Kakelake is an independent gallery/dealer space which also contains an independent bookstore/distro Baby Genius books. The physical shop is contained in the Snakepit artists' compound at 33 High Street, Auckland City. We are open from 11-5 Thursday to Saturday, or by appointment. If you can't make it to the shop, you can purchase some of the quality publications we carry on this blog.
The Constant Losers is the only item that has ever been stolen from Kakelake, on the opening night nonetheless. This cements its status as a Hot Item. A novel in the form of zines, notes and internet history, Alex Wild chronicles the ass end of Gen X/beta version of Gen Y in lateninetiesearly2000 Auckland.
"Funny, sweet, smart and true, even if it didn't happen" - Emily Perkins
"It has about 80 paintings and a true story. And possibly the only defending of Casey Anthony in the whole world, except for her lawyers, and it was their job; they had to do it! The book is 8X10 on good, fancy paper, 80 pages. " - the author
Lisa Carver is America's horniest optimist. With Dancing Queen she writes an ode to all things that make her pants itch, whether it's a visit to the gynecologist, a look at Lawrence Welk's helmet-haired backup singers, or the pulsing of Fabio's surreal pecs.
This is musically equivalent -- Lisa Suckdog and cohorts (Rachel Johnson, Jean-Louis Costes, Coz the Shroom, and Dame Darcy) present lo-fi rants and "musical" excursions that mostly date between 1988 and 1992.
This is my zine. First one I've made in 4 years or so, and I'm pretty happy with it. It's big. First half is a whole lot of drawings I did when I was 12 and wanted to devote my life to satirical cartoons about pop culture, or something. I was 12 in 1997 so this means a whole bunch of drawings of Hanson as goths and the Spice Girls as murderous psychopaths.
Second half is a few drawings I felt like resurrecting from small-run comics I did a few years back: pictures about living in Samoa, pictures about a tree being cut down in Sandringham. Also some very new ones about fatness, about the secret corners of my thesis, etc etc.
In between those halves there's an essay about why I liked Belle and Sebastian so much as a teenager, and what that had to do with boners. Lots of people seem to like this essay! Here is what Chris of Suburbophobia had to say: "I particularly liked the Belle & Sebastian essay, even though I don't like them." That is my aspiration as a writer.