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  • Major Arcana Tarot Set

    SECRET TAROT PROJECT: COMPLETE!

    For the past month, I’ve been secretly collaborating on creating a major arcana tarot set with my student, Thomas Hewitt. Here’s our little blurb about the deck.

    The Bolas Invocation Major Arcana Tarot set is the collaborative project of J. Sayuri and Thomas Hewitt. Thomas is a 13-year-old Berkeley, CA native who balances life between eighth grade, electronic music making, and his love for Magic The Gathering. J. Sayuri is Thomas’ friend and art teacher who is an Oakland-based illustrator and comic book artist. This deck is inspired by the artwork of Magic The Gathering’s Amonkhet Invocation series and the classic Radiant Rider Waite Deck.

    And here’s our artwork. We’ve been working really hard to create a Major Arcana deck that special to both of us!

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    Make sure to check out this freshly printed deck at San Francisco Zine Fest this upcoming Sunday, September 3 from 11am – 6pm at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park

     

  • Psychedelic Commercial for Psychedelic Quest

    ZINE COMMERCIAL BY MARGE KALHOR

    I made Psychedelic Quest and Other Hallucinogenic Journeys about a year ago. Yesterday, I was hanging out with my dear friend and fellow hapa artist lady, Marge Kalhor and she whipped out her handy dandy green screen while we were watching Twilight (excellent movie).

    We made this sweet commercial for Psychedelic Quest, which Margie did a great job of editing together really quick.

    Support the arts and buy this zine today!

    Psychedelic Quest and Other Hallucinogenic Journeys

     

  • San Francisco Zine Fest 2017

    I am happy as a clam over here in my studio, feeling that freaky summer wind on my bod, AND excited to announce that I will be tabling at SFZF on Sunday, September 3! Come and join me, Come Find Out, and 200+ other artists, writers, zinesters, freaks, and geeks at the 16th annual SF Zine Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.

    2017 San Francisco Zine and Alternative Book Fest
    In addition to this event being FREE and an excellent way to support the alternative Bay Area art community, here are an additional 3 reasons why you should go to SF Zine Fest this year:

    1. DEBUT OF RITUAL
      I will be (fingers crossed) debuting / selling / talking up my beautiful and freshly printed first edition copy of Ritual, a collaborative / illustrative / instructional handbook for alternative forms of healing. This two-color risograph printed art book will include rituals to increase and hone your personal and communal magic. Some highlights of Ritual include: alpha wolf prayer, acupressure instructions to banish the patriarchy, and sleepy time cannabis tincture recipes.

    Ritual Witch Zine Illustration Cover Art
    I plan on selling these ziney babies for $14, but friends get homie dealzzz. Love you. Come and get it. Sizzlin’ hot off the press!!

    2. COME FIND OUT ZINES AND COMIX
    Silly me, I always forget the application deadline SFZF, but Come Find Out does not! Come Find Out is the zine collaboration between two Oakland lasses, Anjelica Colliard and Krusty Wheatfield. Both of them will be off performing godly deeds around the world and will not be able to make it to SFZF.  I’ve been a longtime comic contributor to this Oakland zine collaboration, so lucky me! They asked me to be there in their stead <3 <3 <3

    Kelsey Westphal and the left and Anjelica Colliard on the right

    3. DELIGHTS FOR YOUR SENSES
    In addition to a tasty array of zines, comics, and art books, I will display new jewelry /accessories / prints. Stop by the Come Find Out table to get dinosaur ear dangles and grape earrings, sexy babe and sexy brain prints, and celebrity glitter buttons.

    Dinosaur Earrings

    Anjelica Colliard Grape Earrings J. Sayuri

    The Chase Erotic Lesbian Art Print Anjelica Colliard

    Human Brain Art Print Set of Three
    We do more than zines, folks! Come and get your sweetie something nice. Come and visit.

    Again, the 2017 16th annual San Francisco Zine Fest is on September 3rd from 11AM to 6PM at the San Francisco County Fair Building. Come and support alternative book makers and artists. You can see all my accessories on TinyPinkShoe and my brain prints on InnerStellarArt <3

  • Ritual Zine Witch Contributor Stories

    Introducing the Contributors of Ritual – A Book About Magical Practice and Spiritual Knowledge Sharing

    Ritual is my newest self-published zine book project that features the magical practices of nine witches and healers across California with my pen and ink illustrations. I am so grateful to be a part of this magical community of friends. I admire and love these people for contributing to this magic zine!

    Front cover art for Ritual, a collaborative book about witch rituals, tincture recipes.

    My friends sent me their healing tincture recipes, personal mantras, magical rituals in the winter of early 2017. I remember it was a dark time – shocked by the sudden loss of a friend and 35 other young creative souls in the Oakland Ghostship Fire. The recent inauguration of Don Trump was also difficult to stomach.

    However, since then, there has been some resolution. Though I will never see my friend again, the manager of the Ghostship warehouse was convicted with 36 cases of involuntary manslaughter. My friendship with Ara blossomed into other friendships. And though Donald Trump is still president, I am confident that he will get his, most likely tragically and hilariously. Ritual magic remind me of the circularity of events, how Karma is a reliable, sneaky and cheeky bitch and the ways we orbit each other like planets.

    The friendly witches in my galaxy make Ritual real.  Through our collaboration, we share our magical knowledge in protest of the status quo and in celebration of our divine magic. I summon Ritual to life by sharing the beautiful faces and stories of the nine contributors to Ritual. These people made this zine thoughtful, diverse, political, divinely feminine, and above all, POSSIBLE.

    The contributors are organized in order of their spell, mantra, recipe, or practice in Ritual.

    WOLF PRAYER by Katie Wheeler-Dubin

    Instagram: @kwolfd

    Katie Wheeler-Dubin likes to water her plants and dot her i’s and make pickled cauliflower. The fruit trees are blossoming in her backyard and she’s in love. She’s been writing since she was seven and has been obsessed with wolves since that age too.

    Ritual Zine Katie Wheeler Wolf Moon Prayer Magic

    GENERAL OFFERING RITE by Geo Padamada

    Heretical squirf. Perennial derf.

    geo padamanda ritual rite

    ROSE NEW MOON RITUAL by Jessica Wakeman
    • Website: www.jessicawakeman.com

    Jessica is an explorer of transformative life practices, inspired by the ancient wisdom traditions. She is a Clinical Hypnotherapist focusing on career, relationship and life transitions. She believes that by leading the body back to balance, we restore our natural rhythm of health.

    Jessica Wakeman New Moon Rose Tea

    WAXING MOON CELEBRATION OF LIFE by Sayuri Kimbell
    • Website: InnerStellarArt
    • Instagram: @spooky_slime_smile

    Sayuri is a water-born creature floating just below the surface. Backstroke swimming and admiring the clouds is an excellent way to relax. Making zines is not.

    Come close. Let me squeeze you with my tentacles.

    Sayuri Ritual Magic

     

    ACUPRESSURE TO BANISH THE PATRIARCHY by Katrina Hanson, LAc
    • Website: www.prismintegrativeacupuncture.com

    Katrina Hanson is an acupuncturist who focuses in hormone regulation for puberty, fertility, transgender wellness, menopause, and other times of hormonal change.

    Katrina Ritual Contributor Illustration

    GROUNDING SAFE SAFE SPACE RITUAL by Anjelica Colliard
    • Website: softpulpyhands
    • Instagram: @jellicore

    Anjelica is an artist working in Oakland, CA. She enjoys making healing food, sharing her friends’ artwork, talking with insects, and sleeping next to her crystals. She is learning more about magic making everyday.

    Anjelica Ritual Contributor Illustration

    SLEEPY TIME TINCTURE ELIXER by Victoria Hungerford
    • Website: lady.hungerhurst.com
    • Instagram: @ladyhungerhurst

    Sometimes I have my shit together, sometimes I can’t shit.

    Then I remember, there is an herb for that.

    Tori Victoria Hungerhurst Ritual Contributor

    PROTEXION RITUAL by Mothraqueen
    • Website: www.mothraqueen.com

    Inspiration oozes from cracks in the pavement of Reality, mistakes overlooked by architects of a sterile modern world. Spirits float above tied tongues, dead words piled in rotting heaps of misunderstanding and failed communication.

    Painting, sewing, printing portals so you can kick it with me in witch paradise. No haters allowed.

    Mothraqueen protection spell

    SIREN SONG by Gabriel Christian
    • Website: www.blackpresence.xyz
    • Instagram: @genderjuicy

    Gabriel Christian can not swim as well as he can dream.

    They grew up taking ample baths though, imagining it was the sea.

    Gabriel Christian Ritual Contributor Illustration

  • Psychedelic Zine

    This psychedelic zine is for you!

    I am back and ready to share. It’s been a while, I know, but I’ve been a busy artist for the past few months! A lot has happened since my last post in July of last year: I opened another Etsy shop, finished another comic about my year, have protested at women’s marches and anti-Trump marches, and organize Tuesday Make Days at my house in Oakland!

    Psychedelic Quest and Other Hallucinogenic Journeys

    Something that am excited to share is that I finally finished my newest self-published zine, Psychedelic Quest and Other Hallucinogenic Journeys! This psychedelic zine is a unique collection of writing, art, and comics from ten Bay Area artists who share their psychedelic journeys.

    I also quit my day job in November to fully focus on supporting myself with my creative practice. No easy feat buy I’m somehow making it work!  When you purchase this zine, you are supporting Oakland artists like myself so don’t be shy and buy my psychedelic zine on Etsy for a cool $15 :)

    This zine makes the perfect gift for your favorite mushroom micro-doser, acid fiend, weed snob, or ayahuasca shaman.

    Psychedelic Quest and Other Hallucinogenic Journey is a zine exploration of the interior world of the psychedelic tripper. This self-published zine includes 36 pages of comic and illustrative magic.

    These 36 pages (front cover not included) were risograph printed on beautiful cream vellum paper in the magical printing press, Lemon Drop Press https://www.etsy.com/shop/LemonDropPresss in Oakland, California.

    Psychedelic_Quest_Oakland_Zine_2

    This zine was compiled by your truly and showcases the work of:

    Myself
    Anjelica Colliard – https://www.etsy.com/shop/softpulpyhands
    Max Stadnik – www.maxstadnik.com
    Sanaa Khan – www.sanaakhan.com
    Krusty Wheatfield – www.krustywheatfield.com
    Rachel Payne – IG femone43emb
    Ari Bird – www.aribird.com
    Katie Wheeler-Dubin – www.kwolfd.com
    Scott Tooby – www.scott-tooby.com
    Mystery Artist – It’s a mystery

    Take care and I hope to keep my supporters updated on what I’ve been up to and what’s to expect in the future! Love, Sayuri.

     

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