Well this is cool.  A nice risograph instructional booklet about how to hand-letter text with a brush!

Well this is cool. A nice risograph instructional booklet about how to hand-letter text with a brush!

— 2 days ago with 31 notes
It’s alive! It’s alive!

It’s alive! It’s alive!

— 3 days ago with 42 notes
Here’s a detail of the screenprint we did with Mark Alan Stamaty. He rules!

Here’s a detail of the screenprint we did with Mark Alan Stamaty. He rules!

— 4 days ago with 32 notes
Starting to get some really interesting books for the SculptureCenter pop-up!

Starting to get some really interesting books for the SculptureCenter pop-up!

— 5 days ago with 16 notes
New collaboration with John Broadley: PORTABLE PORTALS! “Place Upon Any Surface and Step Into Another Dimension”

New collaboration with John Broadley: PORTABLE PORTALS! “Place Upon Any Surface and Step Into Another Dimension”

— 6 days ago with 16 notes
Affordable stuff preferred!! Drop or mail to Desert Island with name/price/phone/email. Artist gets 100%!

Affordable stuff preferred!! Drop or mail to Desert Island with name/price/phone/email. Artist gets 100%!

— 6 days ago with 60 notes

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Square Dance at Palms Promenade

by Spider’s Pee Paw [Char Esme, Lauren Poor, Ben Mendelewicz, Matthew Cutler, John Gutierrez, Esteban Neumann and Xela Flactem]

published by Desert Island

Square Dance at Palms Promenade is a collection of comics and neighborhood novelties set in the town of Palms Promenade published by Desert Island. The book contains seven short stories by the artists of the comics collective Spider’s Pee Paw and incorporates a wide array of techniques including drawing, painting, video processing, collage, sewing, photography, and 3D computer modeling. The narrative content ranges from the tales of a lonesome garbage collector to a journey through Doll Dump Island. Square Dance at Palms Promenade is 64 pages full color and was created entirely through collaborations between Char Esme, Lauren Poor, Ben Mendelewicz, Matthew Cutler, John Gutierrez, Esteban Neumann and Xela Flactem.

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Special Announcement from The Township of Palms Promenade:

Can a square have 7 sides? The Pee Paw People of Spider’s Pee Paw have abandoned their hefty harvest and forged a new path through Palms Promenade to find out. They saw the bales and bales tumbling in for Spider’s Pee Paw and wanted to cash in on their crop, more! “Let’s see if we can copy them,” they said. “It looks easy to do,” they also said. So it was then that this bound beauty was created by the artists under harsh conditions and packaged by outsiders beyond city limits for you to enjoy. This four-ladies chain split and nearly half sashayed the whole family! Let’s not run down that road again…

These 7 stories tell tales of lust, trauma, mystery, excess, delinquency, family and faith. So, with a bit of that faith, trust your partner and don’t dizzy your hat getting tossed about in the wrong way grand. Youre snug as can bug in the criss-crossing hands of Matt Cutler, Char Esme, Xela Flactem, John Gutierrez, Ben Mendelewicz, Esteban Neumann & Lauren Poor.

The 64 page full color comic book title: “Square Dance At Palms Promenade” released by Desert Island, is the proud recipient of over 23 awards including the Thank You Award, Dare to Soar Award, The Achievement Award, First Prize Award, One Award, Excellent Award, “I Am 2” Award, High-Five Award, First Place Award and the Fifth Place Award.

Please be aware that there are filthy frauds that wish to cash in on this masterpiece and have simultaneously timed the distribution of their fakes with the release of our genuine copies. To distinguish the counterfeits from the originals, dampen a paper towel with lemon juice (do not use lime juice, please) and wipe in a swooping, clockwise circular motion on the cover. If the cover appears to be destroyed, you have acquired the authentic Square Dance at Palms Promenade book, and have done your part to control countless other counterfeit publications.

// 64 pages // color // perfect bound // 

// release date 11-08-14 //

// order via our site //

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Got our first handmade book in the mail for the Sculpture Center show from Joan Mellon. Keep ‘em coming!

Got our first handmade book in the mail for the Sculpture Center show from Joan Mellon. Keep ‘em coming!

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
Limited copies of Anders Nilsen’s self-pub’d “God and the Devil at War in the Garden” back in stock!

Limited copies of Anders Nilsen’s self-pub’d “God and the Devil at War in the Garden” back in stock!

— 1 week ago with 21 notes
Make a book and we’ll sell it at the Sculpture Center!!

Open call for work: looking for handmade, one of a kind artists’ books for a show I’m organizing at the Sculpture Center. ALL work submitted will be accepted if it meets the above criteria and is under $100 (no multiples, no editions accepted!).  We’ll have a pop-up shop at the Sculpture Center in conjunction with their next big exhibition from October - January. EVERYONE is welcome to make a book. You don’t have to be an artist! It can be comics, collage books, studio scraps, crayon drawings, photos, stickers, etc etc. Whatever you can think of. **Drop off in person or via mail at Desert Island by September 20th. In addition to the book, you must include your name, phone number, sale price of book (artist keeps 100%), and email address. If mailing, write SCULPTURE CENTER somewhere on the envelope!! Do not ask me any questions about this. Just make a book!

— 2 weeks ago with 71 notes