Hi! For a bunch of reasons, I started a new facebook page. If you’re into facebook, you can “Like” it and you’ll get updates there.
Oh, and that’s not just a new URL, you have to re-“Like” that page if you “liked” the old page, which was facebook.com/anniemakesstories. (It’s a long, boring story about my changing it.)
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: A night of comics & stories in Toronto
Tuesday May 6 @ 7pm
The Pilot Tavern
22 Cumberland St.
FB event: http://tinyurl.com/nx56brq
Annie Mok, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Michael DeForge, Kelly Kwang, and Georgia Webber read comics via projector; game maker merritt kopas debuts a prose story; and artist and printmaker Sab Meynert talks about transitioning from a comic & zine context to the fine art world. A short moderated discussion between the panelists, and an audience Q&A follow the presentations. Annie Mok emcees this special pre-TCAF night of comics & stories at the Pilot Tavern!
consensual torture simulator
mkopas.net / @m_kopas
sabmeynert.com / @sabmeynert
georgiasdumbproject.com / @gee_webber
Ant Colony, Lose, A Body Beneath
kingtrash.com / @Michael_DeForge
hellophia.com / @hellophia
Space Youth Cadets
okaykellyk.com / @OKAYKELLYK
Screentests, Vertigo’s CMYK
cargocollective.com/heyanniemok / heyanniemok.tumblr.com / @HeyAnnieMok / facebook.com/heyanniemok
Special thanks to The Pilot, TCAF, and Miles Baker~
Hi! I’m incredibly fucking happy to tell you that Emily Partridge (tumblr) and I are making a story in Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta of the CMYK series! Emily’s work has floored me for a long time, with its grime and observation-informed, weighty, dimensional cartooniness. I get so much pleasure out of her drawings & comics. I’m really glad she said yes.
I named the story “Gem Pockets” and that’s all I’ll say for now. I plan to show some character sketches by Emily on my readings on tour. Thanks to editor Greg Lockard for inviting me back for another Vertigo anthology! Solicitations are here, at the way bottom.
Also, more news on this later — I’ll be doing as part of my tour, a talk on collaboration as part of Word Balloon Academy, the Friday-before-TCAF creative development workshops. Whee!
(the three below images are from Em’s site)
Sever Press and I debut a tee shirt at TCAF! n_n
Debuting this may at TCAF!!
Annie Mok x Sever tee~
Hi, sad news! Due to technical problems and limited access to print facilities, this shirt is not coming out this year. I’ll have two or three misprints, which I’ll either sell for cheap ($10) or give away. Such a shame to have to tell you that! But I love Sever and we hope to do something together soon. We hope to give this design a second shot in the future.
In conjunction with the 2014 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, Leeway presents our Second Trans Literary Salon highlighting the work of emerging literary artists from a diversity of genres including poetry, fiction, memoir, and spoken word. The salon will feature readings from Annie Mok (ACG ’13), Dark Matter, Imogen Binnie, J Mase III (ACG ’07), and KOKUMỌ. Audience members are invited to bring work to share. Hosted by J Mason III. Thursday, June 12 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832). Location is wheelchair accessible.
"ACG" means we received the Leeway Foundation’s Art & Change Grant.
easter morning 2011, the day jesus rose to heaven, i pooped myself two blocks from my house. and i said to myself, “so we’re there now.”
here i am cleaning up. i forget when i drew this, but it was well after the fact.
Photos by D1L0 of See-Through Girls at ROCKERS! last night. Wonderful full photoset here. Lots of cute cute CUTE pics in there.
Thanks so much for these D1L0 for these, and thanks to for the rest of the acts: Aye Nako, the Opaque Hand, Rasheedah Phillips (reading! The book whose cover I designed!), Baptist Preachers (!!!), and of course organizer Camae / DJ MMGZ. This is my favorite show we ever played, and hands down the best show series in Philly (sorry, Bros Fall Back shows, I love you though~!)
Photos Copyright © 2014 D1L0. / http://instagram.com/_d1l0_ / www.facebook.com/dilodemille / www.dilodemille.tumblr.com
"Annie Mok is a dream warrior comix-babe." - Maré Odomo
I released the best of my solo comics on PDF format on Gumroad. Individual comics (16-32 pages) sell for $1-2, and collections (60-158 pages) sell for $3-9.
I made PDF collections (packaged into single PDFs, not ZIPs) because Gumroad isn’t set up for selling more than one item at a time due to its one-stop checkout. Also, it was fun. A neat look back at five (!) years of work. (Work from 2004-2007 is not included and is considered “juvenilia” by critics.)
- Hey, Chicago ($5) collects AM Draws James Joyce; the gag strip collection Decorum + “How Do You Fill the Void?” 2013; and Stitching Together: Special Edition, A.K.A. “the Kermit one,” with the little bio of Jim Henson. Edie Fake said of Decorum: “Punchy shorts keep you laughing until you’re crying, and then you realize you were actually crying all along.”
- New Work, 2013 ($3) collects my newest, richest comic Screentests, which includes the stories “Pictures of Candy Darling” and “Body Language” (detail at the top, with the Kiki image); and the funny fever dream Blue Blue Blues starring “Sonic.” It pads out with short strips from Comics Workbook and elsewhere, including “To all the Johnny Ryans.”
- Annie Mok: Collected, 2008-2013 ($9) collects all of the above, plus the early rarities Chris Ware: Paper Musician, which Top Shelf’s Brett Warnock called “A classic of the genre;” and the stories in B-Sides: Uncollected Anthology Comics, 2008. 158 pages.
And you can browse all of the comics on my Gumroad page.
All of the books that were Riso-printed include scans from the Riso pages from dreamboat printer Issue Press. Photos by my sometime collaborator Maggie Eighteen suggest tactility in these onscreen versions. I usually dislike reading comics on screens, so I worked to make the presentation of these special. These are PDFs for people who love physical books.
All the prices are sliding scale — they’re cheap because they’re set to the minimum. If you can pay more, I’m very happy about it; if you can only afford the minimum, I’m also very, very happy about it. If you can’t afford what you want out of this based on these prices, email me at heyanniemok (at) gmail, and we can work something out.
I believe in these comics. Especially the dumb ones. It’s all memoir, even the fiction. And it’s all fiction, even the memoirs.
Could use the money, too. Reblogs/sharing/word of mouth would also be appreciated on this.
Thanks for reading.
Yours* in girlfaggotry,
Annie “(parentheses)” Mok
*j/k I don’t belong to you I belong to me
hi hi See-Through Girls are playing this jawn of beauty! link to the FB event embedded in image~
ROCKERS+ SLASH EM UP PRESENTS
race+ punk + identity in the new age
2 DAYS OF SHOWS/READINGS/ZINES DISTRO
ROCKERS! DAY ONE
FRIDAY APRIL 18th
THE BREATHING LIGHT (CHI)
AYE NAKO (NYC)
THE OPAQUE HAND (first show ever)
Hosted by Adrian Adonis
First Rockers of 2014
Don’t miss this.
tonight! tonight! (sung in a billy corgan voice)
thanks so much to camae for having us on!
"Potential" (from Bleed-Throughs)
Made for Comics Workbook