Artnoose began letterpress printing the zine Ker-bloom! in the summer of 1996 when she decided that zines and letterpress could in fact merge. Now over five years later, it has taken over much of her life, and in her humble opinion, both she and the world of letterpress printing are all the better for it. Artnoose hand-sets the type the old-fashioned way, in lead alloy type, letter by letter. She then prints it on recycled paper using a Vandercook Model 4 Press in the Crafty Cards studio in Berkeley, California, though she is quick to remind you that she lives in Oakland. Each issue is its own little story, a brief snippet into Artnoose's life and how it expands to jibe with the "bigger picture," or in some cases, how it runs completely counter to any overall descriptive narrative. Past themes have included: substitute teaching, home surgery, modern protests, bicycles, torrid love affairs, and tumultuous break-ups. After 14 years in the Bay Area, Artnoose moved to Pittsburgh in the hopes of transforming a derelict old house into a loving and productive home. While the city home buying process takes its own sweet time, Artnoose is a writing resident at the Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writers' Collective.