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People’s Kitchen Collective Zine

This is a recent project I forgot to post about last year. Its a mini zine I did some illustrations for. The title of the zine and project is “Earth Seed” led by my comrades over at PKC –The Peoples Kitchen Collective based out of Oakland California. “Earth Seed” comes from the incredible Parable Book series by Octavia Butler and is a recent project by PKC.

I first came across the founders of PKC (Jocelyn Jackson, Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, and Saqib Keval) as a crew at Oakland’s Life is Living Festival. Here’s a video so you can get the vibe for that event because this is also where this mini zine was given out as a way to talk about self suficiency, mutual aid, organizing, creativity, and more.

See PKC at the 1:55 min mark.

Here are some of the images from this zine collaboration with PKC which I am so honored to create. I’m a big fan of Butler and a huge fan of PKC so for this project designed by the talented Kamakshi Duvvuru I wanted to try a very loose style. And because it needed to be produced in black and white I wanted to keep it super simple. This one of the flowers is my favorite.


Led by People’s Kitchen Collective, EARTH SEED centers a pilgrimage through California from present-day Los Angeles to Mendocino Woodlands that happened from March – June 2023.  We visited with people and places building models for survival and our collective future. 

Rooted in Octavia Butler’s Parables series, the legacy of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, and the diaspora of the global south, EARTH SEED enacts radical hospitality as a survival practice.  It does so by deepening our relationships with BIPOC activists, artists, educators, farmers, youth, and elders.

Want more info about EarthSeed? You can learn more from PKC’s website here.

Dig this? Check out these illustrations I did in collaboration w/ the ACLU and the Central Valley Report

Video – People’s Kitchen Collective

Me and my wife volunteered to help with PKC’s mission. Her, much more than me, taking the lead on cooking for hundreds of people. Super proud to work with these homies and all the good people who came to help and eat! Follow the Peoples Kitchen Collective here. Also, my crew Trust Your Struggle volunteered some artwork to be printed along with several other artists which you can see in the video.

Flyers designs- Life is Living

Town park-skateboarding
Nationwide Salsa/Boogaloo/break party-Bay, LA, NY, ATL

The Peoples kitchen-free breakfast at 10 am

The Crucible-welding, making, building

Emily Butterfly-Kids Zone

Book zone-storytime

Teen zone

Here are “some” of the flyers for this weekend’s Life is Living Fest. There will be dance, skateboarding, free breakfast, book zone, kids zone, teen zone, poetry, welding, activities, and more. Come through if you’re in the Bay. Flyers designed by Nick James.

Facebook invite for General event
Facebook invite for Kids Zone/ Book Zone

Website for Life is Living

Last year’s video: