QbyQ Press will no longer provide publishing services nor coordinate outreach programs. Instead, Suzahn and I will focus on creating art books that challenge textual and visual boundaries.
Our mission has always been to take a sledgehammer to these expectations. Those moments, table-ing at an event, when people wonder what-the-what kind of book they are looking are my proudest moments as an artist.
We’ve been blessed to work with amazing collaborators in the past four years... and we are infinitely thankful for everyone’s contributions to our vision of a harmonious, artistic community.
Please continue to follow us as we roll out book projects every once in a while!
2nd Annual NABF at Slover Library!
David Solomon, Travel On
Poetica Publishing Company
Second House / Toddbot
Wild Card Books & Arts
757 Comic and Cartoon Creators
BIG THANKS TO THE AWESOME STAFF AT SLOVER LIBRARY
"I am a baby bird; only days away from being thrown out of the nest & expected to fly" -Margo Mae Elizabeth Schwartz
Thrown Out of the Nest is a collaboration between me (big brother) and my late little sister following her death. I couldn't bare to take her clothes or many of her personal belongings. After my mother and father decided what to keep, I just wanted what was left to be donated. Pictures, songs, sights, smells, places, and memories were enough to remind me of lo...ve and regret, even shame. However, I did receive all of her writing. What I found was incredibly deep, thoughtful material on entering young adulthood, doors that can be opened, some that must be closed. There was hope and pain all at the same time. I was floored. Searching for a way to reconnect with her, I came to the idea of creating a book featuring some of our writing from the same age, around 19 respectively. She would have loved that idea. We had wanted to work on something together.
QbyQ provided the artistic direction that only my creative little sister could have supplied. The final product is more than I could have imagined. I held it in my hands and thought, "That's it." First and foremost, my hope is that reader takes away a sense of who she was. I have great concern about the preservation of her memory. Additionally, my hope is that the reader, from any background or identity, will find the words identifiable or relatable somewhere within themselves. Most importantly, releasing this work was an important action of catharsis for myself.
"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man's land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again." -Pema Chodron
Author/ Margo Mae Elizabeth Schwartz and Carl Peter Schwartz
Cover art/ Katie Montgomery
Laser printed on a tender pink, French 70 lb. text-weight paper. Some pages are printed with diary lines to add to the conceptualization of intimacy. Katie Montgomery's watercolor is reprinted on the cover. The sleek, glossy image is mounted on cold pressed, or highly textured, water color paper. Our book's binding is perfect binding with a pinched spine for durability and flexibility.
5” x 7”
This is one of my upcycled book designs. The covers are made out of plastic bags. Want to learn how to make a similar book out of your favorite textiles? Teaching a couple #bookmaking workshops at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk. www.the-muse.org/workshops.html#art. #norfolk #ghent #handmade #journals
What's your Paren-Tale? Participate in @goodsneverdie publishing project More info at qbyq.press/bookshop/paren-tale. . . . #muva #momlife #mommylife #thestruggleisreal #babylife #momlifebelike #militarymomlife #militarymom #baby #family #familyfirst #workingmom #bossmom #babybear #mommy-life #757mom #FOE #familyovereverything #momatribe
Grab your baby and head on over to Slover Library on November 19th for “Paren-tale,” a parent writing group where you can bond with other parents about the little demons we call our children! From 1:30 until 3pm we will be in Conference Room #115 at Slover Library - See you there!
** For more information follow this link -> https://goo.gl/MtbjPN #muva #momlife #mommylife #thestruggleisreal #babylife #momlifebelike #militarymomlife #militarymom #baby #family #familyfirst #workingmom #bossmom #babybear #mommylife #757mom #themamatribe #FOE #familyovereverything