Take notice of the toe points, my favorite little detail. I don’t you’ll be calling any of these fellas a damsel in distress because they look well equipped.
BONUS: Wuvable Oaf will be tabling at the tenth SF Zinefest, this Saturday and Sunday! Stop by and say howdy…they’ll have their full range of stuff (including the new comic and prints) at their new, redesigned booth! Best part: IT’S FREE!!!
Zine Fest 2011: September 3 & 4
The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing, from zines and comics to art books and beyond. The Zine Fest serves as a vital showcase of the diversity, creativity, and ongoing exuberance of the small-press movement. Our exhibitors range from established small-press publishing houses including RE/Search Publications, Microcosm, AK Press, Sparkplug Comics, and Tugboat Press to first time self-publishers and creators. Writers, cartoonists, crafters, illustrators, printmakers, and all manner of artists use the SFZF as a unique venue to sell, trade, and otherwise share their work with an ever-growing audience.
This year’s SFZF will be the largest yet, with many more exhibitors, along with more workshops, panels, and special events! The Festival takes place on Labor Day Weekend, September 3 + 4, 2011 at the San Francisco County Fair Building, in Golden Gate Park. As always, the Zine Fest is FREE and open to the public! Over 150 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work with over three thousand attendees.
Hot men in underwear, feeding dogs raw hotdogs. I am so there!
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9th, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Arturo Cosenza is a San Francisco-based photographer whose recent work is a collection of portraits of local ‘personalities’, such as Phatima and Suppository Spelling. This work marks a new approach in his portraiture style exploring qualities of fantasy and fiction while maintaining a subtle intensity to the subject. Cosenza deems his work to be a collaboration with his subject with the sole intention of allowing unscripted creativity to come through in the process. He says his approach is a direct antidote to the current economic doldrums, “with so many people out of work, we need to have a creative outlet to make something with all the time we have, to bring the City back to life!” Arturo has been living in San Francisco for 16 years. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute.
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The design is based on the old notion of a “bear hug,” or a big powerful embrace. Except, you know, from an actual bear. An actual bear who is probably angry because he smells your peanut butter sandwiches but can’t find any.
Who’s behind the design? Pigboy Tees is a t-shirt design collective that combines the talents of Matthew Parsons (Fanboy) and Chris McVeigh (Powerpig). Tees for geeks and geek lovers.
‘Bear Hug’ is now up for sale on Nowherebad until Sept 4th.
Shirts are $12
Prints are $10
They also have a Facebook page where they run competitions to win shirts/prints. Check it out – http://www.facebook.com/nowherebad
“An honest to God rodeo with just a little more panache.”
“QUEENS & COWBOYS: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo” will chronicle the 2011 season of the International Gay Rodeo Association through the lens of a straight, city-raised filmmaker. Roping and riding in 15 rodeos across north America this year alone, the IGRA’s courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals in October. And along the way, they’ll bust every stereotype in the book.
But it’s more than just cowboys and rodeos. The film will expose the world to the unsung LGBT community of both the old and new west. Examining where our country currently stands on the issue of gay rights, this uniquely American subject will explore how far we’ve come, and what challenges we still have ahead.
Please remember that Kickstarter is all or nothing – if we don’t reach our goal by August 31st at 9PM/pst, we don’t get any funds! So any help is appreciated – whether that’s $1, sending this Kickstarter link to one person or just pressing “Like” on Facebook. Regardless, thank you for taking the time to support this project!
UPDATE: Goal has been met. Yeee-haaw!
For more information on the IGRA, visit www.igra.com.
At first glance of artist Jonathan Eric Gann from Birmingham, Alabama, you can tell that there is depth behind those eyes, substance. Being the beard freak that I am, for a moment, I got lost in his delicious beard then brought back to to life by his poignant conversation and the description of his art work. Jonathan’s work has a complexity to it and each piece can be read like story. I respect the fact that the story is not always obvious. It makes me come back for look after look. Mr. Gann’s art work is worth a million double-takes (that’s a lot). Mike Enders
The mind is a tricky landscape. It is pregnant with crags and fissures that make the full understanding and acceptance of one’s personal identity, observed through a social lens, more of a problematic courtship and less a healthy exercise in self discovery. Pouring ideas into a creative format is a way to deal specifically with issues of identity, sexuality, stereotypes, and the darker concerns of a mind constantly in motion. Floating between a two-dimensional and three-dimensional platform, and across a myriad of mediums, themes of communalism and isolation, solipsism and escapism, and the questioning of religious motivations remain prevalent and repeat through an ever expanding personal lexicon of imagery and ideals
Art is a catharsis, a means to deal with and let go of daily preoccupations of self-doubt and identity.
Go to his website for much more art:
Pouring ideas into a creative format is a way to deal specifically with issues of identity, sexuality, stereotypes, and the darker concerns of a mind constantly in motion. Floating between a two-dimensional and three-dimensional platform, and across a myriad of mediums, themes of communalism and isolation, solipsism and escapism, and the questioning of religious motivations remain prevalent and repeat through an ever expanding personal lexicon of imagery and ideals
Art is a catharsis, a means to deal with and let go of daily preoccupations of self-doubt and identity.
Interview: Walter Van Beirendonck Invites Everyone to Step into his Head at his Retrospect Exhibition 9/13
We got a hold of Walter Van Beirendonck right at a monumental time in his life. Fans and fashionistas have bowed down to Walter’s genius, corky and colorful collections for decades. On September 13, 2011 the Antwerp Fashion Museum will be displaying a large retrospect exhibition of Walter’s work from 1980 – 2012 called DREAM THE WORLD AWAKE. The tickets for the retrospective better be honored for a week, because that is how long it will take to honor, respect and swallow the fine details of the clothing and the brilliant visual scrap-book of Walter’s life. Walter confesses that it was emotional while pulling pieces from his archives and seeing his life’s work all in one big space. That must have been massive treasure chest of joy and memories.
Walter, whom I consider friend and ‘bear’ role model played well with all of our questions but stayed a gentlemen when describing what types of kink tickles his fancy. Walter Van Beirendonck is the ultimate Accidental Bear and has a glorious beard and dynamic spirit that deserves its own love song.
by Mike Enders
Q & A with fashion bear Walter Van Beirendonck:
Accidental Bear: How was your summer? With the fashion world aside for a second, where could I find you on a fun day off?
Walter Van Beirendonck? In Antwerp, Belgium. Summer was really busy, working mainly on preparing my retrospective which will open soon, 13th of September, in the fashion museum, MOMU-DREAM THE WORLD AWAKE.
Fun days are days when I can visit other cities, go to the museum and galleries, browse around in bookshops, eat ice-cream with friends!
A B: Sherbet or ice cream?
Walter: ICE-CREAM!!! With strawberries
A B: Your clothing stirs up all sorts of reactions from people, usually joy from the amazing playfulness of colors. How would you react to any negative comments to your design? Have you actually received any negative feedback?
Patrick Short Photography & Art Work HERE
Greetings bears, cubs, chasers, daddies, chubs, grizzlies, and any other forest creatures we failed to mention. We are WoofTEASE. It all began with an idea, we thought the bear world was ready for something new as opposed to the classical bear designs and slogans. After the first shirt was made and people began to notice, we realized that we weren’t the only ones who were thirsty for a creative change. wooftease.com
New York, time to wake the fuck up. It’s Chloe time you lucky bitches!
GOOD EVENING AMERICA, HERES “CHLOE SEVIGNY” AND SHE’S A DISC JOCQU3.
MAKING HER DJ DEBUT IS THE WONDERFUL, IRREVERENT, STYLE ICON SISTER WIFE AND FRIEND TO NATASHA LYONNE (NATASHA LYNONNE WHO?) –
CHECK OUT HER VIEWS ON EVERYTHING FROM “TOAST” TO “BARBEQUE” TO “BIRTHDAYS” AND “FR33DOM” AT HER YOUTUBE CHANNEL.
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If I were to start giving out prizes for artists with the most amazing names, Inbred Hybrid Collective would be wearing the red ribbon. It reels me in like a floundering fish at sea and I want a taste. Art as a concept and a social experiment, I like. Art should be stuffed with emotion which reflects the world around us as long as it doesn’t end up being just a series of doughnut still lives (unless well done). Inbred Hybrid Collective ” is not committed to any one medium in the exploration of a concept.”
Accidental Bear’s Mike Enders asks about New York art rivalries, current art project, The Bernstein Bears, whether or not depression or mania enhances an artists art work and many more intrusive questions. Inbred Hybrid Collective has undeniable authentic artist sensibility and is a damn hunk to boot. Gallery walls are flooded with “art” but a small percentage gets me up out of my plush lazy boy to see in person. All my senses are tickled while investigating Inbred Hybrid Collective. I would take planes, trains and a crazy crack head taxi rides to get glance at I.H.C’s work and marinate in the soothing energy that surrounds this artist.
Inbred Hybrid Collective was established in 2005. Our mandate is to stimulate a consciousness of the external factors affecting our human existence. The type of interventions associated with Inbred Hybrid Collective, achieved as artistic concept, constitute a provocation for the public to reflect upon the influence that this immersion has had upon them. Our work has appeared in venues as diverse as the Liverpool Independents Biennial (visual installation),Queens Museum of Art (sound art), Deitch Projects (film), Bereznitsky Gallery, Berlin (conceptual), World of Wonder Gallery, Hollywood (video installation) and the Ontario Crafts Council (visual installation). Uncredited appearances include the cover (and throughout) Slava Mogutin‘s NYC Gogo due to visual installations we did through Slurp, set design for the IFC Halloween spot on the Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black, who we also assisted at the Whitney Biennial, and an acting role in Michelle Handleman’s “Dorian.” In 2009 we made history as the first sanctioned performance artist invited to perform at the Armory Art Fair, but we are not committed to any one medium in the exploration of a concept.