Bay Area Anarchist BookFair --
March 14 (10am-6pm) & 15 (11am-5pm), 2009
Fly is in Oakland being a fab artist in residence at the Killer Banshee Compound
& will have a table w/ said Killer Banshees at the 2009 Anarchist Bookfair.
Also, you should make sure to stop by the Cafe on Sunday at 3pm for
'Art & Actdivism Panel/Discussion' with Josh Macphee and Fly.
Redesign underway -- as you can see Fly Spage has migrated to its own domain.
IT'S BACK!! - due to popular demand!
the MoCCA DIY Comix & Zine-Making Workshop
a 6 week course - every Thursday from Sept 20 - Oct 25
at the MoCCA (Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art)
Sept 20 - Introduction - developing story ideas & scripting with guest Abby Denson
Sept 27 - Page Design - thumbnail sketches & research with guest Edowyn Vazkez
October 4 - Final Pencils & Inking Techniques - with guest Sabrina Jones
October 11 - Extra work week - to catch up & get help with any problems - with Fly
October 18 - Production - "paste-up" - copying & distro - with guest John Holmstrom
October 25 - COMIX & ZINE-TRADING PARTY!! - open to the public! - free for MoCCA students & members - $5 for everyone else - OR - bring some zines to trade & get in FREE!!!
class is limited to 15 so sign up today! recommended for age 16 & up (mature themes may be discussed)
5 Saturdays from 5:30- 7:30 PM July 7 - August 4, 2007
Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art
Learn to make your own comix from story ideas to sketches & thumbnails, through to finished product! I will take you through 4 steps to creating your own personal photocopied comic book (zine). At the end you will have produced your own comix "zine"!! The workshop will concentrate on the idea of the personal comic with a focus on the photocopied zine - we will not be discussing in depth complex printing techniques.
Week 1 (July 7) will introduce the process & talk about story ideas & thumbnails - planning for finished sketches. With guest speaker Abby Denson - http://www.abbycomix.com/
Week 2 (July 14) will discuss page design, pencils & planning for inks. With guest speaker Seth Tobocman. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Tobocman
Week 3 (July 21) will concentrate on inking techniques & planning for paste-ups. With guest speaker Edowyn Vazkez. - http://www.aperfectempire.com/edowynvazkez.htm
Week 4 (July 28) will be devoted to finishing the project - having the comic ready to be copied - and discussing ideas for DIY distribution. With guest speaker John Holmstrom. - http://www.punkmagazine.com/
Week 5 (August 4) will be a Zine trading party open to all those who attended the workshop & open to the public. Admission will be $5 donation or zines to trade (no one turned away).
to register email
Sunday August 6 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm, 2006
admission is one zine or $5
free for MoCCA Members & MoCCA students
July 9 - August 6, 2006
Learn how to make your own comix! - from story ideas through to finished product!
(5) Sundays July 9 - August 6
Here is a brief description of what will happen each Sunday:
the Workshops will be focussing on photocopied comix & zines as they have the quickest turn-around time
hope you can make it!
May 13 - May 20, 2006
Artists Books, Zines, DIY & Independent Publications, Journals and Sketchbooks lovers.
21-36 44road LIC, New York
Sunday September 18th at CB's 313 Gallery, 313 Bowery at Bleecker
A reading featuring, Neil Gaiman
DIY Comix Workshop with Fly
June 26 - Week 1 will introduce the process & talk about story ideas & thumbnails - planning for finished sketches. with guest speaker Abby Denson
July 3 - Week 2 will discuss pencils & planning for inks.- with guest speaker Seth Tobocman
July 10 - Week 3 will concentrate on inking & planning for paste-ups. with guest speaker Sabrina Jones
July 17 - Week 4 will be devoted to finishing the project - having the comic ready to be copied - & discussing ideas for DIY distribution. with guest speaker Megan Kelso
Week 5 will be a Zine trading party open to all those who attended the workshop & open to the public - admission will be $5 donation or one zine.(no one turned away)
The workshop will concentrate on the idea of the personal comic with a focus on the photocopied zine - we will not be discussing in depth complex printing techniques.
This workshop will be limited to 15 people - the cost will be $10 each for the 4 sessions -$40 total
Saturday, February 26th
DATE: Saturday, February 26th
Activist Michael Shenker and artist Fly were recently hit by a car, they are recovering but have expenses and need your love and support...
Fly... Michael Shenker...
http://www.uglyplanet.com/covertest.html - New Magazine Cover by Fly
Thursday July 15, 2004
July 25 - August 19, 2004
Opening Sunday July 25, 2004, 6-9pm, at Crosby Painting Studio in SoHo, PEOPs Show will feature the art of Fly, a selection of portraits and stories similar to the collection in Fly's latest book, PEOPs, published last year by Soft Skull Press.
One of the most fascinating individuals in the modern comics scene, called "the mythic iconographer of her culture, the anarchist East Village punks and squatters," Fly was born in a dumpster. She lived in a whole bunch of different places and lived a whole bunch of different lives until she landed in New York City and finally felt at home (since there were so many dumpsters). She has been squatting in the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1990 where she paints and draws comics and illustrations, and creates murals. Her work has appeared in NYPress, Juxtapoz, The Comics Journal, Village Voice, San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Bradleys (Fantagraphics), World War 3 Illustrated, Punk and Maximumrocknroll among other publications. Fly's current projects include a squatter museum, a comic collection entitled Total Disaster, a novel called Dog Dayz and a self-published PEOPs mini-comic.
"Each page of PEOPs contains a new face surrounded by words, a story the person tells me or the conversation that we're having as I'm drawing them. Everyone has an incredible story and everyone deserves to be listened to. All of these stories add up to more than what is remembered as official history."
Fly has recently shown her PEOPs portraits in a group show "Triennial 9: Corporal Identity - Body Language" exhibited at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany and at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. She will also be showing her work in the Small Press Spotlight at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco from June 26 to September 19 2004.
The exhibition is on display, July 25-Aug. 19. The artist's reception, open to the public, is Sunday, July 25. 6-9pm. Gallery hours: M, T, W, Th, Sat 2-4:30pm and by appointment.
"The world of Fly, is one populated with the faces of humans who appear
to believe that life has more potential than just consuming product, and
creating garbage. Fly lives and draws as she believes, friends and
fellow travelers sharing a meager existence on the road less traveled.
The faces of this book, are real and true, and have the uncompromising
dignity of people not for sale"
"Fly is an actual artist. That is, she takes the familiar and makes it
new. She is not afraid to make you afraid. She knows that it's her job
to fuck with your mind. She is also the mythic iconographer of her
culture, the anarchist East Village punks and squatters. Fly is the
Botticelli of Bad-ass."
"Fly draws really well and is incredibly prolific for someone who
squatted in an unheated flat and peed into a bucket for many, many
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