Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This weekend + 2014 calendar pre-order:

Pegacorn Press will be tabling CAB this weekend, with old time pal, Mike Taylor. Come by the table and say WUZ UP?! There's a ton of events surrounding CAB, which you can find more about at their site: http://comicartsbrooklyn.tumblr.com/

Saturday, November 9th, 2013
275 N. 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


2014 Paquita Calendars are up for pre-order via the Pegacorn Press Etsy store. All orders will be sent out by December 15th!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New online store

I've made another online store via Storenvy, which will eventually replace my Big Cartel shop. As always, the Etsy shop is still up and running, so take your pick on how you want to get your Pegacorn releases. 
New publications are in the works and most likely, they'll be released by November 9th for the Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival. Pegacorn Press is definitely tabling and I'll post more info on the event in the coming months!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hot off the press!

A metaphysical journey in the new WOMANIMALISTIC:

Total dark comedy in Anna Haifisch's, amazing new Buddies installment:  

You can read more about them, as well as other current titles... HERE.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

CAKE! (+ new publications on the way)

Poster by the ever amazing, Jo Dery

YO! Pegacorn Press will be tabling CAKE on June 15th and 16th in Chicago, land of the lovely comic freakers. There's some new publications to be seen, including titles from Leipzig, Germany's Anna Haifisch, longtime friend Mike Taylor and a new artist book that I've been working on. When I get back from Chicago, everything will be available online. 

AND... I'm was honored to be ask to moderate a panel during CAKE, with an all star line up, which includes Phoebe Gloeckner!!! Details of what the panel is all about is listed below. If you're in Chicago, definitely make a point to check out CAKE and stop by the table...

 Sunday, June 16th
3:30 – 4:30pm
Intimate Anxiety
with Phoebe Gloeckner, Julia Gfrörer, and Heather Benjamin
Moderated by Caroline Paquita
Sponsored by Comix Revolution

Beyond the shock tactics of portraying “inappropriate” subject matter in comics, we find the medium is exquisitely suited for grappling with explicit content, unchained from the trappings of taboo. Intimate Anxiety focuses on three artists’ ferocious visions of sex and death, made all the more visceral through gorgeous and painstaking details. Special Guest Phoebe Gloeckner sets the standard for work that probes these realms. From her experimental memoir, Diary of a Teenage Girl, to her iconic illustrations for RE/Search to her current work dealing with the ongoing femicide in Cuidad, Juárez, Gloeckner continues to confront difficult realities with groundbreaking graphic integrity. Julia Gfrörer’s art vibrates off of the page while crafting oblique erotic worlds laced with terror. Through sparse text and a perfect sense of visual timing, Gfrörer’s comics, such as Too Dark to See, Flesh and Bone and Black Is the Color bring language to the unspeakable. Joining them will be Special Guest Heather Benjamin, whose obsessively rendered drawings aim straight for the jugular vein. Author of the cult art zine Sad Sex and contributor to the prolific output of Collective Stench, Benjamin’s art delves headfirst into complicated scenarios that are emotionally fraught and sexually feral. Moderated by Caroline Paquita, author of Womanimalistic and founder of Pegacorn Press, Intimate Anxiety is a conversation about the power and truth that lies within impropriety.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Brooklyn Zine Fest and Brain Frame performance

Pegacorn Press will be tabling this Sunday at the Brooklyn Zine Fest and then afterwards, I'll be performing afterwards in the BRAIN FRAME show. "Sparkle Puss, the Vajazzling Cat," will be making a real life debut and will be giving DIY directions on how to vajazzle on the cheap. Not to be missed! 
I'll let these great fliers dish out all the relevant information... 

BRAIN FRAME, the performative comix reading series (and Chicago’s most valuable export) is coming to New York. Watch six artists from around the country mount the pulpit to interpret their comics and zines with maximum force. Musical histories, landscape gifs, a UFO puppet, photos of forgotten females, horror crystals, and a vajazzling cat are just are few of the many splendors on imminent display. Laugh, cry, sit back, and relax // expanded comix // expanded minds.Featuring:Ben BertinTom BluntMatt CarmanAyun HallidayLyra HillAndy GabrysiakCaroline Paquitaand a joint reading from Yumi Sakugawa and Kelsey ShortWith live synthesizer soundscapes by Tyson TorstensonAt Public Assembly, 70 North 6th St, Brooklyn. Doors at 7:00, 21+, FREE.Brooklyn Brain Frame is organized in association with the 2nd annual Brooklyn Zine Fest. Come by between 11am and 6pm to browse wares and meet the night’s performers, then come back at 7 to watch the fireworks.
Poster by Yumi Sakugawa.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Risograph demons

Been hard at work trying to get the new Risograph stencil duplicator up and running, after being so frustrated with it's condition that I could barely even look at this beautiful monster in my studio. For a hefty price, I bought it off Ebay from a guy who said that it was in "perfect working condition," and was "guaranteed," but upon arrival, I could tell that things were not as he said. A lengthly process ensued with Ebay (a complete disaster and total joke- I have no faith in their "resolution center"), which has led me on a magical journey into the complicated bowels of this thing. WD-40, a tiny hex set and a 450 page tech service manual have been a major part of the process of getting it up and running, as well as some help from my sweetie, Johnny, who is more mechanically inclined. 

I've already spent about five solid days trying to clean up totally dried out screens and have only recently started to mess with THE TIMING issue. TIME! Always a source of complaint in my life, so it makes sense that I'd have to spend time working on timing, meanwhile trying to keep the frustration at bay as my personal workload piles up and I'm covered in solvents and ink. No one has ever said that owning and maintaining printing equipment is a walk on the beach, by any means. This is the trade off for being able to print whatever and whenever I want, right? Right? I've learned that I can't do any of this unless I'm fully caffeinated and have snacks around, otherwise, I'm a hot mess and start thinking about taking a sledgehammer to everything. I won't do it, but this is what tinkering can do to you, especially if you're unsure of what you're doing...

After some debating over what certain diagrams and instructions meant, last night we were able to adjust it enough to get it to print a partial print, which is considerably better than it not doing anything at all. It's always a neat process to demystify complicated machinery and with the encouragement from Johnny and my fellow nerds on the Riso list-serve, I've felt more empowered to crack my machines open and tinker on them. Fingers crossed that I can get this new machine operable in the coming weeks, which will mean that I can print 11X17 and will have 5 more colors to work with! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Late Era Clash #25

Epic new publication by Mike Taylor that we finished this week- so incredibly awesome! 
Get it while you can via Etsy or Big Cartel.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Available now:

Get it via ETSY or BIG CARTEL!

Risograph printed with blue, black, raisin and fluorescent pink ink
Saddle stiched, with duct tape binding
40 pages

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Upcoming Pegacorn releases

Chaos, the dog- illustration from Zine Libs (colored for internet fun).

In 2005 and again in 2008, Erick Lyle and I collaborated and released two issues of Zine Libs. Long out of print, Zine Libs are the result of cross pollinating Mad Libs with stories coming from DIY punk rockers, creating hilarious tales that for some folks, might stir up feelings of deja vu. While technically fictional, the stories are informed by a cornucopia of experiences we had both had (or had heard of), through our "unconventional lifestyles."

A definite must have if you've ever spent time in a collective home, lived with 15 people + 8 pets, have dealt with 6 long term "house-guests," been involved in protests, eaten food out of the trash, squatted, blacked-out, hopped trains, hitch-hiked- or at least have been around these types of activities. Available next week through Pegacorn Press, this new release is both of the issues together as one, which means that it's forty pages of hilarity!

Also available in the coming weeks, issue #25 of Mike Taylor's
LATE ERA CLASH. More on that as we get it all printed and put together. The mega laundry list of publications scheduled to be out by CAKE
, will be announced soon!
Up da punx,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Little video plug...

"This book is just so raw, it's right..." 
Awesome little interweb video with a spot on description of Those Fucking Unicorns, by Sy Wagon, which is the latest Pegacorn Press release. Last Gasp is my main distributor for Pegacorn Press and that's cause they rule!