• Raw Paw Takeover!

      Based in Austin, Texas, Raw Paw is a community involved in all things digital and analog, and are dedicated to supporting to and publishing next-level art to a wide audience. Raw Paw began in 2010 as a medley of house shows, poetry potlucks, and acquiring new talent in Austin’s local community. They have since grown from a DIY zine into a quality print and music record label and have hosted a wide range of festivals (most recently Ditch the Fest during both ACL weekends), book readings, collaborated with Rough House Anthology and have gained even more notoriety being the proud owners of two billboards in the city.    …

  • Derek M. Ballard in a Post Erotic World

    Derek M. Ballard is a cartoonist with an unmistakable style that blends geometric shapes and strange sexual imagery. His art is beautiful, disruptive, yet unsettling and different. In other words, he is absolutely everything the underground comix scene has represented since their conception. Currently residing in Gainsville, Florida, Ballard creates title cards and storyboards for the popular Cartoon Network show Adventure Time in addition to pursuing the dream of self-publishing comic books and zines. He says he originated “post-eroticism,” which I gather as seeing erotica as a form of entertainment rather than a sexual arousing manner as seen in his art. With both of Ballard’s Cartoonshow comics, Cartoonshow #1: You…