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Shake your heinie! CREATIVE NOT FAMOUS Publication Day Dance!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
SOUND ON, Melonfarmers!

TODAY’s THE DAY! Creative, Not Famous: The Small Potato Manifesto is now available wherever books are sold! Get you some! Post a customer review! Tell your favorite libraries and indie bookstores to order up.

But first? We dance.

NEW BABY ANNOUNCEMENT!

Thursday, March 17th, 2022
IT’s HERE!!!!

Creative, Not Famous: The Small Potato Manifesto is now available for purchase from the melonfarming author herself! Get you some!

In which I review a computer book!

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

You’re absolutely correct. It IS highly irregular that I would read a book about computers, but Tamara Shopsin‘s LaserWriterII is also about NYfcknCity, and delightfully weird. Here’s my review for Book & Film Globe.

In which I interview Erika Schickel about The Big Hurt

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

After I devoured Erika Schickel‘s harrowing, hilarious memoir The Big Hurt, I got to drag out the Blue Yeti and interview her in person for Book and Film Globe, after which she gave me a tour of her old block.

Essential reading and listening for anyone who hit puberty prior to the Age of Consent, and historical context for the current crop of young adults.

Listen in on our 30 minute conversation here.

East Village Inky, No. 64: MAIL

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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.

2020: 365 days, 365 seconds

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
© Ayun Halliday 2020

As featured in East Village Inky #62, it’s 2020.
Covid-19 hits NYC, theaters close, Black Lives Matter, homemade masks, socially distanced Central Park, 4 seasons & far few people & bows than previous installments of Ayun’s annual year end video project.

But also hope, family, long distance connections, and volunteer shifts at the food pantry on the next block.

HAPPY NEW YEAR compliments of the Entire Staff of the East Village Inky.

See the complete playlist in chronological order here.

Andrew Cuomo’s Nipple Rings: An Oral History

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

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.

Last play in NYC = 1st coronavirus comic

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

I wasn’t anticipating that an assignment to report on an Off-Off-Broadway play by a visiting Japanese company would turn into a coronavirus era comic about the shut down of New York City, nor that it would take me over a month to produce 12 panels… (mostly just thinking and avoiding, though once I mustered the wherewithal, I spent a bit more time homeskoooling myself on a digital coloring and correcting program)

Read the rest on Book + Film Globe…

Happy #Quaranzinefest

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Mungo and I collaborated on a little unboxing video to celebrate. Look at all the good stuff manager Liz Mason picked out for our Qustomized Quimby’s Quarantine Zine Package! The East Village Inky will be tabling all weekend here in cyberspace. Visit us on Facebook, order up some back issues, and check out what other participants have to offer by browsing the hashtag #quaranzinefest

COVID-19-era Birthday Wish

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Know what I want for MY BIRTHDAY Sunday? I want you to buy a zine (or book or some paper-based oddity) from Quimby’s Bookstore, a longtime supporter of The East Village Inky & 1000s of zinemakers the world over.

This is in lieu of a Facebook fundraiser or donation solicitation- I figure everyone’s hand’s out, and everyone who can is putting their dwindling funds where they feel it’s needed, and need no further lobbying from me.
SO
Treat yourself by following my orders (always!). Discover some weird new thing, or revisit a beloved weird old thing. Your purchase, no matter how small, will benefit a rad & venerable independent bookstore. Get a zine. Get mail (unless you want do Chicago curb service, or alternatively are picking up necessary supplies at Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center in Brooklyn, where Quimby’s Bookstore NYC has a pop up.

Extra credit: make the birthday girl’s day by hipping her to what you chose.

Extra extra credit: Get inspired to make a zine your own damnself and send me a copy whenever it rolls off the press.

Go big with the Qustomized Quimby’s Quarantine Zine Pack – manager Liz Mason will tailor make the zinely equivalent of pinata full of surprises based on your tastes, kinks and interests.

🎂🎂🎂❤️ where the hell’s the zine emoji? What has this world come to?