here’s my birthday wishlist. it’s realistic and mostly for the benefit of carl & his family.
~ * some comic books * ~
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS VOL 1: SHOWTIME (X)
THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE VOL 2: FANDEMONIUM (X)
ZODIAC STARFORCE VOL 1: BY THE POWER OF ASTRA (X)
ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT (X)
BEE AND PUPPYCAT VOL 1 (X)
PAPER GIRLS VOL 1 (X)
GIANT DAYS VOL 1 (X)
GOTHAM ACADEMY VOL 2: CALAMITY (X)
~ * some graphic novels * ~
BLACK HOLE by Charles Burns (X)
IN REAL LIFE by Cody Doctorow & Jen Wang (X)
SKIM by by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (X)
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki (X)
2 garden chairs + table. preferable ones without arm rests, or a nice wide kind, so i can fit my butt in comfortably.
(pictured type is usually A++.) (pic via wilkinsons)
this fucking wonderwoman t-shirt from primark (the nightwear section which is much cooler than daywear)
(it also comes with rather fetching matching pink bottoms..)
some birthday euros for my travels <3
so i guess that’s it for now. it’s a pretty short and boring list, but to be honest all i want this year is garden furniture and comics. i thought about putting a distortion pedal for my bass on the list but i havent really had the chance to do research on what kind i want or need and i know absolutely nothing about them.
oh i also need a new lasagne dish, the old one is fucked. but i’m too tight to buy a new one
no vittu. i’ve been ‘no good’ at this blogging malarkey. almost two months of nothing. i have a bunch of excuses but in the end i just simply HAVEN’T FELT LIKE IT. there you go. and to be quite honest, i’m not really ~*feeling it*~ right now, but i feel like i should do a life update of mostly zine related things.
i’ve been tabling at some zine fests with Vampire Sushi Distro (sheffield zine fest, london radical bookfair and DIY cultures in london to be exact. photo of me & my table from london radical bookfair twitter!) and it’s been good times, hanging out with fellow zinesters and stuff. i was also supposed to do North West Zine Fest on june 18th but i can’t afford the travels so that’s cancelled for me. suxx to be me. though on the other hand I AM GOING TO FINLAND on 28th June til 8th July yay yay yay. if i wasn’t going, i would’ve been like fuck it i’m going to manchester (then again if i wasn’t going i wouldn’t be in need of travel fun funds) my official reason is life admin = getting my passport sorted, though to be honest i could do that at the embassy in london but my mum offered to pay for the travels, so how could i say no? besides early july is like the best time to go. fingers crossed for excellent swimming weather. i plan to spend as much time as possible in the water be it sea or lake, til i turn into a raisin. i’m going on my own which means i don’t have to worry about carl and whether he’s bored and confused or not. i also get to borrow my dad’s camera *strong arm emoji* i predict a ridiculous amount of pictures of everything and then some.
i’ve just done a massive update of Vampire Sushi Distro with almost 30 new zines, and a bunch of new 5″ x 7″ prints by me, cos i started drawing again the other week. also until june 26th you can have 10% off your order with the code KOTISEUDULLEPOHJOISKARJALAAN2016 at Vampire Sushi Distro because.. why not? birthday sale of sorts. and obviously i will not be posting out any orders while i’m in finland. i mean i guess i could make carl do it but naaah. i also have some things in my ETSY SHOP if you prefer that for some reason.
what else? not much i guess. i’m much more present on twitter than anywhere else if you want to keep an eye on me, and obviously i occasionally post pictures on instagram. i’m @kissakerho at both. & i’ll probably/hopefully make up some grab bags in the next week or two, and i guess i better do my annual birthday wishlist blog post like in the next week. it’s mostly for the benefit of carl’s family. who else buys me presents? obviously if you want to, you’re allowed. but yeah, that’s a thing for later. also i accidentally left my camera on the megabus when i went to sheffield. i’ve reported it to their lost & found but i have low hopes.
i’ve had a bit of heavy week emotionally, and the other day i also (finally) got myself some subscribers on youtube (wow) and i thought “hey i should make a video!” so i did as soon as i had the house to myself for more than a couple of hours. and the video ended up being a 23 minute somewhat life update, where i get a bit emotional. it comes with a trigger / content warning for talk of death & grief. (from 5:00 til about 10:00, if you feel need to skip it. that’s ok, just stay safe.)
i felt 50% better once i’d filmed this. i haven’t really been able to talk to anyone about any of this, and i guess i needed to. besides the sad stuff, i also talk about band worries, probably going home in the summer and upcoming zine fests.