Come visit us at this delightful hometown annual holiday small press fair! Wednesday, December 21st from noon to 7 p.m.!
We've reached 20 titles!
The longtime hope has been to produce a letterpress catalog of Two Plum Press titles to hand out at events and include with orders. This will either happen very soon, to commemorate 20 titles, or later this year, when we're inching towards 25.
2016's NEW TITLES:
Awake, Wild, Secret, Free by Andrew Barton (016) / The Collected Plays 2010-2015 by Portland Preschoolers (017) / Pop by Chris Maday (018) / Book To Share by Emma Young (019) / I Was The Nostalgia by Michelle Overby (020)
We were pleased to do another year at the Short Run Comics and Arts Festival in Seattle this November.
This event marked the release of two new books, completing a mini milestone for Two Plum Press. We have now released 20 books since starting halfway through 2013!
Two Plum Press has an apprentice! Alexandra Hatzakis met us at the Portland Zine Symposium in 2015, then was working a shift at People's Food Co-Op with Sofie Sherman-Burton, recognized her, and offered up her services to help out the operation. Since the operation is usually just Andrew, struggling along, and Sofie assisting when and how she can, this help was accepted and encouraged.
Several months later, Ms. Hatzakis is now a fully trained letterpress printer, who helps with most stages of production on our books. The above photos shows Andrew and Lexi creasing dust jackets!
She worked on the production of our spring release "Awake, Wild, Secret, Free" by Andrew Barton, and our summer titles, "Pop" by Chris Maday and "The Collected Plays 2010-2015" by Portland Preschoolers.
In the words of Delphine Bedient: "Another year, another 'Zine Symposium'..."
We took this year's event as motivation to put out two long-in-the-works titles–
The Collected Plays: 2010-2015 by Portland Preschoolers (017)
Pop by Chris Maday (018)
"Preschool Plays" was a wild hit, selling out of all the copies we brought in a few short hours!