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Chicago Release party (repost): THIS SATURDAY!!
February 23, 2011, 12:42 am
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AHOY CHICAGO!!!!

Please help us celebrate the release of MILDRED PIERCE ISSUE #4, “Comedy and the Grotesque”….

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.



OFFICIAL FOR SALE PURCHASING INFO & TOC
February 14, 2011, 12:20 am
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Mildred Pierce #4: Comedy and the Grotesque is officially alive!! HUGE thanks to all who have helped make this issue possible.

This issue features cover art by Edie Fake, inside cover art by Eamon Espey; its guts include….

  • A review of the cult horror film Slither by Daniel Moseley
  • A slicing-dicing deconstruction by Bonnie Kaserman
  • Two comic vignettes by Ellen Nielsen
  • A Real Asshole — essay by Marc Baez 
  • Bernhard – Kinski – Theodore: Only a Madman Would Imitate Madness — essay by John Berndt
  • FEH-MUH-NIST: A Consideration of Offense in Diane DiMassa’s Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist — essay by Vicky Lim
  • Reinventing the Grotesque: Wangechi Mutu’s Beautifully Mutating Women — essay by Joyce Kuechler
  • Charlottesville’s Lady Arm Wrestlers: A Bawdy, Rowdy, Satirical, Political, Feminist, Community-Based Performance Art Movement — feature by Leeyanne Moore
  • Barf Transitive: Bulimic Writing as Feminist Resistance — essay by Megan Milks
  • You Want to Make a Joke About That? A Brief History on the Development of My Lisp by Jim Joyce
  • a feature on artist Jimmy Joe Roche by John Bylander
  • a feature on puppeteer Sean Samoheyl by Leeyanne Moore
  • fiction by James Tadd Adcox, Jake Hostetter, and Leeyanne Moore
  • interviews with musician/writer Sabrina Chap and artists Edie Fake and Pippi Zornoza
  • comics, illustration and art by Noel Freibert, Carrie Fucile, Zach Hazard, Gerry Mak, Sarah Magida, Jason Miles, and Ed Choy Moorman
  • and more!

Those of you who pre-ordered, we’re in the process of getting your copies out. The rest of ya, for now, while we’re working on distribution, can purchase an issue through PayPal: send $9 ($8 + $1 shipping) to mildredpiercezine@gmail.com including your mailing address in the note.

See you at Quimby’s on Saturday, February 26th!



//////////!!!Thank You!!!Party Time!!!\\\\\\\\\\
February 3, 2011, 1:58 am
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First of all, thank you so much to our friends and supporters who donated to the printing cause during our minifund drive! We are extremely grateful, and those that donated 10 dollars or more, consider yrselves ‘Zined (given zines, that is).  You can still donate–check out our last blogpost for more info–or you can just show up and get yrself a fresh zine at the:

MILDRED PIERCE ISSUE 4 RELEASE PARTY!!!

Sunday, Feb. 6, 7-10pm at Current Space, 421 N. Howard St., Baltimore MD

With performances and readings by:

John Berndt, Leeyanne Moore, Megan Milks, John Bylander, Jake Hostetter, and special guests!

Refreshments by Current Space. Come get down with us and celebrate the new issue!