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      Living Things 9 & 10 debuting in London

      Living Things 9 & 10

      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 of our series at such a great event!

      Find our brand new Living Things and APAK 2014 Everyday Magic calendar at the Reading Frenzy table. Also say hi to London-based Living Things Vol. 1 and LO Annual planner artist Lizzy Stewart at her booth (news of this year's Annual with more great art from Lizzy coming soon)!

      East London Comics & Arts Festival
      June 22nd, 2013, 10am-7pm
      York Hall
      5 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London
      £3 for adults, free for kids under 16 accompanied by an adult

      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 distro). And it's all free!

      CAKE 2013

      Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)
      June 15 & 16, 2013, 11am-6pm
      Center on Halsted
      3656 N Halsted, Chicago
      free and open to the public

      New APAK calendar & show at Land

      APAK Everyday Magic 2014 Calendar

      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, 2013
      opening reception with the artists June 7th, 6pm-9pm

      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

      Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013
      Sunday, April 21st 11am-6pm
      Public Assembly
      70 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
      FREE, all ages & open to everyone

      Introducing: Daniel Frost

      Welcome to Frostville

      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 with him on developing the book and we're super excited with how it's coming along. It won't be released until the fall and we'll be posting updates, but you can get sneak peaks of process and ideas on Daniel's blog and if you're in London, you can meet him and see his work-in-progress at Pick Me Up!

      FrostvilleBoy

      Pick Me Up (London, UK)
      April 18th-28th, 2013
      Somerset House, Embankment Galleries
      Daily 10am-6pm (Last admission 5:15pm)
      Thursdays 10am-10pm (Last admission 11:15pm)
      £8, concessions £6, Festival Pass £15 (buy tickets online)