Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Release!!!

I'm excited to announce that there's a new release out on Pegacorn Press, just in time for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival here in Brooklyn. Late Era Clash #24, by longtime friend Mike Taylor, is done and looking awesooommmme! Come by and see us this Saturday, and if not, it will be available via my store after this busy weekend...

Front and back cover of Late Era Clash, as well as new buttons made with printing mishaps!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Get copies while you can! Both the 2012 calendar and FUTURE TENSE are available through my Etsy store. At 48 pages of content, featuring eleven artists from the U.S. and Germany, FUTURE TENSE is going quickly. Maybe because these amazing artists are in it?

Roby Newton 
Kasey Henneman

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pegacorn Press Release Party at The City Reliquary

Stop by the City Reliquary this Friday night (September 30th) and help celebrate the two new releases out on Pegacorn Press! The 2012 Paquita Calendar and Future Tense, a comic compilation featuring 11 different artists, will be available- as well as other shenanigans. Who knows what will happen, you know?

Caroline Paquita

P.S. The event is free, but donations to the City Reliquary are always greatly appreciated. Please no BYOB, but beers can be purchased from the C.R. bar in the backyard. 

P.P.S. Awesome costumes, or other forms of "dressing up," are always welcomed and encouraged.

Friday, September 30th, 2011
370 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Minneapolis + Chicago!

"October," from the 2012 Paquita Calendar-  coming out soon.

My tiny midwestern jaunt for Pegacorn Press begins next week in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Modern Times. Please join me on Friday, September 23rd (the Autumnal Equinox!!!) for a celebratory gathering. I'll have art up for the rest of the month there and during the event, the 2012 calendar, a new comic compilation and zines will be for sale...

A couple days later, you can find Pegacorn Press at Quimby's Bookstore on Monday, September 26th, with Jo Dery and Edie Fake. These fine folks have contributed to the comic compilation and will be showing their own art and animations as well.

See you soon-

Times and locations:

Modern Times
7-10pm,  FREE
3200 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Quimby's Bookstore
7-10pm?  FREE
1854 W. North Ave · Chicago, IL 60622 

Oh, and before I forget, there will be a Brooklyn event at the City Reliquary on Friday, September 30th. More information on that coming soon...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Drum, New News

Blue and burgundy drums.

New drawing table and inspirational lounging lady sculpture.

Another drum has arrived via Ebay, which means that there is now TWO NEW DRUMS for the new Risograph machine that I recently picked up for FREE (minus the cost of gas to grab it). What does this mean? Well, for one thing, there is now a working back-up for my trusty old Risograph and it seems to be in better working condition. Since it’s only made less than 500,000 copies, compared to the 2.5 million on my other machine, it should last quite some time.

While the details are still in the works, it looks like there will definitely be a Pegacorn Press release event in Minneapolis AND Chicago (at QUIMBY’S!!!) in the third/fourth week of September. A New York event will most definitely happen, probably around the 17th. Busy, busy planning… In any case, once all the information is totally set, I’ll make sure to post it here for sure.

In other news, I’ve started working on a satellite location for Pegacorn Press in the bicycle frame-building shop of Coast Cycles. It’s been good to get out of the house and into a new space to work, particularly one that doesn’t have the internet to keep me distracted from drawing. It’s much like urban camping in there- no running water, the roof leaks, etc, but we’re putting in some time to patch the roof, seal the holes and invent new twists on rain-water harvesting for a hand-washing sink. Hopefully, once that’s all done, Pegacorn Press can officially live there and I can have a sane bedroom again? Ha, ha- we’ll see!

There is only 11 more days of the Pegacorn Press IndieGoGo campaign, so please feel free to repost and spread the word…


Friday, July 15, 2011

Help Support Pegacorn Press on IndieGoGo!

I've recently posted a campaign on IndieGoGo to raise some funds for Pegacorn Press. Please repost and help me share this with as many folks as possible.
Thanks for all your support!

With love,
Caroline Paquita 

First post on the new blog!


Welcome to the official home of PEGACORN PRESS- a small queer, feminist, total-art-freaker publishing house that specializes in small-run art books, comics and zines. There's quite of bit of work going on in the background of this project, in order to get it fully running by the early Fall. As more information is sorted out, I'll be posting it here on the blog.

I'm hoping that P.P. can be a means to find out about folks who aren't often represented in the arts, or who aren't traditionally given enough opportunities to share the work they do. After years of doing self-publishing on my own, at this point, it only makes sense to share the resources that I have (a high-speed duplicator) to help others out and make their work more accessible.

Miss Riso, in the workroom of Port Quincy.


A quick search on the inter-shit will reveal that there are many people in the world that are intrigued by the PEGACORN. I became familiar with this mythical creature not through a love of horses or unicorns as a kid, but as a pre-teen, who was trying to scrape together a couple bucks through babysitting.

Back in the tropical heat of Miami, I used to regularly take care of the daughter of a minister. She would always draw these magical creatures on scraps of paper and I collected her little scribbles. About a decade later in life, I got one of her mermaids, complete with broccoli-like bushels for hands, tattooed on my leg. Then, one night, in a furious passion- while blasting BLACK FLAG and drinking SPARKS in my "office" (a half-broken bathroom at the Otto Haus in Gainesville)- I gave myself the PEGACORN tattoo. I copied her little drawing onto my arm and just went for it. It was kind of a crazy scene and my roommate happened to walk by as I had entered the "X-acto blade phase" of all this. Cautiously she asked, "Whoa! Are you okay?" Ha! Yes! It was a great moment of pure, unadulterated madness and joy! I had finally tapped into the Pegacorn portal and I've been there ever since.

For years, I didn't even know that there was an official name for this creature and thought that I made it up on my own. It must have crept into my mind somehow? Undoubtedly, in these days where images are everywhere, there must have been some kind of cultural unconsciousness at play. Most likely, the local carnival that I went to every year had those mirrors. You know the ones that were given out as prizes- that is, if you could actually win any of the totally rigged games? Picture a dainty and whimsical looking Pegacorn breaking out of a rainbow (or some other cosmic-looking environment), next to a RATT or PRINCE mirror, framed in a cardboard sleeve....

Prince: a tiny man full of SEXXXY talent!

I'm sure that long before I was born in 1980, some stoner ("tripping balls" on acid) actually met a Pegacorn... on another astral plane of course. This encounter was later captured on a mirror, in several different versions, through the long-forgotten technique of airbrushing. Surely, one of these mirrors was at the carnival and while I played skee-ball and won goldfish (that were destined a short, unhappy life), glimpses of this illusive creature, shimmering in the bright lights, most likely entered my subconscious. Who would guess that years later, much like a "carny," I'd be spotted with stick and poke tattoos, and still be on the prowl for all things rare and magical? Always looking for a way out of the dreariness of our sick society and into the MAGIC ZONE.

Permanent magic, in the ancient form of the stick and poke tattoo.

In regards to the "quality" of this tattoo? I do have to say that no matter how janky it might look to some, it's still one of my favorites. It's been a good way to help filter out whether people "get it," or not. I know that the grannies, kids, and everyone else who gives the nod, is familiar with the secrets of imagination and of how fun life can be. Only jerky, boring folks- particularly business men- like to make sure to let me know that it looks like "shit." Thanks! Have fun being a jack-ass and by the way, didn't your mom ever teach you the golden rule? If you don't have anything nice to say, keep your trap shut! Ach

I'm going off on a rant here, all New York style. Writing extended entries on the inter-shit will do this to my brain- my apologies. I know that this was a long winded, round-a-bout story, but perhaps this sordid tale has helped explain the name? If not, then let me sum it easily: naming the new publishing house after this mythical beast only seems like the right thing to do. If you choose a name in order to influence a personality and/or outcome, then the hope is to harness the magic of the Pegacorn, combine it the creativity of amazing artists, and then lovingly print the hell out of it. Now, it's time to get back to drawing!


As always, I'm on the lookout to meet more women, queers, radicals, woo-woo spirited folks, artists, comics, and all around badasses, so please email me if you know if people I should check out: pegacornpress(at)