’ll try to update this list once a week as more friends run limited edition shops, so check back!

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Listen Hard – bandcamp – Chelsea G. Summers

Chelsea just branched out into recording some of her shorts into spoken word tracks via Bandcamp. You can pick up the whole album of four fully explicit essays from her writings on Adult Mag and, as part of your download, one super special unpublished short story with bonus dismemberment. You want it. I love reading her works, but it’s even more delicious when you hear them read aloud. Best, the whole digital album is available for $3

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Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple’s book is just about to be released and you should grab it NOW! I’ve already gone into why it’s delightful in a previous post, but her memoir of going from young artist and nude model to hard-hitting artist and international journalist is inspiring for anyone. She also has works available in her online store if you want to pick up prints, stickers, art books and more.

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The Bullish Store

Get Bullish was started by Jen Dzuira for feminism- and justice-minded work talk from someone who believes in examining our relationship to corporations before simply “leaning in” to them. It began as an online column and has grown into an annual conference. You can pick up inspirational items in the shop, like my recently printed “(Wo)Manifesto” canvases or organizational materials, access to their webinar series and a number of items featuring their “bullicorn” mascot. If not just shopping around, take the time to read many of the articles on the site to help get back on track or inspire you to start new projects!

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Allison Sommers

I’ve been a long time admirer of Allison’s works. She’s a powerhouse who puts out the most amazing images that toe that beautiful/grotesque line. You can grab prints in her Society6 store or original paintings and miniatures in her Etsy shop. The miniatures are probably my favourite of all!

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Kim Boekbinder

Kim is an amazing musician, who has multiple albums that were funded through Kickstarter and are available for digital download. She’s currently hard at work on two upcoming albums, and you can even subscribe to Mission Control, which gives you behind the scenes access to music, images and more.

Dec. 6: Two Brooklyn markets to find my art!

Those major gift-giving events are coming up, and if you aren’t able to take advantage of making your own awesome screenprinted items, you can come find me at not one but TWO NYC holiday markets.

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First up is the St. Vitus Holiday Flea Market in Greenpoint!
Located at the hardcore-awesome St. Vitus bar, I presented at their earlier this fall at the Halloween market and it was such a fun event that I’m coming back for more. Check out not just my collection of glow-in-the-dark skull prints and gilded porn, but also a fine collection of taxidermy, badass jewelry, vintage clothes, guitar pedals and more via the other fine vendors who will be set up. Come early, grab a beer and take a wander around. I’ll have some new items made that aren’t currently in my online shop, plus I like giving special presents to folks who come out to entertain me while I’m chained to a small table.

Saint Vitus Bar
1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222
2pm-6pm

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Later, if you can’t get enough of browsing my wares or don’t want to deal with the G train, I’ll be showing some brand new textiles at Bushwick Print Lab’s Art of the Tee show!
This one is located at El Cortez in Bushwick and is going to be a big ol’ party.
The ‘Art of the T’ show was created to showcase handmade, printed fashions by great designers and printmakers in the local community. All apparel is released in limited editions. An excellent pop-up shop with designers on hand selling exciting new creations at great prices. Presenters include the Bushwick Print Lab Crew and special printmaker guests. One night only. Full bar. Tiki specialties. Excellent food. Stellar sound system.

Musical Selectors:
DJ Small Change
DJ Mesh

El Cortez
17 Ingraham St, Brooklyn, New York 11206
6pm-12am

Preorder Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple by Dec 1st!

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I’m so excited to announce that Drawing Blood, Molly Crabapple’s memoir and opus to the past 15 years of madness, is being released on December 1st.

As many of you know, I’ve worked with Molly since 2009, starting off as a fan and attendee of Dr. Sketchy’s, volunteering to help break down sets at the end of the session so I could hang out with her and co-conspirator, John Leavitt. I’ve spent the past six years working alongside her for a living to help build the Dr. Sketchy’s empire and assisted her with making every big, glittery art dream a gorgeous reality; this book being the last project we finished together.

Pre-orders are open now, with your pick of online outlets and brick-and-mortar stores:

Amazon | Indiebound | Barnes and Noble

We would love your support in picking up and reading this book. It also features tons of beautiful, full-colour illustrations, including this one, that I love for obvious reasons:

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If you need further bribery, when you pre-order Drawing Blood at any time until December 1st, HarperCollins would like to give you a free signed bookplate via Molly (US only -sorry) Submit proof of preorder here: http://harper.hc.com/drawingblood/

There are also fancy release parties if you’re lucky enough to be around:

November 30th in Conversation with Matt Taibbi. Event starts at 7pm at powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street Brooklyn, NY
December 2nd: A Celebration of Drawing Blood at The Slipper Room. Event at 7pm, 167 Orchard st. New York, NY.

Plus Boston, Seattle and LA.

I’ve already read the whole thing and (ignoring that the best parts are obv my parts) it is a truly beautiful book and I hope you enjoy it as well.

12/5 & 12/17: Upcoming NYC screenprint workshops

Very pleased to announce the return of my group holiday silkscreen workshops at Bushwick Print Lab!

Join me on December 5th and learn the art of two-colour paper printing. Printing 1 colour is fun, but learning how to register a second colour will give you the skills to make an even more dynamic image. BPL will provide blank holiday cards to print on, so you can get your end-of-the-year correspondences out with art you printed yourself. The price is a steal and I recommend signing up immediately.

December 17th is our class for those who leave off holiday gift purchasing to the absolute last minute. If you searched and searched and could never find the t-shirt/tote bag/etc that would be perfect for all your friends and want to give a try at DIY, come out for our one-colour t-shirt printing class. You can purchase your own apparel from BPL or bring your own thrift shop finds to learn either printing via a t-shirt press or on-contact.

In both classes, film, screen rental, tools and an assortment of inks are included as well. You may also bring your own textile-based screen printing ink for use. Instructions for setting up files will be mailed to you upon sign-up.

*All those who wish to register:
Please email your Image/File at Final Print Size (300dpi)
to info@bushwickprintlab.org
subject: HOLIDAY CARD WORKSHOP
or: HOLIDAY TSHIRT WORKSHOP
so we can prepare your film.
Advance payment of $90 secures your space and covers film, screen rental, paper/apparel, inks, and necessary tools.

Learn more at http://bushwickprintlab.org/workshops

 

Con Artist: People’s Choice Awards tonight!

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If you’re around the Lower East Side tonight, you should pop into Con Artist Collective’s People’s Choice show! Con Artist is an amazing artist collective that’s been running for the past 10 years and I recently became a member of. The People’s Choice show is their competition show where people can come in and vote for which artist will have a solo show in their gallery later this year. As my entry, I am displaying my brand new prints from my Pornographic Toile line of art. I hand drew each image and they are printed on 23k gold leaf backgrounds that I hand-gilt.

Con Artist Collective
119 Ludlow St. Ground Floor
NY, NY 10002
tonight, starting at 7pm!

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If you’re not around to check them out in person (and can’t afford the price tag for the originals), I pulled a small edition of 15 on 12×18″ gold cardstock paper, which is available via Paypal! Each is hand-signed and numbered by me and will ship flat. As they’re a bit risqué, I can’t put them in my online stores at this time. So get them quick while they’re still banned.

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