Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hey NY: Come see us at the Pete’s Candy Store Zine Fest this Saturday!

Hey New York pals,
We’re going to be tabling at the Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) Zine Fest Saturday, May 28, 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

Check out the lineup!

Music by:

Jose Delhart
Bogs Visionary Orchestra
Reign of the Elephants
Rad Unicorn

Zine folks in attendance:
Andria Alefhi (We’ll Never Have Paris)

Darryl Ayo (Little Garden Comics)

Joseph Carlough (Lies in States, Today Terrific, Dark Nature, Modicum Issues, DSP’s Box of Horror)

Marguerite Dabaie (He Also Has Drills For Hands, The Hookah Girl)

Dikko Faust and Esther K. Smith (Purgatory Pie Press)

Jenna Freedman (of the Barnard Zine Library)

Katie Haegele (The La-La Theory)

Ayun Halliday (The East Village Inky, The Zinester’s Guide to NYC)

Alisa Harris (Urban Nomad, Counter Attack)

Gus Iversen

Robyn Jordan

Mark Lerer (The Little General)

Sara Lindo (Carl Finds Love, Lobotomy, Wall Street Cat: Money Takes Naps)

A.J. Michel (Syndicate Product)

Microcosm Publishing

L. Nichols (Jumbly Junkery, Unrequited Monsters, ! [bang], A Shadow and Its Source, and An Aleatoric Basis for Understanding)

Morgan Pielli (Indestructible Universe Quarterly)

Davy Rothbart (FOUND Magazine)

Bill Roundy (The Amazing Adventures of Bill, Bar Scrawl, various gay romance comics)

Kenan Rubenstein (The Oubliette)

Steve Seck (Life is Good)

Tales on Tape Hits the Portland Microcosm Zine Store Tues-Thurs!

Hey Portland pals,
We have an awesome event going down in the Microcosm zine store parking lot (636 SE 11th) this Tuesday-Thursday. Here’s the official write-up from the Tales of Tape folks themselves. Come on down! Would love to see ya.
-Cosm, PDX

Tales On Tape “Contemporary Narratives” Installation

In its fourth year of collecting stories from an array of people and sounds, Tales On Tape aims to contribute an ephemeral “Contemporary Narratives” section to Microcosm Publishing. This auditory section will be complete with a listening station and recording booth in hopes of capturing patron’s personal stories, tangents, and sounds.

The recording booth, located in the front lot of Microcosm Publishing, (May 24th – 26th) will be displaying excerpts from past stories, while focusing on capturing new stories from visitors of Microcosm. There will also be cassettes with self-addressed envelopes available after the departure of the project for patrons unable to record in the recording booth. This three day event hopes to record the non-linear facets of a public milieu on the ever so linear method of tape, a middle ground between participants and project facilitators.

    Such endeavors as the “Contemporary Narratives” installation seek to act as a material space in which personal trajectories are allowed to converge and be shared. Equally, Tales on Tape seeks to become a public space, byway of various projects and installations, acting as a dynamic archive of audio artifacts. Tales on Tape has been collecting stories over the last four years and will continue to do so past the expiration of this installation.

Tales On Tape

Avow #24

The cover of veteran zinester Keith Rosson’s latest zine is an homage to Milwaukee drivers’ disdain for the common pedestrian: thus sets the dark, humorous tone for Avow #24. A perzine in a seemingly post-perzine age, Avow sets the formula for solid writing and smart design, this time about Keith’s past year in his new home of Milwaukee. This issue is dedicated to music reviews and comics about the search for employment, including writing about one of his favorite teachers, quitting cigarettes, the death of his father, and an interview with Joe Lachut (of Seven Inches to Freedom zine). Keith continues his tradition of classic storytelling and we’re happy to release Microcosm’s first collaboration with him since The Best of Intentions: The Avow Anthology. Check it out! Spoiler alert: Dave Roche (On Subbing, About My Disappearance) drops by to talk about unsolicited business and dating advice.

So Raw It’s Downright Filthy

Let us not understate the might and magic of Joshua Ploeg’s cooking. The dude’s meals sparkle in your mouth; they burst and bloom; they explode and breakdance and pirouette! Joshua’s the “traveling vegan chef” and he is—as we speak, no less!—touring the world making insane-in-the-membrane multi-course DIY meals at shows and dinner parties. (You can book him right here! A wonderful follow-up to his third cookbook, In Search of the Lost Taste, this brand-new zine is Joshua’s take on raw food and it is llllllong awaited. Revel in the majesty of easy and cheap recipes like his Mushroom-Pear Salad with Five Spice. Give yourself a massive high five after fixin’ up his pho (which is pho-king great!). Go bananas with his green curry, his incredible Shitakesbury Steak, his OMG-worthy raw Shepherd’s Pie! Want some more? There’s more, much more: 28 slammin’ pages with tips on all-things raw, raw-related articles, and awesome-a-licious recipes like Garlic-Sunflower Pate, Cashew Sour Cream, Melon Gazpacho, and Gumbo! The raw diet does not have to mean a pile of wilted lettuce with lime squeezed over it or a handful of stinkin’ peanuts! The raw diet can be a party! -Adam Gnade