Live Painting, Piano Performance, and Reading with Pocket Vinyl

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 6:00pm

The background for the banner is one of Elizabeth Janceqicz’s paintings, similar to one she creates during their live performances. It shows the silhouette of a person holding a torch in a blue landscape. The fire from the torch is orange and floating upwards towards some beings hovering over the person. To the left of the image is a photo of Elizabeth and Eric. They are both wearing black. The photo has been augmented by Elizabeth painting orange and blue designs of the sun and moon behind their heads. To the right of the author photo is the cover of How To Completely Lose Your Mind. It is purple and shows animated versions of Elizabeth and Eric painting and playing the piano respectively. To the right of the image is another one of Elizabeth’s paintings. This one shows a young person with long blue and black hair holding a raven against an orange backdrop.

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Come see Pocket Vinyl perform their fantastic piano/painting show followed by a reading from How to Completely Lose Your Mind on 10/24 @6pm. Please contact events@countrybookshelf.com with any accessibility concerns. 

When Pocket Vinyl was attempting to break the world record for the fastest time a ban has played in a show in each of the fifty states, they played their Montana show at Wild Joe's. Country Bookshelf is excited to welcome them back to Bozeman as they promote How To Completely Lose Your Mind, a graphic novel detailing their experiences.

From the indie band Pocket Vinyl and the artists behind the documentary Drive. Play. Sleep. and the popular webcomic The Touring Test, this hilarious artists’ graphic novel memoir chronicles a couple’s road trip across the USA as they break a world record.

A world record smashing music tour through 50 States in 45 Days. Together, Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz perform as the band Pocket Vinyl, where Eric slams on the piano and sings while Elizabeth creates a large oil painting on stage. In these artists’ graphic novel, watch as they take on their biggest challenge yet: to tour the whole nation in just 45 days, breaking the record for the fastest time a band has played in all 50 U.S. states.

A wild road trip of performance highs, self-doubt lows, and determination. As co-author Elizabeth Janceqicz says, “I knew that embarking on such a monstrous adventure would provide me with stories to tell, but I hadn't realized how much those stories would change me... In retrospect, we learned so much: about how our art helps people, how interconnected we all are, and how easily our minds can descend into mental illness without us even realizing it’s happening.”

A photo of Elizabeth and Eric both wearing black. The photo has been augmented by Elizabeth painting orange and blue designs of the sun and moon behind their heads.

Elizabeth Jancewicz is an illustrator, author, painter, and artist. She spends much of her time touring the country with her husband, Eric, in their band Pocket Vinyl, where she creates large, whimsical oil paintings on stage while Eric sings and plays music. Elizabeth is the creator of the autobiographical webcomic The Touring Test and is also a co-director of Drive. Play. Sleep., a documentary film about "every band you've never heard of." She grew up in remote northern Quebec but now lives in Connecticut.

Eric Stevenson is a musician, singer, and writer. He makes up one half of the band Pocket Vinyl with his wife, Elizabeth, where he slams on the piano and sings while Elizabeth creates oil paintings on stage. He has published graphic novels with Elizabeth and is a co-director of the documentary film Drive. Play. Sleep. Eric lives in Connecticut.

This is one of Elizabeth Janceqicz’s paintings, similar to one she creates during their live performances. It shows the silhouette of a person holding a torch in a blue landscape. The fire from the torch is orange and floating upwards towards some beings hovering over the person.

This is another one of Elizabeth’s paintings. This one shows a young person with long blue and black hair holding a raven against an orange backdrop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Completely Lose Your Mind: A Graphic Novel Memoir of One Indie Band's Attempt to Break a World Record By Elizabeth Jancewicz, Eric Stevenson Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684813742
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Mango - October 10th, 2023

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