Hardcopy is the first art book and zine fair that I’ve ever heard of taking place in Edmonton. And thank God. We need this kind of thing. Every other city has zine fairs. Why not good old Edmo?
The fair will be held in the new Latitude 53 Gallery on the 8th and 9th of June. Instant Books Are Your Future will be sharing a table with friend of the site, the amazing Jill Stanton. I’m also going to be a part of the discussion panel, so come and hear this dumbdumb speak on Saturday night, then a party will happen after!
In other kind of related news… I’ve been trying to put my energies into writing an art grant so that I can take on an internship at Printed Matter in New York – the world’s largest, non-profit art book super-space. That’s why these instant books are very slowly trickling out. I promise come July I’ll be back on it. I’ll pump out at least 3 a month! At least! Maybe.
When I was 8 I submitted an illustration of Snoopy to the Edmonton Journal, which I expected to find published in the Saturday comics section. Week after week after disappointing week I was disheartened to find some other kids’ shitty drawings of Doonsbury characters or Dagwood. Well look at me now Comics Editor – there’s a giant pic of me lying on my rug in the Books section! And the nicest write-up ever from columnist Michael Hingston. Neat. Read the article here.
Hey folks, opening up shop again. 7 of 50 left of Issue 2 – Family is Dumb, 10 of 35 left of issue 3 – Be a Mailman! Get the last ones at the Instant Bookery Etsy shop! There are instant books in these cardboard boxes that you can’t find on the blog. BLOG.
For my other-city-than-Edmonton and international friends, there are now new items available at the Instant Bookery etsy shop. Please have a gander. Maybe even try throwing some dolla bills down, yall.