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!

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jennyandthelibrarians:

tour spotlight on: DC

reading at the dollhouse, the last one with bobbie living there. will miss this nice space. kristie and shara read with us too!

1. browsin’

2. kristie the cub scout, reading from vegan adventure guide (@mooselane)

3. then she taught everyone how to propel their breath further

4. so many great reads written by great friends

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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

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.
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

"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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foundsideoflost:

Join Grand Park and Writ Large Press, along with the Metro LA, 826LA, Story Pirates, Ryman Arts, Shakespeare Center L.A., Get Lit, L.A. Zine Fest, L.A. Public Library, CAAM, Seite Books, Gatsby Books and ACE Hotel for the

 
The 2nd Annual
Grand Park Downtown BookFest !!


Saturday March 29
Noon - 5:00 pm


FOR ALL BOOK LOVERS:

  • Receive your very own poem-on-demand by Avenue 50 Studio’s POESIA PARA LA GENTE
  • Add a line of your genius to The World’s Longest Story by 826LA or draw in characters in a monster massive comic book by RYMAN ARTS.
  • You think YOU love books? Meet and greet librarians from the LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • Remember typewriters? Roll up your sleeves and let your fingers do the talking with PUBLISH!POETICS
  • Shop the local pop-up bookshop curated by WRIT LARGE PRESS and discover books, zines and literary gems written by LAs finest.
  • Visit with MUSIC CENTER ON TOUR artist Judith Helton as she brings literary blasts from the past to life by portraying Laura Ingalls Wilder and Beatrix Potter.
  • Don’t forget to bring your books for Grand Park’s wee library system – the LITTLE LIBRARIES. Find’em, fill’em, love’em!
  • Listen in on LAMENT IN THE NIGHT, a roster of mystery/pulp writers of color curated by Naomi Hirahara and inspired by the unique book published by Kaya Press
  • Enjoy BIRDIE’S PLAYHOUSE featuring catchy music with a Latin twist that gets kids to shake their tail feathers! 
  • Hear a good YARRR with STORY PIRATES, a one-of-a-kind sketch comedy musical based entirely on stories by children, including those written by Grand Park kids.
  • Become inspired by an experiment in literary arts and musical improvisation with READ BEATSfeaturing Steve Abee, Billy Burgos, Jessica Ceballos and Gia Scott-Heron, and jazz trio featuring Emile Porée on guitar, Aaron McLendon on drums, and Isaias Elpes on bass.
  • …and so much more!

 


Publishers on hand, at the Writ Large Press pop-up shop, include Writ Large Press, Kaya Press, Red Hen Press, Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc., Les Figues Press, Siglio Press, Orange Monkey Publishing, Tia Chucha Press, Zero+ publishing & Pedersen projects, DUM DUM Zine, Bank-Heavy Press, What Books, Antenna, Bombshelter Press, Rare Bird Lit, The Rattling Wall, Boxcar Poetry Review, Hinchas de Poesia, Los Writers Underground Press….and so many more.


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GO METRO and receive a Destination Discount. Show your TAP Card, Metro or County Employee ID to the Grand Park info booth crew at DOWNTOWN BOOKFEST and receive 10% book purchases at the Writ Large pop up shop or The Library Store on Wheels

RED line or PURPLE line to Civic Center/Grand Park station
GOLD line to Little Tokyo/ Arts District station

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AVENUE 50 SUDIO 
in collaboration with
WRIT LARGE PRESS and GRAND PARK LA
proudly present
POESIA PARA LA GENTE
poemas a la carta | poems on demand

at the 2nd Annual 
Grand Park Downtown BookFest !!

Saturday March 29
Noon - 5:00 pm
look for the “FREE POETRY” signs

featuring critically acclaimed poets
who will be writing poems especially for you, en Inglés o español,
 on your choice of materials such as

paper, photos, fabric, pages from cheesy paperbacks, 
postcards, newsprint, vinyl records, index cards, etc.
w/ typewriters, markers, pens, paints, etc.

or bring your own material, 
for a bit more personalized magic!
 

Featured poets for the day are:

Steve Abee
Gloria Enedina Alvarez 
Khadija Anderson 
Victor Avila
Dane Baylis
Brandon Brown
Billy Burgos
Juan Cardenas
Jessica Wilson Cardenas
Jessica Ceballos
Yago S. Cura
Iris De Anda
Peggy Dobreer
Bill Friday
Amanda Yates Garcia 
Rebecca Gonzales 

 Corrie Greathouse 
Xitlalic Guijosa-Osuna 
June Kim
Mia Kim 

Kenji Liu 
Nikita Liza
Karineh Mahdessian 
Wendy C. Ortiz 
Crystal Little Bird Salas 
Fernando Salinas 
Elena Secota 
Matt Sedillo 
Kelly Grace Thomas 
Daniel Austin Warren 
Conney Williams 
Vickie Vertiz

FOR UPDATED INFO VISIT:

FACEBOOK 
or
GRAND PARK LA

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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)

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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!

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Shy Sober Kid Zine {Callout}

rustbeltjessie:

Signal boost for all my shy, sober people.

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serastanton:

My beautiful table~

serastanton:

My beautiful table~

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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.

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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

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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)

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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)

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Found in the flickr pool….

By remembernostalgia

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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!

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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!

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