Creep Highway (members of Koyama Press, members of Adventure Time)
Strange Times People Band (members of Bonsai, members of Leprecaun Catering)
Oh Hang (members of Bonsai, members of Thank You)
Alex Body (Night People Records Iowa City Skum Suck)
Friday Sept. 12th 9PM COME OVER AFTER THE THING!
WE’RE LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF THE FUCKING PEACE FROG
send a message if you can’t figure out the address
poster by Molly Colleen O’Connell and Noel Freibert
start your SPX Weekend off right with a hammer to the face!
Paper Jam 2 Exhibitor #23: Noel Freibert’s Weird Magazine
As part of our effort to expand the reach of Paper Jam to include more than just New York based artists, we are happy to include Baltimore’s own Noel Freibert and his Weird Magazine among our exhibitors. Weird Magazine is a fantastic risograph-printed collection of comics featuring many of underground comix’s brightest stars, including Patrick Kyle, Jason T Miles, and Paper Jam alum Lala Albert. Additionally, there are Freibert’s own comics, which frequently take child-like drawings of amoeba-bodied characters and then subject them to unimaginable, yet charmingly rendered, torments. The work is surreal and gruesome; who could look away? It’s the kind of deep nightmare fuel that locks you into its vision.
- Robin Enrico PJCC
Feeling nailed? It’s ok.
Here’s some colour tests for my latest secret project :o)
"I’m in the hole… are you?"
Noel Freibert’s The Hole is this amazingly printed little book. It’s all black, no color, printed the hell out of on every page. When I say this book is as black as can be, I mean I literally didn’t know how he printed it. The illusion is thorough.
The “comics content” of the book is “dark” figuratively. The pages are all different metaphors for feeling oppressed, seeing others being harmed, living with pain… it’s heavy, it’s sad, and the imagery is tough as nails… it’s violent, shy of being gorey, but it made me wince. It really pulls the empathy out of the reader by hook or by crook. Have you felt this way before? I have. I’m glad I read this book because it gave me a way to visualize these lame feelings externally.
Noel couches his work as 100% dark. Don’t let that push you away. It’s cartoony and inventive… I think he does a cool thing of going into dark content with bleakness and humor. It’s an emotional exercise. The physical aspect of this book is a) meaningful and b) cool.
"the hole" 76 pages, 2-color screen printed cover. 5x7" size. March 2014.
Available at Rhino: Here
The first solo book from Noel Freibert since 2011’s “Leon the Inappropriate Janitor”
Now available: Woke Up Lik This. yours for $1
"911 Paranoid State" from WEIRD5