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Christopher Kardambikis

A resident at Pioneer Works, Christopher Kardambikis seeks an absurd mythology for the future through drawings, paintings, and books. Currently, he is continuing his ongoing Book-a-Month project playing with the book form while experimenting with materials, process, and space. He has co-founded three artist book and zine projects: Encyclopedia Destructica in Pittsburgh, Gravity and Trajectory in San Diego, and 90 Proof Press in Los Angeles. Christopher has been an artist-in-residence at the Art Students League, Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony, Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, and the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA from the University of California, San Diego.


Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Hosted by Christopher Kardambikis, each program features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. The series will act as a cross section of this varied landscape and rich history. Listen to voices that would normally live in your hands and demand your eyeballs.


Bloody Marys and Zines

Christopher Kardambikis' first stop on his Megalopolis roadtrip is The Fishtown Tavern in Philadelphia, PA. Upon arriving, he sits down with designers and zinemakers Paige Hanserd and Justine Kelley to discuss their work over a round of bloody marys. 


Baltimore Books

Christopher Kardambikis stops by Bookish in Baltimore to get the scoop from founders Shannon Partrick and Chris Zickefoose.


Detroit Book CIty

Christopher Kardambikis stops in Detroit to get the low down from  Ditto Ditto founder Maia Asshaq.


DC Art Book Fair

Christopher Kardambikis heads into our nation's capital for the DC Art Book Fair. 


Pellinore Press

Christopher Kardambikis rolls through Baltimore again, this time stopping at Pellinore Press, owned and operated by Ursula West Minervini and Jonathon Poliszuk. 


Where the Fuck is My Bag of Hair

While in Baltimore, MD Christopher Kardambikis talks to Suzanne Gold and Kelly Lloyd of HAIRCLUB, a collaborative research initiative into the multivalent topic of hair in our wider culture.



Moving on to Philadelphia, Christopher Kardambikis talks to Nerissa Cooney, Lauren Downey, and Ricky Yanas at Ulises.


Much Wuv

Christopher Kardambikis meets up with Ed Luce at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair on February 24th, 2017.  Luce is the San Francisco-based creator of Wuvable Oaf, a two-time Ignatz nominated series of comics and winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ Graphic Novel.


Finding a Line

Host Christopher Kardambikis takes a trip to Skate Bowl behind Union Market in Washington, DC to speak with guests Bruce AdamsBen AshworthSam BooJamie EarlyAmanda McDonaldLouis M Schmidt, and Anne Smith.