East Village Inky, No. 64: MAIL

East Village Inky 64, zine cover featuring a photo booth strip, cartoons of the authors increasingly giant children, and some hints as to the wonders contained within this mail-themed special issue: Japanese penpals! vintage stamps! mail art! And much much more!

Whomp! There it is! The people have spoken! This issue is dedicated to the miracle that is MAIL!

More intel, including how to get your mitts on a copy here.

CICADA MANIA!!!

Invitation to Necromancers of the Public Domain: The Periodical Cicada
June 7 2021 FREE!

Necromancers of the Public Domain, my other long running project, in which we resurrect a forgotten, aged book as a 1-Night-Only Variety Show has been on hiatus since Covid clobbered NYC theaters. But a few days ago, I caught a serious case of BROOD X Cicada Mania, and it led me to a book from 1907 that is just screaming (like a sex-crazed male 17-year cicada) to be Necromanced.

So we’re doin’ it, but not in a tree. Not even in an Off Off Broadway theater. Rather we are doing it in the Virtual Realm so EVERYONE can celebrate Brood X with us.

Monday, June 7, 7pm EST

streaming on YouTube, Facebook, & Theater of the Apes
Links to be announced

After that the show will make like a cicada and burrow into a strange netherworld (Theater of the Apes‘ website) for another 17 years.

FREE! Donations to Theater of the Apes & the performers always welcome.

More intel HERE

Wow! Cool! Wow Cool is now selling the East Village Inky!

Welcome and thanks to the latest vendor to risk adding the zine to their shelves: WOW COOL, a serious source of indie comics, musics, videos and zines in the virtual universe (by way of California…)

We’d be much obliged if you’d throw some business their way!

Libraries I Have Known (& Mostly Loved)

Cover of Libraries I Have Known (& mostly loved) zine, showing NY Public Library's sentinel lion, Patience, thinking "Zines..."
Get you some!

Back in stock for the first time in nearly a decade!
LIBRARIES I HAVE KNOWN (AND MOSTLY LOVED)

Created in a single afternoon as part of the New York Public Library’s centennial celebration. Definitely as messy as an early East Village Inky!

Show a librarian, a library, a Little Free Library, or a library lover some LIBRARY LOVIN’! If nothing else, they’ll know you cared enough to spend a buck. (Double your fun and get one for yourself, while you’re at it!)

What happens in Romania stays in Romania…?

Zoomed out? Twitch IN to tonight’s Neo-Futurist reunion episode of the Neo Show, when David Kodeski, Greg Kotis, Scott Hermes, Noelle Krimm, Diana Slickman and I rehash the Neo-Futurists 1995 2-city world to Aspen and Sibiu, Romania, among other topics.

What happened in Romania stays in Romania? Who knows… the tuică flowed rather freely… Fun gets started TONIGHT, May 4 at 9pm EST.

Join us at the link below and smash that comment section! http://www.twitch.tv/chicago4real

Last minute Valentine!

Dare to Be Heinie. Give em some East Village Inky

An East Village Inky subscription is not 1, not 2, but 4 Valentines…and they all arrive in the mail. Holler to us with the recipient’s email and Ex-Circulation Manager Jambo will send a digital valentine letting your sweetheart / palentine / celebrity crush (WHOMEVER!!!) know what they’re in for, with your compliments. GET YOU SOME!

L’Ourse Premier Spécial de Nöel

Streaming Live HERE as part of The Tank NYC’s CyberTank telethon

Je vous présente L’Ourse (The Bear)

L’Ourse, a short film by Greg Kotis © 2020, Theater of the Apes

Take 3 minutes to share the journey of a melancholy bear who travels to New York City in search of food and meaning.

A pandemic collaboration between French New Wave réalisateur  Greg Kotis, the Chief Primatologist of the East Village Inky, the unsuspecting people of NYC and & a bearsuit discovered in an East Harlem thrift store…

Meet this Zinester!

What a treat to be included in Weirdo Brigade’s excellent long running interview series, Meet this Zinester. Thanks to Solanche for making me feel like a big fromage.

So much time! So many zinesters! So many great ideas! Get hooked on this inspirational, mind bending series. I surely did.

Check it out HERE.

Andrew Cuomo’s Nipple Rings: An Oral History

It’s my pleasure to have contributed a 10-page comic, Andrew Cuomo’s Nipple Rings: An Oral History to the inaugural issue of The Flashpaper: The Theatre’s Thoughts on Right Now.

12 contributors tackled the prospect of theater in the post-social distancing age, using a variety of formats: short plays, essays, manifestos, photo series, and a comic that is less about the possibly pierced nipples of Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York than it is about the near dystopian challenge we face as theater artists.

Here’s a taste of my efforts:

From Andrew Cuomo’s Nipple Rings: An Oral History, © Ayun Halliday, 2020
Published in The Flashpaper, Issue Number One

It’s a print-only publication! So if you want it, you gotta throw some dough at The Flashpaper then park your ayuss by the mailbox, eagerly awaiting delivery while patting yourself on the back for supporting the future of theater, the people who make it, and the Indie Theater Fund, a small but mighty non-profit organization that swooped in and helped so many of us just hours after a raging pandemic forced every theater in NYC to close.

The debut issues features work by ​Raquel Almazan​, ​Clare Barron​, ​Sarah Einspanier​, ​Kelley Nicole Girod​, ​Ayun Halliday​, ​Kinesis Project dance theatre​, ​The Living Theatre, ​Tara Moses​, ​National Asian American Theatre Company​, ​Parallel Exit​, ​Meropi Peponides​, and ​Theater Breaking Through Barriers​, along with a foreword by ​David Henry Hwang​ and an afterword bySarah Treem​.

To learn more about The Flashpaper and purchase the debut issue, click here.