Pat Aulisio and pals threw another sweet small press event recently where Pat also exhibited drawings, comics and a sculptural construction in the middle of the floor. I was able to pick up a few items in a brief time there. It looked like a great, packed and tightly curated little event. From Pat I grabbed The Greater Good (co-authored with Josh Bayer) and Stoner Alien:
At another table I was able to get these beautiful books from Lale Westvind (scans are of two covers and one interior spread):
And some newish Mickey Z stuff which was also on her table:
And there was a table with some young people from the Fleisher Art Memorial‘s teen classes (I think?), who were selling some prints and comics and stuff. I grabbed a cute comics zine about a cat who finds some wintery holiday happiness:
My only beef? Someone’s gotta tell these youngsters that a DIY comics zine made from one double sided photocopy sheet and two staples usually runs cheaper than four bucks! On the other hand, was it a fundraiser? I don’t know. If so, I’m an ass for bringing that up. But you can’t blame me since I’m now old as dirt and losing my faculties. Young people: you are the future.
George sent Meathaus so much stuff that looked so good that I took a lot of photos of it to share. His letter reads:
I just finished grad school and I wanted to show you some of the work I did there. This stuff is part of a collection called ‘The Book of Trash.’ Anyway, hope you’re doing well. Peace!”
Thanks George, yes, everything is downright decent. It is good the see your latest and most impressive work yet. See past George letters on the George tag where I also describe how George was a student at UArts years ago now, and more work at his website and Tumblr.
Check it out: Christine Larsen, steadfast member of the Philly Cartoonists Society sometimes teacher and all the time comics maker has sent Meathaus this envelope of sketchbook zines and mini comics about orcs. To see more of these little beauties for yourself get over to Christine’s website, Tumblr, Instagram and blog. Thanks Christine!
The Soxx for Mayor campaign has published a new video featuring one of Soxx’s friends, Mr. Banks. Mr Banks tells Soxx about the sanitation workers’s job in Philadelphia and how Soxx can help when she is elected mayor on November 3rd!
To learn more about Soxx and to see her Soxx for Mayor! video series check out her Soxx for Mayor website. Meathaus only endorses one candidate for mayor of Philadelphia: SOXX. Just write it in!
The Soxx For Mayor! campaign has released the third Soxx campaign video, the Pope special. Did you know that Peanut Pope visited Philadelphia just this past weekend as well as the other guy? Soxx took Peanut Pope to meet a lot of new friends. Soxx probably shouldn’t have been holding that suspicious looking device in her other hand though.
Here’s the full series up to date with three episodes to view now, or just click over to the latest episode: “Soxx’s Darkening of Day.”
On Friday at high noon, Soxx officially announced her run for mayor of Philadelphia outside of city hall (more photos here by Lorelei Narvaja). She met with citizens and urged people to learn more about the issues that she cares about on her website, where she also will be premiering new campaign videos weekly until the election day on November 3rd, 2015.
Premiering today is episode number two. Both one and two are below so you can catch up.
Soxx is raising money for a special project of hers, and has taken to Fiverr to offer her services to you for a very reasonable price. Maybe you need to cancel your doctor’s appointment or cheer up a special friend? Purchase a Soxx pudding video with your custom message. Do you need to relax and would like Soxx to make a custom ASMR video for you? (Look it up for a weird time on YouTube…) Soxx will do that for $5. You can also hire Soxx to create original videos for you while reversing your curse, squishing her pickles while talking about your website or business, or stomping in her bean bucket. They are all available here. I just talked to Soxx yesterday and she really wants to do some more videos for people out there so if you have $5 that means you might as well spend it on an original Soxx video. Send one to your mom-mom or wish a college freshman good luck on the new school year!
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Check it out, Soxx (artist Jenny Drumgoole) is soliciting your cash to fund a month of eight surprise trash day parties for Philadelphia sanitation workers. It’s been almost a year since Soxx’s Happy Trash Day parties began, and funding this will provide the means for Soxx to get the party supplies she needs (glitter, beans, balloons, refreshments, etc.) for this final Happy Trash Month after which Soxx will march her life size papier-mâché trash collector to City Hall for a special trash day celebration for mayor Michael “Mix Master Mike” Nutter. See, Happy Trash Day indirectly raises awareness of an ongoing issue facing the sanitation workers: they’ve been working without a raise or contract for over five years. Soxx’s celebrations of trash day also acknowledge the essential services that the trash collectors provide the city all year long, which otherwise gets ignored at best. Here’s a widget thing which I selected because it also shows the funding percentage and days left. This is a 15 day funding drive:
Some of the rewards include a custom beaned DVD case and DVD of all the trash day parties, buttons, custom watercolors of trash day moments (by Soxx), and even an opportunity to choose one of the trash day party themes or have Soxx throw a trash day party in your own neighborhood (within 200 miles of Philly) for your own trash collector crew. See more on the Kickstarter page.