quarta-feira, 17 de junho de 2009


CHILI COM CARNE is going back to CRACK next week... not the drug you idiots!
CRACK - 18th to 21st June at Forte Prenestino
CRACK is Italian biggest DIY graphic art festival and we'll be there with two actions:

1) Crack is bringing Marcos Farrajota (founder of Chili Com Carne, MMMNNNRRRG), Jucifer (author), André Lemos (author, Opuntia Books), José Feitor (author, Imprensa Canalha), João Maio Pinto (author) and António Coelho (printer, Mike Goes West). And make some exhibitions of Portuguese comix / illustration authors and silkscreens printed by Mike Goes West.

ABOUT US: The CHILI COM CARNE association is a non-lucrative young artist's organization, who's functioning is established upon the free and spontaneous cooperation of its members. Since it's foundation in 1995, we have promoted and developed a series of events in the field of the arts, such as the organization of exhibitions and publications. We favour a line of action that privileges the independence of the artist, in the context of the diversity in form and content that shapes the contemporary cultural and artistic scene. Since 2000, CCC is working mainly in edition:

1. Editing their members work in collective or individual books or zines. CCC publishes literature, comix, illustration and essays, in the following collections:
a) Colecção CCC, dedicated to fragmented books, poetry, (anti)romance, comix (like the Mutate & Survive anthology that published 77 authors from 16 countries), illustration (like João Cabaço scretchbook)
b) Mesinha de Cabeceira ("bedside table" in English), mainly comics, a zine that exist since 1992 with 20 issues published in a permanent mutant change of formats, have published early Portuguese authors, infamous American Mike Diana and other international artists like dice industries (ger), Claudio Parentela (it), Tommi Musturi (fin), Aleksandar Opacic (ser),...
c) Mercantologia, lost zine reprint collection, comics only until now...
d) THISCOvery CCChannel, Occultural collection - essays, interview and fiction - non-comics - co-edited with Thisco electronic label, with contributions of Hakim Bey, Critical Art Ensemble, Aesthetic Meat Front, Boyd Rice... check antibothis.com, thisco.net
2. Supporting other members editorial projects in promotion and distribution like El Pep (the "B series" / Trash comics project of Pepedelrey), Imprensa Canalha (graphzines and illustration books run by José Feitor), MMMNNNRRG (Art Brut comix run by Marcos Farrajota:), Opuntia Books (chap books directed by André Lemos), and other zines of our members
3. Promoting DIY ethos and pathos through our blog chilicomcarne.blogspot.com and co-organizing Feira Laica, a fair that unites the most important independent publishers in Portugal. Most of the time it homage the soviet she-dog blown in space but also the separation of the Church from the State - the first fair was made during the Christmas consumerism frenzy.
About Mike Goes West: the Screenprint studio Mike Goes West located near Lisbon is managed as an Open Studio: It works with a close relationship with the artists who wish to use the technique. MgW Studio gives support to printing projects, along with its own Edition production. It gives workshops, and receives artists in artistic-residences regime. Since 2006 MgW Studio became editor of its own Screenprinting projects.
In Crack, MgW will bring the latest silkscreen poster done by Alberto Corradi for the collection “Checkpoint” – a collection of illustrations done by foreigner artist that visits Lisbon.

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