getting ready for the new orleans comic and zine fest


community before government

most of the people in my life, both personally and professionally, have been hit hard by the election. i cried. i have allowed myself fear, asking those around me if it is a healthy fear or paranoia, and honestly i think it is both.
we have a president-elect who is known for bad business deals, bad marriages and a truly bad hairstyle. we know he is a monster-but here we are.
i have read many articles and commentary about what is happening, but what i am seeing above and beyond the initial fear, shock and awe of this, is a knowledge that we need each other. this is a time when we hold our hands out to neighbors, to make sure the needs of the whole are met. we don’t need a government to manage our communities, we need each other.
we need feet to ground actions-black lives matters, food not bombs, the standing rock anti-dakota pipeline protests. we need compassion and consideration-there will be more of a need for donations to food banks. we need voices to help carry and protect our humanity-research, create, distribute. there is a way for everyone to find a space in creating our new direction, even if it is a simple hug and some words of encouragement.

raffle of awesomeness!

oooooooo!!!!  when the goblin hoard gets full….

when we sat down and designed the frei art cooperative we never really foresaw our goblin hoard as a stagnate place for art to hang out, but we weren’t prepared for the amazing influx of contributors: artists, writers, musicians, homesteaders, grass-roots organizers! so here we are overflowing with awesomeness, and we have only one option to give it away!  that is what gift economy is all about, y’all!

so please sign up to win some cool cool stuffs!  all you have to do is email us (your info will not be given out, sold, traded, etc nor we will bombard you with email love)

we have novels, books of poetry, cookbooks, paintings, sketches, prints, patches, paper copies of zines and much more!

good luck!

please excuse our construction

hey, thanks for stopping by!  we are working our fingerprints off to create a stellar space for our cooperative!  thanks for your patience!

in the meantime feel free to check out a couple of our zines and artist’s sites:

the contritions of the phoenix zine is a quarterly independent magazine our largest publication to date.  the content includes multi-media artists, writers, reviews, recipes, essays/articles written by individuals highlighting struggles and oppression and much more.  the first issue of the contritions of the phoenix zine can be found:

contritions of the phoenix zine 1st issue

sherman i sherwood is a member of the frei art cooperative.  he works primarily with graphic/glitch art that focuses on his life as a dischordian pope.  his work is vibrant, beautiful and at times quirky and silly.  some of his work can be found in the contritions of the phoenix zine, but also on his social media sites:

sherman i sherwood flickr page

sherman i sherwood facebook

the frei art cooperative highlight zine of sherman i sherwood

grace fry is the co-founder of the frei art cooperative.  she is the founder/editor of the contritions of the phoenix zine, a poet, an author of short stories and overall loud mouth.   her work can be found at:

grace fry’s wordpress

tanya ross aka tandoll has been a professional artist for over a decade, having created her very own signature medium using an intricate method with oil pastels and colored pencils. most of her artwork is drawn in a lowbrow/kitsch big-eye style that is colorful, spunky, and at times a little silly.  her work can be found:

tandoll facebook


there will be more coming up, so don’t go too far!