Joel Alter

Book Artist...Composer...Wordsmith

Some pics from our (Creature Mines) performance on Saturday! 

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Hello! Our show at the North Brooklyn Boat Club's Summer Solstice party on Saturday was amazing! We played on top of a shipping container under the Pulaski Bridge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Check out some pics above! 

Come see us (Creature Mines) tonight @ North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Summer Solstice party. 437 McGuinness in Greenpoint. On at MIDNIGHT!

Come see us (Creature Mines) tonight @ North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Summer Solstice party. 437 McGuinness in Greenpoint. On at MIDNIGHT!

Hello! My band, Creature Mines, will be performing this weekend!
Come out if you can!
creaturemines:

Hello, all! We’re playing this Saturday (6/21) at the North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Summer Solstice party! Our friends, PUPPIES, will be performing as well! We’re on right around midnight! And the event will be outside, under the stars! More info here. See you there! - Joel & Jen

Hello! My band, Creature Mines, will be performing this weekend!

Come out if you can!

creaturemines:

Hello, all! We’re playing this Saturday (6/21) at the North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Summer Solstice party! Our friends, PUPPIES, will be performing as well! We’re on right around midnight! And the event will be outside, under the stars! More info here. See you there! - Joel & Jen

Good afternoon, all,  I recently made my debut as a story character in my partner Jen Tong's new zine, Far Away on Sheep Islands. This 18-page zine recounts some of our adventures in the Faroe Islands in the summer of 2013. Check out more and purchase here.  Thanks! 

Good afternoon, all,  I recently made my debut as a story character in my partner Jen Tong's new zine, Far Away on Sheep Islands. This 18-page zine recounts some of our adventures in the Faroe Islands in the summer of 2013. Check out more and purchase here.  Thanks! 

Good afternoon. Just a quick update to let you know that I’ll be exhibiting at the San Francisco Zine Fest this summer!  The event is FREE and takes place August 30 - 31 at the San Francisco County Fair Building.  I’ll have plenty of handmade books for sale, as well as some new zines!  Hope to see you there.  

Good afternoon. Just a quick update to let you know that I’ll be exhibiting at the San Francisco Zine Fest this summer!  The event is FREE and takes place August 30 - 31 at the San Francisco County Fair Building.  I’ll have plenty of handmade books for sale, as well as some new zines!  Hope to see you there.  

Good evening, all! My band, Creature Mines, is performing this Saturday May 17 @ MeLLoW pAgEs in Bushwick for the Bushwick Review, Volume 5 release party! Additionally, we’ll be selling silkscreened merchandise (tees and totes) for the first time (all designed and hand silkscreened by Jen Tong). Come out if you can! Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/293405160822832/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming  More info:


This party’s going down SATURDAY MAY 17 8PM at MeLLoW pAgEs.
56 Bogart St. 1S, Brooklyn, New York 11206

WITH:
*Musical Performance from Creature Mines (Joel Alter and Jen Tong)*
http://creaturemines.tumblr.com/

*Readings from LK Shaw and Oscar Bruno D’Artois*
http://lkshow.biz/
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BrunoArtois

*Readings from Gabby Bess*
http://gabbybess.com/

*Tarot Card Readings from Zebadiah Keneally*
http://somelines.com/

*Readings from Shane Jones*

*Robot Phone Sex Readings from Michele Rosenthal*
http://michelerosenthal.com/

Issue V and past issues will be sold for $5. All contributors to Issue V get a free contributor’s copy.

Beer will be for sale to benefit Mellow Pages. Please support them!

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The Bushwick Review V features work by:
Joel Alter • Brian Amsterdam • Gabby Bess • Oscar Bruno D’Artois • Juliet Escoria • Lois Farningham • Kristen Felicetti •Brandon Ferraro • Mack Gelber • Lee Gillentine • David Hannon • Katharine Henner • Shane Jones • Zebadiah Keneally • Brett Masterson • Lydia Nichols • Phil Pierce • Michele Rosenthal • Alison Shanik • LK Shaw • Thom Smith • Sue Spang • Juliana Stankiewicz • Zachery Allan Starkey • Jen Tong • Tim Vienckowski

http://thebushwickreview.com/

Good day, all! Wanted to let you know I’m tabling this weekend at “Foodieodicals: A Foodie Zine Fest,” as part of the Food Book Fair.  I’ll be helping out my friends at the Center for Genomic Gastronomy  to sell their awesome risograph-printed journal, “FOOD PHREAKING.” Additionally, Jen Tong will be there with me and selling some colorful limited-edition silk screen posters for the journal (see photo above.)  Come out if you can!  WHERE: Wythe Hotel Screening Room, Wythe Ave. at N. 11th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  WHEN: Saturday, April 26 from 12pm - 4pm. For tickets and more info, go here.  

Good day, all! Wanted to let you know I’m tabling this weekend at “Foodieodicals: A Foodie Zine Fest,” as part of the Food Book Fair.  I’ll be helping out my friends at the Center for Genomic Gastronomy  to sell their awesome risograph-printed journal, “FOOD PHREAKING.” Additionally, Jen Tong will be there with me and selling some colorful limited-edition silk screen posters for the journal (see photo above.)  Come out if you can!  WHERE: Wythe Hotel Screening Room, Wythe Ave. at N. 11th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  WHEN: Saturday, April 26 from 12pm - 4pm. For tickets and more info, go here.  

Folks, The Brooklyn Zine Fest is this weekend at Brooklyn Historical Society. GO! It’s gonna be awesome. THE BUSHWICK REVIEW will have a table there (on Saturday 4/26 only) and will have copies of the recently-released Volume 5, on which I served as co-editor. Additionally, my new fable, “The Cat & the Toy Mouse,” which features illustration by Jen Tong (www.jentong.com), appears in Volume 5. It’s worth it to go just to get a copy of this mini-masterpiece!    www.brooklynzinefest.com

Folks, The Brooklyn Zine Fest is this weekend at Brooklyn Historical Society. GO! It’s gonna be awesome. THE BUSHWICK REVIEW will have a table there (on Saturday 4/26 only) and will have copies of the recently-released Volume 5, on which I served as co-editor. Additionally, my new fable, “The Cat & the Toy Mouse,” which features illustration by Jen Tong (www.jentong.com), appears in Volume 5. It’s worth it to go just to get a copy of this mini-masterpiece!    www.brooklynzinefest.com

I give you Bow Book, an original design. Made with Japanese book cloth with floral print, watermarked paper and screw posts. This book is only slightly bigger than your average bow tie. Completed April 2014. Available soon!