mildred pierce zine


Mildred needs your help!
January 28, 2011, 2:28 pm
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Mildred Pierce Issue Four is close at hand! It is exciting to be finally bringing this issue to press. However, we are finding that printing costs have skyrocketed in the last few years and we could use some help! We are looking for *any* size donations to help offset the printing costs–really any help is appreciated. Donations of over $10 dollars will get a free copy of the printed zine (we’ll email you to get your shipping address)!

You can send money via paypal to mildredpiercezine@gmail.com. Be sure to mark your donation as a gift under the ‘personal’ tab!

Thanks for all of your support!

Sincerely,

John Bylander and Megan Milks

Editors,
Mildred Pierce Magazine



Jimmy Joe Roche at Rare Gallery, through Feb. 3
January 25, 2011, 12:06 pm
Filed under: art, comedy, grotesque, interview | Tags: , , , ,

A still from one of the videos in "Under Pressure"

This week would be a good week to go and check out Under Pressure, Jimmy Joe Roche’s solo show at Rare Gallery in New York. I myself am trying to make it back there,  having attended the opening a few weeks back. I am really excited about this show, and eager to get a second, closer look at some of the videos and installations before the show comes down. The forthcoming issue of Mildred Pierce features a profile of Roche and his work. If you have not been already, check out his site, and check out the show, up through February 3.  Rare Gallery is at 547 W 27 St, #514, New York, NY.



CHICAGO RELEASE PARTY INFORMATION
January 25, 2011, 1:24 am
Filed under: art, comedy, grotesque | Tags: , ,

AHOY CHICAGO!!!!

Please help us celebrate the release of MILDRED PIERCE ISSUE #4, “Comedy and the Grotesque” (cover designed and screenprinted by Edie Fake)….

at Quimby’s Bookstore (1854 W. North Ave) …

on SATURDAY, February 26th, 2011 at 7 pm.

Joining us to provide readings and performances are MP contributors James Tadd Adcox, Edie Fake, Jim Joyce, Vicky Lim, Ed Choy Moorman, and Ellen Nielsen!!!!! (Keep reading for these talented people’s bios.)

Wine and refreshments plus limited-edition zines! HOLY COW see you there.

James Tadd Adcox is the editor-in-chief of Artifice Magazine (artificemag.com). His work has appeared in The Literary Review, TriQuarterly, and Lamination Colony, among other places. He lives in Chicago.

Edie Fake is the author of Gaylord Phoenix, now available as a collection from Secret Acres. He’s received a Critical Fierceness Grant for queer art and was one of the first recipients of Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists. His drawings have been included in Hot and Cold, Creative Time Comics, and LTTR. Currently, he lives in Chicago where he works as a minicomics sommelier for Quimby’s Books.

Jim Joyce graduated from St. Rita High School in 2004. His zine, Or Let It Sink, explores desire, failure, and personal mythology. Jim works in the education field and enjoys keeping a journal.

Vicky Lim has a zine (Dear Jaguar) and a blog (Personal Statements) and lives in Chicago.

Ed Choy Moorman is a New Jersey-raised, Minneapolis College of Art and Design-schooled, Chicago-based cartoonist. He is the editor and publisher of the 2009 Xeric Award-winning Ghost Comics anthology from Bare Bones Press. (http://edsdeadbody.com/ + http://edchoymoorman.wordpress.com/)

Ellen Nielsen is an interdisciplinary artist whose body of work includes writing, performance, objects, video, and graphic design. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.



SAVE THE DATES: Baltimore, Chicago release parties!
January 11, 2011, 1:26 am
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Please save these dates! We’ll be celebrating the release of MP#4, “Comedy and the Grotesque,” on Sunday, February 6th in Baltimore, and on Saturday, February 26th* in Chicago. Readings, performances, drinks, snacks, and company. More details on the way!

*N.B.: This is a change.