Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sticker Sale!


For now my store is closed, but that doesn't mean you can't get one of these sweet, sweet stickers. For the next few weeks I will be selling my stickers and shipping them out snail mail. Prices for the stickers are listed on the images below. If you are interested in purchasing one you can email me at apearson@ymail.com with the subject line "sticker sale"; let me know which stickers you want and don't forget to let me know your address. I am accepting payments through Venmo (Saturn2169) and Paypal (Saturn2169@yahoo.com). Because I am shipping them snail mail, in a plain envelope with a stamp, please allow extra time for shipping. US only, sorry.











B-b-b-b-Bonus!

I am also super excited to say that I was interviewed for an article in the Chicago Reader about zine culture during the quarantine. It's been a crazy few months and although it's been paralyzing and depressing in many ways, I have been fighting and trying to continue to stay healthy and create. The article highlights my efforts to sell zines online as well as dropping off zines in free little libraries around Chicago. The article even included a picture of me. The Chicago Reader is a paper that is super special to me. It's been a part of my life since childhood and it's one of the top ways I find out about different arts and cultural events around town. It was so special and emotional for me to be a part of it. You can read the article online here. Below is the image from the paper which included a picture of me next to a free little library in Rogers Park.



Saturday, April 4, 2020

#Quaranzinefest

We may be all sheltered in place, but we are still making and sharing zines. Enter #QuaranzineFest! A two day online zine fest. Make, share, buy and trade zines online. Follow the hashtag #QuaranzineFest and discover some fun new zines and zinesters today April 4 and tomorrow April 5.



To that end, you may have noticed that my online store is temporarily closed. 


Unfortunately, with social distancing and shelter in place it is becoming increasingly difficult to make it to the post office to ship out my usual wares. Do not fret! I have a bunch of stamps at home and, for a small price, I can snail mail you a selection of mini zines. I have a new mini preview version of No Pants Revolution 5 and a new iridescent No Pants Revolution sticker that I can send to you for only $3. Also, For $5 you'll get those and I'll also throw in my Fandom Fashion 1 & 2 mini zines. The info for how you can venmo and paypal me are on the images below. This deal will be going on as long as there is shelter in place and is unfortunately for US only.




Surely, it goes without saying that all of the fests that I was so excited about in the beginning of the year are now postponed or cancelled. But it's okay, as long as I'm making zines I'll try to figure out how to get them out to people.


Go follow #Quaranzinefest, discover some new fun stuff and support artists!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Year is 2020

It's March! Boy, has it been a year already. Some good stuff, some not so great things and some great things! I don't feel like getting into all the details right now. What I do want to do is tell you about some of the awesome shows I got lined up this Spring!


I'm so excited to be a part of these amazing shows! I have a new No Pants Revolution coming out as well as some other fun stuff that I can't wait to show you. Below are a few more details about when and where they are.

April 4: Milwaukee Zine Fest 10:30am-4:30pm at The Central Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library Milwaukee, WI

April 18: Detroit Zine Fest 11am-7pm at Light Box Performance in Detroit, MI

May 16: Chicago Zine Fest 11am-6pm at The Plumbers Union Hall Chicago, IL

June 13-14: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) 11am-6pm at The Broadway Armory Chicago, IL



So, what else have I been up to? This past December I did my first ever comics reading courtesy of Meanwhile and Saturday Night Drink and Draw. I gave out and mailed over 100 copies of my 2019 Holiday Card (which due to some computer issues I don't have access to right now. That will be for another post soon, promise). Also, for the first time ever, I actually completed all 31 days of #inktober! I was inspired to do inktober illustrations based around the loose concept of fashion. Some of the drawings are of me in outfits inspired by characters, old photos or real life outfits I wear and a few are fan art drawings of characters wearing fun new outfits. Check them out!
































Here they are all over the floor. This is fun right?

If you can't make it out to any of the shows I'll be at, then considering grabbing some of my comics from my online store. New stuff coming soon. Link.

Also, if you don't already, go follow me on Instagram and or Twitter for up to date art stuffs. 
Instagram: @Saturn2169
Twitter: @Saturn2169 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sketchy Magee Sketchdump and Stuff

Back in July I finished my previous sketchbook, but I forgot to post a little sketchdump. Now's as good a time as any to post it, right? Sure. There is some overlap with my instagram, but I tried to post a few fun things that have never been posted before. Enjoy!

Turns out John was featured quite a bit in this book...




...as well as my boobies.


Lots of concept stuff for comics from the past year.







A little fanart.


Lots of silly self portraits.





Started playing Dungeon World this year. Here is my dwarf fighter, Christian Bale.


Some fancy sketchy stuff...


...but mostly just nonsense.










In other news, Hallowzine 2 is coming out soon! That's right, the second installment in Northside Comic Artists' horror anthology will be available at a handful of Chicago area comic shops in about a week. I don't have a full list of shops yet, but if you don't wanna miss getting a copy for yourself check us out at our upcoming signing at Challenger comics on October 26th and/or our release/Halloween party on Halloween night, October 31st. I along with 26 other Chicago local artists worked together on 22 spooky stories. It's great and I can't wait for you all to see it!




I also want to announce that I will be tabling at Pocket Con on November 16th. If you have never been to this show it is great. It's an all ages comics and pop culture event that highlights artists and creators of color, women and lgbtq+. It's a beautiful show and there is truly something for everyone.  



Lastly, don't forget that I now have an online store. That's right! You can now purchase all of my No Pants Revolution zines and pins and get them delivered right to your door! http://www.apearsonart.com/2019/08/store.html



Thanks for reading!