Writer who stumbled into typesetting and the occasional cover wrap. Founder of King Shot Press, a micropublisher of radical literature. Currently in Portland, but also sometimes Athens and elsewhere.

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NOV 25 2022: Busy Business

If you’re someone like me who struggles to internalize accomplishments, then I think it’s important, especially when you’re feeling unproductive, to audit your output going back a year. There will always be months where it feels like nothing happened, and there will be months where it feels like everything happened. I spent much of 2022 working on independently-published books, doing my best to make them better.

January: MUSIC IS OVER! by Ben Arzate (typesetting), SMALL MOODS by Shane Kowalski (typesetting)

February: YOU PRAY FOR DRY WEATHER AT THE SIGHT OF THE SUN by J David Osborne (typesetting)

March: LETTING OUT  THE DEVILS by Kelby Losack (typesetting, bathroom graffiti)

April: JESUS CHRIST JOE by Selby (typesetting, cover wrap)

May: THE VACATION by Garth Miró (typesetting),  CORNUCOPIA by Lindsay Amaris Temple (typesetting, cover wrap), AURA by Hillary Leftwich (typesetting, image correction)

June: ISLAND TIME by Olivia Kan-Sperling (typesetting, cover wrap/spot UV outline from existing  design)

July: Worked on novel

August: Worked on novel

September: DONALD GOINES by Calvin Westra (typesetting, cover wrap, charcoals, audiobook censorship)

October: Moved into a house, built some things

November: POLO by Jinnwoo (typesetting, cover wrap using existing design)

December: EXPVT (Expat litjournal #5)

There are also King Shot titles, as well as projects for various writers, publishers that aren’t public yet. Upwards of 20 books, maybe.

Seeing this all laid out makes me feel pretty good.