Saturday, July 21, 2007

Heroes & Criminals Press

Many of my books and broadsides are now under the imprint Heroes & Criminals Press, which finally has an official online presence at Etsy. There is also a link to it from my website Bittersweetness And Light. It's sparse right now, but I'll continue to add other items so keep checking back!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Hot off the press, the very first issue of Dingbat from Heroes & Criminals Press is now available in our very own Zine Machine and at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Dingbat is a new quarterly zine that's mostly about printmaking, with letterpress printed covers and a postcard included with each issue for those of the postally inclined. Articles in this issue include: "Movable Type: the non-western history", "Tank Man: Hero or Criminal?" and an artist spotlight on Xu Bing. It will also be available at Quimby's and Chicago Comics, probably in the next 2 weeks. If you can't make it to any of these fine establishments, or just prefer the USPS, send $3 or a trade to P.O. Box 10022, Iowa City, IA, 52245.

Friday, July 13, 2007

books in action

Portland Zine Symposium

Portland Zine Symposium is coming soon - August 11-12, 2007, in Portland Oregon. Mark it on your calendar, and while you're there, be sure to stop by Cody Gieselman's workshop about comics journaling. It'll change your life, one panel at a time!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

letterpress at the IPRC

Here's a great little video of the basics of letterpress and printing from a small hand-cranked platen press, made by the wonderful people at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon.