The book I have been working on for ages and ages, Kramers Ergot 7, is finally debuting at the alternative press expo in San Francisco this weekend. If you're around, come by. Plus: On Sunday night there will be party at the Buenaventura Press studios in Oakland for Kramers and Phil Elverum's (The Microphones, Mount Eerie etc) latest book/cd DAWN. Elverum will be playing.

posted by sammy at 8:44 PM

A month ago my friend will came out to LA to help his friend jess holzworth make a video for beck. It premiered online yesterday and it is definitely one of the best vids i've seen all year!

Beck - Gamma Ray

will did the body painting and that's him as the mime in the video. to see more of his work (he also makes really sweet clothes and is a really good cook to boot) check out his website HERE

posted by NATE at 10:01 AM

best video ever? yes!

and the man responsible is coming to shake your hand!

posted by sammy at 11:20 AM

cough cough!

posted by sammy at 2:12 PM

Rege! Pham! Release party!

Ron Rege, the man did the mural outside the store, and John Pham, Family house artist, both have new comics out this month. Come join on us at 7pm this Sunday, the 19th of October, for a signing and instore performance from Ron's one man band, Discombobulated Ventriloquist.

Against Pain is the first collection of multipage anthology pieces by Ron Regé, Jr. The storytelling side of his expressive work is featured in these comic strips gathered from McSweeney's, The New York Times, Kramers Ergot, NON, Rosetta, Arthur, The Comics Journal, and Drawn & Quarterly's anthology. Suicide bombers, art appreciation, and a Lynda Barry "cover" are brought together under the theme of suffering and how people cope with it. Against Pain also includes the alt-comics zine classic Boys: a 22-page collaborative comic--considered by many to be Regé’s finest work--illustrating the "lust life" of a friend in explicitly honest and hilarious detail.

About Sublife: Two white supremacist brothers live in the midst of an “ethnic” urban flood along with a dog they’ve trained as a weapon. A household made up of three renters, a landlord who never leaves her attic bedroom, and her son, who insists on wearing a sheet over his head all the time. A pack of ravenous stray dogs chase a cat down a desolate alleyway. The lonely, grimy silhouette of Los Angeles, ever-present. All these separate threads weave through the first part of "221 Sycamore St.", an ongoing story about the desperate need for family in two distinct households that share an indelible yet mysterious connection.

posted by sammy at 3:00 PM


Yes there is the Sunday instore with Joseph Mattson & Six Organs Of Admittance but before that Please if you can come by family this saturday, october fourth, at 2pm for a very special instore with NY musician Mike Bones. Bones is currently touring as part of the very awesome Sian Alice Group but in addition to that he also writes his own beautiful songs. I am horrible at descriptions but Mike is an amazing guitarist and lyricist and all around sweetheart. Here's the VBS tv practice space on him from a while back.

Also it's supposed to rain so bring your umbrella.

posted by NATE at 2:40 PM