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SF: George Chen's 4/20 Variety Show

Hey Bay Area, my brother George has put together another Variety Show! It's tonight in SF at ATA (just down the street from our old store). The name/logo is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the date (don't show up expecting a stoner gathering; well, not purposefully). You can read an interview with George and watch a clip of his intro from the first variety show on Argot & Ochre. By the way, our mom does NOT sound like that! A mix of talk show, comedy, and music performance. Hosted by George Chen publisher V. Vale ( comedian Chris Thayer ( cartoonist Jason Shiga ( performance by Tastyville ( music by Spaceburn (Steve Santa Maria and Brian Tester) ATA, 992 Valencia Street,...

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Jo Dery Tiny Showcase

The lovely folks over at Tiny Showcase have just launched a new showcase for Jo Dery and her Living Things! Jo has made a new painting of a lemur (another animal she came across in her pheromones research) just for this print and you can get it along with her Living Things book, both signed by her. On top of all that, you'll be supporting Jo's charity choice, Crossroads Rhode Island. It's a win-win!

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Chicago: two great small press events this week

We wish we could wing our way over to Chicago for  The Small Press & Comics Symposium and the Chicago Zine Fest as they both sound amazing! The Small Press & Comics Symposium is on Thursday from 4-8pm and has panelists for zines and comics (including Chris Ware!) and a special bonus that Lilli Carré did the poster for it! The Chicago Zine Fest is Friday and Saturday and includes readings, exhibitors, workshops and even a DIY film festival that Lilli has a film in. Check their website for full listings and info:

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