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Monday, September 20th, 2010

Let the bells ring across the land! The new zines are here! Pick up your copies of the newest Parking Block masterpieces, Mostly Drawings by Eric Ellis and Arbothnaut J. Brown by Benjamin Carr, on the publications page today. After that take a moment and visit the artist page to check out Lauri Apple and Andy Mills new bios.

Drawing Down the Moon continues to delight artists, bloggers and other internet riff-raff. Read the fantastic reviews for yourself.

In other artist news, Mark Gildersleeve, Tim Pigott and Ricky Cozzolino all have art work available for your enjoyment at the Criminal Class Press NOIR Anti-Gala this Saturday, September 25th. You can pick up tickets here. Shawn Hebrank has just returned from dead bird cataloging in Peru. On the 11th of every month he and Albie Rock makes things happen. Alex Cohen and Steven Erst are part of the Center of Multiple Middles show that’s wrapping up at Harold Washington College this Friday. You can enjoy a new Lauri Apple drawing every day until the election over on Animal New York. They’re free. That’s hard to beat. All around awesome fellow Jay Croft’s art work is now available at skate shops around the country via these Vans tshirts.

If you are in Baltimore this weekend check out Parking Block at “Creative Control.”

Creative Control

‘The “Creative Control” exhibit is curated by Jim Lucio, Visual Arts Coordinator for the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and will include over 100 independent arts and culture publications from around the globe.’

The first 4 releases are now sold out.

Don’t hesitate.

hooray for chair, long live chair

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The big news is that you can now find Parking Block zines at the rowdy rowdy Saki Records here in Chicago.

Saki Records Chicago

They appear to have an endless parade of in store shows. Go see a band, check out some records and pick up some zines. Check out their blog for more info.

OKGreat posted a great review of Drawing Down the Moon including a dramatic reenactment of its arrival. There should be more dramatic reenactments on the web.. Maybe one day there will be a Tawainese animation reenactment of a Parking Block zine. That would be the bee’s knees. Click here to check out OK Great and the video.

Benjamin Carr has been busy. He just released his latest art book, Martin C. From Brentford. It’s limited to 50 so pick it up before they’re gone. He also sent over some photos of what he’s been working on.

Benjamin Carr - Zine in Progress

Things are starting to take shape.

Benjamin Carr - Zine in Progress

Look for new zines next month.

This fall is going to be good.

new HQ

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Lot’s of exciting news and developments!

Dan Bolton was kind enough to write up a nice review of Isaac’s zine on the might Club Mumble website.

We’ve added 3 new artists to the roster: Lauri Apple, Tully Mills and Benjamin Carr. Look for more information about their upcoming zines over the new few weeks and months.

Parking Block now has a Facebook page. If you are socially inclined please stop by and give it a thumbs up.

New zines? There’s two of them and they are outstanding. Drawing Down the Moon by Dennis Pomales and Moral Guidance by Jason Leisge. Check them out in person at Quimby’s or order them online.

The big move is over. The boxes are unpacked.

Parking Block's new HQ

Settling in and getting things done.


Monday, April 26th, 2010

Things settled down after Zine Fest but things are starting to shift back into high gear. A few highlights:

  • Mark Gildersleeve and Jay Croft’s zines are now sold out.
  • You can now find select Parking Block Publications out and about with our friend Gabe Levinson. His book bike project is something everyone should get excited about!
  • Parking Block artist Ricky Cozzolino has launched a site for his WTS creatures undertaking. He’s turning into a Colorado crafting kingpin.
  • There’s a number of new artists and biographies on the artist page. Learn more about Snacki, Christopher Smith and Porous Walker and welcome Dennis Pomales. Look for Dennis’ zine in June.

Look for two new zines to be available next week to celebrate Parking Block’s 1 year anniversary. Here a few glimpses:

SF-11 by Isaac Mckay-Randozzi

Isaac Mckay-Randozzi - SF11

Superior photography from the coffee achiever.

Isaac Mckay-Randozzi - SF11

The Moon is Made of Cheese by Snacki

Isaac Mckay-Randozzi - SF11

True facts from the tapeworm champ.

Isaac Mckay-Randozzi - SF11

Start saving your nickles and check back next week.