ASDFG: COMIC BOOK CLUB #1
Comic Book Club is a new project from ADSFG, in their own words it “is kind of a singles club but isn’t really. say hi to the ASDFG Comic Book Club. Every now and again an artist we really love will record us a song and draw us a comic strip for you to read whilst you listen to that song.” The first one comes courtesy of Sam from Playlounge with a track recorded under the name of ‘start over’ and comic he’s collaborated on with Dean Smithers.
Art: clinic III launch
Our friends from Clinic are launching their 3rd book on Saturday 27th of April at the Son Gallery. Here are the details in their own words.
“We are happy to announce the launch of our third anthology on Saturday 27th April at the space formerly known as Son Gallery in Peckham (Unit 9C, CIP 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN) and would like to extend our warmest invites to you for an evening of poetry, art and music, kicking off at 7pm.
The book includes work from Rachael Allen, Ellie Andrews, Daniel Barrow, Emily Berry, Pablo Boffelli, Sam Buchan-Watts, Harry Burke, Sophie Collins, Nia Davies, Sam Donsky, Charlotte Geater, Alex Gibbs, Lawrence Giffin, Harry Giles, Pablo Jones-Soler, Henry King, Megan Levad, Rachel Maclean, Alice Malin, Helen Mort, David Nash, Sean Roy Parker, Kyle Platts, Eileen Pun, Tom Rees, Jonny Reid, Sam Riviere, Thomas Slater, Annie Strachan, Olly Todd, Emily Toder, Jon Vaughn, Rory Waterman and Katie Wilkinson.
To make the evening doubly special, Five Dials will also be launching their newest instalment, issue 28, from the gallery
Readings from Emily Berry & clinic poets with more TBA
Live music from Mat Riviere (http://matriviere.bandcamp.com/)
Art from Annie Strachan and Sean Roy Parker, more TBA
The event will be free entry, the anthology on sale for a specially discounted price, and we will be running a bar so please come down for a delicious beer or two.
Going to leave the words to Nick on this one…
“WTF did you just watch?
Perihelion is a sort of animated tone poem. It is a short film that toes the line between narrative and non-narrative, essentially having no real beginning, middle or end.
Visually, I was heavily inspired by the work of a number of German painters from the early 20th century. Notably: Otto Dix, Richard Oelze, Ingrid Griebel-Zietlow, Rudolf Schlichter and Max Ernst, as well as Francisco Goya. This is sort of a tribute to the work of these artists living in a time of Fascism and impending war, which really informed their work in a distinct way.
Story, art and animation by Nick Cross (nickcrossanimation.com)
Audio samples courtesy of Freesound.org
Special thanks to alphadog, szuhogyisziszi, Sampleconstuct, Timbre, martian
Animated with a Cintiq 20 WSZ using Toonboom Animate
Backgrounds painted in Adobe Photoshop
Compositing and effects were done in Adobe After Effects
Editing was done in Final Cut Pro”
Art: QUICK DRAW LIVE
Off Life are hosting an event at the Design Museum on the 1st of March, details in their own words below:
“You may have noticed that each Thursday night, OFF LIFE tweets the hash tag #QuickDraw. This is no random babble but a weekly illustration challenge in which we set a theme and give artists 90 minutes to draw and post their interpretations.
We started Quick Draw to help network artists, showcase undiscovered talent and most importantly demonstrate the incredible work that comic artists are capable of. That it’s a bit of fun helps too.
Well, the response has been so positive that we have been invited to take over a whole floor of the Design Museum with our first ever live Quick Draw. There will be 10 OFF LIFE artists taking part in rapid-fire drawing rounds – including Dan Berry and Kyle Platts – plus the opportunity for any visitor to take up pens and get involved themselves.
The best pieces will be tweeted out to the world, hung in the exhibition space and even projected on screens across the museum, which will be open for its monthly Design Overtime event. Music and drinks from the bar will also be as standard.
This being the 21st Century, we will be using Twitter to allow artists across the globe to join in. Simply follow the themes as they are tweeted and respond with your artwork to the hash tag #QuickDrawLive for the chance to have your work beamed around one of the world’s most influential museums.
So whether you want to drop by with your drawing pad or will be sat atop the Pennines with an iPad, we hope you’ll get involved in this amazing opportunity to showcase your illustrative chops and discover live artwork from some of the best comic artists working today.”
Quick Draw Live takes part from 7pm at the Design Museum, London on 1st March 2013.
For ticket details please visit: designmuseum.org/design-overtime
Quick Draw Live will feature:
Warwick Johnson Cadwell
Art: Girls Get Busy -Born In Flames (Online Screening)
Girls Get Busy are throwing a second online party, explained in their own words below:
“So you know how fun our first online party was… well you’ll be glad to know that there’s going to be more!
We’ll be hosting Born in Flames on plug.dj – where you can log in using Facebook or Google, and discuss the film with others in the chatroom. LIVE LINK WILL BE SHARED ON 2ND MARCH.
ღ SCHEDULE ღ
8.00 – 8.20: Cyber chat + e-greets
8.20 – 9.40: Discuss whilst movie plays
9.40 – 10.00: Cyber chat + e-byes
Born in Flames is a 1983 documentary-style feminist science fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy.
You can convert your time zones here.
Art: Raymond Pettibon: Sir Drone
Raymond Pettibon video night #1
SPACE and Upset the Rhythm present two evenings of video and music as part of HUMAN WAVE: The Videotapes of Raymond Pettibon
Fri 15 Feb
SPACE, 129 – 131 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RH
Doors 7:00 | Screening 7:30 | Bands 9:00
Raymond Pettibon: Sir Drone (1989. 55 min, colour, sound)
Writes Mike Kelley: “Raymond Pettibon’s intelligent drawings have long been favorites of mine. In 1988 he shot a number of feature-length tapes on home-video equipment. All of them concern American radical subjects: the Manson family, the Patty Hearst kidnapping by the S.L.A., the Weather Underground and the beginnings of the American punk movement. This last one is the theme of Sir Drone. In this tape, Mike Watt (of the Minutemen and fIREHOSE fame) and I play two teenage punks trying to start a band in the 1970s. We struggle with various ethical and aesthetic questions raised by this endeavor. The tape was shot in two days. All of the dialogue was read off cue cards. Despite their crudeness, Raymond’s tapes are strangely moving: he is a brilliant script writer.”
Writer/Producer/Director: Raymond Pettibon. Featuring: Mike Kelley, Mike Watt, Ricky Lee, Angela Taafe, Crane, Chris Wilder, Joe Cole, Lance Pettibon. Editors: Raymond Pettibon, Joel Rane, Dave Markey. Music: Repulsion.
Plus playing live:
In conjunction with Upset The Rhythm.
Art: The Anonymous Sex Journal
This Thursday see the launch of new publication The Anonymous Sex Journal. Conceived by Alex Tieghi-Walker, and with illustrations by Margot Bowman, the journal exists in print-only format, produced by boutique risograph printmasters Ditto Press. The journal is published by Protein, who will also be hosting the launch. Poster and full details below.
The Anonymous Sex Journal is a compendium of secretly submitted anecdotes about our sex lives.
Rebranding this year’s Valentines Day as a celebration of sex, the journal will be launching on February 14th at 18 Hewett Street Gallery, EC2A 3NN, between 6.30 and 9.30 pm.
The launch will include a confessions booth for those who wish to submit to the next issue, music by KayaKaya records and a reading of stories included in this issue by a guest.
Copies of The Anonymous Sex Journal will be available for sale on opening night, and exclusively at the Protein Store. We’ve got a super limited edition run of 250 hand numbers copies, and at £5 each we recommend you pick one up at the opening before they sell out.
***Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the guestlist, and invite your friends to the this event.***
Art: Girls Get Busy: In Colour. Online Exhibition and E-Launch
Girls Get Busy are launching a new exhibition on the 16th Feb. The private view starts at 8. You can see all the work, which consists of the full colour images that have been printed in the collectives zine in black and white previously and there will be DJ’s till 11. There is one slight catch, it’s all happening online. Poster and full details below.
We have an exciting new online exhibition of colourful contributions that were originally printed in b&w in Girls Get Busy Zine on @rt b@by g@llery from 16th February – 16th March 2013
♡ ARTISTS ♡ – Mimi Sotudeh, Josephine Edwards, Hannah Hill, Jasmin Risk, Lee Rey, Camilla Carè Bethany Lamont, Jodie Skilton, Sasha Cresdee, Amanda Dias, Kate Rolison, Beth Siveyer, Rebecca Cooper, Hannah Le Feuvre, Melanie Jane, Arvida Byström Adee Roberson, Joanna Simpson, Holly Lucas, Delilah Rosier. Curated by Beth Siveyer
♡ JOIN US ON PLUG.DJ FOR THE E-LAUNCH PARTY ON SATURDAY 16TH FEB 8-11PM (GMT) ♡
Just log in using Facebook or Google at the web address and you’re in: http://plug.dj/
(the link won’t go live until 16th Feb)
You can chat & make new friends, virtually dance to music videos played by our artist DJs and have a cute animal avatar.
DJs = Josephine Edwards, Beth Siveyer + Arvida Byström
JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT THE E-LAUNCH PARTY IS AN ONLINE EVENT, SO YOU JUST HAVE TO ATTEND VIA YOUR COMPUTER ♥
The live link to the party chat room will be shared on the 16th Feb, and the party starts at 8pm GMT!
Windowpane: Private View
Tonight is the private view for Windowpane, an exhibition by Joe Kessler at the 18 Hewlett Street Gallery. It’s his first solo show and is being held to mark the release of his debut book of the same name. Windowpane is the first book from Breakdown Press, a new publishing house from the guys behind Berserker Magazine. The exhibition will run until the 2nd of December.
Preview: Krent Able Book Launch at White Heat
You all sit in trendy bars and read The Stool Pigeon right? And you all skip straight to comics because beer tastes better with twisted tales from Doctor Cave and friends. The man behind the best bit in the belly of the Pigeon is Krent Able, who cares not for you or your idols. Think Nick Cave is a god? Well, prepare to see his five-head joined by a banging pair of tits.
Able’s work spreads across the pop world, his artistic talent matched by his formidably dark humour. Today we see the launch of Krent Able’s Big Book of Mischief, an annual containing an ensemble cast of icons, doing some dark shit in beautifully rendered dreamscapes. The book is brought to you by Knockabout Comics, the people who published The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and smashed the fuck out of archaic censorship laws.
Krent will be signing copies of the book at today’s launch at Gosh Comics, before playing a special DJ set at Madame Jojos, as part of a White Heat club night. Also on the bill are Teeth of The Sea, Bitches and Vision Fortune, so if you’re mind’s not already bent enough from the book, it can get lost in a world of dream-prog insanity instead.