Here it is. My first ever independent zine.

I’m so excited to share this with you all, and to be a part of the 429 Collective, a collective of some of the most creative and innovative people I know and am happy to call my friends.

THREE A.M. is a tender, honest, and confessional piece of work that centers around loneliness, the personal, intimacy, and trauma. It is thirty pages (including the cover) long and part of a limited edition series of 100 copies. It features words, drawings, and images by yours truly, Mar Pascual. 

THREE A.M. will be available for purchase at the 429 Collective table at this year’s LA Zine Fest, taking place tomorrow, February 16th, 2014.

For more information about the event, please check out their facebook page here. Please also check out my collective’s blog here

Admission to LA Zine Fest is free, so please consider coming down if you’re near the Los Angeles area. And if you do, make sure to stop by the 429 Collective table and say hi!


Here’s a sneak peak of my THREE A.M. zine for LA Zine Fest!

Finishing up my zines for LA Zine Fest!

  February 13, 2014 at 02:53pm

One last (BIG) update! I decided to change the url of this blog. 

mariekpascual is now mar-pascual

I no longer go by my legal name, and have also decided to implement this professionally in regards to this art blog and my website. Both of these have already been changed. It might take a bit of time getting used to (especially for long-time followers and other contacts established with the original name), but I wanted to address this so you would know. 

Thank you, again, for your support.  


  January 29, 2014 at 02:22am

Hi friends! I hope you are enjoying the new year so far. 

I’m working two jobs and back at school as a full-time student, so I’m finding it difficult as of late to update this blog regularly.

But I’m working on a zine for LA Zine Fest, making prints for the upcoming Painting Guild sale at my school, and starting some new collage work!

I’ll be in touch with you very soon. 


  January 29, 2014 at 12:15am


"Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’"

Eliza Bennett

A woman’s work is never done


Flesh, thread

This reminds me of Theresa on so many different levels. 

(via mad-sad-tender)


Thank you, for an amazing lecture, Martha Rich! For those who missed it, here’s a list of all the places where you can find her.

Martha Rich came to give a lecture on Monday night, and it was so incredible. Thanks to everyone who came out — we had a full room! And for those who missed it, here are all the places you can find her. 


Our special guest artist, Martha Rich, will be giving a lecture at CSUN tomorrow night! Open to all CSUN students and alumni. Join us in the Purple Crit Room at 6 pm. See you there!

Because of finals coming up, I haven’t really drawn much this week. Sorry!

But Instead of daily sketches I decided to post some watercolors I did earlier this year.


Go there, and do as the instructions say.
When my art was stolen, I got the post reported, and it was taken down. Don’t worry, it doesn’t just take down the sources post, but it takes down all the reblogged posts too.
Please give this a reblog, many artists out there may not know this is here.
And remember, ask permission before sharing, or don’t post it.

For my fellow Tumblr artists and friends<3 

(via mad-sad-tender)



SATURDAY: Check out Post-It Show 9 at Giant Robot, Los Angeles curated by Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd (

Giant Robot is proud to present Post It Show 9.
All pieces are $25 and “cash and carry”

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 7th
6:30 – 10:00 PM

December 7th – December 15th, 2013


** Wanna sneak a peek at some of the post-it Art? Follow Mark Todd on Instagram

Can’t wait to see this show!

I have some friends in this show! Those of you in living in Los Angeles should come out and see it!

"Untitled (Fiend-Cat)"

Ballpoint pen on paper

14” x 11”


My second submission for the CAT CALL.

"x_x  x_x  x_x  x_x  x_x  x_x  x_x  x_x   x_x"

Paper, iridescent paint, ink, and graphite on board

8” x 8”


This is one of my submissions for the upcoming cat-themed exhibition (juried by Martha Rich!) the CSUN Painting Guild is putting together. It’s a bit of a deviation from the types of things I normally post, but I enjoyed working on this nonetheless. 


First of all, we want to give a HUGE thank you to all who submitted!

We were very happy to see so many submissions! However, some of the images we received were not clear/incorrectly formatted, so for that reason, we’ll be extending the deadline. Submissions will now be due at 11:59 pm on Friday, December 6th. If you missed the deadline the first time around, here is another opportunity to submit! If selected, your piece will be included in an exhibition juried by Martha Rich, as well as in a printed catalogue! This is an excellent self promotional publication that you will be able to use in your portfolio and can be listed on your website and resume. 

If you need help taking good photographs of your work, refer here, as it offers tips that could assist you. 
Thanks! We can’t wait to see the rest of the submissions!

Reblogging for CSUN students/alumni :)



Oh my buttons!

These nifty square-shaped 429 buttons arrived in the mail.  Be sure to come by our table at LA Zine Fest on February 16th and grab one.

Square Buttons! These were so fun to design.  And they came out perfectly.  Thanks Busy Beaver Button Co.

(I used to order buttons from her in the late 90s and early 2000s.  I am so happy to see she’s still doing what she does best.)


I am so excited for this! I’ll be posting more about it when I get to work on my zines this winter break!