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Instant Books At the 11th Royal Bison!

Year 3 In the Bag. (Podcast Celebration)

Here’s a new podcast because it’s been 3 full years of making all this fart. 3 years! On this podcast my niece and I interview the 3-year-old Instant Books Are Your Future, plus you’ll hear many celebratory wishes from many celebrity pals! Don’t forget, this is also a mixed tape. So stick around for the songs part.  They’re nice ones from seasons passed.

Litstack Interview and Notes of Interest

i doubt jason wears gray pants but he should


1. Jason Norman, of Jews for Jesus fame and Wufniks fame, wrote this little thing about Instant Books are Your Future, which you can read at Litstack – a website for lovers of words ‘n’ books ‘n’ n’s. Thanks Jason.

2. The lineup for this year’s Alphabooks series is almost 100% confirmed. I’m really excited about this wing-ding. There are a lot of  talented people on the roster, most have never made an instant book in their young lives. Plus, there are a few returning gem friends! This should be up in December.

3. Issue #2 of Instant Books in a Box is in prep mode too. This set’s going to be called “Family is Dumb” and that’ll be ready for selling by the end of November.

4. It’s fallish out. Really nice.

5. I’ve not been buying many groceries lately. I’m hungry.

6. I’m not the type to put a song on repeat but these ones have been getting some major earplay in my ears this past week:

Some Things Last a Long Time – Daniel Johnston/Jad Fair

Lauren Marie – Girls

Blue Light – Mazzy Star

Lose It – Austra

Instant Books at the 10th Royal Bison in Edmonton!

I’m going to be in Europe while the next Royal Bison is happening (May 28-29.) I’ve got mixed emotions about missing this.

Luckily my dear friends Josh and Genevieve will be selling my wares at their table, which is incredible for me because their stuff is always tres tres popular, and rightfully so, the little belles.

Here’s what I’m contributing:

Shtories – 193 pages of hand-bound/perfect-bound goodness. Written by yours truly, illustrated by the magnificent Maddalena Fragnito Di Giorgio! $20.Edition of 40.

Instant Books Are Your Future – Issue 1 – 10 instant books, hand-folded, hand glued, and contained in a no-two-are-alike box. Issue one is a sexually themed issue. $10. Edition of 35.

Letter Press Post Cards – Hand made post cards. Edition of 30. Free!

Go to the Royal Bison! There are so many super cool local goodies being made and sold, and I’m super happy to be a part of it. Visit the site here.

the Very First Instant Books Are Your Future Compilation Pack

New Podcast! The Podcast Pals!

Check it out right here, right now. A brand new podcast featuring some favorite tales from Instant Books and a shwack of stories from close pals – Mystereo, Reed, Cole, Josh, Genevieve and Edmonton’s own Mehrdad Shokouhi. 1 hour and 45 minutes of fair to poor recording quality! What a doozer!

Get it by doing a ‘save link as.’

In the News…

Happy 2nd Birthday, Little Blog

Montreal Stick-Up

The Story of Posting Bills

The Instant Books Book Longlist