DO IT YOURSELF is a series of workshops and conversations by four local artists, publishers, and community organizers centered around their methods and practices of independent publishing. For this special event at B R U N A, each participant will speak for 30 minutes, sharing their work and perspectives with attendees. This event is organized by ROSIE Lockie.
The workshop program is as follows:
ROSIE Lockie will follow her own path from painting to self-publishing by focusing on a few zine and comic projects and her approach to them vis-a-vis fine art, zines, residency opportunities, and self-direction.
ANDREW Molitor will compare the differences between handmade book bindings and print-on-demand platforms in his own publishing practice.
CULLEN Beckhorn will take us on a meandering trek through the inspirations and changing identity of his project the Emergence newspaper, with meditations on the seasons, comics, death, serialization, tiny things, vast things, etc…
BAILEY Cheney will introduce attendees to the world of risograph-prizted zines, providing a brief artistic history, prepping work for print, and zine assembly.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
CULLEN Beckhorn (AKA Future Man) is a radical librarian, publisher, curator, musician, performance artist, utopian, and urban taoist based in unincorporated Cascadia bioregion . They have been responsible for projects including the Alternative Library, Emergence Newspaper, and the Bellingham Comic Arts Festival.
BAILEY Cheney is an Archival Research Fellow at B R U N A. Born on the traditional lands of the Snohomish people, with familial roots in Sweden, Greece, and Mexico, Bailey has long explored and cared for the spaces in which people find refuge and peace. This curiosity blossomed while at Western Washington University, where she graduated early with a dual undergraduate degree in environmental systems and communications. Outside of academia, Bailey is the creator of a limited-print zine series exploring the joys and difficulties of finding space for oneself.
ROSIE Lockie is a painter, illustrator, and comic artist from the Pacific Northwest, currently living in Bellingham. Her work seeks to express transient moments and emotions that illustrate the tension between darkness and light, redemption, escapism, loneliness and ultimately the singularity of the human spirit.
ANDREW Molitor has lived in Bellingham for 4 years, with his wife and two daughters. Retired from the software industry, he is now a stay at home dad, and makes books from time to time, almost exclusively as a matter of self-expression. Lately he's been doing books of photography and words using print-on-demand, with occasional bouts of hand-sewn books. He writes stories for his children, and political tracts for whoever he can force to read them.
We acknowledge that the activities of B R U N A take place on the sacred and ancestral home of the Lummi and Nooksack peoples. We are grateful for their loving stewardship of the land and its inhabitants, and intend to be good guests and neighbors as we recognize their sovereignty and rich cultural practice + heritage. We set this intention first by making acknowledgments and then by practicing reciprocity. We are grateful to be able to share this space (both physically and culturally) with indigenous communities from here and elsewhere.
B R U N A is made possible in part with support from Allied Arts of Whatcom County.