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Geek Girl Heaven

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

I spent last weekend at the New York Comic Con, and as per usual, had a wonderful time. Comic cons might get a bad rap, but for me, they're just a place where people can unabashedly celebrate the things they love about comic books, sci-fi and fantasy, and more.Now the video games have taken over large chunks of the con floor, it's a little bit harder to get around, and Artist's Alley--the section of the floor where artists set up shop, sell prints, ... Read More

Handmade Nation

BY Susan in Artsy |

If you haven't heard of the incredible book Handmade Nation by now, then you are certainly missing out! Written by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl published back in October, the book has since become a documentary capturing the burgeoning craft and DIY movement across America. Currently there are screenings across the country (and other countries), and this week the flick is debuting in the big apple. The premiere screening on Thursday is completely sold out, but ... Read More

Raised In Craftivity

BY Susan in Artsy |

Raised in Craftivity, curated by Mara Elena Buszek, is a long-running show at the Wignall Museum at Chaffey College in California . It started up just last night with a curator's walk and reception. The exhibit features artists who work in typically craft-oriented media like ceramics, beadwork, woodwork and knitting. These are usually disdained as being 'feminine,' 'domestic' and 'amateur,' but today, this kind of craft media is being embraced and subverted. Some ... Read More

Artcrush: Nikki Cook

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

  Nikki Cook was one of many artists featured in the Tori Amos comic anthology Comic Book Tattoo, with a sharp little piece about a girl kickboxer. Gotta love girls kicking ass.   Her website is full of these gorgeous black-and-white pages, pieces of a story, and her MySpace page informs us that she's breaking hearts through the sequential arts--who can resist that? And she's doing a guest spot on an issue of one of my favorite monthly books, DMZ , ... Read More
Our favorite stilt walking, fire twirling, aerial flying ladies are putting on not one, but TWO amazing performances this weekend! It's all happening at The House of Yes, their incredible performance space in Brooklyn where the ladies give all kinds of circus training classes. You probably remember Lady Circus from BUST's 15-Year Anniversary Party where they stole hearts and blew minds. You won't want to miss this show that will include live music, and a circus ... Read More