May 24, 2016

Parada Zero / Ex Abrupto

Vic is a interesting city. Or town. Let’s call it a interesting village with a nice music scene. This year, the village is the Capital of the Catalan Culture and for this reason, ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies, Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de Vic, Exartvic de l’EASD de Vic, Museu Episcopal i Museu de L’Art de la Pell are making a festival, the first edition of Parada Zero.

The poster is a design of Eudald Van der Pla.

Ex Abrupto, are going to take part of this event with some activities at the palace where Antoni Maria Claret stayed some years. Specially, Saturday 28 of May from 12:00 to 23:00 when a collective exhibition of 24 artists. Near the house, at the Students Square (Plaça de lÉstudiant), is going to take place the DIY market with selfpublished stuff by Lentejas Press, Autonoise, Marc O'Callagan, Hola Ediciones, Bad Weather Press, "Convertidoras, tripas y mallas", Do The Print, Adolfo Press, Alba Feito and Marcel & Ralf.

May 17, 2016

Gutter Fest 4


FRIDAY! Yes, this friday 20 and saturday 21 of May is the Gutter Fest weekend. One of the most interesting festivals in south Europe. One of them? No! The best one. Here, click for the participants list.
  
The poster is a wonderful masterpice from Marc Torices.

At 16:00 on friday the doors of Nau Bostik (Carrer Ferran Turné 11) will open (notice is a different place from the past editions!) in La Segrera (Barcelona). It's going to be very sunny. So sunny that for the ocasion, Pere Saguer is going to present two new zines: Japan, a small photobook diary and ¡Ah!...¡Malditos! a colaborative zine with the collage artist Gabri Guerrero. Both of them in a small edition of 50. Come at our stand or at "La China"'s.

Poster by Clara-Iris Ramos 
 

Mar 16, 2016

Photobook Pack 1

This are the four photobooks we are launching on Big Cartel, let's call it, Pack 1. Very original. Really. Any way, the price for all four zines is 13€ (shipping included). Super promo! The four photobooks are made for four special photographers, some of them, you already know them:

 The 2pm 6am photobook by Irene Serrano is also known as "The Winnie the poo" one. A few problems we had about kids opening the zine... ups. Let's not spam the content. :)
Northwestern Wild is a photobook made and designed by Paula Prats, a Spanish photographer who received a BA from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in 2011. A few months ago, she published this wonderful booklet.

"Northwestern wild is a compilation of images from an isolated island on the west coast of Canada.
Taken back in 2011, it is my very first series."

Ah, this one is fantastic. Ekaterina really made a nice selection of his documentary work Russian citizens and the pilgrimages to publish our first photobook with us: Pilgrimage. Here a interesting text from Solovieva's website:

Since 2007 I devote my time to studying of the life in Russian province paying special attention to its communal-religious side. As a photodocumentalist I am particularly interested in the topics of pilgrimage, abandoned churches, monasteries transferred to secular purposes, Orthodox communes and communes of other religions. My photozine «Паломники» (Pilgrimage) is devoted to the first of these topics.

Such things as the pilgrimage and processions are very popular in Russia now. In each region of the country there is it’s own, mostly respected saint or saints. Or some special place where something tragic or historically important happened. It is these places or those, where the saints lived, that the processions move to. People come together (the most popular procession in the Kirov region counts up to 50000 people every year) and carrying icons, and singing march on during a few days, stopping for sleeping and praying.
This is a very interesting and positive action, that I love to watch and take pictures of. People reveille themselves in new circumstances, that are impossible in their everyday life – during a prayer in a church, a confession, or a lengthily off-road walk…

Yaroslavl, Tver, Arkhangelsk regions, Russia
2012-201

The last of this female photobook pack is Tafelen by Nicoletta Van Doorn, published last year and designed by Pere Saguer using his comic grids. The narrative of the photobook is very personal, like a diary about his journeys in the Iberian regions. What are you waiting? Get the pack here.

Mar 9, 2016

GRAF (Photos)

Last weekend (4, 5 and 6) of March took place the Barcelona edition of GRAF festival. We were sharing space with our friend Enrique (from TD Papeles) and some really nice people from Termita Press (check website! Amazing drawings). Here some shoots:


We are happy to anounce that we sold out "Natureza, Luz, Homem", "Altres tafaners" and "Diari". But! If you are looking for some of them, there are still some copies at Fatbottom Books (they have online shop), and even, the most wanted "No Wave" punk photo book from Darryl Reid! :)





Like the past year, the Ignasi Iglésias library (specialized in comics and Fanzines) had a wonderfull comic selecction of comics and selfpublished stuff open to the visitors. Also, de sofa was a nice place to drink coffee... eh? Hehehe.


Mar 2, 2016

GRAF 2016

This coming friday 4th of March starts one of the most devoted to author comic and independent publishing fair: GRAF.

Poster by the Cristina Daura, who won the award for best new author at Expocómic 2015

As at previous editions of the festival, audiences will have access to limited distribution materials and publications that are practically hand-crafted at more than seventy stands hosted by authors, associations and independent publishers.

All the publications you are going to be able to find at the fair.

A series of talks and round tables will introduce discussion of the current state of the graphic arts industry, whilst various workshops aimed at both old and young will invite the public to put their own skills to the test, guided by some of today's leading illustrators.

To get an idea of what last year's edition of GRAF at Fabra i Coats was like, have a look at the video summary here:


You can find the list of exhibitors at GRAF and the full festival programme here.

Feb 29, 2016

Fun Fan Fest (Photos)

Some pictures from the second edition of Fun Fan Fest, this time at one of the big halls in Fabra i Coats. Check and see you next year!

Panoramic shoot of the fair

Our desk with "Natureza, Luz, Homem" and "Bright on 30", publications our guest country this year, Portugal

"Pilgrimage" by Ekaterian Solovieva and others where also well recieved by our visitors.

This was the "music zone" where diferent noises where put together for the for the special issue of the fair.

And here, Helena working on the "graphic zone", for the other 50% of the fair fanzine.


Desk with the portuguese fanzines. Really an interesting stuff!

Feb 9, 2016

Fun Fan Fest 2

This Saturday 3rd of February is the FUN FAN FEST fair day. It’s going to take place at Sant Andreu (old town and today one of the most creative-growing neighbourhoods in Barcelona) at the Fabra i Coats building. Look at the map HERE. Opens at 11 o’clock and ends… well, officially at 23:00… but who knows. Comics, Photobooks and Selfpublished stuff close at 20:00h! Aaaand! Entrance is FREE.

Promo photo from Fun Fan Fest.

The list of participants:
III Arms, Apa Apa Còmics, Bemba Ediciones, Buraco Editorial, Bad Weather Press, Borobitxo libros, Boira Discos, Banizu Nizuke, Bulbasaur, Conxita Herrero, Clara Sáez (Pin Tam Pon), Chin-Chin Records, Colectivo Detakon, Clara Cortés, Ditirambo música, Discos y libros Walden, Ediciones del Pubis, Editorial Sugoi, Hola Ediciones, Industrias DOC, Javier Galán Rico, Jorge Parras, Jessica Espinoza, Ladyfest, La Mirona, La Capsa Erno, Laura Llanell, Lentejas Press, Llibres artesans, Lindero Libros, Marlene Krausse, Mancebia Postigo, Marta Grimalt Canals, Marbre Negre, Maldo illustration y Branca Estudio, Münster Studio, Mínimo Esfuerzo, Marialsoy, Morbix, Màgia Roja, Nyapster, Orfidal, Petit Comité del Terror / Demonodrome, Paranoidland, P. Taladro, Quién Coño es, Recycled productions, Shock down, Songstore / Dronetools, Tripa, Tayone, Termita press, TD Papeles, Valium Ediciones, Virtual Room, Portugal fanzines.

Shoot from the past GRAF edition. Fabra i Coats space inside. This is how nice it looks!

As you see, Portugal is the invited country, and we are going to be there having some fun time and listening all those strange music k7 from the fair. More information at the Fun Fan Fest website (well, better have a look at Facebook event for last updates).

A.Manaia and I.Marco doing something outside the Fabra i Coats space.