harlequin creature

an arts & literary journal. handmade.
a&j typewriter center in harbor city, los angeles. full of delights.

a&j typewriter center in harbor city, los angeles. full of delights.

pile o’ hc notebooks — thank you presents for typing bee volunteers.

pile o’ hc notebooks — thank you presents for typing bee volunteers.

Harlequin Creature

peggydaub:

This is one of my favorite little magazines.  Who else would have thought about bringing typewriters to children?  What a great idea to bring out their creativity!

*did you know? the university of michigan library is the only institution to have acquired every single issue of hc for its special collections catalog! but since our inception in 2011, later issues have been purchased by the university of wisconsin, colorado college, and most recently, the beinecke rare books library at yale.*
5ers setting their sails

5ers setting their sails

join the harlequin creature collective.

become a member of the magazine you love and help us to continue to put out unique and inventive printing projects. as a member you will receive an occasional mailing (the more members we have, the more mail art we can afford to make), the invitation to contribute content to our mailings & advance event notifications. your name will also appear on our website, for all to see how committed you are to the creature. & at $10 a year, that’s a deal! please send checks to 319 e. 9th st. brooklyn, ny 11218, or pay via paypal.

hc founding manifesto and creature ‘zine in the making.

futurist themed covers for typewriters to kids ws @ the guggenheim…so much fun to print & can’t wait to see what awesome material our workshop participants fill these portfolios with!

printed @ the arm in williamsburg, bk.

futurist themed covers for typewriters to kids ws @ the guggenheim…so much fun to print & can’t wait to see what awesome material our workshop participants fill these portfolios with!

printed @ the arm in williamsburg, bk.

the creature is multiple…what does it look like to YOUUUUU?

as part of the launch of our membership-based HARLEQUIN CREATURE COLLECTIVE (to be formally announced later this year), we are collecting images to be featured in the first ever hc mailer.

every creature we receive by april 1st will appear in the mailing alongside a manifesto written by editors meghan forbes, hannah mcmurray, & ian davis. we want creatures draw by hand, made on the typewriter or with moveable type, collaged, photographed, whatever.

please send us your images as high-resolution black&white pdfs, tifs, or jpgs with nothing else but your creature in the file to harlequincreature@gmail.com

harlequin |ˈhärlik(w)ən|
noun
1 ( Harlequin) a mute character in traditional pantomime, typically masked and dressed in a diamond-patterned costume.
• historical a stock comic character in Italian commedia dell ’ arte.
2 (also harlequin duck) a small duck of fast-flowing streams around the Arctic and North Pacific, the male having mainly gray-blue plumage with bold white markings. • Histrionicus histrionicus, family Anatidae.
adjective
in varied colors; variegated.

creature |ˈkrē ch ər|
noun
an animal, as distinct from a human being : night sounds of birds and other creatures.
• an animal or person : as fellow creatures on this planet, animals deserve respect.
• a fictional or imaginary being, typically a frightening one : a creature from outer space.
• archaic anything living or existing : dress, jewels, and other transitory creatures.
• a person of a specified kind, typically one viewed with pity, contempt, or desire : you heartless creature!
• a person or organization considered to be under the complete control of another : the village teacher was expected to be the creature of his employer.

image (c) alvey jones.

the creature is multiple…what does it look like to YOUUUUU?

as part of the launch of our membership-based HARLEQUIN CREATURE COLLECTIVE (to be formally announced later this year), we are collecting images to be featured in the first ever hc mailer.

every creature we receive by april 1st will appear in the mailing alongside a manifesto written by editors meghan forbes, hannah mcmurray, & ian davis. we want creatures draw by hand, made on the typewriter or with moveable type, collaged, photographed, whatever.

please send us your images as high-resolution black&white pdfs, tifs, or jpgs with nothing else but your creature in the file to harlequincreature@gmail.com

harlequin |ˈhärlik(w)ən|
noun
1 ( Harlequin) a mute character in traditional pantomime, typically masked and dressed in a diamond-patterned costume.
• historical a stock comic character in Italian commedia dell ’ arte.
2 (also harlequin duck) a small duck of fast-flowing streams around the Arctic and North Pacific, the male having mainly gray-blue plumage with bold white markings. • Histrionicus histrionicus, family Anatidae.
adjective
in varied colors; variegated.

creature |ˈkrē ch ər|
noun
an animal, as distinct from a human being : night sounds of birds and other creatures.
• an animal or person : as fellow creatures on this planet, animals deserve respect.
• a fictional or imaginary being, typically a frightening one : a creature from outer space.
• archaic anything living or existing : dress, jewels, and other transitory creatures.
• a person of a specified kind, typically one viewed with pity, contempt, or desire : you heartless creature!
• a person or organization considered to be under the complete control of another : the village teacher was expected to be the creature of his employer.

image (c) alvey jones.

issue 5 launch events  :

april 20th @ alias books in los angeles, 7pm
join us as we return to our favorite used book store in the sun stroked city. meghan & issue 5 contributor ruth á sacre will read along with ginger buswell, moneta goldsmith and rebecca cox (oneminutelovestories.com) & featured artist brittany atkinson will speak about her work.
tunes thrown in for good measure.

april 21st @ literati bookstore in ann arbor, 7pm
hannah will be joined by matvei yankelevich (udp founding editor), ken mikolowski (of the alternative press) & ann marie thornburg (past contributor & umich mfa alum) for a night of readings at the hottest spot in town.

may 24th @ silent barn in brooklyn, 6pm
meghan will read alongside past hc contributor nathan earl rose, as well as udp editors daniel owen, michael newton and emmalea russo. music sets by due diligence, twins of el dorado, relatives, shoe ins.
the night kicks off in the courtyard with chapbook making!

introducing the newest goose in the ny gaggle : erika!
still need 4 more typewriters here before the guggenheim workshop april 5th. have a typewriter to donate or lend? we need it!!