ajmcguire asked: I bought Anthony Ha's collection of short stories from you at MOCCA and really enjoyed it. At the time you said you printed it yourself. Do you have a legit commercial print shop setup yourself? Or do you have access to a shared studio or something similar?
Thanks, I’m really pleased to hear you enjoyed the book! Anthony’s interwoven tales are delightful to read together as a pocket paperback.
Yes, I did print all of the interiors for the book myself at my small Risograph print shop in San Francisco. I have an office, lovingly referred to as “Mission Risoplex,” with my Risograph RP 3105 — this is the same machine that Thickness #1-3, Prison for Bitches, and Frontier #1: Uno Moralez was printed on. I don’t take commercial work (not enough time!) but have helped print for/with friends on their books, including Jonny Negron & Jesse Balmer’s Chameleon #1-2, Hannah K. Lee’s Issues #2: Shoes Over Bills and Issues #3: Mascots, Alison Dubois’ Antique Roadshow, covers for Studygroup’s It Will All Hurt #1 by Farel, and a bunch of prints for Sophia Foster-Dimino and Roman Muradov <3.
I love my Risograph — our last few issues have been produced offset, but I plan to return to Riso for Frontier #5: Sam Alden and for producing the third issue of my personal zine Electric Ant. :) I also created a Risograph-centric Mailing List called The Church of Risography, which connects about 75 Risograph printers from around North America and Europe to share troubleshooting tips.
For folks that want to get a copy of the chapbook, you can order "Love Songs for Monsters" by Anthony Ha right here.
— From an interesting review of Frontier #3: Sascha Hommer from Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter.