published print

I’m very proud of this and even though I faced a lot of difficulties, I’ve found a way to make it a possibility. The first version of the book will be a digital download, an ebook with high-res artworks and text in pdf format for any device. 
If chances permit, an online publisher will manage the printing of hard copies which is was my initial goal.

“Finn could not simply be a sidekick or key ally in the story; he needed a story arc of his own. For the first time, The Force Awakens offered a Star Wars film in which two characters, not only one, are undertaking the Hero’s Journey.”

“Each of these archetypes appears in the Hero’s Journeys of Rey and Finn – but not always in the same way or with the same character in the respective storylines. This makes The Force Awakens an interesting study in the use of archetypes.The Hero, of course, is the central protagonist of the journey. In Rey’s adventure, she is the Hero; in Finn’s adventure, he bears that mantle and Rey fills a different archetype.”

This appeared in the official Star Wars magazine and I can sleep well tonight and my smug smile is so broad, I might still have it when I wake up…
This woman’s name appears on the Declaration of Independence. So why don’t we know her story?
Mary K. Goddard printed one of the most famous copies of our founding document. To do it, she had to face down the Twitter trolls of 1776.

The Declaration of Independence printed with the names of the signers. Mary Katharine Goddard’s name is at the bottom. 

“Look closely at one of those printed copies of the Declaration of Independence.

See it? The woman’s name at the bottom?

It’s right there. Mary Katharine Goddard.

If you’ve never noticed it or heard of her, you aren’t alone. She’s a Founding Mother, of sorts, yet few folks know about her. And some of America’s earliest bureaucrats did their best to shut her down. Same old, same old.

Goddard was fearless her entire career as one of America’s first female publishers, printing scoops from Revolutionary War battles from Concord to Bunker Hill and continuing to publish after her offices were twice raided and her life was repeatedly threatened by haters.

Yup, she faced down the Twitter trolls of 1776.”

Read the full piece here

Harajuku Subculture Magazine KERA To Cease Print Publication After 19 Years

The monthly Japanese fashion magazine KERA - launched in 1998 with the concept of “the most real Harajuku Street Magazine” - will publish their final print issue on April 15, 2017. After that date, the magazine will shift to digital only. Also, publication of KERA!’s famous “Gothic & Lolita Bible” will be suspended on May 24th.

Starting on May 16th, 2017, “KERA” will begin publishing content through a “comprehensive website” that includes a digital magazine and social media. They will also continue to run the popular KERA SHOP ecommerce website and collaborate with other shops and fashion brands around Japan.
imagine CEO namjoon.

Originally posted by cuteguk

  • what’s there to say? we already know he’s a great leader.
  • heir to the country’s largest publishing/printing firm.
  • also the greenest publishing/printing company in the country, like top five in the world, all thanks to namjoon’s initiatives.
  • he takes the whole inheriting business thing very seriously, determined to deserve the company and to be the best boss ever.
  • graduates early from a prestiged business school abroad and shares the responsibilities at the company to give his ageing father a break.
  • he’s so !!!! invested !!! in the health and happiness of his employees !!!!
  • wins All The Awards, for his green initiatives, planting trees, and making jobs, and protecting the environment ect, but also for having the happiest employees in the country.
  • he’s always arranging conferences and seminars for his employees to educate and encourage health/happiness/safety/equal opportunity/respect/ect in the workplace.
  • he works so hard to make sure everyone even down to the lowest branches are insured and that there are daycares and mom’s get the paid leave they need and deserve and that everyone gets and equal and fair wage.
  • bless him.
  • unfortunately all this work on top of his official workload means he doesn’t have much time to look after himself.
  • but in his mind he’s suffering is worth the safety and health of so many others he doesn’t even mind tho he’s kinda sad.
  • so, you work in the HR department.
  • and the head of the department fucks off on maternity leave and by some miracle ???? you get a hasty promotion.
  • no, you’re not really the head of HR but your function is pretty much the same and you don’t mind because the pay is goOD.
  • part of your responsibilities as head is to keep namjoon briefed on the general mood and concern of the people in his branch, i.e the large building full of people he feels directly responsible for.
  • he even has a whole suggestion box system, so once a week you just have to go through the notes people leave you and present a list to namjoon with a few possible solutions etc.
  • piece of cake.
  • except he’s hot as all hell.
  • i mean, it’s not a problem, far from it, he’s just very distracting.
  • but your meetings with him are the highlight of your work week so you do a really good job or at least you try, and also wear something nice.
  • and you think he’s just kinda clumsy and awkward.
  • but actually he finds you really distracting as well.
  • and your meetings are A Mess for the first month or so, until you get into the swing of things and get your shit together.
  • and the complaints he gets are never a big deal because everyone is happy and has nothing to complain about like ???
  • his secretary complaining that him playing smooth jazz all day in his office is getting kinda annoying and please would he play some classical or maybe bossa nova for a change.
  • or that his wacky ties and other questionable fashion choices are giving them a headache.
  • or jeon jungkook complaining about someone’s coffee breath again.
  • an anonymous submission says jimin is apparently??? too??? cute???
  • jung hoseok won’t stop moonwalking to the photocopier while humming thriller and it’s not even october and michael jackson doesn’t even moonwalk to thriller ugh ???????
  • yoongi keeps falling asleep at his desk and forgetting to go home at the end of the day.
  • harmless stuff like that. 
  • (namjoon stays late so he starts driving yoongi home because that’s just the kind of Great boss he is.)
  • and most of the time you two spend these meeting gossiping about drama between the departments and rolling on the floor laughing.
  • and you’re so in awe that someone can be so wonderful and selfless, making use of his privilege to protect people less fortune than him.
  • and your meeting are usually after lunch, so you come back from lunch to find him buried in paperwork and you begin to wonder, who takes care of him?
  • you ask if he had lunch and he’s like lol of course not have you met me
  • and you suggest postponing the meeting because there’s nothing urgent going on and you can take care of “kim taehyung keeps sneaking his dog into the office” on your own.
  • but he’s like “nO!!! please, our meetings are the only break i get, they keep me sane, they’re kinda the highlight of my week.”
  • and you sputter like ????? “im,,,what??? me ?? too?”
  • from that day on he starts taking you out for lunch every week and that way your meetings get twice as long.
  • and eventually you have to ask him, since nothing is going on in the office, “what about you, namjoon? how are you doing?”
  • and he thinks for a moment and he’s like “you know what, i feel kinda shitty actually.”
  • so you let him vent all his sadness and weird existential thoughts and angst for a few weeks and eventually suggest maybe he takes responsibility for his own health and happiness and maybe a good step would be to see a therapist?
  • and he does because he values your opinion and honestly it’s the only selfish thing he’s done in years and it makes him feel 1000001x better to have his concerns and ideas affirmed and listened to by a professional. therapy is cool, kids.
  • and one day shy joonie hands you a little poem he wrote you on a post-it, describing all the little detail he’s observed about him that makes his heart race and his head go all slow and foggy.
  • because he really,,,,,,,,,,,,, really likes you, and hopes this isn’t weird or anything if you don’t feel the same way that’s cool but he’s felt this way for a while and you’re the best thing that’s happened to him since this company and he just thought you deserved to know and he’s sorry.
  • and you have to like glue yourself to that dining chair so you don’t climb that dang table and throw yourself at him because namjoon is the most wonderful man on earth you treasure him and you want to keep him safe and happy because he deserves as much kindness as he’s prepared to give and he has nothing to be sorry for and you love him.
  • and he loves you too.
  • anyway, nsfw under the cut.

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Writer Talk: Basics of Querying

1. Always address the agent by name.
“Dear Agent” is a rookie’s mistake, it shows a lack of interest, research as well as effort. It’s akin to addressing someone as “Dear person”. They have a name, let’s show courtesy and use it.

2. Do your research.
Make sure you know what a query implies (hook, summary, author bio), what each agent asks for in their query, and your work’s details (word length, genre, target audience, to readers of what books/writers it would appeal to) which you add in the query. Know your genre and target audience so you can target the right agents that rep those categories, otherwise you’re wasting everybody’s time including your own.

3. Stay professional.
This means be yourself, but don’t exaggerate with gimmicks, jokes, getting too cozy with the agent (for all intents and purposes you’re a stranger so it’s creepy), being humble to the point of begging (my friend give yourself some credit), or being confident to the point of arrogance (“this is the best thing since sliced bread”, you know what I mean). We’re all human, just doing our best, but remember this is first impressions. You can be your witty and wildly enthusiastic self afterwards.

4. Be calculated.
Is this your dream, and are determined to spend as many months or years necessary to get your book out there? If you just nodded, I applaud you. Or is it just a hobby and you’d enjoy seeing your name in print, but would give up after a couple of rejections? (If you just want to be famous, the world needs a better motive.) Furthermore, what’s your querying strategy? Do you want a small or major publishing company? Print or e-book (or both)? What’s your back-up plan, if any? In short, just make sure you know what you want and how much effort and time you’re willing to invest in this.


HOLY PRINTERS: The printed object


Holy printers is a visual study of the printer machine and the action of printing but also a visual response to the question: IS PRINT DEAD? Proposing the functional object as a symbol of the culture it’s involved and how it’s being glitched out of it.

Holy printers is separated in two projects: one is printed and the other one digital in order to create a dialogue between the computer and the printer. This is the tangible part of the project.

watch the digital part here: holy printers: the audiovisual

Printed in riso green and black

We now offer editing/design and printing services for people who want to self-publish their zines. If you have a zine that is ready (or not) to print and don’t know where to start or are looking for a place to get it done, we can help. Same thing if you have a bunch of photos and would like to turn them into a zine but don’t know your way around InDesign or a photocopier. We have easy access to high quality printing and assembling/stapling machines and could help you make your zine. For a quote or any questions: INFO@STOLENGROUND.COM


What is Concrete Poetry?

A new exhibition at the Getty Research Institute explores the international concrete poetry movement, this exhibition focuses on the visual, verbal, and sonic experiments of the 1950s, ‘60s, and '70s. Featuring works by foundational figures Augusto de Campos and Ian Hamilton Finlay, Concrete Poetry explores how these artists invented new forms such as cube poems and standing poems and continuously re-created their projects across media. Poetry by contemporaries including Henri Chopin, Ernst Jandl, Mary Ellen Solt, and Emmett Williams also plays a prominent role.

Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space is on view through July 30, 2017 at the Getty Research Institute.

I needed to test if my old copics are still alive and yes they are! 

On another positive note. I checked for the lulz if James Cameron finally decided to do something about making Gunnm a movie and holy shit yes there will ba a movie FINALLY almost exactly next year and I’m so so so so so excited about it!!!!!!! 

Keep pursuing your dreams

Hi guys! I know, the text posts is not what is usually worth attention because they need more effort to digest, but here is one thing I wanted to say.

I`ve been unactive on this blog for a very important reson - I won a competition in my country and they will going to publish my artbook about the mythological creatures. Though the style is quite different from what I`m doing here, I would really appreciate if you could take an eye on my blog, dedicated to this project, its @pan-zavalnia, I would be really happy if more people could see it and probably get ispiration.

But the thing is not only about that. For the first time in my life I won something. I mean, I even didn`t think about that because I was sure I won`t. But it happened miraculously, and now my dream of publishing a book, which I had in mind for so many years and which can (probably) make a great benefit to the cultural heritage of my country and which can rize the consciousness of our society about our national idea - it is all real!
All I wanted to say, is that keep pursuiing your dreams, now matter how they far and work on what you truly love every single day. Because the basic law of attractiveness what you like works. I mean, it really works:)) And I wish you all, my dear friends, to accomplish your goal and do what you love, even if now it probably seems it will never happen.

I`ll continue posting #sayonwon art on this blog, but I will also include some reblogs from my second blog, because now I need to work more on the project my publisher is waiting from me. I`ll also be sharing everything I do related to my work here and on my instagram page (go check it out: I`m not sure how things will go, because the styles I`m working on are so different, but I`m sure everything will turn great. At least I hope you may be interested in some mythological stuff I`m doing right now, because it is really important for me and people of my country:)

Thank you very much for your attention and I probice I will work harder and better!:) 


The Sphinx. Oscar Wilde. Published by John Lane. Printed at the Ballantyne Press. London and New York, 1910. First edition Original pictorial boards designed by Charles Ricketts, publisher’s dust jacket with same Ricketts design.

“In a dim corner of my room for longer than
my fancy thinks
A beautiful and silent Sphinx has watched me
through the shifting gloom.

Inviolate and immobile she does not rise she
does not stir
For silver moons are naught to her and naught
to her the suns that reel…”

Regarding the selection process

This came in as three anon messages, we have combined them here:

“I didn’t send a submission for the book, but given all the backlash to the selection process, why don’t you elaborate more on the reasoning for rejecting people’s work? This fandom is literally about cannibalism, murder, and sexuality so from an outsider’s perspective, I’m not sure why you would reject someone’s work. I can’t see what wouldn’t qualify or would not “fit”. You list a lot of factors, but don’t give an example of how these factors could show up in a person’s work.

Writing is very difficult work and it takes a lot of courage to submit your work. Considering this is a fandom project, it seems very strange to be so unwilling to share a person’s work who has given it to you in good faith, even in a PDF version, which can be limitless. In fact, you could have offered the “original” printed book in PDF and then had a longer one to include ALL work. It makes no sense that some works didn’t make it to the print, and then in addition some not to the PDF. Like whu?

At the end of the day, it just looks like you’re saying some works weren’t GOOD, and then sugarcoating it, but the thing is, even if the work wasn’t up to your standards for the print book, why does that affect the PDF book? This is a fandom book, and yet now it’s being used to tell people in the fandom that their work isn’t good enough. I can see ZERO reason to exclude anyone in a digital book that is already expanded beyond the print. None. Of course people are hurt. This was a hurtful action.”


Hi there.

Thank you for your extensive feedback!


There were some, that did not stay within the rules.

There were some, that did not meet the theme, or only scratched it.

There were some, that submitted stories that were all over the place.

There were some, that submitted late.

Not all.

We decided early on, that if we wanted to do this project, we would treat it as a full published print. Meaning we would want to create the best possible book with the submissions, that people sent us. Voluntarily. 

And yes, this means there is a quality check.

There were people that said online that they were aware that they did not submit the best they could because they only wanted to submit something, and yes, that shows.

There are story points checks in regards to our theme.

There are grammar checks. Sex scenes checked for rating.

Content is checked against other content. Against the length of that content.

And then content is checked against the vision we have for creating this book.

This project is an open project, by us.

The rules are online, as are the faq.

We are aware that submitting takes courage. Because you put your work up for evaluation.

And everyone who submitted something DID a fantastic job for that reason alone.

Our selection process reflects the need to fit the content into 300 pages.

The PDF only includes some more stories and art, because those should be in the book we want to see come to life with all the criteria we named, but we could not fit them.

That’s all.

We did not create this project to hurt people. The backlash is a bit unexpected because the need for selection was communicated very early on and is even mentioned in the faq/rules.

We are offering everyone who wishes to discuss our reasons in detail the opportunity to do so by contacting us.

But we will not further defend ourselves via Anon messages.


Oh Say Can You Zine | Nothing Special (by Pacolli

We recently featured SF artist Patricia Colli aka Pacolli’s colorful, fun, and endearing artwork in May’s Sketchy Behaviors, so we figured it would be fitting to check out one of her many self published zines! Her ‘Nothing Special’ zine is anything but not special.  This rad 28 page zine is chocked full of drawings, doodles, and diary-like revelations by Pacolli.  Like some of her earlier zines, her artwork reflects periods of heartbreak, sadness or loneliness, which she turns into zines as a positive outlet. “Sad things will happen anyway” she states, “but how you deal with them is up to you.”   

I see you drinking at a fountain with tiny
blue hands, no, your hands are not tiny
they are small, and the fountain is in France
where you wrote me that last letter and
I answered and never heard from you again.
you used to write insane poems about
ANGELS AND GOD, all in upper case, and you
knew famous artists and most of them
were your lovers, and I wrote back, it’s all right,
go ahead, enter their lives, I’m not jealous
because we’ve never met. we got close once in
New Orleans, one half block, but never met, never
touched. so you went with the famous and wrote
about the famous, and, of course, what you found out
is that the famous are worried about
their fame - not the beautiful young girl in bed
with them, who gives them that, and then awakens
in the morning to write upper case poems about
ANGELS AND GOD. we know God is dead, they’ve told
us, but listening to you I wasn’t sure. maybe
it was the upper case. you were one of the
best female poets and I told the publishers,
editors, “print her, print her, she’s mad but she’s
magic. there’s no lie in her fire.” I loved you
like a man loves a woman he never touches, only
writes to, keeps little photographs of. I would have
loved you more if I had sat in a small room rolling a
cigarette and listened to you piss in the bathroom,
but that didn’t happen. your letters got sadder.
your lovers betrayed you. kid, I wrote back, all
lovers betray. it didn’t help. you said
you had a crying bench and it was by a bridge and
the bridge was over a river and you sat on the crying
bench every night and wept for the lovers who had
hurt and forgotten you. I wrote back but never
heard again. a friend wrote me of your suicide
3 or 4 months after it happened. if I had met you
I would probably have been unfair to you or you
to me. it was best like this.
—  Charles Bukowski, An Almost Made Up Poem