New Arrivals and restocks at Pioneers Press! The Julia Eff zines are never in stock long, so if you want one ya better snag it fast! 

Huge thanks to everyone who has been buying Liam’s zine Big Diamond!

wearepioneerspress:

You guys are making his day! Every time he gets an order he wants to know person’s name, the “name of their momma,” what they’re going to do with the zine, and he gets REALLY excited. http://pioneerspress.com/catalog/zines/4531/

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Will Potter took some amazing photos of the rescues yesterday here on the farm

wearepioneerspress:

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These are some of my babies: Hank Williams the pig, and two of our goats, Jackson and Teddy. 

crapandemic:

Had a really cool day at GRZF yesterday!! It was great to see gnade again (especially since we were only a table away from each other…sup buddy!) and pick up a bunch of wearepioneerspress stuff shipping-free, plus make a whole mess of new friends. The folks from thebanditzine were particularly amazing, and I threw a whole bunch of money at some of my favorite zine peeps and loaded up on really neat reading material and free vegan muffins.

A bunch of this crew is gonna be at MMZF in October, so maybe my haul won’t be as epic since I already have it all now, but I’m looking forward to it nonetheless. And shouts to annogus for the awesome photos and making me look so good! Thanks dude!!

Great shots from the Grand Rapids Zine Fest and my zine crush, Julia Eff! 

entangledrootspress:

Another new print.
"Self-Care"
Lino-cut on reclaimed paper.
For the curious, the plants in the mortar and pestle (from left to right) are Yarrow, Rose, and Bilberry. Hanging behind (also from left to right) are Valerian Root, Colts Foot, Red Clover, Dandelion, Lavender, Meadowsweet, Gravel Root, Purple Coneflower, and Marigold.
You can get a print HERE.

entangledrootspress:

Another new print.

"Self-Care"

Lino-cut on reclaimed paper.

For the curious, the plants in the mortar and pestle (from left to right) are Yarrow, Rose, and Bilberry.
Hanging behind (also from left to right) are Valerian Root, Colts Foot, Red Clover, Dandelion, Lavender, Meadowsweet, Gravel Root, Purple Coneflower, and Marigold.

You can get a print HERE.

(Source: entangledroots.com, via entangledrootspress)

Big Diamond is back from the print shop and now available on the Pioneers Press site.

Big Diamond is 3 year old Liam Ira Christian’s debut photo zine! He takes the photos, does the cut ‘n’ gluestick layouts, and writes (well, dictates) the hilarious/weird/brilliant/amazing captions. At 28 pages, and full of the people in his life, this zine is a lovable, inspiring piece of one little dude’s soul. (Big Diamond #1 also has an interview with Liam about his artistic process.) When we asked Liam what he’s going to do with the money he makes from his zine he said, “I’m going to buy a LOT of spinach.” 

When you don’t know what you’re living for, you don’t care how you live from one day to the next. You’re happy the day has passed and the night has come, and in your sleep you bury the tedious question of what you lived for that day and what you’re going to live for tomorrow.

Oblomov, Ivan Goncharov.  (via ugh)

(Source: ivankaramazovs, via herbal-kids)

(Source: twitter.com, via herbal-kids)

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy

because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless

and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

Robin Williams  (via lovequotesrus)

(Source: skateeofmind, via thismightwork)

Liam’s response to selling the first copy of his first zine:
Me: Oh Liam, someone bought your zine!
Liam: What?! Now I won’t have it anymore?!
Me: Oh, no Liam. We’re just going to send them a copy of it. 
Liam: But then they’ll have it and not me?
Me: No baby, we made a bunch of copies of it to share with other people, and you get to keep the original one that you made. Understand?
Liam: Okay. What was their name?
Me: The person that bought your zine?
Liam: Yes. 
Me: Ashley.
Liam: Ashley? Where do they live?
Me: Idaho.
Liam: Oh. What is her Dad’s name?
Me: I don’t know. 
Liam: What is the name of the other guy?
Me: The other person that bought your zine?
Liam: Yes.
Me: Well, no one else has bought one yet. 
Liam: WHAT?! But this is my whole world! It’s my whole country! It’s everything I can see!
Me: Well don’t worry, I’m sure someone else will buy a copy tomorrow. So how about this: Every time you sell a zine, I will give you $2. And you can do whatever you want with that money. Okay?
Liam: I am going to buy chocolate. And spinach. And then I will have chocolate spinach. You’ve never tasted anything like that before! It’s like … It’s like oregano water with salt! It’s so good!
Me: Well, that sounds interesting. So, you’re sure you’re okay with us sending out copies of your zine if you get to keep the original one that you made?
Liam: Yes. What does R2D2 talk like? Can you make that sound for me?

And there you have it! Liam’s zine, Big Diamond, is now available at the Pioneers Press website. Full disclosure: If you buy a copy, he will use the money to make chocolate spinach. 

Liam’s response to selling the first copy of his first zine:

Me: Oh Liam, someone bought your zine!

Liam: What?! Now I won’t have it anymore?!

Me: Oh, no Liam. We’re just going to send them a copy of it. 

Liam: But then they’ll have it and not me?
Me: No baby, we made a bunch of copies of it to share with other people, and you get to keep the original one that you made. Understand?
Liam: Okay. What was their name?
Me: The person that bought your zine?
Liam: Yes. 
Me: Ashley.
Liam: Ashley? Where do they live?
Me: Idaho.
Liam: Oh. What is her Dad’s name?
Me: I don’t know. 
Liam: What is the name of the other guy?
Me: The other person that bought your zine?
Liam: Yes.
Me: Well, no one else has bought one yet. 
Liam: WHAT?! But this is my whole world! It’s my whole country! It’s everything I can see!
Me: Well don’t worry, I’m sure someone else will buy a copy tomorrow. So how about this: Every time you sell a zine, I will give you $2. And you can do whatever you want with that money. Okay?
Liam: I am going to buy chocolate. And spinach. And then I will have chocolate spinach. You’ve never tasted anything like that before! It’s like … It’s like oregano water with salt! It’s so good!
Me: Well, that sounds interesting. So, you’re sure you’re okay with us sending out copies of your zine if you get to keep the original one that you made?
Liam: Yes. What does R2D2 talk like? Can you make that sound for me?
And there you have it! Liam’s zine, Big Diamond, is now available at the Pioneers Press website. Full disclosure: If you buy a copy, he will use the money to make chocolate spinach. 
OPERATION CHINCHILLA!
SAN DIEGO — It’s the largest rescue operation ever for the San Diego Humane Society.  The group joining the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to save 400 chinchillas from a ranch in Vista.
Read more: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/08/20/largest-rescue-ever-for-sd-humane-society/#ixzz3BT71Drlr
OMG. Southern California friends! The Chinchillas need you! If I still lived in San Diego, I would be all over this. Someone should adopt a chinchilla family and bring them out to me in Kansas! Chinchilla roadtrip to the Hard Fifty Farm! Whoo! I double-dog dare you!
P.S. Fuck fur farms. There were using electrocution on that farm to kill these little guys to make coats. Look at that little face up there. What the fuck is wrong with people?
P.P.S. The SD Humane Society is also looking for donations to help care for these little buddies. If you don’t have room for a rescue chinchilla in your home/heart, maybe you can pitch in a buck to help them get winter hats, new shoes, and age-appropriate reading material? I know it doesn’t seem like a dollar could possible make a difference, but we know from personal experience that every dollar makes a difference when you care for rescue animals. A 25 pound bag of chinchilla food costs about $20. 
 

OPERATION CHINCHILLA!

SAN DIEGO — It’s the largest rescue operation ever for the San Diego Humane Society.  The group joining the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to save 400 chinchillas from a ranch in Vista.

Read more: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/08/20/largest-rescue-ever-for-sd-humane-society/#ixzz3BT71Drlr

OMG. Southern California friends! The Chinchillas need you! If I still lived in San Diego, I would be all over this. Someone should adopt a chinchilla family and bring them out to me in Kansas! Chinchilla roadtrip to the Hard Fifty Farm! Whoo! I double-dog dare you!

P.S. Fuck fur farms. There were using electrocution on that farm to kill these little guys to make coats. Look at that little face up there. What the fuck is wrong with people?

P.P.S. The SD Humane Society is also looking for donations to help care for these little buddies. If you don’t have room for a rescue chinchilla in your home/heart, maybe you can pitch in a buck to help them get winter hats, new shoes, and age-appropriate reading material? I know it doesn’t seem like a dollar could possible make a difference, but we know from personal experience that every dollar makes a difference when you care for rescue animals. A 25 pound bag of chinchilla food costs about $20. 

 

Grassroots Art Organizations Exploring Space

Just did a fun interview with Elise from Grasstronaut. Elise just launched this project and it sounds like she has some really amazing ideas for the site and the DIY arts community in general. Check it out, and get involved! <3 Jessie 

P.S. Three cheers for interviewers who are disarming, respectful, and passionate about their work. 

P.P.S. I really need to work on cussing less and giving shorter answers in interviews. Yowza! 

thebarefootrebel:

jessie-duke:

Liam finished his first zine last night! It’s called “Big Diamond” and it’s a collection of his photos with descriptions. There’s also a short interview with Liam in the back. Adam is taking it to the print shop RIGHT NOW, so as soon as Liam is done stapling them, they’ll be available on the Pioneers Press website. Congrats to Liam on his finishing his first zine!

Oh my gosh! I so want to do this with Ajax and Kierkegaard’s photos…

DO IT! And then send us a copy!!

thebarefootrebel:

jessie-duke:

Liam finished his first zine last night! It’s called “Big Diamond” and it’s a collection of his photos with descriptions. There’s also a short interview with Liam in the back. Adam is taking it to the print shop RIGHT NOW, so as soon as Liam is done stapling them, they’ll be available on the Pioneers Press website. Congrats to Liam on his finishing his first zine!

Oh my gosh! I so want to do this with Ajax and Kierkegaard’s photos…

DO IT! And then send us a copy!!

Since Liam’s new zine, Big Diamond, is in black and white, we’ve decided to start him a Tumblr page so folks can see his photos in all their glory. Liam is going to curate the page and give us descriptions to write in. 

Follow Liam! http://liamsdiamond.tumblr.com/

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Liam finished his first zine last night! It&#8217;s called &#8220;Big Diamond" and it&#8217;s a collection of his photos with descriptions. There&#8217;s also a short interview with Liam in the back. Adam is taking it to the print shop RIGHT NOW, so as soon as Liam is done stapling them, they&#8217;ll be available on the Pioneers Press website. Congrats to Liam on his finishing his first zine!

Liam finished his first zine last night! It’s called “Big Diamond" and it’s a collection of his photos with descriptions. There’s also a short interview with Liam in the back. Adam is taking it to the print shop RIGHT NOW, so as soon as Liam is done stapling them, they’ll be available on the Pioneers Press website. Congrats to Liam on his finishing his first zine!