Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Melon Shrub- the saga

Well here we go, Melon Shrub 2 is out, the launch party has been and gone, the artwork is up in Jaguar Shoes and the zine is on sale on etsy.

So It's been a long and insane couple of months! We did all the promotions, we had Micro shrub out before christmas and then we had all the promotional videos, which were as ridiculous as they were amusing! We had the music video which was released as part of the launch party, with the music by James.E.Anderson and filmed by Chris Sadler, with acting rights including Simon Weeds, Becky Snellin, Ross Bowling, Tom Oiller and cameos from myself and Jack- check the link below!

http://www.youtube.com/user/melonshrub#p/a/u/1/ZvWVgQyrk0U

The zine itself was printed and released via printing at kopykat printing in shoreditch! Included some scary moments including a corrupt pdf and scare of losing recycling paper, BUT the first run was printed fantastically and looks awesome! we did a little video to show the zine which is here-

video

The Zine is also for sale here at my etsy-

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70650348/melon-shrub-2?ref=pr_shop

It's 8.50 including P+P - for 44 pages and a pull out poster, including a pic from Andrew Joyce! Who's badass!

We're also planning to launch a deluxe edition exclusively through No Guts No Glory, just sorting it out! But it'll include-

-The zine and poster

-Jack's own zine of a short story about the future and somerset house

-A Dvd with hand drawn illustration on the cover containing all the promo videos/ the music video for the melon song mania / the mp3 of the video's song / an exclusive Lemon Tree EP / Original Murray Animations / Micro Shrub PDF / Desktop Backgrounds


We also did the launch party at Jaguar Shoes! Framed pictures are up on the walls which are all for sale, including three originals, they'll be put up on my etsy at the end of their time on the Jaguar Shoes wall in case anyone is interested in getting one! We also had the posters up from the extremely talented art troupe of Jamies Mills, Sandra Deickmann, Natsuki Otani and iamanoctopus !! We also had live music from the band Lemon Tree, a short and lively set of 5 bullish and energetic punk!!! :D

The night was a big success and a BIG BIG thank you to all those who came and especially those who helped to make everything possible, especially since the day started off on the wrong foot with the impounding of my friends car, due to my ill advised suggesting of parking resulting in me paying £200 to get it out! :O

Haha anyway here is some pics of the artwork up!


You'll notice the brand new Dazeray exclusive pic that's there as well :O














So there you go! Melon Shrub 2, it's been a journey, but we got there, buy the zine and see what the fuss is about! And then get ready for melon shrub 3!!!

Find out more from:

http://twitter.com/#!/melonshrub

http://www.melonshrub.com/

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