LA ZINE FEST

Mar 25

Palette Magazine interviewed some of this year’s tablers at LA Zine Fest 2014, and here’s what they had to say!

Q: How is this fest different from something like Comic Con?

John Pham – The differences are pretty obvious. You can start at the choice of venue: LA Zine Fest this year was held in a repurposed parking structure; we were setting up tables on top of parking dividers and motor oil stains. LA Zine Fest is the local farmers’ market, San Diego Comic Con is the WTO Ministerial Conference.

Alisa Yang – LA Zine Fest allows more alternative and independent small press and self publishers, the eclectic variety is unmatched by big mainstream fests. Free admission is great for encouraging people to visit, the cost for table/booth is way more affordable than Comic Con or APE(Alternative Press Expo). You are more likely to find zines that are handmade, unusual, limited editions, or just beautiful works of art.

Jennie Yim – LAZF is focused on artists/writers who self-publish whereas Comic Con is focused on franchises/brands with mass market appeal. Pretty much anyone can exhibit and sell at LAZF and this is facilitated by the inexpensive tabling fees, proximity to mass transportation and core of dedicated volunteer staff. There is so much good will and solidarity based on the common goal everyone has of having a safe space for people of all backgrounds to share their experiences, tell their stories.

Jeremy Arambulo – I preferred it way more than Comic Con. Independent creators/companies tend to get overshadowed by Comic Con’s larger spectacles/events.

Read the rest on Palette’s website!

Mar 24

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Mar 23

Newly Added Zines 3.19.2014

clpzines:

Find these and all of our zines cataloged at librarything.com/catalog/clpzines.


A Zinester’s Quick Guide to Copyright by Not a Lawyer Srsly

Great quick overview of alternatives to traditional copyright choices, or to not thinking about copyright at all (which means traditional copyright will apply to your work).

Let’s Get Seriously Radical About Cataloging by Richard J Lee

"The latest addition to Amistad’s Zine Collection is a title that actually includes information about Amistad’s own collection. Richard J. Lee’s recent zine, Let’s Get Seriously Radical About Cataloging: A Minizine about Zine Librarianship, provides a wonderful roadmap to zine collections around the United States. Joining Amistad’s focus on POC (People of Color) zines, are four other collections: the Mimi Thi Nguyen Zine Collection at New York University, the Zine Collection at Texas A&M University, the Asian American Zine Archive at UC-Davis, and the Zine Collection at the Chicano Research Studies Center at UCLA.


Richard’s zine provides information not only POC zine collections, but those related to a variety of topics, such as feminism, Riot Grrrrrl, gender and sexuality, sci-fi, poetry, and others. Thanks to Richard for including Amistad in his listing.”

- http://amistadresearchcenter.blogspot.com

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Little Demons #5 by Tarsis Martins
Lovely comic about a dragon that people persecute, but who has her self and her stories to keep her well. Includes a guide to caring for your dragon.
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Node Pajomo XV by PJM
Zine out of Bellingham, Washington that mainly lists mail art project calls for art internationally, but also has zine reviews.
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"Comicverse: Behind The Counter is a new spinoff of The Comicverse, which is a sci-fi rom-com weekly webcomic about a comic book shop on a space station written by Bianca Alu-Marr and drawn by Steve Peters. Comicverse: Behind The Counter is a behind the scenes look at the Comicverse world illustrated by guest artists who all bring their own unique visual interpretations of the characters and settings."


- kickstarter.com

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Collide: On Physical and Mental Illness by JC
"From the editor: Collide is a collection of essays by those who are living with a physical disability and some form of mental illness.

None of this is easy. Discussing these two distinct but intertwined parts of ourselves, the dynamic, conflicting, challenging, hopeful parts of ourselves, is to be doubly vulnerable. It is to reveal the colliding parts of ourselves that are most intimate, and often hidden.

Essays include:

Finding Meaning in Pain by Maranda Elizabeth (Telegram)

Wow by Synthia Nicole (Damaged Mentality)

Half and Half by JC (Tributaries)

When Disabilities, Dysfunctional Childhoods, and Mental Health Collide by Kerri Radley (Deafula)

With cover art from Anna Gk”

- http://mendmydresspress.bigcartel.com

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veganslime:

Going to be a big issue! #vegan #cook #zine #DIY #pva #knives #black #COFFEE

veganslime:

Going to be a big issue! #vegan #cook #zine #DIY #pva #knives #black #COFFEE

(Source: veganslime)

Mar 13

brownreclusezinedistro:

My tour wife, Cristy C. Road made Brown Recluse’s official logo! Thanks babe!

brownreclusezinedistro:

My tour wife, Cristy C. Road made Brown Recluse’s official logo! Thanks babe!

Mar 12

Shy Sober Kid Zine {Callout} -

rustbeltjessie:

Signal boost for all my shy, sober people.

Mar 11

serastanton:

My beautiful table~

serastanton:

My beautiful table~

Mar 10

zine recommendations

rustbeltjessie:

nihilistwaffles was askin’ for zine recommendations, so I thought I’d make a list of some of my faves, here, and include links on where to find ‘em.

Mar 09

fanzines:

‘Shotgun Seamstress' by Osa Atoe - a zine for, by and about black punk rockers, made from 2006 - 2011, available to buy as an anthology

fanzines:

Shotgun Seamstress' by Osa Atoe - a zine for, by and about black punk rockers, made from 2006 - 2011, available to buy as an anthology

Mar 08

jennyandthelibrarians:

i can’t tell you how pleased i am to present collide #2: a zine on physical & mental illness. the theme of this issue is “passing” and it features work by:
anina ertel
ariane k (xochronicallyyours)
jc (jennyandthelibrarians)
kerri radley (deafula)
kimball anderson
synthia nichole 
*with cover art by the inimitable sara bear (sarabearcomics)
debuting for the everything’s coming up milhouse zine tour (via philly, dc, columbus, champaign-urbana) & the 2014 chicago zine fest. see ya’ll so soon <3
(or peep it on etsy)

jennyandthelibrarians:

i can’t tell you how pleased i am to present collide #2: a zine on physical & mental illness. the theme of this issue is “passing” and it features work by:

anina ertel

ariane k (xochronicallyyours)

jc (jennyandthelibrarians)

kerri radley (deafula)

kimball anderson

synthia nichole 

*with cover art by the inimitable sara bear (sarabearcomics)

debuting for the everything’s coming up milhouse zine tour (via philly, dc, columbus, champaign-urbana) & the 2014 chicago zine fest. see ya’ll so soon <3

(or peep it on etsy)

Mar 06

chicagozinefest:

Here’s a handy list of all of the events going down during Chicago Zine Fest weekend! We’re gonna see you there, right?!
Click on the photo for a larger image! 

LA Zine Fest will have a table at this! Can&#8217;t wait!

chicagozinefest:

Here’s a handy list of all of the events going down during Chicago Zine Fest weekend! We’re gonna see you there, right?!

Click on the photo for a larger image!

LA Zine Fest will have a table at this! Can’t wait!

(via hoaxzine)

Mar 05

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Mar 03

hannahmakeslotsofthings:

Just got a proof from my printer friend Dave Kloc for some new prints I’ll be selling this weekend at LA Zine Fest!

hannahmakeslotsofthings:

Just got a proof from my printer friend Dave Kloc for some new prints I’ll be selling this weekend at LA Zine Fest!

Mar 02

bangsandbeard:

Come on down to the LA zine fest! We’ll be selling comics and prints till 5 at 8711 Washington blvd in culver city!

bangsandbeard:

Come on down to the LA zine fest! We’ll be selling comics and prints till 5 at 8711 Washington blvd in culver city!