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KFG!3B: Stick & Move Special - "Pinky

Stick & Move (Extra) Special

In the fall of 2007 when KFG!3 was released with both a regular cover and a special edition "sticker mash-up" cover,…

Added by Paco on January 3, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

All I Want(ed) For Christmas


All I Want(ed) for Christmas

It had been some time, maybe a year or two, since I last looked at "The Secret Santa," an essay that I wrote in the fall of 2006. This week, just a few days before Christmas, I pulled it out and read it again.



Added by Paco on January 2, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Octopussy Review in NPR #6

Kung Fu Grip! Special #1: Octopussy

When I wrote up a really cool zine called KUNG FU GRIP! back in issue #4, St. Paco, the creator of it, was going on zine hiatus and he did. When I recently heard from him I got the impression that he was going to…

Added by Paco on December 28, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Octopussy Review by Stuart Stratu

Octopussy #1

56 pages, $3.50 from Paco D. Taylor, 7730 East Broadway #925, Tucson AZ 85710, USA + stpaco(at)gmail.com

A quick flip through this zine and I knew it was a good one.

First up, Paco's confession that after a shitty break-up he distracted himself from the pain with booze and strip clubs. He…


Added by Paco on December 21, 2010 at 3:05am — 2 Comments

Revisiting Alfons Mucha

The Paper Dragon Press Edition of Mucha's Historical Paintings of the Slavic Nations was finished earlier this week. I just have to say that it looks even better printed than I thought it would.

That said, I also want to say…


Added by Paco on December 11, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Reprinting Alfons Mucha

When I was a student of graphic design several years ago, one of the artists whose work made a significant impact on my ideas as a designer was Alfons-Marie Mucha (1860-1939), the Czech-born master of the art nouveau style. This was a guy who could seemingly design a wall mural as easily as he could illustrate a…

Added by Paco on December 5, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Mighty Paco in...

Haven't posted anything new in a long while, but I haven't really had anything going on worth posting. Well, I was interviewed a week or so ago by an arts publication out of Argentina. I was initially under the impression that it was an online magazine, but realized when they asked me for hi-resolution images from my portfolio that it is actually a… Continue

Added by Paco on November 29, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Creative Control (Snapshots)


Added by Paco on November 1, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

"I got cha 'fro right here, baby."

Oh, yeah...

I forgot to mention in my previous post that I also received -- in addition to the Afrodisiac book and posters -- a DVD with a promotional video for the project that is downright out of sight. Go over and check out the super classy "Afro-Strut" video… Continue

Added by Paco on October 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Book Report


Added by Paco on October 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Good Hair Day

Monday was a good mail day -- No, a great mail day. I haven't had one of those in a while, and I really needed it too. I hadn't really recognized how down I've been as of late ... until I felt the upward surging mood-shift.

I received two packages on that day. The first was from Jim Lupio, who'd invited me to show my zines in the…

Added by Paco on October 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Monster Islands (Version 2.5)


By Paco D. Taylor

In the classic monster movies of Japan, three islands located in the South Pacific are home to three…


Added by Paco on October 14, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

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


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