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Cry Me a River Part I & II

"Cry Me a River" risograph comic front cover with two women performing a diy haircut

Cry Me a River is the second chapter of author and illustrator, Sarah Welch‘s Endless Monsoon saga. Originally planned as a single book, we decided to split the story in two parts because of the length.

In Chapter 2 of the Endless Monsoon story we find Jess re-settled, living temporarily with Angela, but still struggling to achieve stability in the murky environs that seem hell bent on breaking her spirit. The pair manage to make their own fun despite the circumstances.

  • "Cry Me a River" risograph comic inner detail of a plant in a sack and friends watching tv on the couch
  • "Cry Me a River" risograph comic inner detail two different bedroom scenes side by side
  • "Cry Me a River" risograph comic inner detail of two women sitting at a bus stop bench
  • "Cry Me a River" risograph comic inner detail of two friends sharing an umbrella on the street
  • "Cry Me a River" risograph comic inner detail oftwo women sitting on a porch talking about swamp mold
  • "Cry Me a River" risograph comic inner detail of streets, duplexs and apartments after rains in Houston

"Cry Me a River II" risograph zine front cover with a hatchback and text written in cracks of pavement
“Cry Me a River” part two by Sarah Welch

Why is Endless Monsoon Chapter 2 split into two parts you ask? Necessity. This chapter ran longer than all the others and we were forced to make two books because we did not own a stapler that could handle the overflowing volume of pages. Self-publishing is like that my friends. CMAR Part 2 picks up with a conflict for our dear protagonist that ends with a wild night in a warehouse turned punk venue.

  • "Cry Me a River II" risograph zine inner detail of faces and chuga chuga sound effect
  • "Cry Me a River II" risograph zine inner detail of a car being loaded and prepared for a move
  • "Cry Me a River II" risograph zine wrap around cover showing a hatchback, elephant ear foilage, and streetside curb
  • "Cry Me a River II" risograph zine inner detail of a house party punk show
  • "Cry Me a River II" risograph zine inner detail of mega bass car stereo button and tropical overpass scenery
  • "Cry Me a River II" risograph zine inner detail of palm tree scene and character leaving for work
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Project B Photo Set

As letterpress printers, the satisfaction of bringing new life to the old and sometimes forgotten, is not lost on us. That’s why we are very excited to have worked with Barbara Levine of Project B to create two photo sets with packaging based on a vintage Kodak photo wallet pack. share these photo sets by artists Barbara Levine (Project B) and Daniela Edburg (danielaedburg.com)

These pieces were created in conjunction with the exhibition Out of Place: Photographs and Other Fictions at Cherryhurst House. Like the printed ephemera, the exhibition is a collaboration of photo works by Levine, who manipulates found vintage photography and Edburg who stages richly saturated, and often surreal photographs. The letterpress packaging was printed and then die cut in house. The postcard-style photos are offset printed: glossy on front and matte on back.

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Coocoo Creative

Coocoo Creative is a design firm located just a stone’s throw from the Mystic Multiples shop in Houston.

Printing cards for designers and creative professionals is always a pleasure and a welcome challenge. This unique business card features not only a clever color overlay on the front and a bleed print on the back, but also shocking pink edge painting. The bright colors, bold typefaces, and hand lettering in this card are pure poppy fun.