The deadline for Doykeit #2 (the diaspora issue) quickly approaches and I have finally come up with a potential cover–like the cover for #1 references the story of Ruth and Naomi, this one draws on the story of Jacob wrestling the angel in a queer(ed) hermeneutic (#nerd). Send me your submissions by August 1st!
This has been a summer of being on the road, of plans that don’t quite work out and things not going quite as planned. I’ve had to cancel my trip to the Portland Zine Symposium, which means that I don’t really have a particularly date by which summer zines need to be finished. With that in mind, you have the whole month of July to send me straggler submissions. The Long Distance zine will be assembled when I get back from Poland (Doykeit will be assembled sometime after that). I am especially still looking for visual submissions, pieces on co-parenting or being co-parented across distance, and dealing with immigration/ national borders. I would also take more submissions on digital or web-based relationships. Skype screenshots are acceptable submissions. I am not at this time interested in fiction pieces, and for written submissions in general, remember that specificity and focusing in on a particular event or situation makes for a better read, rather than narrating the entire history of a relationship. The original call for submissions is here: http://sassyfrasscircus.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/call-for-submissions-long-distance-zine/.
Thanks to everyone who has sent me their amazing submissions so far, hoping to return to an inbox full of awesome.
Drew up this piece today for someone who donated to my summer donation campaign. This actually wasn’t a request, it was just what I was feeling at the moment, but if you donate, you can request things! I refer you back to ye olde summer projects “I need some money real bad” drive, a few posts down.
Anyway, interspecies bud stacking is basically the salve my heart needs right now.
That and moving and getting ready for this lil Zinefest Saturday (11-5 at St. Stephens Church in Columbia Heights). I’m also reading at the Bad Zine Everybody’s Fault Midwest-Invades-the-Capital event at the Dollhouse on Friday. Come give me a hug and say goodbye.
After that, you can catch me at FemmeCon in Baltimore, doing a workshop and showing some arts, and then at the Philly Feminist Zinefest with all the zines. I’ll have Doykeit #1 at the D.C. Zinefest and I will definitely have a new Femme a Barbe in time for the Philly Feminist Zinefest. The new Sassyfrass remains elusive. We’ll see.
I’ve been working on putting together the materials for this event for the past couple of weeks and I think it’ll be really awesome! Also I am moving away at the end of the summer/ work a lot, so you should totally come so we can high five and hang out.
DC Zinefest is teaming up with the Fridge to bring you its famous popup library, zine readings, and a popup art show of zinesters from near, hither, and yon. At 516 1/2 8th Street SE (Rear Alley), Washington, DC 20003, 2 blocks from the Eastern Market metro.
Confirmed Readers include
Linsay from The Runcible Spoon
Jen from Jen[ny] Ambular
Rachel from Hoax
Lots more TBA
At $5, it’s a steal!
Come Support this amazing venue and the fest.
Flier by Amy Breesman
Someone told me to draw a chorus line of dancing donuts:
Someone told me to draw “Mitt Romney as he who shall not be named from Harry Potter. Maybe drinking unicorn’s blood.”:
My roommate Matthew comments, “too political!”
My mother comments, “How about [you draw] Obama running back to school to learn how to run a country . . .”
Keepin’ it fair and balanced, people. Just kidding, smash the state.
Someone told me to draw a unicorn eating Malcolm Harris’s cigarettes:
Someone told me to draw “a gorgeous pic of a bearded lady”:
Yesterday evening while I was dozing off while watching Kids in the Hall and eating asparagus wrapped in surryano ham I came to the realization that I don’t want to stress out about finishing Sassyfrass Circus #8 before the Chicago Zinefest. Sorry suckers, no new zine.
However, as one of my last ditch attempts to finish said zine, I told people on the Internet that I would draw anything they asked me to. So I will be posting those on here in batches for your amusement and/or derision. Also I just watched that SNL sketch about how my generation is really into being Internet famous and remembered that I don’t actually have to do anything except post things on the Internet that get a lot of hits. Har har har.
Without further ado…
Someone asked me to draw a banana wearing sunglasses:
Someone asked me to draw a taco running:
Someone asked me to draw myself eating things with a favorite person:
I’ll post more of them later.
I am attempting to learn how to do things in Photoshop. This would be easier if i had a newer version of the program and/ or a tablet of some sort. This is why I stick to black and white doodlin’.
In other news look at my cute gym buddy. I doodled this in my sketchbook while waiting for the actual comic I am working on to save in Photoshop, because it took like a half hour.