"The writer has two creative streams...one of lightness, the other of darkness." Eudora Welty

A Much Belated Thank You to our Kickstarter Backers!

Taleen Kalenderian reading at the Lightness & Darkness release party. Check out the rest of the videos here

Our first video from our Lightness & Darkness release party at Happy Dog. Nicki Yowell reading her piece “The New Fetishists.” Special thanks to our videographer, Jenna Caravello.

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Here are some photos from our release party at Happy Dog. Our performers were amazing. John Bellows, AJ Cesena, She Speaks in Tongues and The Speers accompanied our myriad readings and performances. Thanks for coming out!

BTW, we also made our Kickstarter goal so thanks a bundle to everyone who helped. It meant a lot to us and we got to see L & D through in the way we envisioned it. Check back for video footage of our performances filmed by Jenna Carvello. Our book will soon be available in Chicago at Quimby’s for those of you who still wish to partake!

Fun times were had at our fundraiser over at Uncharted Books yesterday. It was the first christening of our book which arrived straight from the printer. There was also food. Besides the mainstay L & D fundraiser lentil dip, we had drawings, hang-outs and even alluring advertising dancing girls in the window. (We hired them for the occasion.)

Did ya miss out? Well fear not, because tomorrow is our official launch at Happy Dog. Bands, performances, readings, the works. It’s all come down to this, guys. Woohoo. 

Last “Big Push” Book “Baby Shower” at Uncharted Books

Come out on Thursday, (that’s tomorrow, guys,) from 3-7 p.m. to our “BIG PUSH” event at Uncharted Books, a brand new book store in Logan Square. 

We’ll have our own Grant Reynolds doing commissioned drawings for donations as well as snacks and refreshments. You can get a sneak peek at L & D in all its glory as we’ll have just made a printer run. There will also be esteemed L& D MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES on hand to match you with the donation package that’s right for you.

RSVP “HELL YES” on the old Facebook

"Complex Protocol"

We’ve got some great news! Jacob Halajian, who directed the short for the sonic literary track  ”Complex Protocol” on L & D, will be flying out from L.A. to celebrate with us at the January 28 Chicago release party!

Thanks for the awesome surprise Jacob. Here are some stills from his music video, which will be screened at our release party at Happy Dog Gallery

The lineup for our January 28 release party at Happy Dog is live, guys! We have some rad bands and performances lined up for yall. Hope to see you there. 
If you’re into convenience, you can buy a package for $25 on our Kickstarter page that includes admittance to the superfantasticfuntime release party. Which brings me to my next point… We’re still very much in need of donations to make it to our goal. Please, we beseech you, throw us some green. Our book costs a mere $15 and includes our bitching experimental album and a sweet print by the lovely Hannah K. Lee whose work also appears on our cover. So, you can see what a value that is. 
Oh, and were you wondering whose awesome work that is on our flyer? Why, none other than Grant Reynolds. No, not talk celebrity Jillian Reynolds’ husband, we’re talking the mondo-talented Chicago comic artist who contributed so much to L & D. Thanks, Grant. You’re the best. 

The lineup for our January 28 release party at Happy Dog is live, guys! We have some rad bands and performances lined up for yall. Hope to see you there. 

If you’re into convenience, you can buy a package for $25 on our Kickstarter page that includes admittance to the superfantasticfuntime release party. Which brings me to my next point… We’re still very much in need of donations to make it to our goal. Please, we beseech you, throw us some green. Our book costs a mere $15 and includes our bitching experimental album and a sweet print by the lovely Hannah K. Lee whose work also appears on our cover. So, you can see what a value that is. 

Oh, and were you wondering whose awesome work that is on our flyer? Why, none other than Grant Reynolds. No, not talk celebrity Jillian Reynolds’ husband, we’re talking the mondo-talented Chicago comic artist who contributed so much to L & D. Thanks, Grant. You’re the best. 

Hey guys! We got selected as one of Gapers Block’s curated Kickstarter pages, what what. Check it out.  Special thanks to Kelly Reaves for doing us a solid. For those of you who don’t know, Gapers Block is a sweet reference for art and culture goings-on in the city of Chicago. It’s a huge honor to be included. We’re psyched! 

Hey guys! We got selected as one of Gapers Block’s curated Kickstarter pages, what what. Check it out.  Special thanks to Kelly Reaves for doing us a solid. For those of you who don’t know, Gapers Block is a sweet reference for art and culture goings-on in the city of Chicago. It’s a huge honor to be included. We’re psyched! 

Introducing one of the pieces featured in our book, by Taleen Kalenderian.
photomatonic:

“CAN I JUST BE YOU(RS)?”typographic/photographic poem

Introducing one of the pieces featured in our book, by Taleen Kalenderian.

photomatonic:

“CAN I JUST BE YOU(RS)?”
typographic/photographic poem