The Radvocate #10
Okay, let me start out by saying this is one damn cute zine. Puppy on rollerblades with a birthday cake on nifty confetti paper, how was I supposed to not trade for this? But really, this is a well-crafted anthology zine. It doesn’t have a named theme but all the pieces work really well together and there’s really consistent quality. Generally I feel like very everyone’s-everything-is-fair-game works usually have those one or two straggler pieces that just aren’t quite where everyone else is (and yes, there are times I have been that straggler piece, so I think is fair to say). So I’m not going to say, this particular story or image was the standout of the zine, because it implies something else wasn’t worth mentioning, and there’s nothing not worth mentioning in here.
My collection of comics from high school is back in my webstore. A lot of these comics are mildly embarrassing, but I’ll swallow my pride, because that just makes them all the more entertaining!!
Brown Recluse Zine Distro is seeking support for a few reasons. We have also added some really awesome incentives for donating! Check em out! Any questions feel free to ask!!!
The first goal is to continue to buy and print zines to keep the
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Last weekend was the IE Zine Fest and there was a Freeways Collide zine event at Space 15 Twenty yesterday–where did all these events come from? When LA Zine Fest started, it was hard to find events in the area that mentioned zines; now we have a wealth of them! It’s great to know that people are actively organizing and reaching out to create events that allow zinesters to meet each other and share their work. One such upcoming event that’s on our radar is Eastside Zine Market, organized by Denice and Adam of Seite Books. We asked them a few questions about why they got this event together and how it all came to be.
LAZF: What made you want to organize the Eastside Zine Market?
Seite: We were at a meeting with Jesus Reyes of East LA Rep along with a couple independent presses discussing an alternative press event. We talked about how it was important to try and bring something like this to the eastside of Los Angeles and when could we do it. Eventually with the scale of what we were discussing it became apparent that it would need to be next year most likely. So we were throwing out ideas for something else we could organize this year during the Fall or Winter. We were already discussing independent press and zines have become a larger part of our shop so I suggested a zine event and everything fell into place. Los Angeles doesn’t have a zine event in the winter and there haven’t been any large zine events on the eastside of Los Angeles. With the LA Zine Fest moving progressively west to Culver City we also realized there would be at least a 2 year gap without any large zine event nearby. Since that meeting several people have helped organize and it’s been pretty spread out, people are so receptive to the idea that they reach out to help with the various components or put us in contact with those who can.
LAZF: What are you expecting to see on the day-of?
Seite: A lot of great zines, all the effort and time people have put it in to producing these amazing physical manifestations of their thoughts and ideas. And hopefully a lot of people coming out to see what’s being made or coming to trade and talk about what they’re working on.
Read the rest at LAZineFest.com!
A trabalhar no segundo número!
Working on issue #2!
Mini Sailor Moon Zine - $0.35
:T I can’t decide if I want to print these in colour or black and white. The last couple of times the colours have come out way too dark on badges. I like that the black and white matches a common zine aesthetic …
hmmm … I wish the neon badges at Awesome Merch’ were bigger. maybe I need to double check and shop around.
I would also like vinyl stickers. hmmm
yes, I am printing new things for Thought Bubble. not any new comics. I have a another 12 page unprinted short story I drew for another anthology that didn’t get printed when it was planned, but I’m still holding back because we printed so much new stuff for mcm.
: IE Zinefest Recap -
Yesterday I tabled at IE Zinefest and it went quite awesomely. I got to sell and trade some of my work, which means I now have a totebag full of amazing zines by lovely people that I get to read. In addition to that, i also read at the zine reading the kind folks at Zineworks put on, and relearned public speaking isn’t really what I’m best at. It was still a lot of fun and I got to hear everyone else’s readings which made the embarrassment more than worth it. I’ll have all the zines I had with me yesterday up for sale online sometime soon, for those of you who missed out (because you still deserve a little something, don’t you?). Photo credit: Brodie Foster Hubbard, who managed to get a picture of my table and me in between bouts of the wind ripping my banner down, and also interviewed me for Shakeytown Radio in a forthcoming podcast. All in all it was a fantastic day and thanks o everyone who helped put it on and all the lovely people who stopped by to say hello and snag some zines!
Tori carries her demons well… find out how on our upcoming episode, recorded live from the event!
My second time tabling a lil zine event! I’ll be selling a new and improved death zine, some small prints, patches (small and large), a couple of shirts, and pillows?!?!?!
Everything will be cheap and killer. Tell your friends and family!
Zines in the Riot Grrrl exhibit at Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery
derickk asked: where can I send you some of my zines? not to sell or anything but just for you to read and see. Your website said your PO box was closed
Awesome! We JUST got a brand new PO Box, so send your zines to:
L.A. Zine Fest
P.O. Box 50422
Los Angeles, CA 90050
We’re pumped to check ‘em out!