Book Release Party in Brooklyn
 
Hello Dearlings, 

This has been a whirlwind season for books!  First, I want to make sure all of you Patreon patrons have received your special 1st edition "Riddled With Spots" book in the mail.  If yours didn't arrive, please let me know so I can consult the tracking numbers, and get it to you.   On the day of the release, the book was listed at #12 in Amazon's metaphysical rankings, and #32 in Poetry, so that was nice.  Also, I want to thank those of you who left 5 star reviews on Amazon  and Goodreads.  That was very sweet of you, and discovering that completely made my day!

Second, for those of you who are local, I'd like to invite you to an extremely fun book release party this Sunday, at Bizarre Bushwick.  This is to celebrate another esoteric book released by my publisher, A. Keck Press, called "The Order of the Days" (more about that in a second).  This party will feature CIRCUS, SIDESHOW, STAND-UP, and LIVE MUSIC, and you can mingle with all the artists from this book and mine (wink*), who will be present with signed copies of all sorts of wonderful things.  I will also have copies of "Riddled With Spots" there, in case people want extras for gifts and such.  I may also have a few small, sorted trinkets available on the side, as well as a free art-backed tip calculator card for anyone who comes up and asks for it, just because.  

Here is the Facebook event, for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1859890127597962/?active_tab=about
(Note: I didn't write "The Order of the Days", but it does feature one of my drawings.  Some of you might recognize this fellow:)

Here are the Official Event Details, from A. Keck Press:

"BOOKS!! ART!! ENTERTAINMENT!!
Come join us on Sunday night, March 12th, to celebrate the release of The Order of the Days -- an art book about the ancient, mythological, and mystical roots of our week. The book features the work of seven remarkable artists, who created original images based on the history and meaning of the days.
During the night, you'll have an opportunity to mingle with the creative team, and purchase autographed copies of the book (we may even raffle some off).
The night will also feature a wide variety of entertainment, including CIRCUS, SIDESHOW, STAND-UP, and LIVE MUSIC.
You don't want to miss this one, folks!
To top it off... we'll be celebrating at the extraordinary BIZARRE Bushwick, one of Brooklyn's finest and freakiest venues.  See you there!
The Order of the Days
Written by Brendan Schweda
Featuring art by Sarah Zar, Anita Stevens Rundles, Liz Emirzian, Elise Mesnard Art, Aya Rosen, Igor Gnedo & Justin Nissley.
Edited by Jamerson Maurer
Published by A. Keck Press
LIVE Peformances from:
Emilly Ben Ami
Adam Bishop
Lauren Elizabeth
Jordan Hebert
Noa Lembersky
Teddy Manywounds
Aneya Marie
Shahar Mintz
Mariana J. Plick  {Insanely talented, not to be missed}
Chelsea Rodriguez
Anita Stevens Rundles
Bernadette Schweda
Alexander Spitfire
Nikki Talis
George Wisegarver
$7 suggested donation"

... but come even if you don't donate.  I'd rather see you than your dead-men trading cards.  

Coming up soon, I'm working on a couple of curatorial projects, which I'll let you in on as the time approaches.  I promised you Patrons would have first notice of calls for art, and you will, so keep your eyes peeled and your grapes skinned.  Those projects won't be listed as payed Things, but I will keep you posted in case you want to submit art or pass the opportunity along to your talented friends.

Dream well,

S