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  • Illustrations from Ritual

    A large portion creating Ritual was devoted to drawing each of the 9 rituals. I began illustrating these drawings of my ‘Healing Hands’ in my sketchbook with black 02 micron pens. After I drew these by hand, I scanned them into my computer and created the color separations in Photoshop so that I could make these risograph prints at Lemon Drop Press.

    I made a few copies of each illustrations and I’m thinking of having a way for  people to buy them (Probably on my Etsy shop, InnerStellarArt). But for for now I’m just giving out one free print per Ritual purchase. So make sure to buy a copy of Ritual online.


  • Ritual Witch Zine Is COMPLETE


    Ritual is a book project that I’ve been working on for a little over a year and I finally have the finished copy in my hands today! Ritual witch zine is also available for sale online if you can’t make it to the release party on February 17 from 6-10PM in Oakland, CA.

    This book features the magical rituals of 9 artists and alternative healers. This book is 48-pages of pure magic and is risograph printed in blue. I illustrated most of the art in this zine, except for the inside of the front cover by @sludgepony and one of the images of the Protexion Ritual by Maren Preston.

    Here’s the table of contents so you can see what’s to come.

    • Alpha Wolf Prayer by Katie Wheeler-Dubin

    • General Offering Rite by Geo Padamanda

    • Rose New Moon Ritual by Jessica Wakeman

    • Waxing Moon Celebration of Life by Sayuri Kimbell

    • Acupressure to Banish the Patriarchy by Katrina Hanson

    • Grounding Safe Space Ritual by Anjelica Colliard

    • Sleepy Time Tincture by Victoria Hungerford

    • Protexion Ritual by Mothraqueen

    • Siren Song by Gabriel Christian

    I illustrated a series of drawings for Ritual. A hand or pair of hands for each ritual. Making these drawings and collages was probably the most interesting part for me because I don’t draw too much these days so this was nice to draw with microns again.

    If you are interested in buying this zine, please go here!

    Thank you to all the contributors and I will announce more details for the Ritual release party soon!

  • 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


    Heretical squirf. Perennial derf.

    geo padamanda ritual rite

    ROSE NEW MOON RITUAL by Jessica Wakeman
    • Website:

    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

    • 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


    • Website:

    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

    • 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:
    • 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:

    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:
    • 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 in Oakland, California.


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

    Anjelica Colliard –
    Max Stadnik –
    Sanaa Khan –
    Krusty Wheatfield –
    Rachel Payne – IG femone43emb
    Ari Bird –
    Katie Wheeler-Dubin –
    Scott Tooby –
    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.


  • Kiosk Fest: Celebrating Self-Publishing, Art, and the Zine Scene in San Francisco

    Print is not dead in the Bay Area

    Zine Kiosk Fest in San Francisco California

    Take a walk up Market Street this weekend to celebrate the first-ever Kiosk Fest in San Francisco, CA. From Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24 from 11am to 7pm each day, over 50 artists, writers, zinesters (or any combination of the above) will occupy the olive green kiosks that line Market Street from Embarcadero to 5th Street. Grab a zine or two!

    Location of Kiosk Fest in San Francisco, CA July 23 - July 24

    This indie book and art pop-up is equal parts zine fest, scavenger hunt and poetry reading. There will also be live music and tons of Pokemon about! 🙂

    Pokemon Ninetails San Francisco Zine Fest 2016The fest will feature over 50 vendors including:

    The Grand Newsstand Zine Distro in San Francisco California

    I will be proudly representing Come Find Out as well as selling my own work including my Animal Brain watercolor prints on Sunday, July 24th. Come Find Out is the brain child of Anjelica Colliard and Krusty Wheatfield. I’ll be selling their 13th zine installment, Hot Magic, at the kiosk. Hot Magic is a collection of illustrations, comics and writing that focus on occult eroticism and sexy spells. Learn more about Hot Magic here! Stay tuned for more details about which kiosk I’ll be occupying!

    Throwback to when Anjelica (1/2 of Come Find Out) and I had an event at The Grand Newsstand back in October 2015.

    Kiosk Fest San Francisco Come Find Out

    Again, here are the important details for what you will be doing this weekend:

    Who: YOU!
    What: Kiosk Fest 2016
    When: Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, July 24 from 11am – 7pm
    Where: Market Street, San Francisco from Embarcadero – 5th Street
    Why: To celebrate self-publishing, zinesters, artists, writers, publishers, and a sunny summer day in San Francisco

    Come Find Out's Zines Display

    Don’t know what a zine is? Check out this post

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