July 31, 2014
turnstylefilms:

NEW WEBSITE is now live! #tsf #turnstylefilms #indiefilm #filmmaking #film #cle #cleveland #clevelandfilm  (at turnstylefilms)

Long time Genghis Con cheerleaders Turnstyle Films just launched a brand new website

turnstylefilms:

NEW WEBSITE is now live! #tsf #turnstylefilms #indiefilm #filmmaking #film #cle #cleveland #clevelandfilm (at turnstylefilms)

Long time Genghis Con cheerleaders Turnstyle Films just launched a brand new website

July 28, 2014

Anonymous said: favorite//essential zines? stay rad xxx

everydaypants:

Here’s a weird thing about zines, I get most of mine when I go to zine fests, and that means I sort of get them in bulk at any given time. It’s pretty common that I’ll get a huge zine stack and then, I hate to admit this, the zines stay in that stack for months because it feels overwhelming - with the exception of my favorites and my friends zines. 

This sounds like an awful thing to admit, but it’s the shameful truth. I’m sure I have some incredible zines sitting in my collection that I’m totally unaware of. 

With that said, the zines I tend to recommend are the ones my friends make, because they’re the ones I readily devour.

Here are some off the top of my head. This is by no means a definitely list of favorites - just some I’ve really enjoyed lately:

Secret Bully & Habits of Being by Cynthia Schemmer
(creative non-fiction about nature, grief and a sense of place)

(SIDE NOTE: Cynthia is also the zine editor for the website The Le Sigh. That’s a great place to keep up with new stuff coming out: http://www.thelesigh.com)

Tongueswell by Jen Twigg
(personal anecdotes and self-reflection, written by a feminist football enthusiast, member of the Ambulars, Trekkie) 

Dig Deep by Heather Colby
(perzine at its best written by a Librarian and Chicago Zine Fest organizer)

An introduction to Eating Your Heart Out by Laura Reeve (flash fiction in the style of magical realism.)

Let It Sink by Jim Joyce
(winding quick-paced, creative non-fiction) 

Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric by Sarah Rose
(very personal perzines about various times in the author’s life)

Blackout #3 by Tara Jay
(very personal perzine about trauma and memory)

Also currently reading the Truckface anthologies (in book format, but originally appeared as issues of a zine of the same name.) Good punchy creative non-fiction about LB’s life in Chicago as a public school teacher.

Comic zines:

As You Were
(punk comic anthologies - comics on a theme, written by punks) 

Liz Prince - I Swallowed The Key to my Heart 
(order it and also receive the preview zine for her new book, Tom Boy, coming out in September!)

Emilja Frances - Ship of Fools

Jenna Brager - Sassyfras Circus

 Alec Longstreth - Phase 7

Corinne Mucha - Get Over It

July 27, 2014
thecyberpunkapocalypse:

Daniel Patrick McCloskey and Sarah LaPonte will be performing an original puppet show today as part of Pittsburgh’s Lovelace Puppet Festival. 
Grandma Ginny: The Shoebox Baby is inspired by McCloskey and LaPonte’s maternal grandmothers and features mermaids, paper mache turkeys, pop up children, and a handmade wheelchair. 
More information here.

thecyberpunkapocalypse:

Daniel Patrick McCloskey and Sarah LaPonte will be performing an original puppet show today as part of Pittsburgh’s Lovelace Puppet Festival. 

Grandma Ginny: The Shoebox Baby is inspired by McCloskey and LaPonte’s maternal grandmothers and features mermaids, paper mache turkeys, pop up children, and a handmade wheelchair. 

More information here.

July 26, 2014
genghisconcleveland:

Genghis Con 2014 will be held on Sunday, November 30th at the Lake Erie Building - Registration Now Open!

Those comics and zine makers interested in Exhibiting Genghis Con 2014, please head over to this REGISTRATION FORM.

We’re excited for another amazing year. Help us spread the word and don’t forget to register!

You saw this, right? Just checking.

genghisconcleveland:

Genghis Con 2014 will be held on Sunday, November 30th at the Lake Erie Building - Registration Now Open!

Those comics and zine makers interested in Exhibiting Genghis Con 2014, please head over to this REGISTRATION FORM.

We’re excited for another amazing year. Help us spread the word and don’t forget to register!

You saw this, right? Just checking.

July 25, 2014
Root Hog or Die - The John Porcellino/King-Cat documentary by Dan Stafford — Kickstarter

madinkbeard:

Well of course I’m supporting this.

July 24, 2014
genghisconcleveland:

Genghis Con 2014 will be held on Sunday, November 30th at the Lake Erie Building - Registration Now Open!

For the past five annual Thanksgiving weekends Genghis Con has been a touchstone event for comics and independent print media in the North East Ohio region. From Pittsburgh to Columbus to Chicago, the region’s most prolific comics creators and zinesters have converged on Cleveland to share their stories and artwork, and help foster an environment for the open dialogue about the nature of comics, storytelling, and the small press print medium. Genghis Con 2014 is primed to be another exceptional year with a couple of major changes to the show.

Big Change #1: Genghis Con is moving! The sixth annual small press and independent comics convention will be held from 2pm-7pm on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 (Thanksgiving weekend) at The Lake Erie Building (AKA: The Screw Factory), 13000 Athens Ave, at the south end of Lakewood, Ohio. This means we’ll have a ton of extra space for even more exhibitors.

Big Change #2: We’re getting rid of the $5 charge to get in! Genghis Con will now be FREE to all who wish to attend, making it an even better way to spend your post-Thanksgiving Sunday!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank The Beachland Ballroom for all the support and giving us such a great home to launch Genghis Con and help it develop over the past five years. We encourage everyone to continue to support them, and enjoy all the awesome things The Beachland has to offer!

Those comics and zine makers interested in Exhibiting Genghis Con 2014, please head over to this REGISTRATION FORM.

Moving to a bigger space and making the show free for attendees means we have to make another big change, and so we will be charging a minimal fee for tables this year- $25 for 3’, $50 for 6’ of space.

We’re excited for another amazing year. Help us spread the word and don’t forget to register!

Morning retweet - check this out! Mark your calendars! Apply for the show!

genghisconcleveland:

Genghis Con 2014 will be held on Sunday, November 30th at the Lake Erie Building - Registration Now Open!

For the past five annual Thanksgiving weekends Genghis Con has been a touchstone event for comics and independent print media in the North East Ohio region. From Pittsburgh to Columbus to Chicago, the region’s most prolific comics creators and zinesters have converged on Cleveland to share their stories and artwork, and help foster an environment for the open dialogue about the nature of comics, storytelling, and the small press print medium. Genghis Con 2014 is primed to be another exceptional year with a couple of major changes to the show.

Big Change #1: Genghis Con is moving! The sixth annual small press and independent comics convention will be held from 2pm-7pm on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 (Thanksgiving weekend) at The Lake Erie Building (AKA: The Screw Factory), 13000 Athens Ave, at the south end of Lakewood, Ohio. This means we’ll have a ton of extra space for even more exhibitors.

Big Change #2: We’re getting rid of the $5 charge to get in! Genghis Con will now be FREE to all who wish to attend, making it an even better way to spend your post-Thanksgiving Sunday!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank The Beachland Ballroom for all the support and giving us such a great home to launch Genghis Con and help it develop over the past five years. We encourage everyone to continue to support them, and enjoy all the awesome things The Beachland has to offer!

Those comics and zine makers interested in Exhibiting Genghis Con 2014, please head over to this REGISTRATION FORM.

Moving to a bigger space and making the show free for attendees means we have to make another big change, and so we will be charging a minimal fee for tables this year- $25 for 3’, $50 for 6’ of space.

We’re excited for another amazing year. Help us spread the word and don’t forget to register!

Morning retweet - check this out! Mark your calendars! Apply for the show!

July 23, 2014
Genghis Con 2014 will be held on Sunday, November 30th at the Lake Erie Building - Registration Now Open!

For the past five annual Thanksgiving weekends Genghis Con has been a touchstone event for comics and independent print media in the North East Ohio region. From Pittsburgh to Columbus to Chicago, the region’s most prolific comics creators and zinesters have converged on Cleveland to share their stories and artwork, and help foster an environment for the open dialogue about the nature of comics, storytelling, and the small press print medium. Genghis Con 2014 is primed to be another exceptional year with a couple of major changes to the show.

Big Change #1: Genghis Con is moving! The sixth annual small press and independent comics convention will be held from 2pm-7pm on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 (Thanksgiving weekend) at The Lake Erie Building (AKA: The Screw Factory), 13000 Athens Ave, at the south end of Lakewood, Ohio. This means we’ll have a ton of extra space for even more exhibitors.

Big Change #2: We’re getting rid of the $5 charge to get in! Genghis Con will now be FREE to all who wish to attend, making it an even better way to spend your post-Thanksgiving Sunday!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank The Beachland Ballroom for all the support and giving us such a great home to launch Genghis Con and help it develop over the past five years. We encourage everyone to continue to support them, and enjoy all the awesome things The Beachland has to offer!

Those comics and zine makers interested in Exhibiting Genghis Con 2014, please head over to this REGISTRATION FORM.

Moving to a bigger space and making the show free for attendees means we have to make another big change, and so we will be charging a minimal fee for tables this year- $25 for 3’, $50 for 6’ of space.

We’re excited for another amazing year. Help us spread the word and don’t forget to register!

Genghis Con 2014 will be held on Sunday, November 30th at the Lake Erie Building - Registration Now Open!

For the past five annual Thanksgiving weekends Genghis Con has been a touchstone event for comics and independent print media in the North East Ohio region. From Pittsburgh to Columbus to Chicago, the region’s most prolific comics creators and zinesters have converged on Cleveland to share their stories and artwork, and help foster an environment for the open dialogue about the nature of comics, storytelling, and the small press print medium. Genghis Con 2014 is primed to be another exceptional year with a couple of major changes to the show.

Big Change #1: Genghis Con is moving! The sixth annual small press and independent comics convention will be held from 2pm-7pm on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 (Thanksgiving weekend) at The Lake Erie Building (AKA: The Screw Factory), 13000 Athens Ave, at the south end of Lakewood, Ohio. This means we’ll have a ton of extra space for even more exhibitors.

Big Change #2: We’re getting rid of the $5 charge to get in! Genghis Con will now be FREE to all who wish to attend, making it an even better way to spend your post-Thanksgiving Sunday!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank The Beachland Ballroom for all the support and giving us such a great home to launch Genghis Con and help it develop over the past five years. We encourage everyone to continue to support them, and enjoy all the awesome things The Beachland has to offer!

Those comics and zine makers interested in Exhibiting Genghis Con 2014, please head over to this REGISTRATION FORM.

Moving to a bigger space and making the show free for attendees means we have to make another big change, and so we will be charging a minimal fee for tables this year- $25 for 3’, $50 for 6’ of space.

We’re excited for another amazing year. Help us spread the word and don’t forget to register!

July 23, 2014

brujacore:

ripexpo:

Suzy X. is a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2014!

Suzy X. is a writer, cartoonist, and musician living in Brooklyn, New York. She is a staff contributor at Rookie Mag, MTV Iggy and Bitch Magazine. She fronts witchy punk band Shady Hawkins and volunteers regularly at the Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls. She graduated from the New School in 2011 with a BA in Writing and a minor in Gender Studies.

Creator behind The Best Song Ever and The Mallgoth Chronicles.

Suzy X. will be appearing in a panel during RIPExpo, Art for Girls: The Representation of Experience.

RIPExpo is August 2 & 3 in Providence, RI!

See you next weekend, Providence!

July 22, 2014
ooftheblog:

Sorry for the delay folks, new comic’s up!
Check it out HERE
Enjoy, you little sweethearts.

ooftheblog:

Sorry for the delay folks, new comic’s up!

Check it out HERE

Enjoy, you little sweethearts.

July 22, 2014
kevinczap:

New publisher/distributor spearheaded by Neil Brideau is announced!

kevinczap:

New publisher/distributor spearheaded by Neil Brideau is announced!