Wednesday, January 10, 2024


Want to purchase one (or more) calendar(s) to help support the project of 1200 free ones having been distributed to the beautiful working and low-income communities of Burlington, Vermont? I got you!

LOCAL PICK-UP: Available immediately, $25 USD per calendar. I have two public pick-up locations, one in the Old Noth End, and another in the South End. Please include your e-mail address in the memo of payment, so I can send you exact details for picking up your calendar(s).

MAIL-ORDER: Please include both your e-mail address and mailing address in payment memo. Same price, $25 USD each, and shipping is included.


Venmo: (last four of my phone number is 0620)


Paypal: PalPal.Me/inkyrhythm (*please mark as 'friends & family' type transaction, so they don't take a cut out).

Additional options include: cash, check, and by debit/credit card over the phone.

Questions? Ideas? E-mail me directly: Messaging me via social media works as well. IG: @ivyupnorth / FB: Ivy Up North.

A big community *Thank You* to everybody who has supported this unique initiative already, both near and far! It means a great deal! - Ivan

PS: Below is a bit of attention the calendar has received from local press...

Sunday, December 10, 2023


'Everyday Neighbors' 2024 Multilngual Wall Calendar! A new & freely available community initiative by yours truly / Inkyrhythm Musicomix, with support from Burlington City Arts & AALV & more! Peep a digital preview of the whole thing right here!

Names of months & days & other info is written in 13 of the languages spoken here in Burlington, Vermont: Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, French, Kirundi, Nepali, Pashto, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese... Paired with scores of new ink drawings of the ordinary beautiful humans who make-up our vibrant communities! Both art & text are done by hand with calligraphy brushes, india ink, & mechanical pens.
Best of all, these will be available to local folks for FREE, left in piles at various working people's hubs all around town. As it should be!
Would you like a calendar? Or 2, 3, more? Would you like to support this ambitious & barely breaking-even project? I'm printing a limited number of extras for local pick-up & mail-order, $25 a pop, shipping included to anywhere on earth.
Solidarity! The more orders that come in, the more free calendars I can print & distribute around our city (1,000 at minimum, hopefully more)...
Thank you for being YOU!

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 )

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".