Why am I such a total jerk all the time?

Hic & Hoc will be at PIX this weekend.  Swing by to tell me what a beautiful shade of blue my eyes are. 
Excellent poster art by Jeremy Baum.

Hic & Hoc will be at PIX this weekend.  Swing by to tell me what a beautiful shade of blue my eyes are. 

Excellent poster art by Jeremy Baum.

Hic & Hoc will be at PIX, trying to make awkward conversation with Theo Ellsworth.
theoellsworth:

sethfronzoli:

Getting ready to plaster the town with these bad boys. #pix2014

The PIX posters I drew have been printed!

Hic & Hoc will be at PIX, trying to make awkward conversation with Theo Ellsworth.

theoellsworth:

sethfronzoli:

Getting ready to plaster the town with these bad boys. #pix2014

The PIX posters I drew have been printed!

Go have a gander at Amy Jean Porter’s One Hundred Hedgehogs project.
amyjeanporter:

Hedgehog, Rhododendron, Shuttlecock (with love for the hedgehog who recently got caught in a badminton net near Chard in Somerset. (He is recovering well.)

Go have a gander at Amy Jean Porter’s One Hundred Hedgehogs project.

amyjeanporter:

Hedgehog, Rhododendron, Shuttlecock (with love for the hedgehog who recently got caught in a badminton net near Chard in Somerset. (He is recovering well.)

Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair V Scene Report

The Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair in Baltimore this past weekend was freaking great.  Here’s my scene report.

1. Open Space member Sarah Konigsburg and her boyfriend Matt Clough were incredible hosts.  Here’s a picture of a little sculpture by Matt that sat over their staircase:

And their awesome wall of air plants:

2. The fair was GREAT.  Amazing traffic on both days, lots of people actually bought things, nice people, and so on and so forth.  The organizers really did a fantastic job.

3. I had a great talk with Mickey Zacchilli about ecsema.  I’m not sure she’d agree with me that it was a great talk, but she gave me very good advice (moisturize).  She remains one of my top 10 favorite people in the world (after myself, my family, and the survivng members of Devo).  Here’s a picture of a can of Yoo Hoo.

4.  Mitchell Goodrich was possibly the nicest table neighbor I’ve ever had. He was so nice that at several points over the course of the weekend I wanted to punch him to see whether he’d still be nice to me.  Here’s a picture of the comic Mi Kasa that he made with Andrew Liang and Nick Iluzada.

5. I didn’t get out from behind my table much to buy many comics, but the one thing I’m super excited about is the two issues Zoe Burke's Sanpa Ku that I picked up.  It has hand-stitched cloth covers and the first page reads “Spoiler Alert: You Will Die.”

6. The highlight of my weekend was when I trying to tell the parents of an 8 year old kid at my table that some of the comics were not age appropriate, and the kid looked at me with wide, excited eyes and said “At home we have a snow globe with the F-word in it.”  The kid bought two Neil Fitzpatrick comics on Saturday, and sent his parents back to buy a third on Sunday.

7. If, like me, you wash your hands 20-30 times a day, Baltimore is not for you.

Looking forward to next year!

I’ll see you tomorrow, right?  And you’ll want to look at some Hic & Hoc books and say nice things to me?
openspacebaltimore:

BALTIMORE, MD, March 2014 -

Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public. 

MAIN EVENT: PMF V
Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair
D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218March 8th and 9th, 12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411116449033216/

Featured Vendors:

&2D Cloud57 CellACRESAndrew WaltersAndy GabrysiakArts & Sciences ProjectsBeauty TodayBernard StieglerBite Not PressBlack Aggie PressBlackberrysBlaise LarmeeBooklyn Artists AllianceBrian BlomerthCapriciousColor Wheel Digital PrintingConveyor EditionsCurrent SpaceDale BeranDylan ThadaniEggFreakerEhse RecordsEmily BurtnerEmpty StretchEric HelgasFAMILYFAMILYTREEGary KachadourianGet LostGinevra ShayHic & Hoc PublicationsHoly Page RecordsHood College Art GalleriesJames BouchéJessica Hans CeramicsJulia ScottJulia YergerJustin Sloane

KingsboroKodi FabricantKyle TataLale WestvindLauren PakradooniLeah WishniaLease AgreementLesser Gonzalez AlvarezLitho ShopLupinMatt ThurberMax EilbacherMega PressMICA: Retooling the CottageMickey ZacchilliMike Taylor
Mixed MediaMorgan FraileyNicholas Verstraeten
NNA Tapes
Open Space 
Peradam
Player Press
Poety UnlimitedPrint/Collect
Process CollectivePublishing GeniusRachel YounghansRock & RoseRock BottomRosemary LissRyan SyrellSacred PrismsophiajacobSpaces CornersSpider’s Pee-PawSwill ChildrenTapdupTerence HannumToo TemporaryWEIRD MagazineWham CityWiley GuillotWorms PressZach Hazard VaupenZine Of The Month
FEATURED PROGRAMMING:

- - Virtual - -
Thumbs Up - Sight specific, wireless broadcast of works made for viewing on cell phones and other glass devices. Featuring works by Ben Marcus (Chicago), Ryan Riss (Denver), and more.

- - Friday March 7th - -

The Crown, 1910 N Charles StMusic from Gun Tit, Vlonde, Oh Hang, and more
 - - Saturday March 8th - -
MICA Studio Center 131 W North Ave
Super Intense Fan Fiction Reading Series: Jordan Card convinces noted Baltimore personalities to unlock their diaries and read the most personal excerpts from their voluminous store of passionate fan fiction. Featuring Rjyan Kidwell (Silver Surfer), Dale Beran (Twilight), Molly Colleen O’Connell (Golden Girls), and Justin Lucas (Steve: Irwin The Crocodile Hunter). Blushing encouraged.

Spiral Cinema Presents: Selections from UNDERVOLT. Screening and Q+A with Jimmy Joe Roche and Nicholas O’ Brien

Animation Screening and Q+A from Dash Shaw

Preparing Images for Digital Printing: A lecture by Liz Donadio, owner & operator of Color Wheel. Learn how to best prepare your files for existence outside the digital realm. With 10 years of experience making digital prints, Donadio will share her expertise on how to achieve optimal quality and consistent results.

Club K, 2101 Maryland Ave
Early Pop Music Show, 6pm


- - Sunday March 9th - -
Wind Up Space, 12 W North Ave:
Poetry Readings: Lesser Gonzalez Alverez, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Brendan Sullivan, Alex Ventura, Tim Paggi, Alaina Stamatis, Chloe Maratta 


MICA Studio Center, 131 W North Ave:
Pecha Kucha: Selector Series. This quick-fire presentation lineup features notable creatives sharing their ideas on curation, selection, and editing. Liz Durette, Keith Varadi, Megan Plunkett, R.M. O’Brien, Deana Haggag, Sydney Shen, Andrew Liang, Aaron Estes, Kelley McNutt, Nik Planck



SATELLITE PROGRAMMING:
- - Friday March 7th - -
Wanting/Waiting, Linda Yung LEASE AGREEMENT, 3718 Ellerslie Ave. 4-8pm 

Black and White, works by Jackie Riccio, Rachael Davis, Zack Schmitt, Max Anderson, Lisk Feng, Nicole Rodrigues, Kimi Hanauer, Luis Rivas, Shane Smith, Lee Heinemann, Lili Roberts-Gevalt, Chris Williford, and Izzy Garcia curated by Soja Solvang and Marines Montalvo in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Penthouse Gallery, 1501 Guilford Avenue APT B501 and Annex 2E, 419 E Oliver St. APT 2E, 7-10pm 
SPF works by Val Karuskevich and Steve Riddle, opening in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Springsteen, 1511 Guilford Ave Unit B303, 7-10 pm. 

- - Saturday March 8th - - 

Crisis Image, Opening of the Alternative Press Center at the Alternative Press Center Library at 2239 Kirk Avenue 12-6 PM 
Find No Two Suns, Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak curated by Ginevra Shay with curatorial assistant, Emily Mason at Current Space 421 N. Howard Street 7-10 PM
Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures, Antoine Lefebvre, Robin Cameron, Cybele Lyle, Luca Antonucci, John Bohl, NOWORK, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, curated by Arts & Sciences Projects at Guestspot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N Calvert Street, 7-10 PM 
Megan Plunkett, sophiajacob, 510 Franklin Street, 7-10 PM 
Diane Young, A Reading Rock512Devil, 512 Franklin Street, 8 PM 

2 Freak 2 Flash, Floristree, 9:30 PMStretch your ribs and burn your mouth. These performers present erratic humor in sensible flats. Energy is physical. Visions are palpable. Freak Flash is a series of curated screenings featuring artists who stir the surreal into waking life.
This program will feature work by: Dynasty Handbag, Jason Martin, Kelley McNutt, Keegan Monaghan, Matthew Thurber, Alan Resnick, Saki Sato, Brina Thurston
ABOUT OPEN SPACE:

Open Space Baltimore began as a collectively run space in Remington in 2009, and has since included a core group of members with a rotating cast of friends, volunteers and interns rounding out the Open Space team.Open Space aims to provide an outlet for artists ranging from local to international and to provide a space where the Baltimore community can behold these artists’ work. We believe that a successful arts space develops and curates a wide variety in programming; allowing for an expansive range of ideas while simultaneously generating and maintaining a greater scope of community interests. Since its inception, the gallery has maintained an interest in exhibiting all types of media, genres, and ideas from a broad geographical scope; thus the title ‘Open Space’. Open Space has been host to painters, sculptors, printmakers, book-makers, video artists and performers from allover the United States, Germany, Belgium, China, and Chile. We are currently working to reopen the gallery at a new location.

openspacebaltimore@gmail.com
openspacebaltimore.com

I’ll see you tomorrow, right?  And you’ll want to look at some Hic & Hoc books and say nice things to me?

openspacebaltimore:

BALTIMORE, MD, March 2014 -

Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public. 

MAIN EVENT: PMF V

Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th, 12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411116449033216/

Featured Vendors:
&
2D Cloud
57 Cell
ACRES
Andrew Walters
Andy Gabrysiak
Arts & Sciences Projects
Beauty Today
Bernard Stiegler
Bite Not Press
Black Aggie Press
Blackberrys
Blaise Larmee
Booklyn Artists Alliance
Brian Blomerth
Capricious
Color Wheel Digital Printing
Conveyor Editions
Current Space
Dale Beran
Dylan Thadani
EggFreaker
Ehse Records
Emily Burtner
Empty Stretch
Eric Helgas
FAMILYFAMILYTREE
Gary Kachadourian
Get Lost
Ginevra Shay
Hic & Hoc Publications
Holy Page Records
Hood College Art Galleries
James Bouché
Jessica Hans Ceramics
Julia Scott
Julia Yerger
Justin Sloane
Kingsboro
Kodi Fabricant
Kyle Tata
Lale Westvind
Lauren Pakradooni
Leah Wishnia
Lease Agreement
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
Litho Shop
Lupin
Matt Thurber
Max Eilbacher
Mega Press
MICA: Retooling the Cottage
Mickey Zacchilli
Mike Taylor
Mixed Media
Morgan Frailey
Nicholas Verstraeten
NNA Tapes
Open Space 
Peradam
Player Press
Poety Unlimited
Print/Collect
Process Collective
Publishing Genius
Rachel Younghans
Rock & Rose
Rock Bottom
Rosemary Liss
Ryan Syrell
Sacred Prism
sophiajacob
Spaces Corners
Spider’s Pee-Paw
Swill Children
Tapdup
Terence Hannum
Too Temporary
WEIRD Magazine
Wham City
Wiley Guillot
Worms Press
Zach Hazard Vaupen
Zine Of The Month

FEATURED PROGRAMMING:

- - Virtual - -

Thumbs Up - Sight specific, wireless broadcast of works made for viewing on cell phones and other glass devices. Featuring works by Ben Marcus (Chicago), Ryan Riss (Denver), and more.

- - Friday March 7th - -

The Crown, 1910 N Charles St
Music from Gun Tit, Vlonde, Oh Hang, and more

 - - Saturday March 8th - -

MICA Studio Center 131 W North Ave

Super Intense Fan Fiction Reading Series: Jordan Card convinces noted Baltimore personalities to unlock their diaries and read the most personal excerpts from their voluminous store of passionate fan fiction. Featuring Rjyan Kidwell (Silver Surfer), Dale Beran (Twilight), Molly Colleen O’Connell (Golden Girls), and Justin Lucas (Steve: Irwin The Crocodile Hunter). Blushing encouraged.

Spiral Cinema Presents: Selections from UNDERVOLT. Screening and Q+A with Jimmy Joe Roche and Nicholas O’ Brien

Animation Screening and Q+A from Dash Shaw

Preparing Images for Digital Printing: A lecture by Liz Donadio, owner & operator of Color Wheel. Learn how to best prepare your files for existence outside the digital realm. With 10 years of experience making digital prints, Donadio will share her expertise on how to achieve optimal quality and consistent results.

Club K, 2101 Maryland Ave

Early Pop Music Show, 6pm

- - Sunday March 9th - -

Wind Up Space, 12 W North Ave:

Poetry Readings: Lesser Gonzalez Alverez, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Brendan Sullivan, Alex Ventura, Tim Paggi, Alaina Stamatis, Chloe Maratta 

MICA Studio Center, 131 W North Ave:

Pecha Kucha: Selector Series. This quick-fire presentation lineup features notable creatives sharing their ideas on curation, selection, and editing. Liz Durette, Keith Varadi, Megan Plunkett, R.M. O’Brien, Deana Haggag, Sydney Shen, Andrew Liang, Aaron Estes, Kelley McNutt, Nik Planck

SATELLITE PROGRAMMING:

- - Friday March 7th - -

Wanting/Waiting, Linda Yung LEASE AGREEMENT, 3718 Ellerslie Ave. 4-8pm 

Black and White, works by Jackie Riccio, Rachael Davis, Zack Schmitt, Max Anderson, Lisk Feng, Nicole Rodrigues, Kimi Hanauer, Luis Rivas, Shane Smith, Lee Heinemann, Lili Roberts-Gevalt, Chris Williford, and Izzy Garcia curated by Soja Solvang and Marines Montalvo in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Penthouse Gallery, 1501 Guilford Avenue APT B501 and Annex 2E, 419 E Oliver St. APT 2E, 7-10pm 

SPF works by Val Karuskevich and Steve Riddle, opening in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Springsteen, 1511 Guilford Ave Unit B303, 7-10 pm. 

- - Saturday March 8th - - 

Crisis Image, Opening of the Alternative Press Center at the Alternative Press Center Library at 2239 Kirk Avenue 12-6 PM 

Find No Two Suns, Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak curated by Ginevra Shay with curatorial assistant, Emily Mason at Current Space 421 N. Howard Street 7-10 PM

Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures, Antoine Lefebvre, Robin Cameron, Cybele Lyle, Luca Antonucci, John Bohl, NOWORK, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, curated by Arts & Sciences Projects at Guestspot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N Calvert Street, 7-10 PM 

Megan Plunkett, sophiajacob, 510 Franklin Street, 7-10 PM 

Diane Young, A Reading Rock512Devil, 512 Franklin Street, 8 PM 

2 Freak 2 Flash, Floristree, 9:30 PM
Stretch your ribs and burn your mouth. These performers present erratic humor in sensible flats. Energy is physical. Visions are palpable. Freak Flash is a series of curated screenings featuring artists who stir the surreal into waking life.

This program will feature work by: Dynasty Handbag, Jason Martin, Kelley McNutt, Keegan Monaghan, Matthew Thurber, Alan Resnick, Saki Sato, Brina Thurston

ABOUT OPEN SPACE:

Open Space Baltimore began as a collectively run space in Remington in 2009, and has since included a core group of members with a rotating cast of friends, volunteers and interns rounding out the Open Space team.
Open Space aims to provide an outlet for artists ranging from local to international and to provide a space where the Baltimore community can behold these artists’ work. We believe that a successful arts space develops and curates a wide variety in programming; allowing for an expansive range of ideas while simultaneously generating and maintaining a greater scope of community interests. Since its inception, the gallery has maintained an interest in exhibiting all types of media, genres, and ideas from a broad geographical scope; thus the title ‘Open Space’. Open Space has been host to painters, sculptors, printmakers, book-makers, video artists and performers from allover the United States, Germany, Belgium, China, and Chile. We are currently working to reopen the gallery at a new location.

Come on people now.
Smile on your brother.
Everybody get together.
Try to love one another.
Right now. 
thankyouvictor:

My pal PAT AULISIO is trying to make a GREAT COMIC BOOK EVENT HAPPEN!! YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT!!! 
CLICK HERE!!!!

Come on people now.

Smile on your brother.

Everybody get together.

Try to love one another.

Right now. 

thankyouvictor:

My pal PAT AULISIO is trying to make a GREAT COMIC BOOK EVENT HAPPEN!! YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT!!! 

CLICK HERE!!!!

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2dcloud:

ABLATIO PENIS by Will Dinski is currently 40% OFF at 2DCLOUD.com as are most 2DC titles for the rest of the month of February. This deal also applies to shops that wish to carry our books.

Praise for Ablatio Penis: 

Ablatio Penis made Forbidden Planet’s Best of the Year 2012 list.

"Dinski’s self-imposed constraints leave him little room to work, yet the art is precise and complete, allowing a storytelling style that’s both swift and expressive." — Josh Wodarz, Mill City Bibliophile

"Dinski, a long-time favorite of mine, loves to misdirect and redirect a reader’s attention in interesting ways in his narratives, which is especially fitting here considering that the story is about an election." — Rob Clough, The Comics Journal, High-Low

"Ablatio Penis raised, for me at least, some interesting questions about politics, men and women, sexuality, stereotypes, and above all, whether or not we, as a country, really want the truth from our politicians…" —Courtney Algeo, Paper Darts

Big ol 2DC sale going on right now.

Tags: comics

snakeoily:

OILY still has some fight left, you chumps.
Announcing the first Oily Bundle for Spring 2014
***PRE-SALE*** This pre-sale helps make sure the artists are paid and we can offset the cost of printing and supplies. Think of it as kickstarter without the kicking. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Bundle will begin Shipping March 17th, 2014 Limited to 200 pieces. Prints and envelope are exclusive to the bundle.
Comics: The Lizard Laughed (28 pages) by Noah Van Sciver Word and Voice 11 by Aaron Cockle Ox & Co. by Jeff Lok title TK by Charles Forsman
Prints: Nick Drnaso Antoine Cosse Jessica Campbell Bundle Envelope by Alex Schubert
PRE-ORDER NOW
Tell your friends
P.S. I hope to add a few more items in the next few weeks to sweeten the pot.
Just confirmed Cut-Away Comics #2 by Dan Zettwoch!

Oily’s back.

snakeoily:

OILY still has some fight left, you chumps.

Announcing the first Oily Bundle for Spring 2014

***PRE-SALE*** 
This pre-sale helps make sure the artists are paid and we can offset the cost of printing and supplies. Think of it as kickstarter without the kicking. 
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 
Bundle will begin Shipping March 17th, 2014 
Limited to 200 pieces. Prints and envelope are exclusive to the bundle.

Comics: 
The Lizard Laughed (28 pages) by Noah Van Sciver 
Word and Voice 11 by Aaron Cockle 
Ox & Co. by Jeff Lok 
title TK by Charles Forsman

Prints: 
Nick Drnaso 
Antoine Cosse 
Jessica Campbell 
Bundle Envelope by Alex Schubert

PRE-ORDER NOW

Tell your friends

P.S. I hope to add a few more items in the next few weeks to sweeten the pot.

Just confirmed Cut-Away Comics #2 by Dan Zettwoch!

Oily’s back.

yeahdudecomics:

The first 3 months of comics for the YDC subscription

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