Monday, October 12, 2015

MIFF Q&A with Ethan Minsker

In anticipation of the next Self Medicated screening, here is an interview with Ethan Minsker after the screening at the Maine International Film Festival.

MIFF Q&A Ethan Minsker from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

ART TALK: Dima Drjuchin

One of our favorite Antagonist artists had a show at the Cotton Candy Machine back in August. We had a chat with him about it on opening night! Cute kids make appearances, and there is some pretty rad art as well. And maybe a bicycle crash. I dunno, you have to watch.

ART TALk: Dima Drjuchin from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

Sadly, the show is now over, but you can still find Dima's stuff on his website!

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Ethan was a weird kid.
This was filmed on a Betamovie Sony BMC-100, in Gloverpark, Washington DC in 1985. He was 15 years old.
There was no one else in the house. There was no one else helping him film.
Think about that next time you are bored looking at your phone, assholes.

Also, note for the FBI: this was a film made by a nerdy kid, 30 years ago. Don't be dumb. Don't try to arrest people, it is not real.

ACTION ASSASSINS PART 2 from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

ART TALK: Bushwick Open Studios

Come take a stroll through the open studios of Bushwick. See the art and learn a thing or two. In this episode of Art Talk Ethan and his daughter fight crime and explore the unknown belly of Bushwick's art scene.

Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a three-day arts and culture festival, hosted annually by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB). Now in its ninth year, this celebration of our neighborhood's vibrant community and local art scene is free and open to the public.
You can find out more here:

ART TALK: Bushwick Open Studios from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

Monday, September 21, 2015

We are ready for the dangers of Australia!

We're getting closer to our art show in Sydney! Our zine is complete and ready to read/sell/be devoured. Check out the freaky good cover below. And then click on it so you can read the fabulous insides. Below that, check out another one of our trailers for this project. We've brought artists in from all of our previous projects, making it our most collaborative event yet!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Self Medicated screening!

Come and join us at the next screening for Self Medicated: a film about art! Click the poster below for tickets! Check the bottom for a video on our first screening at Howl Happening (spoiler: it was awesome).

Self Medicated: a film about art..Screening at Howl Happening from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

ART TALK: Sir James Rubio

ART TALK with Sir James Rubio from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

James Rubio is a painter based out of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Rubio studied photography at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, but fell in love with painting and street art later in New York City. In 2006 Rubio joined the Antagonist Art Movement and began regularly exhibiting paintings at Niagara Bar. He graduated to participating in international group shows and painting murals with fellow Antagonist Chris Yerington. Their murals can be found in New York, Austin, TX, Chihuahua, MX, and Quito, Ecuador. Currently Rubio is painting solo and gearing up for a busy season with his new "Black Flowers" series.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Antagonists at Brooklyn Zine Fest!

Hey! The Antagonists will be at the Brooklyn Zine Fest on April 25th! We'll have our usual lineup of Psycho Moto, rock 'n' roll novels, and middle fingers. Come and buy our fucking stuff!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Antagonist Press: West Coast

Back in October, I (Marissa) and my husband (Matt) moved from NYC to Seattle. So, of course, Ethan immediately sends us off to sell ourselves (Psycho Moto) at zine shows. Just kidding Ethan, we enjoy it!

So far we have shown at the Bellingham Comics Arts Festival (BellCAF) and the APRIL Book Expo. These were vastly different and it was a great opportunity for us to get our feet wet in the zine show culture. While we didn’t sell very much merchandise at either show, people showed great interest in all of it (the zines, kid’s zines, novels, DVDs, etc) and were very welcoming when they found out we were new to the area.

BellCAF, as its name states, was very much aimed at the comic aspect of zines, and I think because of that, we were standing a bit on the outside. There were some folks who appreciated the literature in Psycho Moto, but in the end, I think many people were looking for a cohesive comic story line. The APRIL Book Expo was almost the opposite experience. This was made up of small presses from around the area, and it was predominantly literature-based. We thought we might have a better time selling Rich Boy Cries for Momma and Barstool Prophets here, but while these are novels, we might have been just too new to the scene for anyone to put much stock in our ability to tell a good story. We did get a good trio of what I believe to be creative writing majors who took a good long look at Barstool Prophets. I’m fairly certain they were all laughing at the bartender Dos and Don’ts. I forgot how funny that was.

However, my conclusion is not that we should never attend these shows again—far from it actually. Zine culture appears to be pretty huge out here, and many of the presses, individuals, and collectives have been around the area for years; readers recognize the regulars. We cannot expect to sell out the first show, and I think once we have shown our faces at all of these regional events, people will begin to remember us. I know that I personally was so used to having the Antagonist name recognized in NYC, I’ve forgotten that, in Seattle, no one knows what the hell I’m talking about.

Our next show is the Portland Zine Symposium, which is supposed to be huge and it lasts two days. Onwards to the Rose City!

BellCAF setup

They thought we were funny!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

'Art Talk: art fair'

ART TALK: art fair from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

An intimate conversation with Ethan Minsker about all things art.


Bathtub from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

This is a short film about the relationship between father and daughter. It is also a test for a larger narrative project.

Starring Blu Minsker and Ethan Minsker

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dwelling Project: Call to Artists!

Call to artists: Dwelling Project from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.

The Antagonists are going to Australia! But, we cannot do it alone. Artists are what make our community great, and we want you to submit your work!

Please check out Citizens for the Arts for more information regarding submissions.

Happy creating!