Tuesday, February 14, 2023


I'm proud to have my ink drawings gracing the flipside of Miss Weinerz' delicious sourdough donut package labels for the next lil' while... A new quartet of distinct scenes each week. Kinda like the old Bazooka Joe comix inside the gum wrappers... collect the set! For anyone unfamiliar with these artisanal baked creations in the NW of Vermont, each is truly a hardy meal unto itself... complete with mostly local ingredients & seasonal foraged flavorings! Shout out to the one-baker show that is the amazing Ren.

>> repost from @missweinerz >>
If you buy our snack @citymarketcoop you may have noticed our packages now have local art inside the label! ❤️🥳💕🧑‍🎨😘. This month we are honored to share the work of @ivyupnorth

Ivan Klipstein is a songwriter and illustrator living in Burlington, who is passionate about paying creative homage to the lives and stories of everyday working people and communities.
All the images featured in this series of donut labels are sourced from Ivan's deep collection of ink drawings created live, spontaneously, and in person, of regular life moments for Burlington residents of any and all varieties, during the past dozen years.

A limited selection of the original drawings (as well as various other prints, posters, comic books, and music albums) are available for purchase... Get in touch with the artist for more information!

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


 Just a six month 2D check-in to say that I'm still alive! If you're reading this, then you are too! I'm very thankful for both of these truths... Here's some regular-life ink drawings from these past few seasons. Everyday moments with beloved ones & the like... I hope everyone is well, & hope to see you in real life soon. Peace!

Friday, July 1, 2022


It was delayed by a couple of years, but... the Musicomix Summer Tour begins today! Made possible by The Vermont Arts Council and the support of comic readers / music listeners like YOU! Here are the first few dates...
FRI 1st JULY @ Burlington, VT (old north end area)
SAT 2nd JULY @ Montreal, QC (metro jean talon area)
SUN 3rd JULY @ Toronto, ON (little portugal area)
All three are semi-secret back yard shows with limited capacities. Message me for the details, if you'd like to attend. It will be gentle, safe, & special.
And from there… Would you like to host &/or help organize a fun all-ages Musicomix show in your city? (or town, or farm, etc.?) Drop me a line, if so!
See you soon.
( And if you'd like to support the mission while getting art/music goodies in the mail, the campaign is at gofundme.com/f/musicomix4U )

Friday, May 6, 2022


Audio recorded & mixed on the Tascam 388 reel to reel tape machine. Video recorded down by the tracks. And elsewhere. Drawings drawn with ink on paper. Song sung for YOU!

Friday, April 8, 2022


Here's a quick micro tutorial on how I reproduced the initial run of 100 copies of my 24 page comic book of true conversations with my sweet grandmother, "Getting Old Ain't For Sissies".

Sunday, February 27, 2022

LET'S GO HOME (official musicomix in a snowy backyard)

What happens when a concerned squirrel happens upon an injured and lost pigeon during a snowstorm? Interspecies solidarity is real! A new live & direct musicomix performance for your snowday viewing pleasure...

Monday, February 14, 2022


Well, it only took two years, but it's happening! The Musicomix Tour was a no-go in 2020 for obvious reasons... In 2021 I stayed home again to work on new records, keeping an eye on things out there meanwhile. And this year, as well-practiced pandemic navigators, I think we've all accepted that this Covid thing isn't going anywhere... So we're just going to do our best to safely spread some joy & creativity around while the sun is out: Summer of 2022! Third time's a charm, right? The campaign remains active, and all rewards are still available for your kind donations, small and large. I'm excited to see y'all out there for a live Musicomix show in YOUR neighborhood! Much love to all who've donated & shared this fundraiser among their people! Thank you for supporting my modern grassroots folk-art & folk-music, unified as one... See you soon!