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2007
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We Love It When Our Friends Become Successful

Exciting news from two hard-pressed friends of HardPressed Ink The Callipygian’s short piece of hilarious creative non-fiction, “Welcome To My Eleventh Birthday Party!” will be printed in an upcoming but currently unnamed anthology from Peg-Leg Publishing. I assume you’ll have to pay for this anthology to read it, or you could read The Callipygian’s piece for free on his blog before some running dog of Capitalism notices and takes it down. Aaron Winters of the Abide Visuals Juggernaut is one of eight finalists competing in Adobe’s 2007 Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament. Although designers are given information of possible…

SEP
2007
20

“Another human dream crushed by the uncompromising forces of reality”

Why didn’t I read this when it came out in 2004? I could have saved myself three years of struggle. In an article entitled, “Day Job Officially Becomes Job,” The Onion describes Mark Seversen’s transformation “‘[…] from an aspiring underground cartoonist into a non-aspiring restaurant worker.’” “‘While I was at work, I’d think about what I wanted to draw, but once I got home, I just wanted to watch television,’” says Seversen. Self-help expert Gregory Gund recalls the death of the dream that inspired his book Learning To Let Go Of The Things That Sustain You: I’ll never forget the…

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2007
11

Perfect Bound: Reliving Recent Memories

Aaron Winters put together a beautiful slide show of photos from the Perfect Bound show at Sol Collective, which can be viewed here.  Check it out: you may just see yourself! If you didn’t make it opening night the slide show is no substitute for the majesty and grandeur of the live experience, which will only be available until the end of September.  Remember:  Sol Collective will have free copies of my comics until the show ends or supplies run out; if you get them anywhere else you’ll have to pay for them!

SEP
2007
11

Wrap it up tight, Sacramento!

From yesterday’s Sacramento Bee: A rapidly increasing number of young Sacramento County residents are unknowingly spreading sexually transmitted diseases, often oblivious to their potentially devastating consequences. The trend lines alone are startling: Sacramento County posts higher infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia than almost every other county in California, new state figures show. Last year, the county reported 7,678 new chlamydia infections, almost twice as many as the entire state of Utah. Sacramento boasts the second highest rate in California, after Fresno County. The county’s syphilis infection rate more than doubled from 2002 to 2006, and its gonorrhea rate increased…

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2007
10

Perfect Bound: Over Too Soon

The Perfect Bound show on Saturday was a great success. There was a huge turnout, so much so that the heat inside the gallery was on display as much as any of the art. Thanks again to Adam Saake and Sol Collective for putting on such a great show, to my fellow zinesters and artists for displaying such amazing (and inspiring) work, to The New Humans, The Touchy Feelies and Planets for the rawk and to everyone who came out to show their support and enjoy zines, comics, original art and live music! If you weren’t able to make opening…