I have a new zine out, called “The Sinew that Shrinks.” You can buy it from Quimby’s (it’s listed under Sassyfrass Circus #8) or send me an email (sassyfrasscircus at gmail dot com) if you want one! It’s a mix of writing, collage and comics, 30 pages. Also Quimby’s is restocked in a bunch of my older zines, though they’re all listed under different author names so you have to search by title.
Edie Fake writes: “Brager circumnavigates the physical remnants of loss, specifically the electric energies of the departed. The pieces that make up this zine constitute an experimental essay on ghosting, memory, were-wolvery, vibration and the psychic and emotional impact of families, given and chosen.”
Or rather, I am going to it. What kinds of things would you like me to bring for your purchase? Besides, obviously, zines.
This is going to be a book cover for a swell small press:
This is going to be a postcard for one of my favorite distros:
It’s based on the cover of Wimmen’s Comix #7 drawn by Melinda Gebbie. I’m going to attempt to do it in full color even though it ain’t my forte.
Femme a Barbe 3 is now available on Etsy. There are also a couple copies over at Red Emma’s in Baltimore!
Sorry for the blurry picture, I know you like my khaki sheets. The real point is, you too can be a proud owner of a very limited number of Sassyfrass Circus #7! Get ‘em while they’re hot from Etsy. Inquire within if you want to trade and/or review.
“Sassyfrass Circus #7 features 26 pages of comics, flowcharts and rants covering topics that vary from cicadas to idiopathic hirsutism. Rave reviews include “This is barely coherent in a good way” and “it needed more comic representations of me”. Made in one cheese-fueled sitting with a circa-1970s Adler cursive typewriter, a fairly functional printer, and some scraps of paper. Half size, black and white, pretty amusing and a perfect length to read on the toilet.”
p.s. Sassyfrass Circus is not for profit and all monies go towards printing and postage costs, and occasional other supplies like tape, staples and oh so much rubber cement.
I drew this at the beginning of the Crafternoon. But guess what! After chatting with some rad folks, including my distro neighbor Dwayne B, and drinking some spiked coffee (delivered by Rachael, since I was stuck behind the table), it was actually pretty fun.
In other news, there is an interview with Bastian Fox Phelan on Zine Weekly which reminds me that I am still taking submissions for Femme a Barbe 3! Until March!
And, if you happen to live or be traveling in the UK, you can now get my zines from the lovely Tukru at Vampire Sushi Distro.
I’ve been making a lot of cards recently, particularly thank you cards–both for my use and for a couple of folks who requested my services. Here are a couple of examples:
Plus, Hannah Reads Zines email interviewed me, and that’s posted. Enjoy the embarrassing typos and glimpse into my brain, since you don’t get enough of that. Stay for the other better stuff she posts.
Also, remember Sassyfrass will be tabling at the Small is Beautiful Crafternoon on Dec. 11th from 2-6! It’s at The Annex (525 Shepherd St NW) and I will have zines and hopefully other goodies!
p.s. Femme a Barbe 2 review posted on Hello Amber! Also, remember I am taking submissions for #3!
Hey friends! Sassyfrass Circus will be distroing at the Small is Beautiful Crafternoon on Dec. 11th from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Annex in Northwest DC. Come pick up holiday treats for everyone on your list, from your freaky neighbor to your favorite bearded lady. All proceeds go to making more zines!
Femme a Barbe Vol. 2 is now available! Whoo! I’ll have it at the Richmond Zine Fest and it is up on my Etsy.