All the cool kids use Tumblr now and I wanna be cool so I started using Tumblr. I’m gonna abandon this!
A Moosehorn With Eyes is coming along nicely. I’m expecting a January release date, which I am kinda disappointed of because it was around January of last year that I put out the last zine, A Generation of Losers. Damn. Putting out only 1 zine in a year is a pretty big bummer for me.
A few people in the past have came up to me and told me that my Twitter was hilarious. The thing is, I think Twitter is stupid and I only ever used it once last summer and the tweet wasn’t funny at all. I found out that a lot of people think I’m this guy. Upon learning this, I changed my username to “realpeterlee” and I am now dedicated to using Twitter, but only for the purpose of making references to my new enemy, who also appears to be named Peter Lee.
In less stupid news, congratulations Nikki for joining the Petrine TX fanclub!
I might switch over to Tumblr on account of simplifying everything. Also, all the cool kids are doing it. Like this girl, Adi, who has my sticker on her laptop:
I don’t know if she’s actually using Tumblr or not, but thanks for your support, Adi!
Well now that summer’s over, I’m sure some of you are wondering what I’ve finished since May. The answer is: absolutely nothing! That’s right, I haven’t made a single new thing. I have a million things in the works, though, which is an absolutely meaningless statement because until a single one of those are done, I’ve still got absolutely nothing in my hands. Truthfully, I’ve been pretty depressed these past few months and school hasn’t made it any better. Well, I’m not depressed in the sense that I’m sad about stuff, but I never wanna get outta bed anymore. Maybe “lazy” is a more accurate term.
But to kick myself into the right gear, I wanna put some goals in writing to give me motivation to finish something this season. Here they are!
1. Finish my zine about Bloomington. It’ll be called “A Moosehorn with Eyes” and this will be the cover:
2. Put out a demo by my new secret punk band
3. Make some more t-shirts
4. Write back to my penpal more often
5. Get some hats made
bonus: embroidered patches
I’ve been working a rad job at the University of Houston library in the shelving & collections department, but that hasn’t hindered me from working on the next zine. I might even start working a second job as a dishwasher at a little deli in my neighborhood. I’m excited about both jobs and I’m also excited about having money I can spend on kolaches and Xerox copies.
The next zine is currently untitled but I haven’t decided if I actually want to name it. It will be full of articles, interviews, and full color pictures from local artists, restaurateurs, restaurants, and punk bands. The masked artist above is from an afternoon I spent with the amazing and mysterious Gabriel Dieter who will be prominently featured. Other people involved in the next zine include my friends in the Cutters, my friend who is starting a Montrose-area late night black market breakfast taco delivery service, my weird friend Devin Finch who likes to write strange comics and make strange videos with his mom, and more.
I started listening to an amazing podcast called Ty Curious. I contacted Ty and asked him if I could come over and ask him about the podcast and take some photos, but he insisted that I come on the show and have him interview me. We had a blast and the recording of the show will be up on his site soon. I am currently writing an article about Ty and his podcast.
This year is already looking bright and awesome but there’s still something more I’m seeking.
In the mean time, listen to this awesome new band, the Busy Kids, that my friends recently started. I originally wrote the song titled “Pizza Parties and Skateboarding” and gave to the Busy Kids, who retitled it and made it better.
(My penpal sent me this! She’s working on some zines, too. One of them is about Sweden! RAD!)
You can go grab A Generation of Losers right now at Domy Books here in Houston. I dropped off 5 and once those are sold, I will drop off another 5, and then another, and another, etc. It’s $15 and comes with free pins and stickers and a flag or t-shirt, depending on what’s left. If you want to order one online, email me at email@example.com; it’ll be the same price with free shipping and free stickers and pins, as well.
I applied for a few jobs these past few months and I hope I get them. I haven’t had a job in a year and a half and I’m afraid it’s gonna break what little work ethic I ever had. Hopefully I’ll get at least one of these jobs and I’ll be able to make more zines, shirts, pins, stickers, flags, and maybe order some embroidered patches or even release a 7″. Realistically, though, I just want to get some more tattoos, moped parts, bicycle parts, and traveling money. I’m going up to Bloomington, Indiana this summer to go to Plan-It-X-Fest. It’s gonna rule!
I’ve been keeping busy after the last zine came out; I’m working on a bunch of stuff! I took photos for one of my favorite Houston hardcore bands the Burden for their new LP; give up is doing the layout. I can’t wait to see what it looks like.
My friends over at Calico Grounds are putting out a book of short stories soon. My story, Byrdwatching Quarterly, will be included in it.
An awesome silk-screening group called Animals and Children asked me to design a t-shirt for them so I’ve been working on that, too. They sell awesome stuff, check out their hoodies and skateboards. Grab their cheap stuff that they have for sale now before it’s gone!
I’m also working on a zine about food and another about traveling. During the fall semester I’ll be working on the 2nd issue of A Generation of Losers. I can’t wait to be done with school.
I’m also working on a new website so I don’t have to use this stupid thing anymore.
Stay in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep writin’, keep fightin’.