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Paco's Blog – September 2010 Archive (10)

A Year to Say Goodbye

On August 13th, I said a final goodbye to my father...

After a handful of years of battling prostate cancer, in May of 2009 a tumor was also found in the frontal lobe of my father's brain. Over the next year-and-a-half there was a period of decline which continued until the inevitable end.

During the last week of January, in relation to the continued loss… Continue

Added by Paco on September 28, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Afrodisiac - 10/02/10, Austin, TX

Afrodisiac Photographs + Book Exhibition

Aviary Lounge

2110 South Lamar Boulevard

Austin, TX…

Added by Paco on September 26, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Annem Bile Bir Kitap Yapabilir // Even My Mum Can Make A Book

This past Saturday, Gamze Özer & Tim­o­thée Huguet, the cura­tors behind Manzara Perspectives' "Even My Mum Can Make A Book" exhi­bi­tion in Istan­bul (Turkey) uploaded a fantastic set of 46 photographs from opening night to Facebook. It was really great to find three of my four featured zines in several of the pictures,… Continue

Added by Paco on September 21, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Creative Control Exhibit - 9/24

On Friday, September 24th the book exhibition Creative Control opens at Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon. Produced in conjunction with the 15th Annual Baltimore Book Festival, the show features the work of over 100 independent art book and culture zine makers from around the globe (including yours truly). Creative Control is curated by Jim Lucio, Visual Arts…

Added by Paco on September 20, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Old Zine, New Review

Kung Fu Grip! #3: When I first saw this zine (maybe in 2006) I got so excited, because it sure looked like it was cool: a confluence of pop culture obsessions like toys, kung fu and exploitation movies, graffiti and so on. Whatever that first issue was, #3 is absolutely all of… Continue

Added by Paco on September 18, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Tao of Inspiration

Most of us know the oft' quoted proverb that says: when the student is ready the teacher will appear. This week, Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing (by way of author Wolfe Lowenthal) became one of my teachers.

I had actually purchased
Lowenthal's There Are No Secrets about two…

Added by Paco on September 12, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Medium Rare Reviews

I don't write many reviews, not that I have anything against 'em. Maybe I don't write many because there are tons of people online and off who specialize in providing really thoughtful reviews, and I would rather just leave it up to them. Nevertheless, I do want to post a few reviews of some zines and some mini-comics that I've read recently and enjoyed.

First up is Kaiju Big Battel's…

Added by Paco on September 11, 2010 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Afrodisiac: Addendum

Last week I blogged about being asked to write the forward to my buddy Damon's upcoming book Afrodisiac. I said that I was gonna start penning some thoughts within a day or two of that post, but inspiration struck about an hour later and I actually wrote it before going to bed that night/morning.

The next day, after Damon…

Added by Paco on September 7, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Selling on Consignment?

When it comes to sellin' zines though brick-n-mortar stores, there are just three retailers that I deal with: Atomic Books in Baltimore (sampled above), Chicago Comics and Quimby's Bookstore, both of which I am proud to say are back in my hometown.

The aforementioned are retail establishments that…

Added by Paco on September 4, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments


About two months ago I blogged about my friend, photographer Damon Daood, who surprised me with a photo in my inbox of one of his models sitting in the laundromat, reading the copy of KFG! that I sent him back when it first came out. True to my word in that post, I sent him another copy of that particular issue (so that he has a fresh one), as well as a copy of the new zine.

A few days… Continue

Added by Paco on September 2, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments


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