BAILIWIK release party

August 25, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard –

this letter was sent by a most awesome publication bailiwik which y’all should check out….


Dear friends,

We are excited to announce the publication of Bailliwik, Issue 07, our Autumn 2009 edition! Be one of the first to see the latest issue at our release party next Saturday, August 29th (more info below).

Bailliwik is an artists’ collective based in Chicago, Illinois, with members residing throughout the world. Periodically, we gather together in a self-published anthology of our work. We are artists, designers, musicians, writers, students, volunteers, teachers, and many other things too. The book is circulated internationally by means of each participant’s local distribution. ALL of the work in the book, some additional material, and our past issues are available for viewing on our website:

A true limited edition with only 125 copies produced, this issue features 76 pages in full-color and showcases a diverse range of work from 30 artists and writers. Included with the book is an unprecedented number of special artists’ projects: flocked and stitched book covers by Amy Honchell (edition of 125); letterpress-printed postcards by Alysia Kaplan (edition of 100); pocket-sized paper amulets by Leda Zawacki (edition of 125); meticulously documented sky Polaroids by Anthony Rosati (edition of 120); and You’ll Never Know, a new album by New Shiloh, released on CD-R in screenprinted sleeves (edition of 125 + free MP3 download from our website). Each purchase will also ship with an extra-special “thank you” card by artist Emmy Bright (edition of 55).

Bailliwik is member-distributed, which means most of the books have already been claimed by our contributing members. You can contact any member you know to buy a copy from them, and we also have a limited number of books available via web orders. Don’t wait too long — you might miss your chance!

Issue 07 Contributing Members:

Carl Baratta, Jerry Bleem, Christa Donner, Karolina Gnatowski, Amy Honchell, Simon Hunt, Alysia Kaplan, Jenny Kendler, Rebecca Kosick, Jeroen Nelemans, Sara Parker, Anthony Rosati, Nancy Lu Rosenheim, Sasha Ruptash, Leda Zawacki, Surabhi Ghosh and Rob Hunt (Chicago, IL);  Brynna Benefield, Richard de Shazo, New Shiloh (Beijing, China); Ed Panar, Christina Latimer, Kathy Hunt Muse (New York, NY); Forest Bright (Olympia, WA); Beth Hetland (White River Junction, VT); Brenna Burns (New Haven, CT); Theodore McDermott (Missoula, MT); Grafilu, Sujata Reinhardt (Bern, Switzerland).

For more information on our collective, or how to get your own copy for $30 (including shipping), please visit the website at and/or contact us at:

Please forward this email to friends and we thank you for your interest and support!

Surabhi Ghosh & Rob Hunt
coeditors, Bailliwik
You Are Invited….
At the gracious invitation of Chicago artist (and devoted Bailliwik member) Nancy Lu Rosenheim, please join us at her beautiful Rogers Park home to celebrate the completion of Issue 07 — another fantastic Autumn issue of Bailliwik!  Please stop by for a drink, bring a friend who might be interested, meet some Bailliwikians, and pick up your copy of the book!
When and where:
Saturday, August 29th, 4 to 6 PM
Nancy Lu Rosenheim’s home
1109 W. North Shore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Questions? Contact Surabhi @ 773.896.8389 or

Featuring the art of:

Jerome Acks
Marvin Astorga
Carl Baratta
Youni Chae
Greg Cook
Michelle Grabner
Sam Jaffe
Young Joon Kwak
Angee Lennard
Caleb Lyons
Patrick Mcguan
Brian McNearny
Heather Meckkelson
Samia Mirza
Rachel Niffenegger
Angel Otero
Caroline Picard
Kaylee Rae Wyant
Lily Robert Foley
Esteban Schimpf
Chris Schreck
Deb Sokolow
Matt Tetzloff
Jeremy Tinder
Joe Trupia

Check out images here:

Green Lantern First Annual Fundraiser


/////// Anne Elizabeth Moore to read at The Parlor Tuesday, November 11th* ///////

*Please note the change of date! To make sure that everyone had the opportunity to vote, The Parlor postponed its regularly scheduled reading by one week. November’s reading will therefore take place on
the second Tuesday of the month, November 11th.

All readings take place at The Green Lantern 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor (

For more information, please visit or contact

Born in the town of Winner, South Dakota, Anne Elizabeth Moore was first published at the age of 15, when a national youth literary magazine printed a poem about her feelings. In the two decades since, Moore’s work has been published in The Onion, the Chicago Reader, Bitch, Tin House, Stayfree!, The Progressive, the Journal of Popular Culture, and Punk Planet.

Moore began self-publishing, with a fanzine by and about people named Anne called AnneZine, in late 1993. Since, she has created over 30 single-shot zines on topics as significant as pie and as meaningless
as international coffee shop chains. Despite dire warnings from her financial advisors, she continues to self-publish whatever of her work she feels would just work best in a cute little hand-bound format.

For several years, in addition to the daily grind of writing for, editing, and publishing Punk Planet, Moore was the series editor for Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics. Moore is the author of Hey Kidz, Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People (Soft Skull Press, 2004), Stop Reading This: A Manifesto for Radical Literacy (Seattle Research Institute, 2004) and Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (New Press, 2008)

The Parlor is a monthly reading series, hosted by Chicago’s Green Lantern and sponsored by Bad At Sports Podcast.

also coming up ———————————————————————————————————————-


                       W/ JOAN OF ARC, THE LANTERNS & LOWLAND.


To celebrate the path we’ve laid thus far, to celebrate our first ever grant from the Illinois Arts Council, to look to the future, The Green Lantern Gallery is proud to announce its first-ever fundraiser. There
is a host of events in store on November 22nd.
      From 12 – 9pm, we will hold a silent auction, featuring (among others) the works of Carl Baratta, Deb Sokolow, Matt Tetzloff, Daniel Anhorn, Jason Dunda, Brain McNearney, Youni Chae, Esteban Schimpf, Samia Mirza, Angee Lennard, Rachel Niffeneger, Peter Hoffman, Dominique Enriquez, Jerome Acks, Kaylee Rae Wyatt, Jeremy Tinder, Accra Zuberi, Kevin Bright, Gisela Insuaste, Angel Otero, Chris Schreck, Michelle Jane Lee, and Caleb Lyons. Additionally, The Cowgirl Creamery (CA) has donated a gift basket for its artisan cheese, music labels Colonial Recordings (NY) and HeWhoCorrupts (Chicago) have also donated a gift bags with their wares and music.

      In order to show our thanks, each participating artist has been encouraged to take 20% of donations generated through the auction. (After all, The Green Lantern would be nowhere were it not for their
talent & support).
      From noon-1:30 there will be a crepe breakfast with mimosas in exchange for donations.
      From 6-9 there will be cocktail party to close up the auction.
      From 9-1am there will be a live music show featuring Joan of
Arc, The Lanterns & lowland. $12 entry fee. $25 includes all you can drink bar and music. $30 includes all you can drink bar, music and annual membership.

There is no better time than today to look toward the future.