“I cried for madder music and for stronger wine”

I have Bacchae prints available again. The text says “I caught this young lion myself without a trap”. Based on the scene from Euripides’ Bacchae where Pentheus’ mother tears her own son’s head off with her bare hands while under Dionysus’ spell and parades it round the stage. Available from me as a print here for £6 or £12 depending on size. Ideal festive gift for all, look how red it is.

It’s also available here as a coffee mug. Ideal for drinking the consecrated blood of your enemies from every morning. (Please note- the mug printing people send them out direct- I only supply the artwork)

Valentina Tereshkova stickers & Write More Letters patches

Photo of patches and stickers

While unpacking my art stuff, I found some long-lost screen-printed patches, and some packets of kraft paper sticker blanks I had no memory of buying. So I rejigged some old artwork to create some stickers.

The stickers are £1 for a pack of three, and the patches £1.50 each. Prices include UK postage. Find them here.

August Zines-25% off

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I‘m back in the UK until Weds, and able to send out zines again. However I can only do the small selection I have already printed up- new print runs will have to wait until my permanent return in September. With a bonus 25% off. Here’s what I’ve got:
Best of Fanzine Ynfytyn collection of articles from issues 1-12
Fanzine Ynfytyn 16– Weird grandparents and people I wanted to be when I grew up
Fanzine Ynfytyn 18– 80s video machines and spinach lasagne
Fanzine Ynfytyn 21– A trip to Paris when I’m totally broke, accidentally co-inciding with the Charlie Hebdo attacks
Fanzine Ynfytyn 22– Foxes and working on the ticket booth of Hampton Court Maze
Fanzine Ynfytyn 28– Three weeks travelling round Japan by train
Being Editors 1– Essays about children’s writer Diana Wynne Jones, author of Howl’s Moving
Little Whisper Smoke Signs– colour photography mini zine
Colouring Book zine– Have a guess
Snail and tree badges– vintage plastic brooches from the 1970s

The risograph lives again (after a fashion)

fire and hemlock website version

About five years ago I did two risograph prints, one based on Diana Wynne Jones’ Fire and Hemlock, and the other on Euripides’ Bacchae. Each print was an edition of 50, and I sold all of them a long a time ago (except for a couple of copies I kept for myself). Now I have a giclée printer though, I have resurrected them as a new edition. This time they’re printed on Canson Infinity rag museum paper, which is an acid free and archival watercolour paper for fine art digital printing.

For the curious, the Greek text reads “I caught this young lion myself, without a trap” and comes from the scene where Agave presents Dionysus with her own son’s severed head.

Available from the shop for £10 each. The price includes UK postage, international is extra.

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Big Print Sale!

print samplesI’m moving house in the near future, and have been decluttering and getting rid of or selling things quite a bit. I found a thick A3 folder with prints in, so I’m having a big print sale to clear them. All 10×8 prints are £5, and A3 posters are £8, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. UK postage is free, and international shipping is automatically calculated by weight.

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Roll up, roll up

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I’ve been very busy this week. On Wednesday I moved all my stuff out of London and into storage until the end of May, and visited my dad, then took the train up to Sheffield to see friends and table at the Sheffield Zine Fest. I had a great time, but I was exhausted and fell asleep at 7pm on Saturday! I’m going back to Yorkshire this weekend for a friend’s wedding, and then Italy the following week (ridiculously, it was cheaper to go on holiday to Lake Garda, hardly the cheapest region of Italy, than it was to extend my tenancy a week in London. Let that one sink in… ). When I come back towards the end of May, I’ll then go to Sussex to house-sit for the summer.

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In between that I somehow found the time to finish two zines ready for the zine fair. I’ve also opened my own online shop, with zines, vintage haberdashery and letter and mail themed goodies. I was increasingly fed up of Etsy and their constantly changing policies, and the basic shop that comes with my webhosting kept letting people order products that had sold out. So I’ve spent countless incredibly boring hours setting up a WooCommerce shop. It wasn’t time wasted though, as it looks really nice though and works out the shipping very accurately! UK shipping is also free. When I’m reunited with my stuff from storage there will also be a lot more haberdashery and zine back issues.

You can find it at shop.anoteonarainynight.com or just click the shop button in the menu

There is also 10% off for new customers with the code HELLO

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