In Western countries, "sunshower" is commonly used to describe the meteorological phenomenon of simultaneous sun and rain. However, it isn’t a formal term, often excluded from the dictionary. Around the world, sunshowers are thus described in folkloric ways, with somewhat surprisingly similar themes: these often involve mischievous, clever creatures – either as animals (foxes, wolves, monkeys) or humans (witches, gypsies, the devil) – in some form of ceremony, such as giving birth, honoring death, getting married (or less euphemistically, having sex).
32 pages, full color, 6.75 inches x 8.25 inches. Cover printed via risograph by Amy Burek.
What Is It?
“What Is it?” features 25 images described by both a human and a picture-describing bot. It closes with an essay exploring objectivity, meaning, and the value of human judgment in an artificially intelligent world.
“Life Energy Cultivation” is an instructional guide to doing the first shibashi sequence of qigong, a meditative form of exercise. With its emphasis on mindfulness of the breath, qigong can be surprisingly empowering and sometimes even magical, fostering the ability to cultivate energy of your own making.
“Life Energy Cultivation” was published for the Spooky Mini Zinefest at Artist & Craftsman Supply San Francisco as well as the 2016 Short Run Comix & Arts Festival in Seattle. It is available at Issues in Oakland, The Grand Newsstand and Needles and Pens in San Francisco.
40 pages, black and white, 5.25 inches x 8.25 inches.
Stock Responses for the Everyday Interviewer
“Stock Responses for the Everyday Interviewer” features 300 suggested phrases and gestures to engage in daily conversation. Consider it to be a guide for those scenarios when you just don’t know how to respond.
“Stock Responses for the Everyday Interviewer” was published for the 2016 Portland Zine Symposium and the first annual Kiosk Fest. It is available at Issues in Oakland, The Grand Newsstand and Needles and Pens in San Francisco.
"Stock Responses for the Everyday Interviewer" zine
24 pages, full color, 5.25 inches x 8.25 inches.
"Defying Gravity" is a collection of Tinder profiles that explores the nature of internet dating and the force of attraction. A concluding essay discusses the significance of body language as well as the etymology and physics of gravity.
52 pages, full color, 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches, tabloid centerfold.
"Defying Gravity" postcards
4.25 inches x 5.5 inches each.
“Defying Gravity“ sticker
Vinyl, 2.75 inches x 2.75 inches.
Death is But a Dream
Exploring everything from a playful life-extending villa to the ominous proliferation of jellyfish worldwide, "Death is But a Dream" is a sprawling investigation of immortality across the fields of food, fashion, architecture, sex, and science.
"Death is But a Dream" was published for the the 2015 San Francisco Zine Fest. It is available at Issues in Oakland.
"Death is But a Dream" zine
48 pages, full color, 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches.
"Breakfast of champions"
Longevity secrets from a few supercentenarians.
"Death is But a Dream" postcard
Featuring a few unrelenting bunkers of Albania. 6 inches x 4.25 inches.