may 2015 staff picks

Staff Picks May 2015

( May 30, 2015 ) "Val Kilmer famously said that all we want is "something sacred." Here it is!" - so begins Zach's take on the transcendence of Joe Roberts' Ninja Turtle drawings in LSD Worldpeace. Read on to find out more about Kristine's two cents on owls getting high, Jeri's fondness for LA pulp, Jon's Lou Reed love, and Janelle's exaltation of a tender gay hulk. Read the rest.

bay area book fair 2015

Bay Area Book Festival - June 6th & 7th

( May 28, 2015 ) The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival takes place in book-loving downtown Berkeley next weekend, June 6th and 7th. BABF features special guests (like Judy Blume!), a book castle, art, activities, and a myriad of publishers and booksellers, including Last Gasp. Find us in "Radical Row" on Allston Street with our friends from City Lights, AK Press, PM Press, and others. Read the rest.

midway gallery opening

The Midway Gallery: New SF Art Space Opening Friday 5/29

( May 26, 2015 ) There couldn't be a more welcome time for a new arts complex to emerge in San Francisco. The Midway Gallery opens with a bang this Friday with their debut exhibition Oddities: A Show To Celebrate The Strange. Henry Lewis, Elizabeth McGrath, Ransom & Mitchell, and many other incredible artists lend their talents to make this an event to remember. Read the rest.

new Last Gasp titles Sept 2015

Coming In Sept: Barris' King Of The Kustomizers and Eichhorn's Extra Good Stuff

( May 19, 2015 ) Last Gasp is excited to announce two upcoming titles: George Barris' King Of The Kustomizers and Dennis Eichhorn's Extra Good Stuff. Both of these books are scheduled to be released September 2015. Read the rest.

camille rose garcia, mirror black mirror

Camille Rose Garcia in NY & Philadelphia: May 22nd & 23rd

( May 13, 2015 ) Camille Rose Garcia is bringing her new monograph Mirror, Black Mirror to the east coast this month with stops at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn on Friday May 22nd and Jinxed in Philadelphia on Saturday May 23rd. Read the rest.



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