Saturday, 19 November 2016

All I want for Christmas....

It's OK guys, 2016 is almost over!! Not long now! YOU CAN DO IT!

2017 may be a bit of a toughy too, but at least we'll see it coming, and so make sure you and your loved ones have these ultimate survival items....

CAST SOME SPELLS!
Witchcraft may be the only thing that saves us, so decorate your spell book with these  Tiny Hexes stickers by super awesome illustrator/comic book artist Jack Fallows. They also do commission portraits too so you know!
Tiny Hexes 9x Sticker Set for Witches On the Go

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!
Help out in your local community, give a hand to those in need, but also take care of your self. A helpful reminder is this risograph Stay Cosy art print from talented megababe Kathleen.
Sometimes you gotta Stay Cosy.
Stay Cosy - three-colour A3 risograph print


LEARN A SKILL!
Give yourself distraction and learn something new. Learn to knit and then you can definitely stay cosy.
Our kandy got herself a swish new studio and is now doing knitting machine workshops from there. Book in!


PREPARE FOR IDIOTS!
Racism is rife, but it's probably gonna get rifer. This year I made a piece that was a series of patches on a sash and I called it Brownies, The Chufty Badge Pack. The patches featured all of the silly stuff white people say to me. I got it made into an A3 art print. Get one, hang it on your walls, or cut it out and wear it to repel racist idiots and their stupid questions.
Brownies, The Chufty Badge Pack - Art Print


SUPPORT WOMEN WRITERS!
Yes, support women writers with The Chapess zine collection book, Gut Flora. 200 pages of written, illustrated and photographs by women. Synchronise Witches Press who made the book also do badges and totes that say 'Support Women Writers' on them.
gut flora

GET ABDUCTED BY ALIENS!
Just wait for ET to come back for his supply of Reeses Pieces and get him to take you back home with him. Get this 'I Want To Leave' T-shirts by Danny Brito to let the aliens know you wanna leave.
i want to leave | alien t-shirt | ufo alien t shirt | UNISEX s m l xl xxl

PREPARE FOR IDIOTS PART 2!
Idiots aren't just racist, they're sexist, transphobic and homophobic too. Make sure you repel them extra with this T-shirt by Rudy Lowe.
None of Your Business T-Shirt - SMALL

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF!
The world is full of people who want to stand up for you and tell your story incorrectly, especially if your working class. Let it be known your's proud of your class and can speak for yourself with these badges and patch.


FIND A GANG!
Survival is pretty much guaranteed easier in a pack, so seek out your gang to help you get through it. These Anxious Punks pins from Emma Thacker will not only make you look cool but help you connect with other anxious punks.
Image of Anxious Punks Pin

PREPARE FOR THE APOCOLYPSE!
Who knows about an apocalypse better than Buffy? No one! So get your slayer in training mode on with this EP by queer Buffy concept band The Potentials! (also artwork by Tiny hexes sticker maker Jack Fallows)


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Sugar Paper #17 OUT NOW!

The unicorn and rainbow issue!

with vegan ice cream and unicorn bread recipes, friendship bracelets, furry pencil case, scrunchies and crochet yin yang.
With a centre fold comic by Kellie Huskisson.
comes with free stickers.

get your copy HERE!

Monday, 29 August 2016

Sick Sad World Tour

So the reason the new Sugar Paper isn't out yet (despite summer being almost over) is because we have been busy being a Clueless concept band called Whatevers and going on tour with our besties!
We're still recovering (by recovering I mean adjusting to real life and not being a van with a bunch of the best people)

Last year you might remember us going on tour as Yiiikes! for the We Are The Weirdos Mister, tour and this year we headed out on the road again.

I'm not going to write a full post on the tour, you can go and Read Holly Casio's blog for that, but a few highlights and some pictures of what was one of the best weeks....

All being in the same van- having a new fave band in FOMO - Van driver Kathleens' adventures in crafting -Being put up and fed by some right lovely people- getting neck ache dancing to The Potentials Moloch- tour pets- playing for my work fam - Ice Shack in Withington- disco dancing- the Fungalow- making scrunchies cool - van sing alongs- Jack's accents- hash browns- party ring trifle- The Angel of the North- Crumbs- Seeing friends along the way- saladxcore- sunshine- birthdays- photobooths-fun times.....



 















Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Totally Buggin

Yes that Clueless concept band Kandy and I are in have made a tape!

The EP is called Totally Buggin and features songs about friendship, crushes, being badass, shitty boys, hair and class!!!!

Check us out!

Also we're on tour next week!!!!! Playing all over, details HERE

Friday, 29 July 2016

WHATEVERS TOUR!!!

So, the next issue of Sugar Paper is taking it's time as Kandy and I are busy being the Whatevers (see previous post about our Clueless themed concept band).
We've been making songs, getting merch (all the merch) and planning stuff and now we can't wait to go on tour with mega babes The Potentials and FOMO!

Coming to a town near you, check out this awesome poster by Polly Richards....


And Saffa who did the cover for Sugar Paper #15 did this poster for our Manchester gig, swoon...

We were super lucky too as Ben Cooney drew up this super sweet logo for us YES!

See you in August, we hope not sporadically!

Thursday, 30 June 2016

International zine month

It's July tomorrow, which means International zine month.
As with every year, I will try to follow it and realise I haven't done anything the day before it turns August!

I do have a few zine things I might try and complete during July....

Sugar Paper:
I think issue 17 is over halfway done and should definitely appear before July is over. It's full of sparkly things, unicorns, sweet things and bffs, and should be sponsored by food colouring!

Poor Lass:
We're still taking contributions for issue 7 of the zine I co-edit with top lass Em about being working class. This issue is about race and I have yet to write my piece for it.
for more information about the zine or contributing to issue 7 GO HERE!


Crisp zine:
After a few years of saying I am going to make a zine about crisps, I am FINALLY making a zine about crisps!
I've started some pieces I want to feature and already had a few submissions, it turns out lots of people love crisps!
If you do too and want to write a piece, a list, a love letter, a poem, draw a picture about your love of crisps, then email me:
seleenalavernedaye@gmail.com

Brown Girls:
Been thinking about making Brown Girl 3 for a while, but not wanting to ask for any submissions whilst asking for submissions for Poor Lass and my crisps zine. Hoping to have a new one by Autumn, so for now I might start on a few pieces I have I want to put in myself. Think I'm going to write a lot about dancing in this issue!

Sick Sad World Tour:
I get to go on tour with a bunch of my faves again this year!! And I think we're going to do a split tour zine to take with us in August!


I'm also gonna try and get through my pile of to read zines I've picked up at zine fairs this year!

Whatevers

So Kandy and I formed a band, for one summer only whilst Yiiikes! have a mini break. We wanted to go on tour with our bffs again, we toyed around with forming a craft punx band, but instead decided we need to embrace our inner Cher and Dionne, so formed....

Making songs about being bffs, total betties and stuff!

We have some songs you can listen to....




and and Instagram for visual goodness @whatversuk

and we're going on tour with concept punx and mega babes The Potentials and FOMO in August!!
more info HERE