Avantpop Publishing Authors & Artists
Shwa Laytart has previously written for a variety of cannabis magazines including High Times and Vegas Cannabis, as well as lifestyle periodicals like Bare Magazine and other prints that have gone the way of the ivory-billed woodpecker. A self-described punk-rock-wordplay-party poet, in 2019 Shwa published his first (now sold out!) book - OH, THE A**HOLES YOU'LL MEET: A comic book poetry-guide to life (which he wrote for his daughter). His second book, an anthology of poetry, F*D-UP POETRY FOR F*D-UP PEOPLE IN F*D-UP TIMES, is now available for purchase.
Currently, the reclusive drug war activist, avantpop counter-culture journalist, freelancer, and satirical dark poet, writes deep in the witching hours and dwells in the high desert underground of Las Vegas, Nevada with the cerebral chuckwallas, raconteur roadrunner, and twisted dust devils.
His third book, STONED HISTORY: THE TRUE(ISH) TALES OF CANNABIS CUISINE & OTHER INTOXICATING CONCOCTIONS, is scheduled to be released April 2022 by Avantpop Publishing.
StonerDude aka Michael Maysonet
The art of Michael Maysonet, AKA StonerDude, pulls you in like a tractorbeam and keeps you hovering above each piece, mesmerized by the symmetry and line-work, all while giggling at each expression his creations possess, bringing to life a world that is familiar just as much as it is unusual.
Born in the season of Samhain, at the end of the Sixties in the Boroughs of New York City, by the age of three Michael Maysonet had already begun his ritual of wielding the pen, or in the case of these humble beginnings, a crayon...
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Mirasol is a self-taught Filipino artist who grew up in Oxnard, California, and is currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout her artistic journey, Mirasol has been focusing her energy on developing her specific style and channeling her passion through different mediums including digital, acrylic, and street art. She brings a unique twist on what beauty, confidence, and empowerment can mean through her perspective as a female artist. Her heritage and Filipino folklore stories were her muses, inspiring her newest Zodiac Series- a three-year project finally coming to fruition. With new projects in the works, she believes this will continue to influence her future work.
Bluumango also created commissioned art for our Alien and Bigfoot project. You can see these designs on our bookmarks, at events, and in our gift shop!
Who is SinRopes?
The short answer is that I drink whisky and tie people up.
The longer answer is: I am an artist who mostly works with photography, ink and paint, video, rope--this is the tying people up part--and live performance. I’m deeply influenced by a wide range of art including the work of Francis Bacon, Barbara Kruger, Baroque masters like Bernini and Caravaggio, and modernist photographers like the members of Group F/64...And I drink whisky.
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Born and raised in east Texas, Rebecca Goodman’s first artistic adventures were spent drawing on walls and making non-functional ashtrays from red clay found in the yard. In a lot of ways, things haven’t really changed. Although she uses a much wider and professional range of media now, she still loves to play in the dirt and draw on the wall. From traditional art, sculpture, and textiles to digital pieces; she is always up for learning something new. At the moment, she spends her time teaching art to adults and children, completing digital commissions, showing in local galleries, and helping create large mural installations in elementary schools here in Las Vegas. You can find her and her work at bagecka.com.
Rebecca created commissioned art for our Alien and Bigfoot project. You can see these designs on our bookmarks, at events, and in our gift shop.
Born in Bedford, OH and moved around from coast to coast, Young Keefa, now living in Las Vegas, Nevada, brings his life experiences together and put them into these projects. The up-and-coming recording artist is working with "Billboard" charting producers OMG ZO and Niyo Davinci making his own sound on the Underground Hip-Hop/Rap scene. Young Keefa is also working with rising producers like YLOnDem808s, K O Khee and The Monsta. Listen to Young Keefa on all platforms.