Very excited to pre-order this book! It was amazing to watch how quickly we sold out of “Year One”, just know people are going to be thrilled to own Ramsey Beyer’s newest book. So much love to my peers busting out great work. 

everydaypants:

everydaypantsnews:

I’ve been kind of quiet in terms of posting new comics online because I’ve been working on a new book, which I just finished! You can preorder it here (at a $5 discount)! This will be a 270 page, hardcover book.

“Told through real-life journals, collages, lists, and drawings, this coming-of-age story illustrates the transformation of an 18-year-old girl from a small-town teenager into an independent city-dwelling college student. Written in an autobiographical style with beautiful artwork, Little Fish shows the challenges of being a young person facing the world on her own for the very first time and the unease—as well as excitement—that comes along with that challenge.”

Coming in September!

Product Details

  • Reading level: Teen Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books (September, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-936976-18-8

This is my first time working with a publisher and it’s been a really fun and interesting experience. Also, stressful! I cranked out this 270 page book in under 6 months, which is mind-boggling to me since it took me an entire year to draw Year One. 

This book was inspired by my zine, List, which I’ve put out for the last ten years. It’s had 15 issues of its own. This isn’t an anthology, however. A large part of the content is entirely new (probably 85% of it), but I did borrow some lists from the earlier issues of my zine that I actually wrote when I was 18 and 19.

I also used entries straight out of my livejournal. I wasn’t sure how to tackle writing about my life as an 18 year old and was pretty afraid it wouldn’t feel authentic. My live journal was key in remembering exactly how I felt back then, and using my actual words as an 18 year old was pretty fun and interesting. I’m glad I had a lot to say back then. 

If you’re a Year One reader, this is also the story of how I met Daniel.

Other things I learned about that year: the personal as the political, diy/punk ethics, feminism, privilege, discovered diary comics, made my first zine, etc. This was probably my most formative year in terms of who I am now.

Check it out! 

You can also preorder it at:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/little-fish-ramsey-beyer/1114267270?ean=9781936976188

and 

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Fish-Memoir-Ramsey-Beyer/dp/1936976188/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362583972&sr=8-1&keywords=ramsey+beyer

Hey! I wrote a new book. Read all about it here and see some preview spreads. You can pre-order it now. Also, maybe reblog this if you feel like it?


 Located on 1310 Glenwood Ave, Glenwood Coffee and Books is a collectively run, community centered creative space that is host to great books and coffee as well as music, art, performances and community organizing. Our mission is to infuse Greensboro with radical notions of creativity, activism, compassion, literature and coffee. Our bookstore is comprised of a wide range of new and used books, with a special emphasis on art and poetry. We also house a small but growing collection of local books, music, art, zines and patches and are always looking for ways to support and promote our creative community. We proudly serve Larry’s Beans fair trade, shade grown organic coffee, which we also offer by the pound.  
 But beyond the great books and amazing coffee, the best thing that we offer at Glenwood Coffee and Books, is space. Glenwood Coffee and Books hosts a large varity of events such as book swaps, food drives, benefit shows, neighborhood potlucks, community talent shows, alterative theater, dance performances, dance parties, birthday parties, craft shows, art shows, rock shows, puppet shows, lectures, skill shares, teach-ins, movie screenings, book readings and more. Many organizations and grassroots groups call Glenwood Coffee and Books home and we are always interested in hosting new groups and projects. Because it is essential to our mission to provide space to the community in a way that accessible and supportive, our rental fees are based on a sliding scale.
If you have not already, please come check us out. 

Open Tuesday - Sunday from Noon to 6pm and by appointment. 

Located on 1310 Glenwood Ave, Glenwood Coffee and Books is a collectively run, community centered creative space that is host to great books and coffee as well as music, art, performances and community organizing. Our mission is to infuse Greensboro with radical notions of creativity, activism, compassion, literature and coffee. Our bookstore is comprised of a wide range of new and used books, with a special emphasis on art and poetry. We also house a small but growing collection of local books, music, art, zines and patches and are always looking for ways to support and promote our creative community. We proudly serve Larry’s Beans fair trade, shade grown organic coffee, which we also offer by the pound.  

But beyond the great books and amazing coffee, the best thing that we offer at Glenwood Coffee and Books, is space. Glenwood Coffee and Books hosts a large varity of events such as book swaps, food drives, benefit shows, neighborhood potlucks, community talent shows, alterative theater, dance performances, dance parties, birthday parties, craft shows, art shows, rock shows, puppet shows, lectures, skill shares, teach-ins, movie screenings, book readings and more. Many organizations and grassroots groups call Glenwood Coffee and Books home and we are always interested in hosting new groups and projects. Because it is essential to our mission to provide space to the community in a way that accessible and supportive, our rental fees are based on a sliding scale.

If you have not already, please come check us out. 

Open Tuesday - Sunday from Noon to 6pm and by appointment. 


thecrowandthewolfproject:

Tragedy of Trolls:

An Epic Absurdist Puppets Tale Story About Mountain Top Removal Insanity

As part of the Occupy Greensboro Artfest, we put on a radical puppet show about mountain top removal, a local issue in that area. It was our first stab at making a full cast of puppets and a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with local artists!

Written by: Connor McLean                                                                                   Performed by: Dave Reed, Connor McLean, John Kernodle,                                      .                               Lauren Jefferies, Tiffany Holland  
Puppeteers: Mo Kessler, Crow, Wolf
Filmed by Kevin Smith       

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thepeoplesrecord:

Palestinian activists have set up another protest camp in the West Bank to demonstrate against what they say is an Israeli land grab.January 18, 2013 
They say they set up a mosque and several tents Friday in the village of Beit Iksa near Jerusalem.
The move comes a week after Palestinian activists set up a similar camp in a strategic West Bank corridor known as E-1 where Israel said it would build a large settlement. The activists were evacuated a day later.
In a statement, activists said they were securing land from Israel.
The Israeli military said soldiers were monitoring the area to prevent disturbances.
The Palestinian activists seem to be adopting a tactic used by Israeli settlers, who establish communities hoping the territory will remain theirs once structures are built.
Source

Solidarity and love to Palestine 

thepeoplesrecord:

Palestinian activists have set up another protest camp in the West Bank to demonstrate against what they say is an Israeli land grab.
January 18, 2013 

They say they set up a mosque and several tents Friday in the village of Beit Iksa near Jerusalem.

The move comes a week after Palestinian activists set up a similar camp in a strategic West Bank corridor known as E-1 where Israel said it would build a large settlement. The activists were evacuated a day later.

In a statement, activists said they were securing land from Israel.

The Israeli military said soldiers were monitoring the area to prevent disturbances.

The Palestinian activists seem to be adopting a tactic used by Israeli settlers, who establish communities hoping the territory will remain theirs once structures are built.

Source

Solidarity and love to Palestine 


bookriot:

Happy birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!

bookriot:

Happy birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!


hell ya

hell ya


The Artist
The Radio Reds
RR 2012 Demos

theradioredsnc:

The Artist (Legitimate Business demo). A song about local scenes, and the cynical nature of critics and art elitists that artists everywhere will inevitably face. But yet…how we all crave the attention of these people. 

REBLOG this little punk rock tune from the Radio Reds.

ooohhh we love the radio reds


"They came to sit & dangle their feet off the edge of the world & after awhile they forgot everything but the good & true things they would do someday."

Matt and Raymie are applying for a marriage license today in Hamblen County Tennessee. This post should be one where I am celebrating that fact that my best friends is getting married today. I should be awaiting for pictures from witnesses at the court house documenting the happy couple signing the license, their reactions to the court making legal their binding love and of course that classic newly married kiss. And this newlywed couple should be able to plan their future knowing that there are new benefits and new securities added to their relationship now that it is recognized by the state. 

But this is not that post.

This post is a post to celebrate the fact that today, my best friend and his wonderful partner are apply for a marriage licence  in their hometown in Tennessee. And since they live in Tennessee this post is also about the fact that this loving couple will be denied a marriage licences today. Their request will not be recognized by the court and they will be asked to leave. They will not leave today with the pictures I described above. They will not leave today with the with the benefits and reassurances granted to straight married couples. They will not leave today having their love and family recognized by the government.  

But they will leaving today knowing that their love is a thread being added to the fabric of this struggle. They will leave today knowing that their life together is a living, breathing inspiration to those around them and all those that will be touched and changed by their story. They will leave today knowing that they are intimately connected to all those who have and will stand where they are standing. They will leave today knowing it is only a matter of time before this unsustainable machine of oppression breaks apart at the seams. They will leave today knowing that their love is brave and fierce.  They will leave today knowing that we are winning. They will today having spoken truth to power.

So for all this I celebrate, I celebrate the courage that love and partnership gives us! I raise my coffee mug high to one of the best people I know and his strong, brillant and sweet partner! You guys are badasses and I love you both with all my heart!!



The Collection will be at Glenwood Coffee and Books on Friday, Dec 14th @7pm! $5! join us for an awesome night of music, bad sweaters, lights and more.