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Frostville prints & more

Work on our upcoming children's book by Daniel Frost, Atop a Hill in Frostville, is coming along swimmingly and we're sharing a few peeks at what's forthcoming in the form of some new paper goods based on images from the book! One of the main characters in the story is an energetic pup and here he is on a flat card at full attention with ears and tail perked up when something catches his eye... Through the book we follow him across town and in this new print you can see his visit to the dog park along with a lot of funny stuff going on including the idea that owners and their pets have a shared resemblance... We also...

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Living Things 9 & 10 debuting in London

We're bringing our Living Things series of mini art books to a close with two final fantastic installments by Martine Workman (Vol. 9 "Dance") and JooHee Yoon (Vol. 10 "House Plant")! We can't wait to make them available online and in our SF mini store, but there are only a handful of copies in existence at the moment and most of them are headed to England for their international debut this Saturday at the East London Comics & Art Festival (ELCAF), courtesy of Portland's Reading Frenzy! ELCAF is organized by the awesome Nobrow Press and this 2nd year of the fest will feature tons of exhibitors, artists, talks, and workshops at York Hall. We're thrilled to be launching the conclusion...

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Chicago: CAKE 2013

Chicago is the perennial hotbed of indie comics and you can experience a weekend-long celebration of them at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)! The second year of this talent-packed event is taking place at Center on Halsted this Saturday and Sunday and there will be comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions. There are also a handful of associated signings and events around town starting tonight. Meet lots of comics luminaries in-person including Chris Ware, Kim Deitch, Lisa Hanawalt and Little Otsu artists Jo Dery (who did all the artwork for CAKE 2013), Lilli Carré (who curated a screening of experimental animation showing on Saturday at 3pm), Jeremy Tinder, and John Porcellino (with his Spit and a Half...

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New APAK calendar & show at Land

Our fellow Portlanders Ayumi and Aaron (aka APAK) have a solo show, Dreaming Together, opening this Friday at the Land gallery. There will be lots of all new work including some 3-D sculptures! Also exciting is that there will be limited copies on-hand of their brand new Little Otsu 2014 calendar, Everyday Magic! We know it's early to be thinking about next year already, but it's never too early to secure your copy of this great calendar that features art from the show. And if you can't make it to the show in Portland, not to worry as they'll be available online shortly. Dreaming Together New work by APAK Land, 3925 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 503.451.0689 June 7th-30th,...

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Philatelic Friday: Chad Insects & Spiders

1972 Republic of Chad I found this complete set of five Chadian stamps in one of many glassine envelopes that I apparently acquired in the 80's from the Jamestown Stamp Company. The spiders are the most striking, with their stylized colored webs, although the almost psychedelic background of the rhino beetle holds its own.

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