Archive for Daniel McCloskey

6/23 Detroit Comix Party @ Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on June 22, 2018 by 6GPress

12-8PM SATURDAY, Dan McCloskey, Nils Balls, & Nate McDonough will be slinging comics (or comix) at this. Get ’em!

We want it rough. We want it dangerous. We want total unregulated self expression. We have seen a Spiderman and we are bored to tears. We are not here by accident, we are not waiting on our major label deal.

We want to celebrate the incredible wealth of wild, intimate, and spectacularly bizarre work being created under the radar. Detroit Comix Party will be the platform for that content to rise up into the public eye and into the path of potential consumers, showing without a doubt that there is still magic in little handmade books printed on paper.

Detroit Comix Party quests to create a forum and strong meeting place for artists from the independent publishing community to discuss new ideas that will help us understand where our industry is today and where it is going tomorrow. A meeting of the minds, to identify present and future goals, and provide opportunity for all participants to network with peers and expose their work to a wider audience.

Controlling the means of production has always been a revolutionary act. The democratization of technology has given us the power of extreme and immediate self-expression, whether we choose to use it or not. Let’s celebrate those that are already taking control and actively participating and inspire newcomers to make the first awkward steps toward self-made media freedom.

Independent comix, book-arts, zines, diy;  whatever you call it, we participate in a culture built on the celebration, or at least exploration, of the absolute extreme fringe-ends of society. Detroit Comix Party confidently embrace this, even in cases where we are presented with material that is absolutely mortifying or disturbing.

Please help make Detroit Comix Party a dangerous and intense experience.

4/21 Comic Clique Mixer @ Coffee Buddha

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2018 by 6GPress

8PM TONIGHT…

Coffee Buddha Comic Clique is proud to present a variety mixer of local art Nate McDonough (Grixly Comics), Daniel McCloskey, Matt Rappa, and set from local rockers SKELETONIZED (also featuring Matt Rappa)

Art and comics will be available for sale and a chance to yuck it up with the creators themselves. We’ll be doing some readings and a cartooning clinic as well.

Fire pit weather permitting.

$7 BYOB. 21+

Our mocktail menu and other mixers are available. $2 stem fee for beers/wine

10/28 Spooky Party! @ Copacetic Comics

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2017 by 6GPress

7PM SATURDAY…

Hold onto your hats, because from 7:00 to 9:00pm on the evening of Saturday, October 28, SPOOKY PARTY returns to Copacetic! On hand for this year’s party are: CMU alum, and globetrotting multidisciplinary artist, Juliacks, who is coming through town to celebrate the release of her category-defying work, The Architecture of an Atom, just released by 2dCloud; erstwhile Pittsburgh-resident, Blaise Larmee, who will likewise be premiering his new book, 2001, also from 2dCloud; the indefatigable Nate McDonough, who will – naturellement! – be premiering a new comics work; Dan McCloskey, who has returned to home base after a year of nearly non-stop traveling and adventure, just in time to finish up a short piece of comics that will premiere here; Nils Balls, who is, as we type, burning the midnight oil to get his latest project ready for the Spooky Party deadline; and… who knows who else might have a new comic to premiere? Be prepared!

6/26 Book Release: Late or Dear Tameka @ Belvedere’s & Ten Minute Play Fest @ City of Asylum

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2016 by 6GPress

4PM TODAY…

Come celebrate the release of “Late or Dear Tameka,” a fully risograph printed chapbook that documents the forming of a friendship through Tameka Cage Conley and Daniel McCloskey’s email correspondence.

There will be reading, and revelry.

Attendance is free. Books will be for sale.

ALSO…

Join us for what might be our 16th?!?? Play festival!!! And We’re really excited about this play fest being at the City of Asylum in the north side.
We also have a full line up of knock your socks off plays!!!! With lots of newbies. so super exciting!!!

The theme is 1950s summer boardwalk. With Side Car Cocktails and Hotdogs, a hula hoop contest and more!!! Dress in theme and it’s oniy $3.
Not dressed in theme it’s $5.

this is an all ages event but some of the plays may contain adult content. a disclaimer will be given before each play begins if it does.

3/30-4/2 2016 AWP Conference & Book Fair @ Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott Los Angeles

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2016 by 6GPress

Provided we make it there intact, Six Gallery Press will be representing at #AWP16 this weekend. Sharing scenic table 558 will be 6GP scribblers Daniel McCloskey (A Film About Billy), Elwin Cotman (The Jack Daniels Sessions EP, Hard Times Blues), & Robert Isenberg (Wander), plus Jess Simms of nascent literary institution The Haven.

In addition to books by this sick crew, we’ll have recent selections from Ally Malinenko, Che Elias, Joseph Musso Jr., Chuck Kinder, Don Wentworth, & Jason Baldinger, plus a selection of hits from the back catalog.

We’ll also have books by a duo of fellow Pittsburgh small presses, Low Ghost & Coleridge Street, featuring the poetic stylings of Adam Matcho, Scott Silsbe, Bob Pajich, & John Grochalski, PLUS the Good Noise! anthology by Thrasher Press, featuring even more Pittsburgh poets writing on musical themes.

Feel free to visit us & buy all the books so we don’t have to lug them all home on the Greyhound!

2/11 Northside Comics Creators w/ Nils Balls & Dan McCloskey @ Penn Brewery

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY…

Northside cartoonists, Nils Balls and Daniel McCloskey, will be selling books and artwork at their neighborhood microbrewery. Meet the artists, share some pints, get them to draw stuff or ink with them.

The Northside Chronicle has a nice article about these goofballs too.

12/12 Babyland Holiday Sale & Party + Candy Cane Boys @ Copacetic

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY IN POLISH HILL…

Karen Lillis & Small Press Pittsburgh will be vending – hit them up!

ALSO…

5/21 TNY Presents @ ModernFormations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2015 by 6GPress

TOMORROW…

Two local comics artists help close out the season for the TNY Presents reading series. One of them is Daniel McCloskey, known for founding the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers’ residency, but a prolific artist and writer in his own right. He’ll present the fifth installment in his original series America’s Lesser Known Predators, each written specifically for a local reading event. McCloskey is joined at ModernFormations Gallery by comics artist Nils Balls and writers Caitlin Bender and Adrienne Jouver. BO 8 p.m. 4919 Penn Ave., Garfield. $5 (free with potluck contribution). www.modernformations.com

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/short-list-may-20-26/Content?oid=1826978

 

5/13 Sunshine Ears w/ Josh Simmons, Black River Tour @ Cyberpunk Apocalypse

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on May 9, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS WEDNESDAY…

A well rounded Show- with Art, Music, Comics, Readings and Performance.

Sunshine Ears- Musical Performance
https://sunshineears.bandcamp.com/music

Josh Simmons- Comic Art Talk with Piano and Synth
http://joshuahallsimmons.blogspot.com/

Ben Grubb and Paula Jean- performance reading

Hosted by Daniel McCloskey
danielmccloskey.com

$5 suggested donation. Doors at 9, performances at 9:30.

Joshua Hall Simmons will be having a book signing at Copacetic Comics from 6-8. This is an After Party Show.

Also, Calyx!

Odds & Ends, Winter 2015

Posted in Interviews, Recent Publications, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2015 by 6GPress

So far, 2015 has brought some very nice articles about/by Six Gallery scribblers:

A Film About Billy reviewed & Dan McCloskey interviewed by Rachel Mennies for PANK Magazine.

Jonathan Moody interviewed by Melody Nixon for The Common.

Elwin Cotman writes about (sometimes inadvertently) writing about Pittsburgh for Grist.

Ally Malinenko has been doing a lot of excellent blogging lately; this post also links to three recently-published poems.

These folks are all working on fantastic-sounding new projects, by the way. If you’re not familiar with them, check out their previous work!

The Old Year & the New

Posted in New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2014 by 6GPress

So, 2014 was a year. A good one in that The Lower Forty-Eight by Jason Baldinger, Yield to the Willow by Don Wentworth, Imagination Motel by Chuck Kinder, &, most recently, the blue 2nd edition of A Film About Billy by Daniel McCloskey saw the light of print; & a devastating one in that we lost a luminary, Victor Navarro, on June 30.

On the slate for 2015 is a follow-up to Victor’s collection Short Works, which he asked demanded be released immediately the day before his death, but which will actually be released on June 30 of next year. Juggling as fast as I can here, Vic!

Gloom Hearts & Opioids, a new collection of poems by John Thomas Menesini, who will also be in town at the end of January to perform at at least two readings.

Hungry by Daniel Parme, a self-published novel which has recently been worked over by two editors & given a polish by the author.

The Apartment Building by Joe Musso, a bizarre novel about the inhabitants of, yes, an apartment building.

An untitled collection of poems by Stephanie Brea, whenever she’s done fiddling with it.

Aaand, in all likelihood, several other books from the back burner. Stay tuned & happy New Year!