May 4, 2015

Abstract Editions produced by @quilesguillo

4:37 pm in books,conversations,dreaming,web dustin hostetler


…What is the abstract literature? -Take all elements of the written language to generate another type of language. There is experimental poetry, also not a Dadaist experiment. It may be a new literary genre. Part of the painting. I try to bring literature to the field of creativity. But it does not get something that makes no sense! Is read words, recognize, rather than read, recognize the structures with which the author has fun at work…

October 15, 2014

.@liketotallynita’s lo-fi love letter to her youth anthem via @DazedMagazine

6:06 pm in art,design,dreaming,video dustin hostetler

“Renowned visual artist and director Anita Fontaine creates a new piece of visual art inspired by her youth anthem”

September 25, 2014

The @eidiahouse & the DECONSUMPTIONISTS trailer!

7:02 pm in art,art events,conversations,dreaming dustin hostetler


Last week I had the privilege of touring the EIDIA’s “deconsumptionists” “art as archive” trailer, which is currently parked in Toledo. The trailer is an extension of the EIDIA House based in Brooklyn. It is also a mobile archive of the past 30 years of artwork produced by Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf.


Conceptually it’s a lot to absorb. Each numbered orange bag in the back is a catalog of different projects the two have created and collaborated on, as well as documentation and products associated with the EIDIA house including the art created in Plato’s Cave. From a curatorial point of view, they really seem to love art focused on process.


For example, currently hanging on the trailer’s walls is a piece created by Pia Linz. During her time with EIDIA, she placed herself inside a plexiglass polyhedron and then drew what she saw on the surface of the container. Each triangle piece of plexi ended up being used for print making, with incredible results…



Also on view were binders filled with work, beautifully staged and photographed. Really curious displays that tell the complicated and amazing story of Paul and Melissa’s incredible careers. If ever there was a perfect coffee table art book subject, it’s this.


If you get a chance to check this ever changing display, make a point. And if you’re involved with any spaces or institutions that would like to showcase this inspiring project, reach out directly to the artists! More information can he found at:

January 28, 2014

Sad Stonewash: A Video Mulch- OFFICIAL TRAILER

11:58 pm in design,dreaming,video,web,weird dustin hostetler

Sad I missed this by 3 years. Looks like the DVD is long since out of print… I could watch this kind of stuff for days!

December 19, 2013

Secret Headquarters @theSHQ

3:24 am in art,comics,design,dreaming,weird,zines dustin hostetler


In LA? Check this awesome shop out!

December 1, 2013

The day Barney the dinosaur was killed

9:14 pm in cartoons,dreaming,video,weird dustin hostetler

November 27, 1997

October 30, 2013

The Idea Box

10:00 am in art,comics,dreaming,life Ulises Farinas

I’m Ulises Farinas. I was thinking about what I’d want to write, but i usually find writing for it’s own sake, to be difficult and laborious. I need parameters, i need goals, i can’t just sit down and think “Here comes some hot fiyah’ made of words!” On Mister Misses, those parameters are set by the questions that I’m asked. Other times, something has moved me to anger and i gotta just rant it out. Rarely, do I enjoy anything enough to recommend it to others. Every time I’m asked, what’s the last great thing I’ve seen, read, experienced, etc. it’s always a memory that’s already 6 months old.

I’m not satisfied with comics, with movies, with popular culture. But mostly, I’m not satisfied with myself. I’m not a good enough artist, or a story teller. I can draw more, draw bigger, and draw better. I can keep my head down, aim for mediocrity, and succeed beyond my mildest dreams. I work in comics, and its an industry that rewards mediocrity. You draw your books, you do them on time, and you don’t aim for the stars, you don’t miss the moon. At the end of the day, a successful cartoonist is most likely middle class, poorly dressed, overweight and devoid of any true creative endeavors. You’ll get excited when your creator-owned comic is just another spiderman knock off or a pastiche of your own life through a cheap filter, and you’ll raise your money on kickstarter, or sell it on comixology, and tell people about it at after parties.

And then you’re home, you count how many business cards you have left, you get in bed, you got nothing. An overpriced apartment in brooklyn, a hangover, and the accomplishments of a 15 year old going on 45. That’s the fear that gnaws at me every evening. This is unacceptable.

For many years, I’ve wanted to write about my Father, but he’s still alive and i often feel like if i write about him, its like I’m writing an obituary. So rather than talk about the life he lead, I’ll talk about the things he still teaches me. Maybe first of all, fuck being a poor artist. Grow up poor and you’ll get all the education you need. But it’s bigger than that. In an effort to keep these things at the forefront of my mind, I’ve conceived the Idea Box.

The Idea Box is everything i’ve learned about being an artist that has nothing to do with picking up a pencil. There’s a million books about how to draw anatomy, how to draw comics, there’s art school for cartooning that teaches you how to use a xerox machine for $35,000. And really, it doesn’t amount to shit if at the end of the day, you’re done drawing your comic, and all you can feel is ‘Now what?” So i won’t focus on those things, when i finally put down my pencil and i’m done with drawing for the day, its not some rhetorical question. Every night, i ask “Now what?” and i have to be okay with the answer. How i arrive at that answer, will be the Idea Box.

I’m Ulises Farinas, you can find me here –



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