Thursday, 30 September 2010

marissa magic ♥

illustrated subversion in make/shift

I have a teeny tiny (heavily edited) one-page article, 'Illustrated Subversion: European Feminists Draw Comics Zines' in the latest issue (#8) of Make/Shift magazine Out Now.

I tried to take a photo, but white pages + flash photography = baaad photos, so you'll just have to imagine it, unless you snag a copy of the magazine yourself.

Woop - they used Sara Hansson's image too :)

Huge thanks to Karolina Bang, Isy Morgenmuffel, Nina Nijsten, Sara Hansson, Chris Campe, Sofia Olsson, Kate Evans, Julia Klaring, Sofia Niazi, Trouble X, and Liv Stromquist for letting me write about their comics.

The article is a reeeeealy short version of something much larger that I once wrote on european feminist comics artists/makers, that will hopefully see the light of day sometime... we shall see!

Friday, 10 September 2010

london, curse you and your rad events

Sometimes I wish I lived in London (but only when rad things are happening... I could never live there day to day and keep my sanity!!)

These events look so rad that I could vomit with jealousy!!..

Gang Girl Film Trilogy / UK Premiere of Hell on Wheels Gang Girls Forever
LONDON FILM PREMIERE: Hell On Wheels Gang Girls Forever!! plus Gang Girls 2000 and SURF GANG
Directed by Katrina del Mar

New York City filmmaker, photographer and artist, Katrina del Mar, described in the press alternately as “the Lesbian Russ Meyer” and “the lesbian Kenneth Anger” will premiere to the UK her newest girl gang movie, Hell on Wheels; Gang Girls Forever which will wind up her award-winning cult classic trilogy of Girl Gang Films including SURF GANG and Gang Girls 2000. All 3 films will be screened at the Horse Hospital in London September 18th, 2010. Katrina and some of her wild-women cast members will be on-hand for the screening and a Q&A after the films.

Films presented include the latest and greatest Hell on Wheels; Gang Girls Forever!! (Winner, Award of Merit, Accolade Film Competition) The girl gang movie that winds up the cult classic trilogy! Burning up the dirty streets and blazing down the pavement, everything is all wheels all the time. SURF GANG (Awarded Best Experimental Film, Planet Out Short Movie Awards and the NYFA Fellowship in Video) Two sisters are orphaned by drunks and are left to fend for themselves. One of them disappears into the sea, and the other forms a gang, The Rockaway Ruffnecks, New York City surfers. Gang Girls 2000 (which received a 4 1/2 star review from Film Threat Magazine, first screened in the UK at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival). When a legendary Brooklyn gang, the Sluts, invade their turf, the Lower East Side Glitter Girls are hell-bent for revenge. But a clandestine visit to Chinatown for supplies runs them afoul of the Blades. Next thing they know, things escalate into an all-out rumble at Coney Island!

Pre screening Reception @ 7 pm. Q&A with director immediately following films

Afterparty is presented by Storm in a Teacup London and will be held at the Horse Hospital

£5 (free if you’ve been at the screening)

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and, starting tonight - with a screening including a Q&A with Vivienne Dick and Nan Goldin, and a performance by Lydia Lunch - comes:

Vivienne Dick
Friday 10 September – Tuesday 14 September 2010

Irish filmmaker Vivienne Dick moved to New York in 1975 and became a key figure of the 'No Wave' movement, a time of collaborative countercultural production by a loose collective of people including Nan Goldin, Lydia Lunch, James Nares, Beth and Scott B, Arto Lindsay and many others.

Shot on Super-8, 16mm and video, Dick's work is marked by an interest in individual transgression, urban street life, kitsch and pop culture. Multilayered and open-ended, the work is framed from a female perspective, with an overriding concern for social conditioning and sexual politics.

feminist soapbox, edinburgh

From my indox, from Marylou Anderson...

“Feminist Soapbox” a free weekend of feminist workshops, discussion and entertainment is taking place on September 25th & 26th in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Brought to you by women behind Edinburgh Ladyfest and Edinburgh anarchafem collective.

Info on events here: and via Facebook

lilli carre interview on pikaland

Y'know when somebody's art work makes you do little internal flips? Well that's what Lilli Carre's work does for me -- whether it be via each and every one of her stunning books, or be it me geeking out when me and Em saw her window display for Little Otsu in San Francisco [see pics below] last year, or be it viewing her animations and moving drawings and beaming... Well, yeah, I could go on a bit cuz I bloody love Lilli Carre's art work big time. So, I was thrilled to be able to interview her for Pikaland. The interview went online today. I ♥ Lilli!!

ladyfest ten's art blog

Ladyfest Ten (London) has just started an arts blog: with details of their arty happenings, like the Postcard Project and zine, with more to come.