Leah Wishnia is a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2014!

Leah Wishnia is an artist and cartoonist currently living and working in NYC. She is the editor and publisher of the comic & art anthology HAPPINESS, and does a variety of freelance illustrative work on the side. Having graduated RISD in 2010, she is excited to visit Providence again!

Wishnia will be appearing and moderating on a panel during RIPExpo, Transformation of the Underground.

HAPPINESS #4 will be debuting at RIPExpo!

Issue #4 is another jam-packed issue of Happiness. Features 25 short comics by alternative cartoonists from across the country and overseas, plus: interviews with artists, cartoonists, galleries, musicians/bands, and other community organizers, as well as written essays and a spotlight section on contemporary show flyer art. Comes with a full-length music compilation CD!

RIPExpo is August 2 & 3 in Providence, RI!

Volunteer Sign-ups!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

RIPExpo is volunteer run, and won’t be possible without you! Please consider volunteering with us. Shifts average two hours, and jobs will range from setting up tables, directing visitors, helping exhibitors, etc etc etc!

This sign-up sheet is DIGITAL. Sign up by going to our Google doc HERE!

Compensation??: Volunteers will get a RIPE strawberry bandana to wear during the show (and keep!), as well as the RIPExpo 2014 screenprinted poster by Leif Goldberg! Volunteers will also get Green Room access during the expo, which will have refreshments.

Thank you! Thank you!

RIPEXPO VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEET

CLICK HERE!

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UPDATED: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Updated information with local drop-off!

RIPE: 3D Anthology Gallery ExhibitionOne more time - call for the xerox show! Local drop-off address: Ada Books. Thanks so much to those who have already sent work. The show goes up on the evening of Wednesday, July 30th, so anything that makes it to Ada Books by 5PM is possible and mailing submissions still could work (previous PO Box or the Ada Books address below):

RIPE: 3D Anthology Gallery Exhibition: Comics and zines are mass-produced for and by small, writhing masses. Xerox pressings from the RI Independent Publishing Expo in August will paper The Reading Room in the AS220 Project Space disposable clusterfreaks glory.

Anyone who would like to participate (RIPE exhibitor or not) is invited to contribute one or more pages of xeroxes! This can represent a whole story of a comic, one part, or something else entirely - images and b/w are recommended. Submissions are non-returnable and will stay up throughout August.

You can drop them off at Ada Books, 717 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903 by no later than Wednesday, July 30th at 5 PM, with a note that they’re for RIPE or CC. Ada’s hours are M-T 2-6:30, W-F 10-6:30, S-S 12-5.

Southern New England Tiny Print Encounter: 3-inch-by-3-inch print exchange/swap/show, open to all makers of printed matter!  The swap is one night only: Friday August 1st, from 4-8 pm, in the new AS220 Labs Gallery on Lucie Way off Mathewson St.  Bring your 3”x3” prints (any medium, variable or precisely multiple, open or limited edition), and hang one on the wall, then trade and share the rest with other printmakers from around the region and the country.  AS220’s adjacent Community Printshop (http://www.as220.org/printshop/) will also be open for tours, info, and demonstrations.  Prints will be displayed on the gallery walls through the end of the month.  This is organized by Ian Cozzens of Secret Door Projects.

Mickey Zacchilli is a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2014!

Mickey Zacchilli was born in 1983 and lives in Providence, RI.

Creator of the on-going series RAV, an underground romance drone comic, which has been likened to “Alice In Wonderland” and “Ulysses.” Also the benevolent creator of Graveyard Ducks, syndicated in Providence’s own paper of record, Mothers News. Mickey made the illustrations for RIPExpo 2014! Mickey is a Cool Dog.

Look for new book RAV #10, debuting at RIPExpo 2014! Future releases include the RAV first collection, out from Youth In Decline in September 2014.

RIPExpo is August 2 & 3 in Providence, RI!

Suzy X. is a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2014!

Suzy X. is a writer, cartoonist, and musician living in Brooklyn, New York. She is a staff contributor at Rookie Mag, MTV Iggy and Bitch Magazine. She fronts witchy punk band Shady Hawkins and volunteers regularly at the Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls. She graduated from the New School in 2011 with a BA in Writing and a minor in Gender Studies.

Creator behind The Best Song Ever and The Mallgoth Chronicles.

Suzy X. will be appearing in a panel during RIPExpo, Art for Girls: The Representation of Experience.

RIPExpo is August 2 & 3 in Providence, RI!

WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RIPEXPO PARTIES!
FRIDAY NIGHT PREPARTY @ AURORA, 276 WESTMINSTER ST
w/ live bands
KATHERINE (Columbus, OH) & FREE PIZZA (Boston)
& dance party ft.
DJ HANNA Z! DJ K$RRK! DJ merry def! DJ ROLLS BEYONCE! LYNX PEARL HOVERCRAFT!
free/9 PM
&&&&&SATURDAY NIGHT AFTERPARTY & SHOW @ AS220, 115 EMPIRE ST
ft. musical projects of RIPE special guests, exhibitors and collaborators!
ENORMOUS DOOR (Montreal), GUNTIT (NYC), NANDAS (NYC) & VLONDE (Baltimore)
5$/9 PM/under the same roof as AS220 BAR and (FOO)D
Both venues are within walking distance to the expo venue, street level and wheelchair accessible!  Both events are all ages, 21+ to drink!

WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RIPEXPO PARTIES!

FRIDAY NIGHT PREPARTY @ AURORA, 276 WESTMINSTER ST

w/ live bands

KATHERINE (Columbus, OH) & FREE PIZZA (Boston)

& dance party ft.

DJ HANNA Z! DJ K$RRK! DJ merry def! DJ ROLLS BEYONCE! LYNX PEARL HOVERCRAFT!

free/9 PM

&&&&&
SATURDAY NIGHT AFTERPARTY & SHOW @ AS220, 115 EMPIRE ST

ft. musical projects of RIPE special guests, exhibitors and collaborators!

ENORMOUS DOOR (Montreal), GUNTIT (NYC), NANDAS (NYC) & VLONDE (Baltimore)

5$/9 PM/under the same roof as AS220 BAR and (FOO)D

Both venues are within walking distance to the expo venue, street level and wheelchair accessible!  Both events are all ages, 21+ to drink!

Sophie Yanow is a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2014!

Sophie Yanow was born north of San Francisco in 1987. In 2011 she moved to Montreal, and with the Colosse collective published In Situ, her acclaimed autobiographical queer comics series. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Canada. She lives in Montreal.

Yanow will be appearing in a panel during RIPExpo, Truth AND Fiction: Crafting the Autobiographical Comic.

Sophie Yanow’s latest book is War of Streets and Houses, from Uncivilized Books, 2014. “a queer cartoon memoir, on urban planning and popular revolt” Her other recent title is La guerre des rues et des maisons, la mauvaise tête, 2013, the French Canadian edition of War of Streets.

RIPExpo is August 2 & 3 in Providence, RI!

Second Wave of Panels Announced!

Magickal / Realism: Sci-fi, Magic, Mystery, and Permeable Binaries
This panel centers around exploring ideas of personal points of view and ways of describing spaces, memory, time, sex, gender, race, and trauma, with work that is considered fantastical, sci-fi/speculative, or magical realist. How is artmaking magickal? How are these artists making spaces in their work that challenges, diverges from, and/or ignores what colonialist, white supremacist ideas of what objective reality or capital-L Literature are?

With Alabaster, Alex Smith, Inés Estrada, Maggie Eighteen, O Horvath, Rasheedah Phillips, moderated by Annie Mok

More Fit Than Print: Webcomics
For decades comic strips were a driving and competitive force for driving newspaper sales. Now in the 21st century, both traditional comic strips and newspapers are decaying and web news and entertainment has become a dominant force. What is the inspiration, evolution and experience like publishing online and how does one’s accessibility to their audience effect their work? What are the challenges of creating/maintaining a public persona? Are there different challenges when your readership is global? What’s the next phase of evolution for webcomics and how will that affect one’s work?

With KC Green, Kevin Czapiewski, Sara Goetter, Tony Breed, moderated by Stefan Blitz

See the rest of our Programming: http://ripexpo.tumblr.com/programming

Also check out our freshly announced Evening Events!: http://ripexpo.tumblr.com/eveningevents

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

RIPE: 3D Anthology Gallery ExhibitionAll exhibitors in RIPExpo, and anyone else who would like to participate, are welcome and encouraged to send one page (or more) of xeroxed comics!  This can represent a whole story or one part.  Black and white is preferred, and stories/poems considered.  The work will be collected together on the walls of the Reading Room of the AS220 Project Space, and the exhibit will stay up through August.  Submissions are non-returnable.  With permission on the part of the artist, they may be used as reference or material for a future publication, but this is not required.  The curator, Cybele, is a RIPE co-organizer and former editor of Paper Rodeo.  Please send material to Cybele Collins, PO Box 29718, Providence, RI 02909.  Please send xeroxes (computer print-outs are okay, but you have to mail these!) by July 23rd.

Southern New England Tiny Print Encounter: 3-inch-by-3-inch print exchange/swap/show, open to all makers of printed matter!  The swap is one night only: Friday August 1st, from 4-8 pm, in the new AS220 Labs Gallery on Lucie Way off Mathewson St.  Bring your 3”x3” prints (any medium, variable or precisely multiple, open or limited edition), and hang one on the wall, then trade and share the rest with other printmakers from around the region and the country.  AS220’s adjacent Community Printshop (http://www.as220.org/printshop/) will also be open for tours, info, and demonstrations.  Prints will be displayed on the gallery walls through the end of the month.  This is organized by Ian Cozzens of Secret Door Projects.