Walpurgisnacht Pregame with Kevin Geeks Out About the Devil 4/28

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April’s installment of Kevin Geeks Out is delving into the many faces of Old Nick, the Adversary, the Lord of this World: THE DEVIL! On Thursday April 28 at 9:30pm at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema, I’ll be joining comedian Kevin Maher and filmmaker Paul Murphy for a look at the Satanic Panic, feminist witches, on-screen devils, and the beliefs and rituals of modern-day Satanists.

Trailers: KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT THE DEVIL (Kevin Geeks Out) from Nitehawk Cinema on Vimeo.

I’m thrilled and honored to have the participation of The Satanic Temple in this program, and will have the opportunity to interview TST co-founder Lucien Greaves live on stage.

Don’t miss out–purchase tickets here!

Around the Web: William Mortensen, Jean Rollin, Piracy, and The Unknown

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I realize I express delight a lot; I have a boundless well of enthusiasm for dark and obscure things. But it’s with a true and noteworthy sense of delight that I announce that I’ll be contributing to Heathen Harvest, an absolutely mighty, fearless resource for underground music and culture. My first contribution to HH comes is a review of Feral House’s 2014 releases American Grotesque and The Command to Look, covering the work, career, and philosophies of William Mortensen.

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Dirge Magazine continues to let me ply my trade in bizarro cinema. November saw my peek into the kinky world of The Unknown, a circus-set Tod Browning thriller starring Lon Chaney as a murderous performer who carries a torch for smoldering young Joan Crawford.

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I’ve also written a two-part exploration of the films of Jean Rollin, the first of which posted recently and covers the director’s use of symbolism. Well, symbolism and bucketloads of sex. The sex is pretty important, really.

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Speaking of sex, the babes at Slutist published November’s Great Moment in Historical Sluttery, which covered the pirate queen of the Chinese coast, Ching Shih. Pirates are great, but pirates with bisexual, incestuous threesomes are super-fucking-great. You should go read about her.

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OH AND! Should you be in the NYC area this Sunday December 6, I will be manning the Heretical Sexts table at the St. Vitus Holiday Flea Market. I have brand new holiday cards as well as new prints, and the remaining copies of Die Mensur and all HS zine titles.

Kevin Geeks Out About the Apocalypse – September 17, 2015

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It’s that time again! I’m returning to Kevin Geeks Out on Thursday September 17 at 9:30pm at Nitehawk Cinema for a show all about the Apocalypse (and what comes after). That’s right: I get invited BACK to events after I tell an extended Nazi/necrophilia joke like I did at the Super Villains show, and I plan on making you all delightfully uncomfortable once again.

It’s a fantastic line-up of guests and I’m excited to be a part of it:

  • Emily Asher-Perrin (Tor.com)
  • Peter Miller (Founder of The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club)
  • Matt Glasson (Editor, Filmmaker)
  • Nathaniel Wharton (SportsAlcohol.com)

Watch the trailer below for a sneak peek:

Trailer: KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE from Nitehawk Cinema on Vimeo.

The past two shows have sold out (including the Super Villains show that I co-hosted, a fact that warmed my black patent leather heart), and this one will too, so advance tickets are HIGHLY recommended. Grab your tickets here and I hope to see you at the show!

Kevin and Kate Geek Out About Super Villains – July 30, 2015

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New York area pals rejoice! I’m going to be joining comedian and hyphenate pop culture enthusiast Kevin Maher for a celebration of the ghastliest, most horrible, and all-around dastardliest bad guys for Kevin Geeks Out About Super Villains on Thursday July 30 at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn. I’ve been furiously editing video, making gifs, and getting my comics into a presentable format for the event, which will be a one-of-a-kind variety show featuring experts, artists, and other assorted weirdoes.

View the trailer here:

Trailer: KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT SUPERVILLAINS from Nitehawk Cinema on Vimeo.

For those unfamiliar with Nitehawk, it’s a fantastic movie theater featuring a full-service bar and kitchen. I will advise you NOT to start a drinking game where you take a slug every time I compare a super villain to “the demonic other” or any time a speaker suggests they might want to have filthy, filthy sex with one of the super villains being discussed. You might die.

There will also be an audience participation game during which one lucky bastard will win an original Red Skull painting by *me*, in case the promise of drinks, laughs, and general weirdness wasn’t enough.

The evening’s rogue’s gallery of presenters includes:

Click here to purchase advance tickets!

Historical Sluttery, Ilsa, and Bonnie and Maude – Spring 2015 Art

There are a lot of wonderful consequences to having creative friends. The artists, performers, and writers I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by are a constant source of inspiration for me. As a bonus, sometimes I even get to invited to collaborate with them on their ventures.

I’m excited to announce that I have a new monthly feature at Slutist (a site that anyone who loves fierce women should be reading) called Great Moments in Historical Sluttery. I’ll be illustrating and writing about sexy, influential women and their various accomplishments, misdeeds, and general hijinx. The first in the series is live on Slutist now, and discusses Weimar Berlin’s own Anita Berber.

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I’ve also been illustrating posters for some of the independent film and pop culture events here in NYC. Below is a poster I made for screenings of the Ilsa series at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn:

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On a completely different side of the Female Experience coin, I also illustrated a poster for an event called Pregnant Pause, hosted by Bonnie and Maude, a fantastic podcast and variety show about women in film and television. It’s good to get out of one’s comfort zone and this was a terrific opportunity for me to do just that!

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Visit Me at Brooklyn Zine Fest on April 26

This Sunday, April 26 2015, I will be manning the Heretical Sexts table at Brooklyn Zine Fest. As an attendee of the event since its first year, I’m delighted to be participating on the vendor side of the table this year! BZF is a FREE EVENT that takes place from 11am to 6pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and full details on panels, artists, and writers involved in the Fest are available on the website here:

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There is a completely different set of zinesters on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to check out both dates to see everything this creative line-up has to offer.

witchwomen-screenIn addition to Forever Doomed, My Dream Date with a Villain, buttons, stickers, and swag from Heretical Sexts contributors, I’ll be premiering the newest HS zine titled Witch Women. Everything on the Heretical Sexts table is five bucks or under–that’s about the price of a beer. There’s no reasonable way you can say no to stopping by! The Witch Women zine is an exploration of the many facets of the relationship between femininity and the occult. The zine features original art and essays ranging from the esoteric to the humorous.

Witch Women Contents:

-“Hag Couture,” cheeky advice on fashion and ritual realness by S. Elizabeth
-“Ace of Worlds,” an encounter with the tarot by Tom Blunt
-“The Scarlet Women,” an illustrated history of erotic magic written by Heather Drain and illustrated by Tenebrous Kate
-“Darkening the Coven,” and RPG and creative writing supplement by Jack W. Shear
-Art by Dana Glover, Becky Munich, and Carisa Swenson