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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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Martine Workman at Brooklyn Zine Fest

Our old pal & LO artist Martine Workman is going to be at the Brooklyn Zine Fest in Williamsburg this weekend with her new cards and Water and Fall mini book that she made for us, her newspaper project The Methow Mill, Prince Food (her zine about food in Prince songs), and the perennial favorite Hunks, among other goodies. Admission is free and open to the public so go meet some great artists and writers! You can read an interview the Zine Fest did with Martine and there is also an article about the Fest in the New York Times. Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013 Sunday, April 21st 11am-6pm Public Assembly 70 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY FREE, all ages &...

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Introducing: Daniel Frost

The awesome UK graphic arts festival Pick Me Up starts this Thursday at Somerset House in London and provides the perfect opportunity to finally share one of our big projects with you! One of the international rising stars of the graphics arts world specially selected by an industry panel to be featured in the Pick Me Up Selects artist showcase is Daniel Frost and we're thrilled to announce that he's working on a children's book with us! The picture book takes place in his wonderful fictional town of Frostville--it's a charming place populated with colorful characters and humorous city life. We love Daniel's elongated figures, use of bold colors, expressive simplicity, and sense of the comical.  It's been fun working...

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