Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts

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Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Through a series of Podcasts and live events, Paper Cuts features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions.

Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. Listen to voices that would normally live in your hands and demand your eyeballs.
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Kendra and Kat
Guests: Kendra and Kat Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded July 10th, 2018 Kendra & Kat have been making comics together for 8 years, and plotting over cupcakes far longer. With comics and zines that run the gamut from queer space pirate shenanigans to illustrated cookbooks inspired by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, they are driven by sparkles and fun. Their work has been featured in anthologies such as Coven and Purity, and they've been a staple in the DC-area comic scene since tabling at DC Zinefest back in 2012 You can find their work at misadventurecentral.com (NSFW) or GoTeamKK.wordpress.com!
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December 3, 2018
Adam Griffiths
Guest: Adam Griffiths Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded June 29th, 2018 Adam Griffiths is a cartoonist, illustrator and arts organizer. He got his BFA in Video Art at Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore in 2004. In Washington, D.C., Griffiths served as an arts administrator for organizations such as Provisions Learning Project, Dupont Underground, Washington Project for the Arts, and galleries such as Civilian Art Projects. He has exhibited his work in WPA’s Options, with Hillyer Art Space, School 33 in Baltimore, and the International Curatorial and Studio Practice (ISCP) program in Brooklyn NY, and Sala 1 in Rome, Italy. He presented his first solo show at Arlington Art Center. Griffiths' studio practice is cartooning, comics, and illustration-focused with a politicized, DIY image production ethos that he calls ZAGO.
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August 22, 2018
3-Pack Jack
Re-presenting an episode from our 1st season! Guests: Ian MacKinnon, Steven Reigns, and Darin Klein Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on February 15th, 2016 @ Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA Originally presented by Clocktower Radio on September 6th, 2016 3-PACK JACK is a titillating three-book set anthologizing a recent queer performance series curated and hosted by Steven Reigns. Delight in performance photos by Matt Baume alongside the monologues, scripts, and transcriptions from each event. Buy the set here: http://www.stevenreigns.com/books/3-pack-jack-performance-art-book-set
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August 9, 2018
Jacob Shapiro at Fantom Comics
Guest: Jacob Shapiro Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on June 21st, 2018 @ Fantom Comics, Washington, D.C. Jacob Shapiro is the manager and co-owner of Fantom Comics in Washingon, D.C. He has a Shel Silverstein tattoo on his right arm because he’s ten years old. Fantom Comics is a progressive comic shop in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It aims to be an open, welcoming space to all people and support the local community. www.fantomcomics.com
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July 31, 2018
HAIR CLUB, HUE, AND ALEX VICE @ THE WPA
Guests: Suzanne Gold of Hair Club, Alanna Reeves of Hue, and Alex Vice Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on May 25th, 2018 @ The Washington Project for the Arts Suzanne Gold, of the collaborative project HAIR CLUB, Alanna Reeves, founder of HUE, and DC-based zinester Alex Vice talk about their publishing practice with host Christopher Kardambikis. The third recording at the Washington Project for the Arts as part of Paper Cuts / Live.
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July 19, 2018
Live at Current Books in Richmond
Guests: Athena Naylor, Alison Baitz, Lucy Kirkman Allen, and Orvokki Crosby Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on March 31st, 2018 @ Current Books at Studio Two Three in Richmond, VA Paper Cuts recorded live at Current Books Art Book Fair in Richmond, VA. We sat down with 4 participants of the book fair: 1) Athena Naylor, an autobiographical cartoonist and illustrator currently based in D.C.; 2) Alison Baitz, who publishes the zine "On Flora" and co-founded both the DC Art Book Fair and the Free Feminist Library; 3) Lucy Kirkman Allen, a painter and curator living in Bavon, VA who is the co-founder of Airprint Press; 4) Orvokki Crosby, who founded The Concern Newsstand in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina.
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July 4, 2018
PRESS PRESS and DIRT @ the Washington Project for the Arts
Guests: Kimi Hanauer, Valerie Wiseman, Georgie Payne, and Ikram Lakhdhar Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on March 16, 2018 @ The Washington Project for the Arts Press Press' publishing practice is organized around two key goals; 1, to deepen the understanding of voices, identities, and narratives that have been suppressed or misrepresented by the mainstream, so far focusing on immigration and race in the United States; and 2, to build networks of relationships through publishing practices centered on self-representation and gathering. Press Press operates out of a storefront in Baltimore. presspress.info Founded by a collective of writers, art historians, artists, and curators, DIRT hopes to be an answer to the problematic lack of coverage, visibility, criticality, and authenticity within our immediate art community. With a focus on the DMV’s art, culture and history, DIRT uses their platform to advocate for the network of artists, exhibitions, and events. dirtdmv.co
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June 20, 2018
Homie House Press
Guest: Adriana Monsalve Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on March 14, 2018 @ The National Portrait Gallery Homie House Press is a skeleton bones crew of femmes creating + publishing in the foto book medium. We are book makers + educators holding space for and with QTPOC artists + other marginalized groups. We are a playground where fotos become books, a safe space for secret stories and an open house for honest content. Find us migrating through the in between, the world wide web, and al otro lado del charco.  Adriana Monsalve: "I’m a storyteller and visual communicator that produces in-depth stories on identity through the nuances in between. As a daughter of immigrants from the Caribbean Republic of Colombia, I have struggled with the concept of 'home.' As immigrants, we are everywhere and we have to belong somewhere so we’ve made habitats for ourselves in pocket towns of people like us.  I’m documenting to show you something I’ve found and ultimately, something I am."
37:52
June 4, 2018
GenderFail @ the Washington Project for the Arts
Guest: Brett Suemnicht of GenderFail Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on February 16, 2018 @ The Washington Project for the Arts GenderFail is a publishing and programming initiative featuring the perspectives of queer and trans people and people of color. GenderFail looks to build up, reinforce, and open opportunities for creative projects that focus on printed matter. GenderFail invites artists, writers and activists to create publications, prints, and programming to present through the platform. Since its inception in 2015, GenderFail has released content by Liz Barr, Jesse Harrod, Maria Tínaut, Anthony Iacono, Paige Hanserd, Ethan Kastner with upcoming works by Pallavi Sen, Roxana Azar, and Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik. GenderFail has presented work at MoMA PS1 (NYC), Ulises Books (Philadelphia), After School Special (Milwaukee), and SEDIMENT (Richmond). More information can be found at their website www.genderfail.space
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May 23, 2018
Finding a Line
FINDING A LINE Guests: Bruce Adams, Ben Ashworth, Sam Boo, Jamie Early, Amanda McDonald, Louis M Schmidt, Anne Smith Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on April 14th, 2017 @ the Skate Bowl behind Union Market // Washington, DC. The art community will tell you Ben Ashworth is an accomplished visual artist, educator, designer, builder and skateboarder. His friends will tell you he’s a lunatic who skates too fast and works too hard. Either way, his work exists at the collision of art, skateboarding, community and play, and speaks largely for itself. His public projects blur the lines of activism and art, and tend to draw the surrounding communities in to participate. Ben Ashworth, Louis M Schmidt, Anne Smith and friends talk about the history of skate zines in Washington DC.
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April 24, 2018
Much Wuv
Guest: Ed Luce Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on February 24th, 2017 @ at The Los Angeles Art Book Fair // Los Angeles, CA Ed Luce is the San Francisco-based creator of Wuvable Oaf, a two-time Ignatz nominated series of comics and winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ Graphic Novel. The first seven years of Oaf comics have been collected into two volumes by Fantagraphics Books. Ed has also created covers, comics and illustrations for VICE, Slate, Image Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Oni Press, IDW, Dark Horse, Decibel Magazine, Maximum RocknRoll, Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever series and the Eisner-nominated No Straight Lines Anthology.
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April 24, 2018
Ulises
Guests: Nerissa Cooney, Lauren Downing, Gee Wesley, and Ricky Yanas Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on January 16th, 2017 @ Ulises bookstore // Philadelphia, PA Ulises is a bookshop and curatorial platform dedicated to artists’ books and independent art publications. Performing the model of a quarterly periodical, each curatorial season invites contributors to present publications, workshops, lectures, artworks, and collaborations in response to a given theme. http://ulises.us
42:54
April 24, 2018
Where The Fuck is My Bag of Hair?
Guests: Suzanne Gold and Kelly Lloyd of Hair Club Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 20th, 2016 // Baltimore, MD HAIR CLUB is an interdisciplinary, research-based art collective whose work is centered around the multi-valent topic of HAIR in our wider culture. Co-founded by Suzanne Gold, Kelly Lloyd, and Michal Lynn Shumate, HAIR CLUB is a platform for discussion, dialogue, research, exhibition, and production that has received recognition from the Shapiro Center for Collaborative Research and from the Propeller Fund, a joint endeavor of Three Walls and Gallery 400 in Chicago, IL.
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April 24, 2018
Pellinore Press
Guests: Ursula West Minervini and Jonathon Poliszuk Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 20th, 2016 @ Pellinore Press // Baltimore, MD Pellinore Press (est. 2004) produces books and prints by Ursula West Minervini and Jonathon Poliszuk. We work primarily with woodcuts and letterpress and are available for custom projects. http://www.pellinorepress.com/
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April 24, 2018
DC Art Book Fair
Guests: Malaka Gharib and Alison Baitz Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on November 12th, 2016 @ The DC Art Book Fair // Washington DC Alison Baitz is a freelance writer and artist living in Maryland. After many years of wanting to start a zine but being too chicken, she got involved with that of her BFF Malaka Gharib, The Runcible Spoon. Then she made her own, On Flora, and is super glad she did. Malaka Gharib is a cartoonist, a collector of tiny objects, a fan of 90s music, and a journalist at NPR. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, the illustrator behind The Little Filipino Food Coloring Book and Food Fantasies And How To Execute Them and the creator of Bubble Pop! A Kpop Fanzine. The DC Art Book Fair was a first-of-its-kind event in the nation's capital. A one-day event designed to spotlight local (and whoever else wanted to apply) makers of paper goods, from artistic photo prints to high-end artist publications and everything in between.
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April 24, 2018
Detroit Book City
Guest: Maia Asshaq Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 @ Salt and Cedar Printshop // Detroit, MI DittoDitto is a small bookshop and publishing house in Detroit, MI that focuses on literary and visual arts. In addition to our publications, we regularly host book + art related events in the Detroit area, including the Detroit Art Book Fair. http://www.dittoditto.org/
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April 24, 2018
Bloody Mary's and Zines
Guests: Paige Hanserd and Justine Kelley Host: Christopher Kardambikis Recorded on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 @ The Fishtown Tavern // Philadelphia, PA Paige Hanserd is from atlanta but resides in philly. she works as a graphic designer at the philadelphia museum of art and makes zines, pins, and other things in her free time. she is really into haribo, miller lite, and elaine benes. http://actualworkbypaigehanserd.wiki/ Justine Kelley is a Philadelphia-based designer/printmaker/illustrator. She is inspired by plants, textures, animals, spirits, technology, and the tropical arts. Her work can be found at http://cargocollective.com/justinekelley.
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April 24, 2018
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