April 24, 2014

New FREAK SCENE book published by LE DERNIER CRI




FREAKSCENE // Catalogue d'exposition - SPACE 1026 (Philadelphie) // Collectif



NEW BOOK
from acclaimed French publisher LE DERNIER CRI now available at our group show
FREAK SCENE EAST, currently open at SPACE 1026 in the great city of hot man-on-man love, Philadelphia. We here in San Francisco can relate with a reputation for comraderie and wild abandon, and respectfully salute our sister city to the East with napalm sparkling jazz hands of furious vigor.

We know too well that it's just so darn hard to be a saint in the city.

Have a look at more pics here to scope out more work this wild collection of artists.
You can also order one now - these are limited edition solid two-color screen-printed pages,
masterfully handled by visionary screenprinter Pakito Bolino.
The sheer outrageous talent of this modest book could topple a bison onto its side from sheer shock.

Made in Marseille. From France with Fierce.

AND here's a link for those that would like to revisit the first FREAK ZINE.


FREAK SCENE EAST - OPENING NIGHT






here are some cool photos from our group show in Philadelphia at SPACE 1026.
thanks to all the lovely folks involved,
with special thanks to Keenan Marshall Keller & Pat Aulisio for bringing it all together.
more photos are available on Thomas Toye's website.

"Best show no one's ever seen." - Charles Burns (author of Black Hole)

tell all your friends. oh do spread the word! this is a great collection of some of the most radically exciting mind-splintering violations to the artform of the juxtaposed narrative. take a look, we do certainly "bring the pain".
the collection of books on view must be absolutely marvelous... if i were there now i'd probably stay for hours. 

all fresh. all new. all now.
the literature of the unspoken wow.

stay savage

 

March 5, 2014

FREAK SCENE EAST



FREAK SCENE EAST!!
the new freak champions of underground comix

April 4th 2014
Space 1026


featuring:
Johnny Ryan
Benjamin Marra
Matthew Thurber
Pakito Bolino
Jim Rugg
Matt Furie
Victor "BALD EAGLES" Cayro
Jason T Miles
Tom Neely
Josh Bayer
Pat Aulisio
Mickey Z.
Derek M Ballard
Max Clotfelter
Lale Westvind
Shalo P
Darin Shuler
Anya Davidson
Tom Toye
Peter Gray Hurley
Keenan Marshall Keller

Curated by
Pat Aulisio
Keenan Marshall Keller

FREAK SCENE EAST is...
Graphic spewings of beauty and weirdness undulating thru your eyes and into your reptile brain, forcing a miniature breakdown in your DNA, allowing you to enjoy yourself in a primal state...

FREAK SCENE EAST is...
An overwhelming wave of 2 dimensional power forged
thru vibrating formations of paper, pencil and ink, opening portals to dimensions of refined crudeness, painstakingly achieved renderings of id, the grotesque twistings of body, form and flesh, and reality-less vacuums of violence, absurdity and joy!

FREAK SCENE is an explosion of original art, prints and comics from 21 of the best in comics today.

Enter this den of FREAKS... and let your brains go...

Come out to the opening nite party.

See some cool shit and hang with some Freaks.

stay savage.




FEBRUARY / MARCH 2014 / CLOUD ANXIETY

YEAH SOMETIMES MONTHS MIX LIKE A DRINK PASSED BETWEEN FRIENDS (AS THE SHIP GOES DOWN IN THE BACKGROUND).

two weeks ago the whole holy gang assembled in West Oakland for a nice time with friends and loving mischief-makers at CLOUD ANXIETY : ANY EXIT, at LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES - a classic independent noise outfit run by some of the surliest sweethearts in the East Bay.

some news for the office: NEW CASTLE FACE ALBUM COVER COMING SOON. is that a proper way to foreshadow? i have a secret, but perhaps it would be best to admit it in two weeks, when my pact will annul itself by sheer statute of limitation. i love keeping secrets.

we heard of "love day" last month, and boy, was there love to play with around here. one of the copy editors inter-weaved a sordid love poem onto the mold of a pair of bona fide brass knuckles that she then rapped upon the boss' back with affectionate emphasis. we never know what he groans when he's in pain (you can hear him from outside his office at odd hours during the week), but it did sound sorta like: don't stop! i'm not dead yet!

the truth is out: SISTER SPREAD will be the main focus of VALLEY volume III - SISTER SPREAD, currently being funded. you can see our past volumes HERE or just scroll below. currently out of stock. we are proud to extend our thanks to her kind tutelage and guidance these long years, and truly hope to exalt, with bittersweet affection, a comedic genius passed down from the goddess of frighteningly funny crying whiney bitches. she exists in the flesh and now on the page - for ever. we'll have more news soon. oh it's a bad secret (she's a mighty fine ghost writer with a mostly silent speech pattern), but we like secrets here, and you'll get nothing from us - nothing garnished on the side, but a chunk of collossol cosmic void!

we were asked to talk about last month. here's the skinny:


THE OPENING RECEPTION
last night was lovely.
got a bandana for a big banana - all red and patterned folkloric and fine. it doesn't fit all the way around my trunk of a neck, but it can work wonders if i ever got into ether.
met so many rad folks, a carload of clowning dames all shouted out my name, and i felt my face flush with life. swoon!
got dragged to a big truck by a blonde danish doll that took me up 

into sacraments of taut smokey ruin.
i helped out with a massage for a pal by keeping up his front!
drank beer with friends, ripped up munchies, and enjoyed fine company. sold out some books, and got hugged all over like a G-rated orgy.
thanks to
Hank and Malocculsion for transforming that ole' snuff film set into a dignified gallery - it all looked great!
yesterday was like perfectz - like a perfectz hamburger of celestial dreams.
closing is on (french) frieday!
can't wait to ketchup with you again in
West Oakland this week.

love,

shalo p



THE CLOSING RECEPTION
thank you to all involved in CLOUD ANXIETY : ANY EXIT!
the second night: i never thought i could be amazed by (or even stomach) so much blood and milk used to such a sonically / visually visceral effect. thank you. thank you. thank you.
as the drum glowed out like lava, a fragmented landscape of light swam all over the walls from a grounded disco ball at the base of the stage. i got swept into the
 arms of an after-party with kind hearts galloping head-first.
thank you,
Oakland. thanks, to all that came. thank you, Hank and Malocculsion.

love,

shalo p


thanks for the love!
we're all mad animals!
coming soon, new interview.
FREAK SCENE EAST
this year's edition of LOVE IS THE ONLY SUBJECT on Naked on the Internet.

sp

February 21, 2014

AVE PUSSY RIOT






Hi,
I made a poster for Pussy Riot and their members a little while back.
There was a time where I'd fret over them like loved ones - for their safety, and the conditions that beset them: being imprisoned for performance art, while also remaining resilient amid the ridiculous onslaught brought down on them from the unified malevolence of the church and state.

I wrote to their reps on facebook to show them my image, and to say thanks. I had kept the three - and then eventually - two remaining incarcerated members in my thoughts since their arrest, on trumped up charges for playing a punk song called Mother of God, Drive Putin Away in a church (Yaketerina was released early due not participating in the performance, having been barred entry into the cathedral). i felt overjoyed when they were released, hoping that they only go on to continual success.
As I post this, their affiliation with the group has changed, somewhat substantially. 
Regardless, I love them, and I love their dignity.Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich   

the poster is called 


AVE PUSSY RIOT / I CAN'T GIVE UP ON LIFE 'CAUSE I'M SO GOOD AT IT / PUTIN PUT-ON

I described it to them like this:
"The image is complicated, as it is rife with symbols of resistance, hooliganism, and justice... The term '
juice' is an America term for 'the gangster spirit - respect and credibility on the streets'."


I'm giving it away for free in that same spirit. have fun with a silkscreen, or a printer. If you know any one interested or want a copy yourself, just follow this link. (cc)

with love,

Shalo P


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot

SSSPIRITTT OF ECSTASY EDITIONS






SSSPIRITTT OF ECSTASY COLLECTION
signed and numbered

6 DELICIOUS BOOKS - one fine price - 25 bux

COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES (our duotone risograph mystery funnies comix strips)
SADNESS RULESS (VALLEY I - our madcap joke book, for SISTER SPREAD)
MANIC PANIC / SILENT PARTNER (VALLEY II / CBF II - two books transposed in stereo spreads)
LOVE IS SUCH A DANGEROUS GAME (technically, our first issue)
LOS ANGELES AKA LINDA'S BOOK (for Linda Izcali Scobie and LA, a sprawled journal consisting of games of two)
WILDERNESS (American Edition: uninhibited pleasures from the vast inner wild - in expanded form)

All together for one last time before "out of print" means out of reach.

We here at Beautiful Heat are proud to offer our readers this "infinity gauntlet" of raw emotions and whimsical turmoil that encapsulates in its purest form - our literature. We truly appreciate your love and support and want to make sure you have the opportunity to own the full story. We cannot exist without the reciprocation of love, and thank you with each page.  

Thanks to all our readers out there who have made this series possible. Please do write reviews if you can, and lend your pals a copy. Buy some for a lover, and sow a garden with kisses.  

Only five "infinity gauntlets" available. 

Please feel free to browse this site for a more in-depth look at the books that comprise this chromatic set.
We will also be announcing new VALLEY projects in the coming daze / weeks.

As with all our products, we make up for the shipping price with a few extra treats in each package. 

: )

February 18, 2014

CLOUD ANXIETY : ANY EXIT





Celebrate the visual at Life Changing Ministries, Oakland, (featuring One Special Performance)

An amalgamation of possible exit strategies and trap doors in two or more dimensions. 

"So let the Chorus file off the stage. Its part is played." - ARISTOPHANES, The Clouds 


FEATURING
BENJAMIN VILMAIN : http://benjaminvilmain.com/
BERT BERGEN : http://bertbergen.com/
CRANK STURGEON : http://cranksturgeon.com/
LEXIE BOUWSMA : http://lexiebouwsma.com/
PATRICK JACOBSON : http://inthedream.org/
THERESA CURRIE : "the void"
VOKE : "a shadowy stream" 



Reception Begins at 6:00pm
After-party at 9:00pm - DJ TBA
FREE Admission Before 9
($2 for after-party only admission)
NO BYOB

Curated By : Malocculsion Proto and Henry Witecki
Feb 17-22 by appointment

CLOSING RECEPTION
Friday, Feb 21 6-9pm
Afterparty : 9pm-12am
also, a special closing performance BY JOHN BENSON'S BLOOD AND MILK!!!!! and DJ Bobby Ganush







January 29, 2014

SADNESS RULESS






NEW BOOK
VALLEY VOLUME I
SADNESS RULESS
48 pgs. b/w interior / blue cover

limited edition of 50
signed and numbered
by SHALO P

We are proud to present the first volume of VALLEY, SADNESS RULESS (our joke book), 
made with love and mysterious affection for our dear SISTER SPREAD. 

VALLEY is a crossover of sorts - with the following volumes overlapping within the pages of COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES II / MANIC PANIC / SILENT PARTNER (a mystery comic strip), and then onto three as-yet-unpublished volumes we hope to release later in the year: SISTER SPREAD (a tabloid-size full-color "funnies" book), ISADORE (a wild visual appendix to a set of connected rooms), and JESUS CHRIST IS DEAD (a book of writings, where we find that the VALLEY has graffiti on the sides of its cliffs that read "Caligula loved his sister too..." and our investigations come to a close). 

VALLEY is also a continuing project, with music, video and performances as part of its celebration. It's a work that invests time into evolving facets of pleasure, focusing on laughter, and interconnectedness with vibrantly daring energy. What began as an investigation into the nature of lust now plays like a charged token of affection to affection itself, riddled with jokes, sight gags, and playful excursions into an unknown territory teeming with word-play, symbolism, and striking visual literature. 
The first sign of our silent partner is a gorgeously breathy giggle laughing alongside the horrors within. (who's there?)

Read thoroughly. Have a laugh. It's going to be a fun trip.  

SADNESS RULESS!

SHALO P


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MANIC PANIC / SILENT PARTNER







NEW BOOK
VALLEY VOLUME II / COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES II
MANIC PANIC / SILENT PARTNER
44 pgs. b/w interior / yellow cover

limited edition of 50
signed and numbered
by SHALO P

COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES 2VALLEY VOLUME II: a mysteriously modular comic strip sequel two-fold, a leather-tongued "all at once" nightmare stitched in precariously structured strands of story. This chapter of our tale follows the misadventures of “the prisoner”, whose mind races to find steady ground within a disembodied myriad of chilling illusions and suggestive transubstantiation. one thing is clear: this book is really freaking out.

Is this just the yellow gem in our Infinity Gauntlet, or is this maybe more than it seems?

When we asked SHALO P what his thoughts were on the subject, and he had to say, "it's two books transposed over one another with uncomfortable results. Each spread acts like a dual view of games based on two - squared. But that could just be double talk on my part."

love,

SS

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COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES - ssspirittt of ecstasy edition






NEW EDITION
COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES
ssspirittt of ecstasy edition
44 pgs. duotone risograph interior / full color wraparound cover

limited edition of 100
signed and numbered
by SHALO P

Here comes the return of the original “compendium of fatal errors and devious games of logic” - presented now with vibrantly lush duotone risograph printing from our kind friends at Colpa Press, recounting our tale of sorrows and sneers surrounding a series of disappearances in a town with a Burger Museum, and the subtle nuances of black comedy peppering the exploratory transitions into the landscape that is COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIES.

Here, Shalo P sets the reader for a trip through a wild succession of comic strip “funnies” involving various re-imaginings of familiar situations woven into a tapestry of vignettes that are poignant, fantastically lyrical, and at times imbued with a sense of humor that may often cause more glimmers of catharsis than laughter. As Shalo P himself has said -I’m not ‘ha ha’ funny. I’m ‘did you just say that? that’s not funny’ funny.”

(a rare treat nonetheless in every respect, like tender peace-sign brass knuckles on your grace.)

special thanks to Peter Gray Hurley, you-know-who, Linda Izcali Scobie, Rebecca Parks-Ramage, Christoper Graybill & Brad

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LOS ANGELES AKA LINDA'S BOOK




NEW EDITION

LOS ANGELES AKA LINDA'S BOOK
28 pgs. b/w interior / red cover

limited edition of 50
signed and numbered
by SHALO P

sun-soaked sunsets from the days we lived in cars there, the days we made out like madmen, and the daze that followed us home like a black cape.
a landscape analyzed as an emotional topography of new symbols and patterns of two.

first gasp is a mouth sucking out life.

stereo dazzle for each spread - a chance portrait of a certain city seen from the north.
boy did i hate that city.

boy was it hard to forgive it.

made with love for my dear friend, Linda Izcali Scobie.
made with love for the city of Los Angeles.
made with love for the little angels that survive there.

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LOVE IS SUCH A DANGEROUS GAME - ssspirittt of ecstasy edition






NEW EDITION
LOVE IS SUCH A DANGEROUS GAME ssspirittt of ecstasy edition

44 pgs. b/w interior / pink cover

limited edition of 50
signed and numbered
by SHALO P

We are proud to have LOVE IS SUCH A DANGEROUS GAME return to print in this lovely expanded edition with the classic "all-at-once" comic strip style looking finer and crisper than ever before, while also reinserting righteously awesome "lost chapters", providing a richer rendition of the original vision - a harrowing implosion of liminal narrative tropes coalescing into a frustratedly self-conflicted cry for help / revenge.

The book is splitting at the seams with fully engrossing tragedy-comedy, pouring meta-fiction from the conflux of panels and raw emotions, tearing them apart, leaving them by the window, and letting their blistering smoke shoot out in patterns that speak, in invisible colors awaiting behind stark black lines.

There is so much new in this book, but still these refinement retain - in essence - the completely sorrowful record of what love can truly mean to one person that believes it hard enough to watch it turn into hatred without noticing (whilst also laying the groundwork for certain characters whose motives would eventually be developed within the COSMIC BUMMER FUNNIESVALLEY libraries).

All my books have a narrative that follows through them, mirroring my real-life relationships, basing them on a certain lessons and methods as focal point. As the further volumes are produced, these links in structure and symbolism will develop to become all the more apparent. 
This is the place to begin the adventure. 

Enjoy this book, if your tastes are for thrills like no other, and if laughter arising from the most uncommon of places gives you a delicious chill.

love,
SHALO P

here's an interview from when the original was released.
handmade in San Francisco
"America's favorite city" - George Kuchar

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