OK Fox and Eric Kostiuk Willams return with a recap of festival season. We have criticisms and praises for Flamecon in NYC, Queer Trans Zine Fest in Providence, and Small Press Expo in Bethesda. We also discuss All Dolled Up, an event Eric did the poster for and OK attended in an act of rebellion against attempts to ban trans women from strip clubs. As trauma and fractures rise we retreat into the comforts of the erotic arts and call for greater protections and honors for sexy pictures and sex work.
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Episode 45 - Design and Illustration with Colleen Tighe
We finally got Colleen Tighe (@colleentie) in the studio! We have a super fun and extensive discussion on the particulars making art for a living. Colleen is both an accomplished commercial illustrator and prolific creator of socialist art. This is a great episode for anyone grappling with their participation in capitalism and what to envision for art in post-capitalist future. We’re critical and fun at same time!! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor (if you support us on drip, please switch over). Follow us on twitter and instagram.
We went to many events so you didn’t have to. We discuss the Festival Workers Association born during the many controversies of this year’s Small Press Expo. While OK was in Maryland Lucia went to the Marx@200 show at Verso Books, which was a celebration of Peter Frase’s new book “The Four Futures” and included Alfredo Jaar’s piece that is only ever revealed on September 15th. Finally, we discuss an episode we recorded after the W.A.G.E. Rager we attended at Artist’s Space that we’re probably abandoning for being “too drunk” There’s a big chunk about One Piece too!