donnerpartyofone:

lale westvind totally ruining comicsmaking for the rest of us. damn, son. #happinesscomix

out now

donnerpartyofone:

lale westvind totally ruining comicsmaking for the rest of us. damn, son. #happinesscomix

out now

View HD • Posted Wednesday Jul 30 7pm  25 notes

 
 

tonylamothe said: May I join in a project? - Tony

all serious solicits/inquiries please email happinesscomix(at)gmail(dot)com thanx :)

Wednesday Jul 30 7pm  4 notes

 
 

Some photos from the Happiness #4 Release party last night at the Silent Barn. Thanks to Jargoners, Guntit, Tether, Creep Highway, and Foster Care for playing, and thanks to everyone who came out! 

Posted Monday Jul 28 2pm  75 notes

 
 

ATTN: Melbourne, Australia!

MAILBOX ART SPACE PRESENTS: Happiness Comix NYC
31st July - 30th August 2014
Opening Night: Thursday 31st July 6-8pm

Happiness is a comic and art anthology printed in NYC and distributed worldwide. Celebrating the release of its fourth issue, Leah Wishnia has recruited past and present Happiness contributors to transform their comic narratives into small-scale sculptural pieces for the Mailbox exhibition space.

Featuring artwork by:Krysta Brayer, Mimi Chrzanowski,Katrina Clark, Antoine Cossé, Krystal Difronzo, O Horvath,Thomas Hunter, Courtney Loberg, KJ Martinet, Laura Perez-Harris, A.T. Pratt, Conor Stechschulte, Lasse Wandschneider, Leah Wishnia and Dena Zilber.
RSVP HERE
MAILBOX is an Artist Run Initiative141-143 Flinders LaneMelbourne, VIC 3000AUSTRALIA
Regular Gallery Hours:8am – 6pm Monday to Friday10am – 5pm Saturdays.
http://mailboxartspace.com/

ATTN: Melbourne, Australia!
MAILBOX ART SPACE PRESENTS: Happiness Comix NYC
31st July - 30th August 2014
Opening Night: Thursday 31st July 6-8pm

Happiness is a comic and art anthology printed in NYC and distributed worldwide. Celebrating the release of its fourth issue, Leah Wishnia has recruited past and present Happiness contributors to transform their comic narratives into small-scale sculptural pieces for the Mailbox exhibition space.

Featuring artwork by:
Krysta BrayerMimi Chrzanowski,Katrina ClarkAntoine CosséKrystal DifronzoO Horvath,Thomas HunterCourtney LobergKJ Martinet, Laura Perez-HarrisA.T. PrattConor StechschulteLasse WandschneiderLeah Wishnia and Dena Zilber.

RSVP HERE

MAILBOX is an Artist Run Initiative
141-143 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000
AUSTRALIA

Regular Gallery Hours:
8am – 6pm Monday to Friday
10am – 5pm Saturdays.

http://mailboxartspace.com/

View HD • Posted Thursday Jul 24 12pm  65 notes

 
 

cathyboy:

Here’s one of the pages from my comic Rabbit that’s in HAPPINESS #4, debuting at RIPExpo August 2 & 3!
You can pre-order Happiness here
I’ll be at the July 27th RELEASE PARTY at The Silent Barn in NYC! I will have some originals from my comic showing, including this page. More info!

cathyboy:

Here’s one of the pages from my comic Rabbit that’s in HAPPINESS #4, debuting at RIPExpo August 2 & 3!

You can pre-order Happiness here

I’ll be at the July 27th RELEASE PARTY at The Silent Barn in NYC! I will have some originals from my comic showing, including this page. More info!

View HD • Posted Monday Jul 21 6pm  75 notes

 
 

lalewestvind:

paperjamfest:

Paper Jam 2 exhibitor #4: Lale Westvind

In just a few short years Lale has become a fixture of the independent comics scene in Brooklyn. From her frequent contributions to publications such as Happiness,  Smoke Signal, and Arthur Magazine. We felt Lale’s wild and grotesque style would gel well with the aesthetic of the Paper Jam and the Silent Barn. Her comics are decidedly rock and roll, as is Lale herself. In fact, she will be performing at the Silent Barn on July 27th as part of the Happiness #4 release party.

They said some nice things about me here huh? September 6th, I’ll be there. I missed the first paper jam bikin’ across half the city on a long errand list, excited to have a spot at the second!

Do come out to the Silent Barn, July 27th (week from tomorrow!) for the Happiness 4 release party, it’s going to be fun and the book is amazing.

Posted Monday Jul 21 6pm  55 notes

 
 

menutnutnut:

spread for interior cover of HAPPINESS 4. (based on true events) now available for pre-order!!!!!!! 

Jason Murphy

menutnutnut:

spread for interior cover of HAPPINESS 4. (based on true events) now available for pre-order!!!!!!! 

Jason Murphy

(via donnerpartyofone)

View HD • Posted Monday Jul 21 2pm  52 notes

 
 

PRE-ORDERS OF HAPPINESS #4 STILL AVAILABLE!!!!! "HELP FUND THE HAPPINESS DREAM" - Keanu Reeves

*All pre-orders to be mailed 1st & 2nd week of August

Full list of Happiness #4 contributors here

OUT JULY 27TH!!! RELEASE PARTY // ART & MUSIC SHOW @ THE SILENT BARN 6PM - 12:30 AM - RSVP HERE

Event poster by Tom Toye

Posted Monday Jul 21 2pm  109 notes

 
 

illogicalcomicsestate:

poster i made for:
Happiness Comix 4 Release Party Art + Music Show
Sunday 7-27-2014 at Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave Brooklyn
Art Show at 6 pm free and open to the public. Doors for the music show at 8pm bands at 9 all agaes costs $8.00 JARGONERS, GUNTIT, TETHER, CREEP HIGHWAY, FOSTER CARE
SUNDAY THE 27TH! SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

RSVP HERE!!!!

illogicalcomicsestate:

poster i made for:

Happiness Comix 4 Release Party Art + Music Show

Sunday 7-27-2014 at Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave Brooklyn

Art Show at 6 pm free and open to the public. Doors for the music show at 8pm bands at 9 all agaes costs $8.00 JARGONERS, GUNTIT, TETHER, CREEP HIGHWAY, FOSTER CARE

SUNDAY THE 27TH! SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

RSVP HERE!!!!

View HD • Posted Saturday Jul 19 6pm  55 notes

 
 

Watch

Tumbleweave - Dongle Den

Tumbleweave has a track on the Happiness #4 Comp CD that comes with issue #4, and they will also be performing as Jargoners (with Drut PD) at the Happiness #4 Release party!

PRE-ORDER YER ISSUE OF HAPPINESS#4 TODAY

Posted Tuesday Jul 15 8pm  10 notes with

 
 

DID YA SEE?! — HAPPINESS #4 COMES WITH A BONUS MUSIC CD! 
Includes tracks by:
Astral Aperture
Brothers Hand Mirror
Creep Highway
Cremalleras
Dead Wife
Downtown Boys
Drut PD
Foster Care
Las Otras
Lumpy & The Dumpers
Matthew Thurber
Nandas
Olivia Neutron-John 
School Jerks
Shopping
Splattertron
Tether (formerly Pak)
Thee Nodes
Trash Tide
Tumbleweave
With album artwork by Lale Westvind, tracks mastered by GW Duncanson.
Happiness #4 comes out late July/early August, pre-order here!

DID YA SEE?! — HAPPINESS #4 COMES WITH A BONUS MUSIC CD!

Includes tracks by:

With album artwork by Lale Westvind, tracks mastered by GW Duncanson.

Happiness #4 comes out late July/early August, pre-order here!

View HD • Posted Tuesday Jul 15 4pm  84 notes

 
 


DID YOU GET THE MEMO?!

YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF HAPPINESS #4!*

DO IT

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO

COMES OUT IN 3 WEEKS!

*OR get it at the Happiness #4 release party July 27th, or at RIPExpo August 2nd & 3rd. However, if you can’t make it to either event, all pre-orders will be mailed the first and second week of August, and will also help pay for the remaining printing costs & contributing artist stipends! 

Description: Issue #4 is another jam-packed issue of Happiness. Features 25 short comics by alternative cartoonists from across the country and overseas, plus: interviews with artists, cartoonists, galleries, musicians/bands, and other community organizers, as well as written essays and a spotlight section on contemporary show flyer art.

**Comes with a full-length music compilation CD!**

Specs: 7.875” x 10.5”x ~.5”, 192 pages total (152 B&W offset pgs, 40 full-color pgs), perfect bound.

Featured comic artists include:

  • Alex Williams
  • Antoine Cossé
  • Cathy G. Johnson
  • Claire Donner
  • Courtney Loberg
  • Diego Gerlach
  • Félix Decombat
  • Gretta Johnson
  • Hiromi Ueyoshi
  • Katrina Clark
  • Lale Westvind
  • Lasse Wandschneider
  • Leah Wishnia
  • Leslie Weibeler
  • Maren Karlson
  • Max Morris
  • Michael Olivo
  • Mike Funk
  • Mimi Chrzanowski
  • Nathan Ward
  • Noel Freibert
  • O Horvath
  • Pat Keck
  • Rand Renfrow

With flyer & poster art from:

  • Abraham Díaz
  • Alexander Heir
  • Anna Ehrlemark
  • Dunja Jankovic
  • Elijah Funk
  • Eric Benton
  • Eugene Terry
  • Jess Poplawski
  • Lisa Czech
  • Katrina Clark
  • Kelsey Short
  • Mar Estrama
  • Matthew Thurber
  • Michael Comeau
  • Mike Taylor
  • Nate Doyle
  • Sam Ryser

And Interviews with:

  • Ben Trogdon
  • Downtown Boys
  • Drut PD & Tumbleweave
  • Good Press Gallery
  • Jordan Speer
  • Josh Freydkis
  • Lyra Hill
  • School Jerks with Tara Bursey
  • Suzy X

Plus Essays by:

  • Dave Morse
  • Jes Skolnik

With music tracks by:

  • Astral Aperture
  • Brothers Hand Mirror
  • Creep Highway
  • Cremalleras
  • Dead Wife
  • Downtown Boys
  • Drut PD
  • Foster Care
  • Las Otras
  • Lumpy & The Dumpers
  • Matthew Thurber
  • Nandas
  • Olivia Neutron-John 
  • Shopping
  • Splattertron
  • Tether (formerly Pak)
  • Thee Nodes
  • Trash Tide
  • Tumbleweave
  • School Jerks

Front cover art of Happiness #4 by Jordan Speer. Inside cover art by Jason Murphy, album art by Lale Westvind, tracks mastered by GW Duncanson.

Above: excerpts of comics by Lale Westvind, Félix Decombat, Lasse Wandschneider, Leah Wishnia, Katrina Clark, O Horvath, & More

Get issues 1-3 here

Posted Tuesday Jul 8 8pm  148 notes

 
 

IT’S HERE (ALMOST)

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF HAPPINESS #4 TODAY!*

DO IT

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO

COMES OUT IN 3 WEEKS!

*OR get it at the Happiness #4 release party July 27th, or at RIPExpo August 2nd & 3rd. However, if you can’t make it to either event, all pre-orders will be mailed the first and second week of August, and will also help pay for the remaining printing costs & contributing artist stipends! 

Description: Issue #4 is another jam-packed issue of Happiness. Features 25 short comics by alternative cartoonists from across the country and overseas, plus: interviews with artists, cartoonists, galleries, musicians/bands, and other community organizers, as well as written essays and a spotlight section on contemporary show flyer art.

**Comes with a full-length music compilation CD!**

Specs: 7.875” x 10.5”x ~.5”, 192 pages total (152 B&W offset pgs, 40 full-color pgs), perfect bound.

Featured comic artists include:

  • Alex Williams
  • Antoine Cossé
  • Cathy G. Johnson
  • Claire Donner
  • Courtney Loberg
  • Diego Gerlach
  • Félix Decombat
  • Gretta Johnson
  • Hiromi Ueyoshi
  • Katrina Clark
  • Lale Westvind
  • Lasse Wandschneider
  • Leah Wishnia
  • Leslie Weibeler
  • Maren Karlson
  • Max Morris
  • Michael Olivo
  • Mike Funk
  • Mimi Chrzanowski
  • Nathan Ward
  • Noel Freibert
  • O Horvath
  • Pat Keck
  • Rand Renfrow

With flyer & poster art from:

  • Abraham Díaz
  • Alexander Heir
  • Anna Ehrlemark
  • Dunja Jankovic
  • Elijah Funk
  • Eric Benton
  • Eugene Terry
  • Jess Poplawski
  • Lisa Czech
  • Katrina Clark
  • Kelsey Short
  • Mar Estrama
  • Matthew Thurber
  • Michael Comeau
  • Mike Taylor
  • Nate Doyle
  • Sam Ryser

And Interviews with:

  • Ben Trogdon
  • Downtown Boys
  • Drut PD & Tumbleweave
  • Good Press Gallery
  • Jordan Speer
  • Josh Freydkis
  • Lyra Hill
  • School Jerks with Tara Bursey
  • Suzy X

Plus Essays by:

  • Dave Morse
  • Jes Skolnik

With music tracks by:

  • Astral Aperture
  • Brothers Hand Mirror
  • Creep Highway
  • Cremalleras
  • Dead Wife
  • Downtown Boys
  • Drut PD
  • Foster Care
  • Las Otras
  • Lumpy & The Dumpers
  • Matthew Thurber
  • Nandas
  • Olivia Neutron-John 
  • Shopping
  • Splattertron
  • Tether (formerly Pak)
  • Thee Nodes
  • Trash Tide
  • Tumbleweave
  • School Jerks

Front cover art of Happiness #4 by Jordan Speer. Inside cover art by Jason Murphy, album art by Lale Westvind, tracks mastered by GW Duncanson.

Above: excerpts of comics by Pat Keck, Gretta Johnson, Michael Olivo, Mimi Chrzanowski, Antoine Cossé, Alex Williams, and Cathy G. Johnson, and more.

Get issues 1-3 here

Posted Tuesday Jul 8 2am  366 notes

 
 

Hello! You should come to this great play I’m in, written & directed by Matthew Thurber, called MINING THE MOON. I play a flamboyant talking horse named Mr. Colostomy. The first performance is tomorrow (Sunday 6/8) at 5pm, with three additional evening performances on the 10th, 21st, & 26th at the Brick Theatre in Williamsburg. RSVP here on FB

The play also features performances by Ric Royer, Rebecca Bird, Raven Burnett, Austin English, Marlene Frontera, Dave Nuss, Kendra Sullivan, & Laura Perez-Harris.

Top image is an illustration by Matthew Thurber. Photo Credits: Laura Perez-Harris, Kendra Sullivan, & Rebecca Bird.

(Source: thespithouse)

Posted Saturday Jun 7 3pm  90 notes

 
 

cakechicago:

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is Proud to Announce the First Annual Cupcake Award!

Self-publishing is at the heart of our event and community, and supporting emerging artists and helping them grow is central to our mission. The Cupcake Award is a juried prize that supports the self-publishing of a new minicomic by any artist who has not yet had a solo work printed by a publisher. The winner of the award will receive $250 to print a new minicomic, a free half table at next year’s CAKE (where their minicomic will debut), and the mentor support of our special guest judge Annie Koyama. In addition, CAKE will promote the winning artist and their minicomic leading up to next year’s show.

Applications will open after CAKE 2014 concludes on June 1st and will close on August 31st. The CAKE organizers will narrow the application pool to the top 20, and our special guest judge will select the winner. The recipient of the Cupcake Award will be announced when CAKE 2015 applications open in mid-October.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

✴ Be at least 18 years of age at the time you apply
✴ Be available to attend CAKE 2015 to promote the minicomic supported by the Cupcake Award
✴ Be an artist who has not had a solo work published by a publisher.

Our intention is to support early career comic artists. This is an honor-code application: we will not hunt through your CV to try to disprove your eligibility, so please use your best discretion. If you have work in comics anthologies, have had small freelance comics published in larger publications/platforms or if you have had success with a widely distributed self-published comic, you are eligible; if you have had a book published as a single author by a publisher but you still regularly publish mini-comics, you are not eligible.

While applicants may re-apply every year, they are only eligible to receive the award once.
If you have questions about meeting eligibility, please email us at cupcake [at] cakechicago.com.

Please send the following to cupcake [at] cakechicago.com by August 31:

One-page artist statement and work plan: Please narrate the content and direction of the comics work you have made to date, and describe in detail the minicomic you plan to make with the support of the Cupcake Award.

One-page artist CV: Please include your most recent creative work and accomplishments to date. Be sure to include your name, address, preferred contact information (email, phone, twitter, etc), and website. (Don’t worry if your artist CV is light–this award is meant for emerging artists!)

Work samples: Please submit up to 8 examples of your art representing work done within the last 2-3 years. Be sure to highlight your sequential art, as this is an award specifically for comics. Send us clickable URLs. If you are unable to send us URLs, please get in touch with us.

[Click here for a PDF of our promotional flyer 
& tell all your eligible comics-making friends to apply!]

Posted Monday Jun 2 8pm  194 notes

 
 
 
 
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