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Woodland Art Fair - CHURCHSIDE 2011

Monday, August 15th, 2011

We are gearing up for the upcoming Woodland Art Fair! Stop by our booth on the CHURCH SIDE (see map above) August 20th - 21st We’ll have LOADS of new stuff which we’ll be posting here on our blog and other places all week.

Check back for more details and pics!

Bicycle Thank-you Cards

Tree House Card Set!

Blank Journals

Simon Says - NEW art print, 4-color, 16″ x 20″, edition of 50

Emily Returns - NEW art print, 4-color, 16″ x20″, edition of 40

Hello Birds - Card Set

Urban Chickens - Card Set (printed on front and back!)

Mixed Tape Card Set

New Shirt Design for the men…

And for the ladies!

2011 Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
University of Kentucky Art 191: ART PROFESSIONS
12:00pm - 12:50pm
Whitehall Classroom Bldg Whitehall Classroom Bldg-Rm.118-CB

We will be lecturing about being professional artists, starting a small business, the process of screen-printing, and the lessons we’ve learned along the way!

Record Store Day!
CD Central
377 S. Limestone Lexington, KY 40508

We’ll be set up at CD Central with posters and swag! Come support your local record store!

Morris Book Shop: Events
408 Southland Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40503

As the cover artist, Sara will be joining Abigail Keam as she signs her mystery novel Death by Drowning. This follow-up to her debut, Death by a HoneyBee, is the second adventure of Josiah Reynolds series.

Morris Book Shop: Events
408 Southland Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40503

We’re so excited about the debut of this book! Sara was asked to design and illustrate the cover and all interior illustrations for this regional cookbook and will be joining Kentucky native Maggie Green as she signs The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook. Loaded with over 200 recipes, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook takes home chefs through a year in the Kentucky kitchen. Maggie complements her recipes with tidbits about her own experiences with food, including regional food traditions she learned growing up in Lexington.

AUGUST 20 - 21
Woodland Art Fair
Woodland Christian Church
530 East High Street Lexington, KY 40502

For the 6th year we’ll have a tent set-up at the Woodland Art Fair on the church side of the street! Come by to check out all our new stuff. Details to come!

SPX Small Press Expo
Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: noon – 6:00 pm
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

We’ll have a booth at SPX where Sara will be set-up with her comics and art-prints!

SEPTEMBER 23, 24, 25
Scarefest: Horror & Paranormal Convention
Lexington Convention Center

Cricket Press will be set up at Scarefest this year…the largest horror and paranormal convention in the US with comics, posters, and original illustrations. We attended Scarefest last year and had a blast. This will be our first year tabling. Come by and share you love of the genre with us!


MIX: Minneapolis Indie Xpo
The Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN

The Minneapolis Indie Xpo celebrates independent comics and Midwest cartoonists. We’ll be there with comics!

Flatstock 29!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Cricket Press will be attending the Flatstock Poster Convention in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Festival. This is the 29th Flatstock to date, and the Austin Flatstock is always FREE  to attend & definitely open to the public. We are in a new room this year, so check below for a convenient map to help you find over 75 poster artists from around the world displaying & selling their rock posters. Hope to see you there!


  • Wednesday March 16th – Saturday March 19, 2011


  • Wednesday 3/16 – 2pm – 6pm  (note this is the ONLY half day)
  • Thursday 3/17 – 11am – 6pm
  • Friday 3/18 – 11am – 6pm
  • Saturday 3/19 – 11am – 6pm


  • Austin Convention Center – Level 1, Ballrooms A, B, C at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701 (see map below)

The FLATSTOCK poster show is presented by the American Poster Institute (API). It is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today.

The API is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving poster artists and promoting the art form. Both the API and its FLATSTOCK series were organized in 2002 as a result of conversations between interested artists and supporters frequenting the popular website The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. This is as true today as it was in San Francisco during the Sixties.

The FLATSTOCK shows provide the general public with an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who’ve created it — they provide the API with a way to present the poster artists collectively while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent.

Up! Fair Workshop!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

UP! Fair Workshop
-DIY Screenprinting Techniques with Cricket Press-

Saturday, November 20 · 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY

One of the characteristics of many “boutique” comics is their unique, hand-printed covers - many of which are printed by the comics creators themselves. Screen printing is one of the most basic forms of printmaking that can be done at home with relatively few materials. Learn the basics of screen printing and how to give a finished look to your comic. A guide for beginners and basic materials list will be provided to all attendees. While you’re there try the process yourself and walk away with your own hand-pulled print!

This event is one of many free workshops being held as part of the upcoming UP! Fair: A Celebration of Sequential Art and the Independent Publisher.

For more details please visit:

UP! Fair

Monday, October 11th, 2010

It’s called Up! Fair and it’s a free, all-day event celebrating the independent creator with hands-on workshops (make your own mini comic, learn how to screen-print) , panel discussions (the hows of independent publishing, using today’s media for marketing, how to be a dynamic storyteller), and professional development courses (adobe programs, digital coloring). The event is to encourage and educate today’s authors on their medium, art, and options. The first floor will be full of tabling authors & comic artists selling their books and talking with the public. A reception is scheduled during the 19th Gallery Hop where an exhibit of participating artist’s work will be displayed and the organizers will offer a panel discussion on the upcoming event. We keep using the word celebration…because fundamentally that is the feel behind what we’ve organized.

Sara is one of the organizers of the event and will be offering a DIY Screenprinting workshop on Sat. Nov. 20th. More details to come!

For more info please visit