Monday, August 28, 2017

New Zines by Sydney Middleton!

You are cordially invited to a zine release at Bookmachine books + zines featuring two brand new zines by Sydney Middleton: “Fables Retold” and “If Igor Acted Like Igor (My Dog).” There will be artwork on display and zines for sale, with the artist/writer there to discuss her work. This amazing showcase is Friday, September 1st from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. As always, this event is FREE and open to the public. 

Here is the concept of the zine “Fables Retold." Imagine that a crazy man comes up to you on the street and starts to describe different fairy tales. These are those fairy tales. 

In the zine ”If Igor acted like Igor (my dog)" Frankenstein's assistant, Igor, is re-imagined with the same personality as a miniature pinscher who shares the same name.

See you there!

Love,

Bookmachine books + zines
The Magoski Arts Colony
The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The American Presidents: a Coloring Book Re-Release!


You are cordially invited to a special release party for the updated version of Jesse La Tour's "The American Presidents: a Coloring Book". This handsome and affordable coloring book features drawings by La Tour of America's 45 presents, along with helpful information about each one! The new and improved version includes a brand new page featuring our current president Donald J. Trump.

This book makes a great President's Day gift for that special someone. It's mainly for adults, but kids might like it too. Some of the drawings are funny, but some of the descriptions are a little upsetting. Like, for example, did you know that our first president, George Washington, owned human slaves?! What was up with that? 

Anyway, you can learn more interesting facts about America's Commanders-In-Chief, like how president Andrew Jackson presided over the forced removal of Cherokee Indians from their homes, or how president James Buchanan was probably gay.

Get your very own copy of "The American Presidents: a Coloring Book" only at BOOKMACHINE books + zines at this special release party on March 3rd, 2017 from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. See you there!

Love,

BOOKMACHINE books + zines
www.bookmachinestore.blogspot.com
The Magoski Arts Colony
www.magoskiartscolony.com
The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk
www.fullertonartwalk.com

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Astronaut With Uncomfortable Wooden Crosses for Shoes: a poetry zine release


You are invited to a special poetry zine party at Bookmachine books + zines, featuring the release of Jesse La Tour's second collection of poems entitled "The Astronaut With Uncomofortable Wooden Crosses for Shoes." This event will feature live poetry reading and zines for sale! It all happens on Friday, January 6th from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. As always, this event is FREE and open to the public.

Zine Introduction:

Rarely do I sit down just to write a poem. For me, the inspiration strikes randomly—waiting for the bus, riding a train, walking to work, or just wandering around my hometown of Fullerton, California. I don’t own a car, so I spend a good amount of time walking. This slower pace of travel, by foot, allows me time to mull over things I’m reading, conversations I’ve had, films I’ve seen, new music I’ve found, problems in my life, my community, America, the world. Traveling on foot, I tend to notice things people might miss in their cars—homeless people, weird industrial landscapes, trash, bugs, plants, the weather, etc.

When I was a younger man, I wrote in my journals obsessively. Writing was a form of therapy. It still is, but lately it comes out as poems (that often read like journal entries). At the heart of most of these poems is usually some inner conflict I’m working out. I grew up religious and now consider myself agnostic, but religious themes still percolate into my writing—questions of meaning, morality, justice, purpose. Being an agnostic—that is, admitting that I don’t know whether or not there’s a God or a larger meaning to life—I’m constantly in a state of existential limbo between purpose and purposelessness. When I was younger, this uncertainty was painful. The older I get, the more okay I am with it—the not knowing keeps me always searching, reading, and writing. The unknowing, the existential limbo, is often the spark of poetic inspiration.

The title of this, my second collection of poetry, comes from a real dream I had that sort of illustrates the overarching theme of many of these poems. In the dream, I am an astronaut who (for mysterious reasons) wears uncomfortable wooden crosses for shoes. I am, at the same time, a man of science and a religious ascetic. In real life, I am somewhere between these two poles—a lover of learning who is still haunted by questions that can only be described as religious.

Jesse La Tour
December 2016

BOOKMACHINE books + zines
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The Magoski Arts Colony
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The Downtown Fulleton Art Walk
www.fullertonartwalk.com

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bookmachine presents: A Burger Zine Release!


You are invited to the latest zine release at Bookmachine books + zines (located inside the Magoski Arts Colony) featuring the release of a burger-themed zine by English students at CSUF. There will be zines for sale, and burger-inspired artwork. This event is this Friday, October 7th from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. As always, this event is FREE and open to the public.

Zine description:

What is a burger? A meaty patty between two buns. A veggie burger, a black-bean burger. A metaphorical (meat-aphorical?) burger. Are we even talking about meat? Is the meat implied? Who decides what a burger is anyway, a dictionary? A linguist? Metaphysics? (If Theseus took apart a burger and put it back... together…) Psychology, anthropology? Are burgers just people, people’s memories, people’s traditions and identity, a bit of nationalism, a product of regional tastes and availability? A sign of the times, or a relic of the past? Gentrification in motion or a cheap commodity? A delicious collection of molecules?  We’re just messing around, we don’t know what a burger is. We’re just putting a bunch of thoughts together between two pages. This zine all started with the idea of writing about our friends' favorite food memories, leading to this specific quest of deconstructing The Burger™. So just like we did, we hope you, die B├╝rger, spread this Burger out on the table, pick it apart, take out the parts you don’t like, ask for more of those you do, digest it, and eventually toss it somewhere.

Editors:
Wendy Anguiano
Chenglin Lee
Nicole Vandever
Jessica Flores
Adrian Agacer

Contributors:
All editors,
Alyssa Perez
Mandy Z Espinoza
Catie Ciavarella

Bookmachine is located inside the Magoski Arts Colony.

Love,
Bookmachine books + zines
www.bookmachinestore.blogspot.com
The Magoski Arts Colony
www.magoskiartscolony.com
The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk
www.fullertonartwalk.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ode to the Sixth Street Viaduct

You are cordially invited to the next art show + zine release at BOOKMACHINE books + zines, featuring the photographs and zines of Leslie Caldera. The opening reception is Friday, July 1, 2016 during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk.

"Ode to the Sixth Street Viaduct" is a photo essay chronicling the iconic bridge over the Los Angeles River. Built in the 1930s the Viaduct is in the process of being destroyed. In an effort to hold onto this piece of local water/architecttural history, Caldera has immortalized it in photographs and words.

Caldera will be at BOOKMACHINE to discuss his work. Photographs and zines will be for sale.



See you there!

Love,

BOOKMACHINE books + zines
www.bookmachinestore.blogspot.com
The Magoski Arts Colony
www.magoskiartscolony.com
The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk
www.fullertonartwalk.com



Monday, April 25, 2016

BOOKMACHINE presents: The YAAWN Comic Release!

 You are cordially invited to the next art exhibit + zine release at BOOKMACHINE books + zines (located inside The Magoski Arts Colony) entitled “The YAAWN Comic” by Jessica Gonzales.  The YAAWN Comic is a mostly true series of stories about a local band's ongoing adventures as they navigate all that goes into being loud and angry in a sea of surf pop and dudes.  The opening reception is Friday, May 6th from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. 

This will be the premiere of zine issue #2, Not Ska Enough, a tale of the band's first foray into LA house shows and the unpleasant reception that followed. Also available will be YAAWN Comic Issue #1, Tales of the Gnarverse.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Great Santa Ana Drug Bust!


You are cordially invited to the next zine release + art show at BOOKMACHINE books + zines. It's called "The Great Santa Ana Drug Bust" and it's by Felipe Flores of Trabajo Press. The opening reception is Friday, April 1, 2016 during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. As always, this event is FREE and open to the public. Zines, prints, and art will be for sale.

Aboout the zine:

This zine represents, in comic book form, a real drug bust conducted by the Santa Ana police department in 2015, in which officers were caught on video eating marijuana edibles, making fun of a disabled woman, playing darts, and boasting about partying with the police chief.

About Felipe Flores/Trabajo Press:

Felipe Flores of Trabajo Press is a graphic artist/zine maker/musician whose work seeks to represent working class/underground Orange County. He has collaborated with numerous bands like Cosmonauts and Tijuana Panthers, and his creations have explored such topics as police brutality, science fiction author Philip K. Dick, and punk girls.

About BOOKMACHINE books + zines:

We are an independent book and zine store in Fullerton, CA. We specialize in zines and handmade books. We also have a fine selection of prints and used books.

See you at the show!