Heading Southwestness Editor/publisher Samantha Anne Carrillo on hyping the hyperlocal and rejecting boredom in her own indie publication
Southwestness publisher/editor Samatha Anne Carrillo shares the worldview and inspirations that drive her work: “In the real world, facts exist and science is real. … Since Southwestness is my own site, I have the freedom to report on our corner of the world based on my own perception of the world. There’s no question that this perception is still evolving and thank goodness for that!”
Signs of the Times Billy McCall tracks the shifting social acceptability of political signageby Billy McCall
Albuquerque, NM, US | Nov 1, 2020
Understanding social acceptability is important when creating art in the public sphere, such as political signs, street art and graffiti. Every time and place has its own set of rules.
Background Art: ‘Penrose Substitution’ by Jared Tarbellby Pyragraph Staff
Oct 31, 2020
Our current background image is “Penrose Substitution” by Jared Tarbell. Tarbell is a generative artist who explores the life-like emergent qualities of generative systems.
Clown Fish of the Lit Ecosystem Lee Francis of Red Planet Books & Comics on finding his nicheby Lisa Barrow
Albuquerque, NM, US | Oct 23, 2020
Entrepreneur Lee Francis is the “Indiginerd” mastermind behind Indigenous Comic Con (aka IndigiPop X) and Red Planet Books & Comics. Dr. Francis dishes on cultivating Indiginerds, supporting community and how his niche bookstore thrives in the retail ocean.
Not to Be Dramatic, But It’s Time to Save Democracy Now, Okay? Up-to-date guidance and links aplenty to help you make your vote count
We’ve got to focus. We are at a point before the election where the actions of the next few weeks have the potential to impact our lives — and the lives of immigrants, children and the disenfranchised, as well as our allies and others around the world — for years to come.Read More
Knowing the World Through Art: Inspired by Iranian Illustrators
For the last few years, I kept checking for accessible foreign editions of some of these books. I reached out directly to Reza Dalvand, the illustrator of Ace, who put me in touch with his publisher in Iran.Read More
Javier Romero Intends to Give a Damn A chat with the force behind Strange Magic about new release Melatonin Doomsday Blues
Strange Magic’s Javier Romero shares his solo project’s evolution, how his new album holds up to pandemic realities, and how he keeps track of hundreds of “mumble jams” to feed his songwriting.Read More
Building a Wellness Business that’s More than Skin Deep Self-Employed Spotlight on Ayanna D.N. Freeman, Creator of Ayanna Denise Skin
Ayanna D.N. Freeman explains how she went from having no idea her destiny was in skincare to launching and nurturing her own successful brand.Read More
“Zahra, where is that from…oh, did you know that Iraq invaded Kuwait?” “Yes, I was there.” He asked what my thoughts about the Taliban were, twice.Read More
Call for Submissions: New Mexico Artists on Freedom and Justice
Pyragraph’s Supercharge Your Vote campaign seeks to engage and encourage artists and creatives to get registered and vote in the 2020 Presidential election. The campaign also promotes participation in other civic engagement activities such as the 2020 Census. As part of this campaign we have published a Voter Guide, a Supercharge Your Vote infographic, a Read more ›Read More
Background Art: ‘Lover Skulls’ by Jesse Littlebird
Our latest background image is a painting by artist, photographer and filmmaker Jesse Littlebird. Check out his visual art on Instagram.Read More
The problem isn’t that our laws are flawed (even though they are). The problem is that we care only to the degree that it won’t be an inconvenience or mess with our comfort…or even worse, our narratives. This is our problem.Read More
Please forgive me for taking until now to announce that in May 2020 I hired Lisa Barrow as Editor, and I could not be more stoked to have her as my very first employee!Read More
Join Us to Supercharge Your Vote: A Livestream Event!
We’ve been living through such extreme weirdness that otherwise easy civic activities like voting and census-taking can somehow fall between the cracks — so we’re hosting this virtual event to help get you supercharged!Read More
Coffee + Creatives Opportunities: 5.3.20
Job, funding, grant and other opportunities culled from the Coffee+Creatives group for creatives seeking work or other ways to get paid for what they do.Read More
ABQ band The Ordinary Things livestreamed a show featuring its album “Stories” in its entirety, and hopes to raise funds for the Navajo and Hopi Families COVID Relief Fund. If you enjoy their music please consider donating here.Read More