much love to peggy gomez + tugboat gallery!
watching peggy arrange my work was crazy inspiring she’s so great
second merrily merrily merrily merrily booklet by ameen wahba. really stoked about it. ameen is amazing. click here to buy, scroll down to read for free.
merrily merrily merrily merrily table. my 1st ever zine fest table set up.
i wore my omaha zine fest name tag on my head
photo by kyle seamus brosnihan
finally getting this publishing project off the ground. first title is TRYING TO END THE WAR by amanda huckins. click here to snag a booklet.
I FUCKING LOVE LI’S POETRY. BUY HER BOOK FEELINGS HERE.
https://soundcloud.com/newmodels check it out
i’ve enjoyed talking with luis lately about film, the internet, other things
got an art show coming up in june 2018. makin stuff.
trying to make a mix of ye / kids see ghosts that will be, to me, the 8th kanye album. violent crimes and wouldn’t leave gotta go. two of his, by far, worst tracks.
i saw this painting during a first friday art walk. i can't remember where i heard this, i think it was in a movie, but it was: "only buy a piece of art if you have to have it." i felt that way with this one.
me… cindy crawford… kurt cobain… rihanna… george washington…
i enjoy walking around the sheldon museum of art and looking at stuff.
this is rly inspiring to me.
i'm obsessed with iphone screen minimalism & this is my greatest accomplishment.
this short story by josh beran is one of my favorite pieces of writing ever.
this is one of my favorite images ever. a friend of mine had it as their facebook cover for awhile.
some of my drawings were included in a group show called "Variable Gain" at the michael phipps gallery.
my friend kyle turned me onto this worldview. language prescriptivism is when ppl are all like *extremely condescending voice* "AAAACTUALLY THE PROPER WAY TO USE AN ADVERB IN THAT INSTANCE WOULD BE BLAH BLAH BLAH". language descriptivism is when you recognize that language is this ever-changing wild ass human experiment. language rules are arbitrary and invented. this tweet is from noz, who is a music critic, he mostly writes about rap music, but also does a fair amount of internet-centered media criticism. he runs a record store in the bay area.
DIOFEST, short for do-it-ourselves fest, is a semi-annual free music and learning festival.
i'm working with amanda on a 2nd edition of her chapbook "trying to end the war.". she did a hand-made version in 2016 & it knocked my socks off.
i've been reading this poem out loud every day and sending it to friends. buy the book that it's in.
this is the first ever collaboration between me and thalia rodgers under the name RATSKULL.
this is the insta post of mine i think about the most. it's an advertisement for some product designed to reduce wire clutter. but that hand and that phrase really speak to exactly how i feel navigating modernity.
this is (left to right) justin, myself, amanda. flowers took the photo. this was in norman, oklahoma. we had done a reading the night before at a place called DOPE CHAPEL. after the reading i passed out on a dog's bed in the office of a thrift store and i felt this deep calm like i was, for the first time ever, doing what i love.
a lot of ppl tatted the SP CE logo on their body. some ppl have described this behavior as "cult" like.
i took a picture of this narc shit in mcdonald's.
a big part of my life is this weekly writing group i've been helping to facilitate since 07. most things i've written i've shared with a handful of people. i try to write down everything anyone says then review it later. it's fun.
did a reading in my friend alex's living room where i read my poem "the moment when most of us started to care about the earthquake" and unexpectedly started crying.
it's funny to me how both of these pictures feature me with my mouth agape. to my left is re chang, who is a really awesome writer/artist.
matthew sherling asked me a bunch of questions via facebook chat and i recorded a video response for his tumblr page "cutty spot". he's done a lot of great interviews. check em out here.
i was a dough maker at a cookie shop for awhile in 2016. i really loved making dough. i quit cuz the owner decided to weirdly browbeat me via throwing one of my aprons in the trash.
in june 2017 i was in a play by the aliens. it was written by this amazing playwright named annie baker. it was at this cool arts space in lincoln called The Mez (which is now closed, RIP).
a lot of my lines in the aliens were stuff like, "yeah and it's like, well. i'm not sure how to put it. but. imagine you're standing on a roof looking down. .... and like ... well ... uh ... it's like i don't know. i don't know what i'm saying." this scene was the one where i had the most lines like that.
this scene required me to have an emotional breakdown.
i enjoy this graffito. picture on wall by jon augustine.
idk who this is. we talked a bit that night. i like this picture a lot. i wish i could send a print of it or something to whoever this is.
this is a fuckn killer shakespeare quote that i heard on an episode of the podcast "Entitled Opinions". renee girard is the guest who brought up and his thoughts on "mimetic desire" blew my mind.
i enjoy taking photographs of bros
it was awesome when people started sending us pics of the LOVEbooks out in the world. this one came from the bay area.
(you + yr ideas re: art fucking suck)
i like this movie. the way this relationship is rendered is beautiful to me. a strange melancholy, an uneasy love.
me, justin, and lucy put this together to distribute at the POETRY MADE OF DIAMONDS reading series at uncharted books in chicago.
one of my fav poems.
i enjoy iphone photography. casual modes of image making... snapshots, party pics,... are really cool. i like how color functions in this pic.
was walking around omaha and saw this building.
good light is the best.
this is drawing i did is a study of my mom's favorite photo of her and i.
my all-time fav cat chilling on a drawing of mine 😻
poem by rachael wolfe, printing by amanda huckins.
one of my least favorite journalistic tropes is the “one could easily imagine” where the writer has no way to insert an idea into a story based on the actual material they’ve actually collected, so they invent a hypothetical being and muse re: what said being might be thinking. FUCK. OFF.
SP CE tabled at Midwest Small Press Fest in Kansas City in 2014. we had a smorgasbord of letterpress materials.
i got this scar when i was really drunk and it was one of the worst nights of my life. i have since quit drinking alcohol and that was the best choice i ever made.
this chair was in my yard for years. i took a lot of pictures of it. i was fascinated by the different ways that nature enacted itself upon this chair.
stairwell in tampa
i fuckn bought a fuckn mtn dew hat.
early picture of the commons.
small part of a larger drawing.
my fav print mag i've ever been published in. edited/published by maria anderson.
having to-do lists is really helpful to me. this is kind of a shitty to-do list, though. don't emulate this to-do list.
one of the first performances in SP CE... a musical poetic visual journey guided by rebecca ankenbrand. becky has been one of my biggest inspirations for as long as i've been active as an artist. she makes great chocolate.
i enjoy this conspiratorial twitter feed.
my grandma wrote this poem.
i helped draft this mission statement. i have mixed feelings on mission statements. i don't know what impact drafting this mission statement had. i love the mission statement, the words of it, but part of me thinks it was just a thing we decided we had to do.
i enjoy using shards of my own stuff as collage materials.
i like this painting.
i've become very focused on having good oral hygiene.
FUCKERS BOOKS posted this pic on insta. axl looks so sexy in this picture.
crying family would be a superb emoji. it also annoys me that there's no crying kitty.
this is a picture i took of my tv while the adam curtis movie hypernormalisation was playing. i'm a big fan of adam curtis. the power of nightmares and the century of the self were both very important to me. the lyrics "how fucking shitty i feel" are from this dope russian punk song.
i enjoy laundromats. i think they are very soothing places to spend time.
as i type this i'm in the process of applying for a half-table at omaha zine fest and i need to post an image online so i'm posting it here.
spotted in love library.
a friend of mine loaned her her mixtape station, i’ve been making a lot of tapes, it’s been fun. i hope to write a blog about it.
another friend of mine made those drawings. buy his art here.
i told tony we should hit up this vietnamese place by wesleyan. we get to the parking lot and he’s like, “where is it?” i point to a sign that says house of hunan chinese food. i’m like, “it’s called house of hunan chinese food but they serve vietnamese.” tony’s laughs. “awesome.” we eat. talk about life and shit. love it when tony is in town. miss being able to kick it with him more.
i have a study of judith beheading holofernes in my room
i change my sheets every season
i change my pants every month or so
i like to watch movies in my bed
i up put a new drawing (a figure made of eyes)
i started using sleep masks last year. my gf got me this one at forever 21.
these hands are on top of the thing that houses my aunt nancy’s ashes.
HOW MANY TREES YOU HAVE TO KILL TO STACK UP THAT MANY BOXES UNDER A TREE?