Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The days are flyin...

Huge thanks to all who came out to the volume 3 release party! It was a great time, I was kinda drunk. This issue is surely the finest looking one yet. I'll have it up in the store section in a few. Of course it would not have been possible without the endless talents of a man named Mark Price. Check out Mark at the Painted Bride this month:

This artwork smells/tastes/sounds/looks/feels great! Embrace the visual with all of your senses in an exhibition that blends the visual within a broader field of sensory perception. Guest curator Anabelle Rodriguez brings together a kaleidoscopic array of local and national artists who consider the scientific phenomenon of synesthesia, the blending of the senses.

Participating artists include: S. Damary Burgos, Roderic Coover, Matt Cue, Daniel De Jesus, Samantha Ernst, Art Fanega, Sofia Maldonado, Matt Neff, Mark Price (Space 1026), Dan One Polanco, Jacqueline Reis, Mario Rodriguez, John Schenk/Tantrum Tonic, Serendip, Daryl Raven Thompson, Shelley Thorstensen, Reade Vaisman, Michelle Wilson.

Independence Foundation Gallery for the Visual Arts
April 3 - May 16
Receptions: April 3 and May 1, 5pm-7pm

230 Vine St.

Currently reading Rabbit Run by John Updike and My Cousin the Gastroenterologist by Mark Leyner. One of my favorite lines from Rabbit so far: 

Nature leads you up like a mother and as soon as she gets her little price leaves you with nothing.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Folow FTF On Twitter

For all you's tweetin mofos:

Here is a rad animated short film I found on the internet. Its amazing to think about what the concepts for stuff like this look like on paper.

Volume 3 covers being printed today!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Free Library Fest This Weekend

Take advantage of the good weather this weekend and head over to the Free Library Festival:

The Free Library Festival—a burst of books, music, and inspiration on the Parkway—will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2009. Join us at the Parkway Central Library for two days full of stimulating talks by award-winning writers, live music, children’s entertainment, and a bustling literary marketplace thronged with booklovers and booksellers. A fun, free way to spend the day, the Free Library Festival connects booklovers from throughout the mid-Atlantic region with the culture makers of the literary world. 
A great place to pick up books & graphic novels directly from indie publishers, meet writers, and check out silly performances on the children's stage. Parkway Central Library 11am-6pm Sat & Sun. I went least year and it was pouring, but still had a good time. 


Thursday, April 9, 2009

VOL 3 Ready to Droppppp

4000 Flavors Vol 3 Release Party 
Friday April 24 at Padlock
8 - 12midnight

Color Is Luxury
Holy Ghost
Swiveling Hooks

Also on view in the gallery: Momentaneousness by Emily Kovach.

1409 Ellsworth
South Philly

I'm honored to say that the covers for this issue will be printed by Philly artist/Padlock resident/zine monster Mark Price. Expect something no less than pure nirvana for your eyes. There are also some great stories from folks such as Chris Reber, Rich Krauss, and Sara Wilson, among others; as well as a new comic from Steve Teare. I'm really looking forward to showing this to everyone at the release party, which is sure to be an awesome time. 3 electronic/noise sets will take place in the basement as we celebrate. Bring whatever you choose to party with, admission is totally free, however we will probably ask for donations for the bands playing. The party coincides with a show of work by Emily Kovach called Momentaneousness: Snapshot Portraits of People Places And Things. Stop by and check it out, grab a copy of FTFv3, and treat your eyes and ears to infinite radness!