YUELELARYUARELEL is now available in the shop!

A game of marbles gets heady when the players inadvertently stage an arresting moment of symmetry. Will the moment inspire communal transcendence—or will one player’s indomitable competitive spirit keep everyone else grounded? Find out in this puzzling mini from Graham/Eisenhower.

Hand bound with special care, the stitch line is actually incorporated into the centerfold composition, maximizing transcendence!

Category: Comics, Store

Portland, Linework NW festival

Most Ancient is going to Portland this weekend for the Linework NW festival.
We will be debuting our new mini YUELELARYUARELEL at table 48 next door to our friends Revival House Press. For those who can’t make it to the majestic North West, the mini will be available in the online shop very soon.

Also, Saturday night we’ll be talking on a panel:

Thinking Outside Of The Grid – artists whose work extends far beyond the comics page
moderated by Sean Christensen
Matthew Thurber
Edie Fake
Most Ancient
Daria Tessler
The panel will be in the bar area on the first floor.

Festival info:
Linework NW, illustration and comic festival.
2pm-9pm Saturday, April 12, 2014
Norse Hall in Portland, Oregon.

Category: Comics, Events


Concept art for a new mini comic.

Category: Comics, Drawings
The Map of Neighboring Bodies : Print #2

The Map of Neighboring Bodies : Print #2

Now available in the Most Ancient shop. It is the second print in a series that focuses on iconography relating to bodies of water.

Category: Silk Screening, Store, The Map of Neighboring Bodies

Mine Field #2

New work from the studio:

Mine Field #2
22in x 34in
8-color screen print

Category: Design, Finished Work, Lode, Silk Screening

A Few Reviews

Edie Fake wrote some positive things about Mothers and Scaffold 3 over at the Quimby’s site.

“Most Ancient does a fine job of pustulating and sickening this bleak and fevered ‘cycle of life’ narrative. Cat and cobra, wild, winding war and little eggs.” Mothers at Quimby’s

“With issue #3, the landscape of Scaffold comes into focus, and with it, a more cohesive grasp of the epic structures on display…Most Ancient lets the winding and encrusted multilayer scaffolding take front-and-center.” Scaffold 3 at Quimby’s

We’ve enjoyed reading his reviews in this capsule format for a while now. His writing is always carefully weighted and any criticisms are usually encoded pretty gently.

Sean Christensen included Scaffold in his 2013 favorites list and also charmed us with some very kind words:

“The pages are filled with environments so detailed with such incredible and varied line work that I get nervous the way you can when entering a crowded room or a large building you’ve never been in.”


So we’re 1/12 of the way to 2015, working on some Scaffold stuff and several new projects, recoiling further than usual so that our next strike carries more force.

Category: Reviews, www

Last print in 2013!

the map of neighboring bodies #2
masa paper
3 color silk screen print
10in x 30in

Category: Finished Work, Silk Screening
2014 Lunar Calendar

2014 Lunar Calendar

We refreshed our lunar calendar for the new year and it’s now available in the shop. This one’s 2 colors printed on masa paper. The resulting print quality actually resembles a Risograph, with a nice soft washed texture. Have a look at the shop page for more pictures.

Category: Finished Work, Silk Screening, Store

at Kala

A collection of my recent prints are now available in the Kala Art Institute flat files.

And the Artist Annual Exhibition, opening in the gallery this Thursday will feature one of my needle points.

Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition
December 12, 2013 – January 25, 2014
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, December 12, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 12-5:00pm; Sat, 12-4:30pm
2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Category: Events, Finished Work

“Scarf For All Seasons” Now Available In The Shop

Our first clothing project in a long time. This is a very soft scarf. It’s made from a 55/45 Hemp-Cotton blend (purchased from Pickering International in SF). It’s got a four-color palm tree pattern, one color for each season. So this is a pretty West Coast oriented take on seasonal wear. Still, it will help you out no matter where you live. There are 37 of them. Details, and more pictures, on the shop page.

Category: Apparel, Merchandise, Textile