Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cyberpunk Apocalypse Supporting the Arts in Pittsburgh.

Posi-check from DannyMac:

Since December 1st, I have been drawing a lot. I promised myself I would do 5 pages a week and I guess I've been doing ten. I've just finished inking the last pages of a novel that I've been working on for my entire mature life. I still have a number of pages to shade, but for the first time in several years I'm fairly certain that this book will actually be completed before I die.
On a similar note our former resident Elwin Michael Cotman finally has his book of short stories up on Amazon for sale: CLICK. Elwin put together his collection while living here, and I think he'll agree with me when I say that the
book might not have happened if he wasn't a Cyberpunk Apocalite at the time. Through living here he was introduced to the publisher that picked up his book (Six Gallery Press), he presented many of the stories at monthly house meetings, and since he was in the house he was able to yell from his bedroom to mine, "Hey do you want to do the cover?" and, "Do I have to pay you?"

So here it is. One of my intermittent posi-checks.

We've helped 16 writers from all over North America by giving them a place to stay and work here in Pittsburgh, and have five Visiting Writers lined up for this spring and summer.

Eight or nine books have been written here, as well as countless poems, comics, and stories.

We've set up a ton of readings and events for locals as well as touring writers, and I think we've raised some awareness of the amazing resources available to burgeoning writers in our city.

You can check out some of our zines HERE and HERE
Check out some of the comics We've worked on HERE
Check out Elwin's book HERE
Keep on keeping on, and stay posi. And keep an eye out for our 2 year anniversary. It's creeping up, and it shouldn't be missed.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine's Day Candy-grams and Singing Telegrams

Our around-the-wood-stove think tank has come up with something fun, and we're pretty excited to announce it!

This Valentine's Day, the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers' collective will be delivering candy-grams and singing telegrams all across the city, powered by bicycle! (place order here)

We'll be bagging up assortments of handmade and store-bought candies into little ribbon-tied bundles with fancy letterpress printed tags on which we will write the recipient's name. We're also practicing song development and performance in the hopes that we'll each be singing lots of songs all day long.

Here's how it works: $5 for a candy-gram delivered by a resident via bicycle, or $10 for candy plus a singing telegram by one of our residents. We will deliver in Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, or Braddock. We have a PayPal button for you to place your order. We will be delivering during the day of Monday, February 14th, so please be prepared to give us the recipient's daytime address and phone number. In the event that the recipient is not there, we will sing the song to them over the phone and leave the candy taped to the address in question.

If you have any information that might be pertinent to our delivery (recipient is allergic to nuts, leaves at 3 pm, works in an office building where we'll need to get buzzed in, or is heretofore a secret crush) put it in the address box in your PayPal order. We'll do our darnedest to accommodate special requests, but no matter how many comic books we read we're still not superheroes.

All proceeds will go toward sustaining the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writing project, which hosts many free and low-cost literary events throughout the year. Please link this page to your own blogs and social networking pages so that we can make this a Valentine's Day to remember!
Place order here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Thanks to everyone who came to Christine's exit reading. It was a blast. The address of Christine's online publication is so check it out. Next month Pawl will be here from Kentucky. I hope you guys get to make it then too.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Once Upon a Body" visiting writer event

Friday, January 14 · 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cyberpunk Apocalypse
5431 Carnegie St.
Pittsburgh, PA

Visiting writer Christine Stoddard (Richmond VA) will be reading from her recent book arts project "Once Upon a Body" a collection of fairytales concerning the female body.

She will be reading short stories and poetry, and will pass around free original comics for guests to color during the performance. (PG-13)