Here’s a list of quick news updates:
JUNE 27th- PMZF STORYTELLING NIGHT – PETE’S CANDY STORE – Readings by Mark Lerer, Esther K Smith, Nathaniel Kressen, Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz and Anoush Froundjian. Hosted by Morgan Pielli. 7-8:30PM 709 Lorimer St.
MAY 24th- ASTRAL KNIFE – CAT-A-THON -CATLAND – Bushwick, Brooklyn occult store Catland is holding a fundraiser to start a community garden, and Astral Knife will be kicking things off with a 12:30 PM set. Afterwards festivities and performances continue for the next 24 hours. Catland is at 987 Flushing Ave. There will also be a live You Tube stream of the entire event. http://www.facebook.com/events/1450674921845340/1453927884853377
MAY 14th- MAN VS NATURE & RUBBER (O) CEMENT @ COCO66 – Eric & I are performing in Man Vs. Nature, opening for Rubber (O) Cement, along with several other bands. Show starts at 9PM. 66 Greenwich Street.
MARCH 29th- ASTRAL KNIFE @ OLD MAN HUSTLE We’re back for another round of Johnny Bizarre’s NYC Gong Show at Old Man Hustle. 39 Essex Street http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/426920747410571
MARCH 28th-30th- YEAH, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID – SPECIALS ON C- This is a weekend-long intersectional feminist event with workshops, performances, film, and an art show, which I’ll be part of. “This exhibit features 25+ women artists exploring the space between “The Personal is Political” and “The Political is personal with an emphasis on self-referential, self-representational and confessional expressions.” Opening party is Friday night from 6-10. 195 Ave. C, at 12th St. http://yeahthatswhatshesaidnyc.tumblr.com/public events
OCCUPY COMICS BOOK IN COMIC STORES NOW- The collected “Occupy Comics” is now available in GN form, including my illustrated page. The book also includes an unreleased story by Amanda Palmer and David Mack. http://blackmaskstudios.tumblr.com/post/80782234404/occupy-comics-collected-book-hits-comic-shops-this
“YOU’RE CRAZY” ANTHOLOGY NOW AVAILABLE- Edited by Craig Lewis, “You’re Crazy: First Hand Accounts Of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Trauma From The Punk Scene” contains writings by twenty five authors. Eric and I are two of those authors. http://www.lulu.com/shop/craig-lewis/youre-crazy-volume-one/paperback/product-21453775.html
MARCH 1ST 1-6PM – FEMINIST ZINE FEST – BARNARD COLLEGE 4TH Floor- I’ll be tabling at the Feminist Zine Fest, which is being held this year at Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, James Room (4th Floor, Barnard Hall) 1 train to 116th St. http://feministzinefestnyc.wordpress.com/
FEBRUARY 21ST 8PM – NYC “GONG SHOW” – OLD MAN HUSTLE Johnny Bizarre revives that old favorite of stoned 70’s parents, “The Gong Show”, LES style at Old Man Hustle (39 Essex Street). Me, Eric & La Femme Natal will be playing a set under our new name “Astral Knife” (and we can’t wait to get at those gongs with mallets and contact mikes…) There’s also a Gong Show talent contest with celebrity judges Rev. Jen and Clown Kong. http://www.facebook.com/events/20334344653128
FEBRUARY 11TH 5PM – THE MANY IDENTITIES OF A STRUGGLING CARTOONIST -THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY – A show about cartoonists and the other mediums they work with. You will see how comic book art influences works of theater, film, set design, sculpture, live performance, bands, street art, animation, graphic design, burlesque, origami and more. Free, 155 1st Ave, NYC http://www.facebook.com/events/575282169206768/
JANUARY 26TH 8:30PM – OCCUPY ART SHOW-BOWERY POETRY CLUB – Art and performance in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street With Carla Cubit, Seth Tobocman, Jenny Gonzalez Blitz,Eric Blitz, Ben Barson,Andy Laties, Fly, Robert Galinsky, Reality TV,Chris Flash of The Shadow, Aaron Kay Pieman, Jeff Wright, Leonard Abrams. $5-$10 sliding-scale admission, no one will be turned away. Cash bar. #08 Bowery, NYC
- SEPTEMBER 6-12TH – THE LIVING GALLERY – I have 2 recent pieces on display at The Living Gallery as part of their BYO Art event. It’s a very nice little spot across from Goodbye Blue Monday at 1094 Broadway in Brooklyn.
- AUGUST 24TH 2-7PM – PETE’S MINI ZINE FEST It’s returning to Pete’s Candy Store and so am I!Be sure to stop by the table to say hello and pick up some zines and art. 709 Lorimer St. in Brooklyn.
- AUGUST 1ST 6PM – SUPERCHIEF SUMMER SEASON MEGA GROUP SHOW- I have a piece in the Superchief Gallery show at Culture Fix @ 9 Clinton St (just below Houston). It’s the first of the full color TaRAT series -“The Fool”…come see it in vivid person! The show will be up for 2 weeks. http://www.facebook.com/events/calendar#!/events/627338713951498/
- JUNE 13TH 8PM -DOLL HOSPITAL @ HELLHOLE NYC (PYRAMID CLUB NYC) Doll Hospital will be performing with Lady Clorinda, Demon Alley, & Iconicide at Hellhole, a new weekly night at the Pyramid Club NYC. The night is also a birthday bash for one of Iconicide’s former bassists, visit the event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/658363034190871/
- MAY 11TH 9PM -DOLL HOSPITAL @ ICONICIDE PRESENTS: A WITCHES NIGHT OUT We’re rolling out an incarnation of the always in flux Doll Hospital for Iconicide’s annual “Witches Night Out” event. Happening at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St. Visit the Witches Night Out Facebook Page for info and updates.
- APRIL 6TH 3PM -WW3 SLIDESHOW -ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR NYC A multi-media presentation by Artists and Editors of North America’s longest running political comic book including: Seth Tobocman, Hillary Allison, Ethan Heitner, & Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz. With music by Eric Blitz, Ben Barson, & Joe Merolla. Rebecca Migdal acts as MC. This year the Anarchist Book Fair is at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center at 107 Suffolk Street. The show will be in the back floor of the main room. Also, I’ll have the latest issue of the Living In La La Land zine there.
- SEPTEMBER 28TH-30TH, 2012 – NY ART BOOK FAIR – Printed Matter presents the NY Art Book Fair, coinciding with the events for the week of Fluxfest 2012 NYC. World War 3 Illustrated will be exhibiting there. The Fair will be held at MoMA PS1, Lucy Lippard and Paul Chan are keynote speakers. For info like schedules, subway directions, a full exhibitor list, and other stuff their site is at http://nyartbookfair.com/
- SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2012 – FLUXFEST NYC The Fluxus movement began in NYC, so my hometown seems like the perfect place to participate in my first Fluxus Festival. Urchestra/Doll Hospital have been invited onto the bill. Westbeth Community Room (55 Bethune Street), 7-11 PM. If the idea of Fluxus makes you feel uncertain, have some self esteem building via the Surrealist Compliment Generator.
- AUGUST 10TH, 2012 – THREE ARROWS SCHMOOZE – I’m doing a reading at Three Arrows Cooperative Society in Putnam Valley, NY. Headlining is Seth Tobocman. And of course Eric Blitz and Andy Laties are providing music. And then I’m gonna see if I can ride in that kayak on the website.
- JULY 21st, 2012 – PETE’S MINI ZINE FEST- I’ll be tabling at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest at Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., with a new print edition of Living In La La Land among the swag.
- JULY 19, 2012 – WW3 RELEASE PARTY – I’m performing my piece from the new issue of World War 3 at the release party, with Eric accompanying with percussion (he’ll be doing that for some of the other performers too.) 7:30 PM at Le Petit Versailles garden, 346 East Houston St.
- JULY 2012 WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED #43 (shipping from Top Shelf Comix) – This issue of World War 3 Illustrated tackles the subject of censorship (funny how that never stops being relevant) with contributions from artists both here and in the Middle East. I will have a six page piece called “Psychic Harm Reduction” appearing in the issue. In the meantime, you can get a gander at the cover (a stark Sue Coe portrait of Bradley Manning) at Top Shelf’s website.
- JUNE 2nd – 3rd BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS 2012 – Artists from The Coffin Factory art collective will be participating in Bushwick Open Studios, a weekend long event. I’ll have new works, and there just maaaayyyy be a sound installation by Eric. I’ll add details as I get them. http://artsinbushwick.org/bos2012/directory/?listing=7072