PR3COLUMBIAN

29 Jun

I did a quick portrait of a Philly artist I admire a ton, Chaska//DJ Precolumbian . Seemed like a good way to celebrate moving to Philly this week! #babesandheros

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<3 jb

Mendoza the Jew Review up on the LA Review of Books

27 Jun

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This review just went up on the LA Review of books! So excited to get to read this great book and draw some weird sports art. Football helmets are confusing.

jb

What to Keep in Muzzle Magazine

8 Jun

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Just a quick piece in the most recent issue of Muzzle Magazine! Go for the art, stay for the poem titled “Butthole Butthole Butthole Butthole.”

<3 jb

p.s. sorry I am not posting a lot, I am busy getting a PhD. Also a lot of stuff is in the pipes. Check the pipes.

Philly Feminist Zinefest Reading tomorrow!

17 May

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Featuring:
Cynthia Ann – writes the creative nonfiction zine Secret Bully and the oral history zine Habits of Being. She is the zine editor at The Le Sigh, a musician, and a true bull Taurus.

Laura Chow Reeve writes in West Philly, but is preparing to move across the country to get her MA in Asian American Studies. In January, she wrote a weird short story every day. It’s now a zine called “An Introduction to Eating Your Heart: 31 Stories in 31 Days.”

Ariana Stone (Ariana Stone makes Phlegm Fatale, a perzine about her dumb life. She is a DC Zinefest co-organizer and snack enthusiast. She would love to see you there this year, especially if you have snacks.)

Nilu Duang (Fluxxii)

Khristina Acosta is the co-founder of No Shame Distro, a people of color collective that promotes zine writers and artists of color. She is the author of the zines Birthday Party and What to Keep / What to Give Away. These zines explore the topics of healthy relationships with other’s and one’s own sexualities, assimilation and the loss of language, and being a person of color in the punk world. She was additionally an organizer of Clitfest New Brunswick in 2012. Khristina currently resides in Philadephia, although she can be found traveling to multiple cities throughout the East Coast and Canada.

Jen Twigg (Tongueswell) is a Maryland native who lived in Chicago for four years and organized the Chicago Zine Fest for three of them. She now lives in Philly and learned how to make coffee drinks for her job from YouTube. She writes zines about playing music, trying to find a home, family secrets, and more.

Taryn Hipp (Taryn Hipp is an old tattooed college lady who has been making zines for more than half her life. Currently she writes the perzine “Ladyteeth,” a collection of stories about her experiences living with anxiety, getting divorced, getting sober, & falling in love. Every day is a beautiful gift & a terrifying adventure that continues to make her stronger.)

Come hang out!

JB

Mark Yr Calendar! Philly Feminist Zinefest!

7 May

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Drew up this flier for the Philly Feminist Zinefest, which will be taking place on June 28th at Neighborhood House in Philly! Registration is already open for tablers, and a bunch of lead-up events are happening, including a May 18th zine reading where you can come hang out with me, and other people that are cooler than me.

Also, if you want to get real deep in the zine world but maybe haven’t let fly with your own zine yet, consider submitting to one of mine? Perhaps this Born in Flames fanzine?

<3 jb

Video sketch–The End of a Perfect Day

30 Mar

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I’ve been playing around a lot with digital copies home movies taken primarily by my great grandfather before and after World War II, mostly in Germany and Belgium. I have been really taken especially by the juxtaposition in post-war vacation footage, between footage of my Oma and her children (my grandfather and great aunt) hiking, kayaking, sightseeing etc., and scans of the bombed ruins of European cities, beginning to be rebuilt. Most jarring for me was the footage of sex workers posing for my great-grandfather’s video camera, amidst the rubble. I’ve been playing with that footage and this is what I came up with today:

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jb

New Friendship Zine!

25 Mar

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A lil comic I drew for a friend of mine is in a new friendship zine edited by Stranger Danger maven Heather! I just got it in the mail and it is so good. There are some serious heavy hitters in here including LB of Truckface and JC of Tributaries and also other zinesters whose names don’t combine to make my name.

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I don’t think its up in the catalog yet over at Stranger Danger Distro but it will be soon!

–JB (who is totally swamped with grading and schoolwerk)

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