Did the album art for a pretty rad split 7”. Joe Dunn did the colors. If this is the type of thing you’re into, you can get the vinyl here or the mp3s here.
Kyle Kinane tells a weird story about a skunk!
The Slow Death present their take on two songs originally from Richmond hero’s (Young) Pioneers!
Art by Mitch Clem and Joe Dunn!
First pressing of 330 on skunk piss yellow and 220 on black death, Includes MP3 download.
Split release, get it from us (Silver Sprocket) or our buds at Rad Girlfriend
Two Portland visits ago, a rat-queen lead us from the woods to a backyard campfire sing-along with an outdoor bathtub and a furry naked dude in that tub smoking a cigarette and listening to a Mountain Goats cassette. That was the very best.
Last weekend’s trip was no less magical, this time with Andy from Irene Comics for the Rose City ComicCon, then with Nu Pagodi from the UK for tru punx adventure shenanigans.
Got some rocken comics and zines at the con and at the shows including standout gems from Lisa Rosalie, Danielle Steal, Lucy Bellwood, Corey Lewis, Peter and Mary Hoey, and (not pictured) Bryan (Forming).
Big thanks to hero’s for taking care of us, places to stay, rides, foods and adventure! Especially Alex @ Portland Button Works, Brian @ Robo Taco, Zack @ Blackbird Raum, August and Bryan @ Black Mold Tapes, Dannielle K and Gary at The Placenter, New Scowling House, other house whose name I don’t know… and all the stuff I forgot. Portland is my favorite town to chill out in, thanks big for having us. Will return soon.
Postcards from the enchanted forrestscapes that surround us constantly even if we aren’t used to focusing in on them, the artwork of Lindsay Watson takes my mind to a place both intensely magic and serenely peaceful, like coming back from a mushroom trip without forgetting all of the lessons gifted from the universe.
We are stoked as six-legged pixies napping under mutant fauna to feature Lindsay’s artwork on the back of this month’s Silver Sprocket catalog, along with a limited run of screen-prints and pins of her “Care For Your Spirit” drawing, available now in the Silver Sprocket store.
Today’s edition of “Words From Good Art Doodz” is from the preposterously talented Emilja Frances. You might remember Emilja as “the first human consciousness uploaded to a computer,” paving the way for things like “the cloud” and “penicillin,” but after all the fanfare and award ceremonies, Bill Gates unceremoniously forgot about ol’ Emilja in a room under the Pentagon. What has Emilja been up to all this time since we were promised this new computerized way of living would “guarantee you live forever” and “spit in God’s smug, unruly face?” Making a ton of rad-as-fuck comics! We are so lucky to have talked Emilja into joining the As You Were crew, and we’ve been dying to interview this electronic marvel. Turns out the Pentagon is like, stupid easy to sneak into. We found good ol’ Emilja in a room marked with a crude hand-drawn “robots” sign, and proceeded to get the scoop, and steal Henry Kissinger’s Gmail password.
Read on to find out what she’s been reading, what she draws, and why her dog is the most perfect creature ever.
Irene and Silver Sprocket in Portland this weekend!!! Sept. 20th 10am - 7pm and Sept. 21st 10am - 5pm. Come see us!
HEY PORTLAND BUDS! GET IN THE FRIEND ZONE!
Rose City ComicCon is this weekend!!
We will have new comic books, screen prints, patches, stickers and all sorts of stuff, along with our usual bad ideas, and special guest Alex from Portland Button Works on Sunday. Come hang out. We will be giving bad haircuts if we can find an extension chord long enough. Bonus if you can give us a ride to the Nu Pogodi (UK thrash/crust) shows Sat and Sun night.
There’s a certain gritty, self-deprecating vibe to the characters in Lauren Monger’s comics; her main character is Clementine, a punk rock opossum, and the rest of the ensemble includes characters that are equally angst-y and heartwarming, all at once, with bonus points for animal faces. In addition to themes of class, mental illness, and finding your way through the shitstorm that is life, these comics sort of smack you in the face in the best kind of way with their raw presentation and straightforward and vulnerable subject matter, while still managing to be funny and surreally weird slash strangely uplifting.
Read on to find out what inspires L. Mo, how she started making comics, and what other kinds of art she dabbles in.
While researching for the interview, I tried to get a handle on Jason through his bio in the back of As You Were, but those of you who own it know he just HAD to be the funny one and only talk about Gilmore Girls. Read on to see this Aussie drungo live to regret it.
Well, it took a lot of palm greasing, but we finally got Evan “The Best Thing We Got Out Of The Moon Landing” Wolff in the hot seat, where he took time out of his schedule of doing every art ever to give us the deets, lowdown, and scoop, respectively.
Read on to find out more about Evan’s art and music and thoughts on Dracula.
No offense to the other As You Were contributors, but Cathy’s comic is the one that, more than any other in #3, hit me right in the emotional fruit stand. Reading more and more of her comics I just kept thinking: “oh no, I’m about to have feelings”—and that is great and should be feared and respected. Way to go emperor deep comics. FYI, I’m not the only one who feels this way. Case in point: Cathy has been nominated for the Ignatz Award in Promising New Talent, which will be voted on and presented in September at SPX 2014.
Read on for Cathy’s thoughtful interview and wonderful artwork.
Choo choo, all aboard, here comes zine fest! They tried to keep us from giving haircuts by placing us as far away from an electric outlet as possible. The cowards don’t even realize how many extension chords we have. Come get some fellowship and peep our new wares. We will be flanked by the ragtag likes of Mixtape Comics and Irene! Tomorrow and Tomorrow’s Tomorrow in Golden Gate Park! (1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, San Francisco)
Cathy G Johnson has been nominated for this year’s Ignatz Award in “Promising New Talent” for damn good reason. Visit her and vote next month at SPX 2014. Here’s her seriously good (and unfortunately timely) comic from As You Were #3. Visit this Tumblr next week for our interview with Cathy and more arts!
As You Were is a punk-comix anthology series featuring new stories by our favorite independent artists from punk communities around the world. The theme for issue #3 is “Big, Big Changes”, available for [purchase here from Silver Sprocket].