Saturday, April 12, 2014

CG Swag

Ok, so country Grind t-shirts are very close to reality. We have silkscreens and blank t-shirts ready to go. We're just waiting on a fresh batch of Photo Emulsion to show up to burn the screen. Our two t-shirt designs are the new Country Grind logo and the Grind The Enemy design, both drawn by Dylan of Quadra Island, BC.


We're also making more patch designs. Aside from both of the above designs available as backpatches, we'll also be offering three smaller patch designs. A different version of Grind The Enemy and the Now That's Country design by Dylan and a different CG logo by Isaac Roylos.




We also have stickers available!!! We currently have stickers of Isaac's design that we made for the Indiegogo campaign. With some of Dylan's designs on the way in sticky form. We are currently making an Etsy store to sell our swag. We'll let you know when it all gets set up.

If you'd like to draw for The Grind we'd love to talk. All submitted artwork that falls within our guidelines will be published in the paper. Drop us a line at punx@countrygrind.net



Sunday, March 30, 2014

We need your help!!!

If you've got web design experience and have been thinking about how you could contribute in a meaningful way to The Grind, we are in need of your help!

We've been wanting to update our website for awhile now, but it hasn't really happened.

If you are into the idea, you can send us a message over at punx@countrygrind.net

Feel free to share this! We need to do some spring cleaning!

Friday, March 28, 2014

T-shirt design done.

Got this from Dylan late last night.  So fuckin' stoked!!!


The bottom two drawing are going to be made into stickers and patches, the top drawing is the t-shirt design! Dylan is an insanely brilliant artist, I'm sure you can now see why we specifically asked him to draw our t-shirt design, and why we knew it was well worth the wait.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fundraiser a sucess!!

Hey y'all we have been so busy with getting issue #2 together that we haven't had time to properly say thank you for the amazingly successful Indiegogo campaign.

Here is a repost of what I (Gretchen) sent to all those who supported the campaign:

Hey all!! thank you so much!!! I'm still in shock of how well we did! I am so grateful!!

This guarantees that The Grind will be free for the next two issues!! Celeste and I have been slaving over our computers for the past few days (barf!) getting the next issue ready for print. (yay!)

For me personally, the money raised is a distant second to the simple fact that The Country Grind is a project you support, and you are willing to show your support when we need it. It's a lot more meaningful than just clicking "like" on Facebook. That for me is huge! It makes it worth all the money I've poured into this project, all the stress and anxiety I put myself through, and all time I have to spend on the computer when I'd rather be outside with my dog, howling at the moon. Because not only do all you rural punks apprecate this project, you are willing to put some effort into seeing it move forward!

I'd also like to thank everyone who put their time and energy to this fundraiser. First off a big thank you to Eliot for setting this all up, because it was beyond my scope of knowledge. And a thank you and an epic hi-five to Haybale Mike for writing and performing the Country Grind Diddy (look for chords and lyrics in the next issue).

As for awesome folks who donated perks; Thanks to Celeste Inez Mathilda for doing all the silk screening. Isaac Roylos for drawing both the sticker and patch designs. Cat Meow for buying all the stickers. Shauna and Ian for donating the feather earrings, hide stretchers, and their two pygmy goats. Mike and Rachel for donating their CD's and Rach for her Rabbit hides. Dylan for drawing the t-shirt design, which will be ready very shortly and will surely blow our minds. And last but certainly not least thank you to the beautiful and charming SLug for her herbal tea concoctions.

In closing I just want to say thank you again from the whole Country Grind collective and a big personal thank you from me; I never though when I started sharing my idea of a rural punx magazine that it would become so huge. Knowing how much you all care about this is the most rewarding part of this whole paper.

Up the Rural Punks!!!!!

~gretchen


Issue #2 is off to the press!!

OK, after much delay, the second issue is finally in the printers hands. Hopefully it can be printed this week, and I can get them in my hands by Sunday night and send them out to you folks next week!!


Included in issue number two:

  • Making Tinctures
  • Sharpening Chainsaws
  • Harvesting Birch Sap
  • Hunting Prairie Chickens
  • Articles on Community
  • Essays on Isolation and Mental Health
  • Political Musings
  • Interviews with The Grid Pickers and Fins Out
  • Artist Spotlight on Bubzee
  • Plus Birth Stories, Poetry, Comics, Letters, Reviews, Classifieds (including new missed connections), and the next Country Grind Crossword Puzzle!!
  • And So Much More!!

To get a copy: Rural punks, send your mailing address to Cat at distribution@countrygrind.net and we'll make sure you get a copy. If you signed up for last issue you're automatically going to get this one! 

City punks: Prices are $5ppd in the Canada and the USofA. Click Here to order!



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Upcoming stickers and artwork.

Ok, here is a sweet drawing form the next issue drawn by the wonderful and charming Czars, of Quadra Island, BC. We're gonna turn this and another drawing of his into stickers! Stay tuned!



Czars is also drawing the upcoming Country Grind T-shirt, so after seeing this you know it's gonna be sick!

Pre-order one on our indiegogo fundraiser, only a few days left...

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Patches

We've been busy as fuck here at The Grind getting ready for our editing crunch and layout extravaganza. Fresh off the press are some wonderful patches designed by Isaac Roylos and silk-screened by Celeste Inez Mathilda. They are printed on black canvas, so they aren't just a fashion accessory, they're as strong as your Carhartts your patching up. Right now the only way to get em is to donate to our Indiegogo fundraiser.