Creator Q + A: Tom Neely

lineworknw:

Each day from now until the show we are going to be highlighting the amazing creators of Linework NW in a series of interviews conducted by the awesome folks over at Gridlords. Today’s spotlight takes a look at the work of Tom Neely, the cartoonist and publisher behind I Will…

Tom Neely helped organize LA Zine Fest’s first and second annual zine readings! Tom is an amazing creator, check out his work if you aren’t familiar with it already!

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bluebeadsandbones:

oh my god

bluebeadsandbones:

oh my god

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Fair is fair. Do any of us - the writers, the zinesters, the get up in the middle of the night and write sentences on scraps of paper people - owe anything less? Writing zines is like giving blood for practice. No real reason. Like sleeping on the floor when you have a bed, or riding your bike in a blizzard for money. No good reason at all to risk so much pain and stupidity. Except to see what it feels like. And because writing’s like blood in that once it’s out you can’t put it back in. A puddle of bad spirits and liquid iron on the paper, and you give it away at shows.
Zine ends. Year ends. You wake up in a different city and you say the same things, but for real this time.

Ammi Emergency, from Emergency zine #5 (via rustbeltjessie)

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drawdownbooks:

"I want to publish zines— and rage against machines" Tote BagAvailable at Draw Down Books

drawdownbooks:

"I want to publish zines— and rage against machines" Tote Bag
Available at Draw Down Books

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gnartoons:

New Issue of Guacamole available at EXTERMINATOR CITY this weekend in Seattle. 

Seattle Weekly says: 

"For the first time since the ’90s, Seattle is in the midst of an underground-comics renaissance. This explosion of new work comes in part thanks to the unifying power of the Short Run Festival and the monthly Dune Comics night at Café Racer. These two events aren’t necessarily breeding new comic artists; rather, they’re bringing disparate, secluded artists together in one place. All sorts of wonderful scribblers have been coming out of the woodwork and dazzling folks with their heretofore unknown talents, and we couldn’t be more excited. The newest alt-comix gathering is the inaugural Exterminator City, where 16 artists will show and sell their work all in one place. Members of The Intruder, the Ballard Sketch Team, Seattle Indie Comic and Game Artists, and participants in the Dune Comics night are among those who’ll be hawking their doodly wares. Half of the tables are reserved for women, so ladies need not worry that this will turn into a Comicon-style sausage fest. Push/Pull Studio Gallery (Greenwood Collective), 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., facebook.com/ExterminatorCity. Free. Noon–6 p.m."

http://www.seattleweekly.com/arts/951844-129/the-pick-list-this-weeks-recommended

gnartoons:

New Issue of Guacamole available at EXTERMINATOR CITY this weekend in Seattle.

Seattle Weekly says:

"For the first time since the ’90s, Seattle is in the midst of an underground-comics renaissance. This explosion of new work comes in part thanks to the unifying power of the Short Run Festival and the monthly Dune Comics night at Café Racer. These two events aren’t necessarily breeding new comic artists; rather, they’re bringing disparate, secluded artists together in one place. All sorts of wonderful scribblers have been coming out of the woodwork and dazzling folks with their heretofore unknown talents, and we couldn’t be more excited. The newest alt-comix gathering is the inaugural Exterminator City, where 16 artists will show and sell their work all in one place. Members of The Intruder, the Ballard Sketch Team, Seattle Indie Comic and Game Artists, and participants in the Dune Comics night are among those who’ll be hawking their doodly wares. Half of the tables are reserved for women, so ladies need not worry that this will turn into a Comicon-style sausage fest. Push/Pull Studio Gallery (Greenwood Collective), 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., facebook.com/ExterminatorCity. Free. Noon–6 p.m."

http://www.seattleweekly.com/arts/951844-129/the-pick-list-this-weeks-recommended

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everydaypants:

I just finished a new zine for Chicago Zine Fest. You can buy it online now if you’re interested! 3 bucks plus shipping.


This is Issue #3 of an annual series of comics collections!

I drew all of these comics throughout the year 2013 for various things, and wanted to see them all in one place and in print. This includes a selection of pages from a 280 page book I put out in 2013 called Little Fish.

Everydaypants #3 is filled with short comics about music, diy, nannying, and going to college when I was 18.

It also includes a selection of commissions I did during 2013 and a collection of pet portraits.

This is 46 pages, black and white, and saddle stitched!

Please note: comics that appear in this also appear in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (nanny zine), As You Were issues 1 and 2, a comic from Draft Dodger #1, and pages from Little Fish. If you have all or some of these things, this will mostly be a repeat for you. Thanks!

Go here to purchase:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/182962106/everydaypants-3

Or you can just email me at everydaypants@gmail if you would rather buy it through email/paypal.

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deafula:

Guess what!!! DEAFULA #7 is almost here! Come to the Philadelphia Soapbox Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm for the RELEASE READING!
Here is a writeup of the event:
"Kerri Radley, a deaf Philly zinester, was awarded the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, and as a part of her project, she created the newest issue of her zine, with handprinted covers created at the Soapbox. Deafula explores deaf identity, discrimination, and ableism, as well as queries the very label of disability itself. Kerri will read from her newest issue, which aims to raise awareness of inaccessibility at community events and explores how we can make these events more inclusive.Kerri will be joined by JC, a DC-based zinester who writes the perzine Tributaries and edits the comp zine Collide, which focuses on the intersection between physical disability and mental illness. JC writes about her experiences growing up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Please come out for readings and discussion on a truly important subject: how can we better our approach to accessibility in Philadelphia’s arts, zine, and radical spaces / communities.”
my excitement is bursting, ya’ll. 
fb event HERE.

deafula:

Guess what!!! DEAFULA #7 is almost here! Come to the Philadelphia Soapbox Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm for the RELEASE READING!

Here is a writeup of the event:

"Kerri Radley, a deaf Philly zinester, was awarded the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, and as a part of her project, she created the newest issue of her zine, with handprinted covers created at the Soapbox. Deafula explores deaf identity, discrimination, and ableism, as well as queries the very label of disability itself. Kerri will read from her newest issue, which aims to raise awareness of inaccessibility at community events and explores how we can make these events more inclusive.

Kerri will be joined by JC, a DC-based zinester who writes the perzine Tributaries and edits the comp zine Collide, which focuses on the intersection between physical disability and mental illness. JC writes about her experiences growing up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Please come out for readings and discussion on a truly important subject: how can we better our approach to accessibility in Philadelphia’s arts, zine, and radical spaces / communities.”

my excitement is bursting, ya’ll. 

fb event HERE.

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acrosstheyumiverse:

Passing through several cities this year and doing many more events with new mini-comic titles (TBA!) and my 2013 book I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU.
See you in Portland this weekend for LINEWORK NW on Saturday and a performance at GRIDLORDS on Sunday. I’ll be debuting a new collection of super-short Rumpus comic stories at LINEWORK NW—more details coming soon! 
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April 12  - LINEWORK NW / Portland 
April 13 - GRIDLORDS / Portland
April 15 - Tuesday Night Cafe / Little Tokyo, Los Angeles 
April 19 - Claremont Zine Fest / Claremont 
May 4 - The Living Room Talks @ Great Park Gallery 1- 2PM / Irvine 
May 11 - 12 - TCAF (Toronto Comics Arts Festival) / Toronto 
May 31 - June 1  - CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) / Chicago 
June 17 - I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU reading & signing @ Book Soup, 7PM / Los Angeles 
October 2 - 4 - Austin Comic Con / Austin 

acrosstheyumiverse:

Passing through several cities this year and doing many more events with new mini-comic titles (TBA!) and my 2013 book I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU.

See you in Portland this weekend for LINEWORK NW on Saturday and a performance at GRIDLORDS on Sunday. I’ll be debuting a new collection of super-short Rumpus comic stories at LINEWORK NW—more details coming soon! 

April 12  - LINEWORK NW / Portland 

April 13 - GRIDLORDS / Portland

April 15 - Tuesday Night Cafe / Little Tokyo, Los Angeles 

April 19 - Claremont Zine Fest / Claremont 

May 4 - The Living Room Talks @ Great Park Gallery 1- 2PM / Irvine 

May 11 - 12 - TCAF (Toronto Comics Arts Festival) / Toronto 

May 31 - June 1  - CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) / Chicago 

June 17 - I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU reading & signing @ Book Soup, 7PM / Los Angeles 

October 2 - 4 - Austin Comic Con / Austin 

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dakotafloyd:

from Cheer the Eff Up #6, by Jonas

dakotafloyd:

from Cheer the Eff Up #6, by Jonas

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silversprocket:

As You Were #3. This is our best issue yet. 112 pages of new comics from 28 of our favorite artists. I can’t wait for you to see it. April 15th.

[BUY ONLINE]

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punkjoanofarc:

We’re having a fundraiser! RSVP to the facebook event: here.
Repost and signal boost?

punkjoanofarc:

We’re having a fundraiser! RSVP to the facebook event: here.

Repost and signal boost?

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bitchaura:

My zine is now available in distros! In the US at portlandbuttonworks and brownreclusezinedistro and Twelveohtwo in Canada.

Some Reviews:

"The ever fabulous Ari of Maximum Rock n Roll writes about finding solace in friendships and house mates while grappling with coping with trauma and transition, getting her shit together and going back to school despite being disenchanted with institutional education, her relationships with cis-men and how damaging they have been and more. Cut and paste collages, heavy text, witty and relateable. Love It!" - Nyky, Brown Recluse

"How can so much rad stuff fit in one zine!?

This zine reminds me of why I love zines. it’s filled with cut and paste and scrappy typewriter love wrapped amd sincerity and the personal is political. Ari is trying to figure it all out but instead of being an angst-y teen or existential early 20 something, this zine comes from and older place with reflection and honesty. Ari has lived in Portland and the bay area in recent years and discusses her relationships with friends, housemates, going back to school and studying fashion and textile studies despite the western and colonial aspects. Ari skillfully weaves experiences of training to be a doula with the frustration of dealing with mainstream transmisogynistic reproductive healthcare system.

One of the last parts of this zine comes with a trigger warnings for abuse, suicide, rape, gender dysphoria, sex work, etc. Ari talks about their struggles with punk bro dudes, boundaries, being a queer punk, being queer, body issues, heteronormativity, and a lot of other heavy stuff in a conversational tone of a friend and a late night porch chat. Ari hasn’t figured everything out, but she’s got a lot of shit locked down and I really admire her.

The end of this zine is a list of Synthpop guilty pleasures which I fully support!” - Alex, Portland Button Works

Stop by their distros and show your support!

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essential-industry:

I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!

essential-industry:

I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!

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Click here to support Maranda Elizabeth & Writing Trans Genres by Maranda Elizabeth

"Maranda Elizabeth is a writer, zinester, non-binary trans* genderqueerdo femme, twin, and recovering alcoholic. In 2012, they released their first book, Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues, with Mend My Dress Press, and in 2013, they self-published their first novel,Ragdoll HouseTelegram: A Collection of 27 Issues contains a decade of their zine of the same name, featuring extremely personal stories with a focus on mental health & illnesses, friendship, self-care, support, writing and creativity, recovery and sobriety, finding and making a home, and embracing weirdnesses. Ragdoll House is a queer young adult novel about two girls in a small town deciding if they should stay or if they should leave, while struggling with alcohol, jealousy, trauma, and love…

The Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism Conference is happening in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 22nd - 24th, and I wanna go! Due to my chronic pain condition, I’m no longer able to go on long-disatnce road trips, so flying has become my only option. I need help getting my little tattooed hands on a plane ticket and hotel room!

Attending the Writing Trans Genres conference would be pretty much unspeakably incredible & magical & necessary for myself and my writing process - and thus, for YOU, my readers, too! Although I’ve been writing for more than a decade, I’ve very rarely had the chance to do so in a space (whether physical or psychic) that was trans*-created & trans*-dominated. My writing has been influenced by a cis gaze and by own internalized gender-stuff, in a way that I must escape, if only briefly…

For those of you who’ve been asking me, or asking other trans* folks what actions you can take to be a better ally and to push back against cis privilege, this is just one (of many!!!) ideas & options: Help one trans* person make their way to a trans* gathering! I think it’s crucial for us to be able to create spaces together where we can learn, share, cry, laugh, whatever; unfortunately, it’s not always possible to make this magic happen, it’s not always possible to be present.”

If you can, consider donating to Maranda’s fundraiser to get to the Writing Trans Genres conference! There are some REALLY rad prizes!

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stevelarder:

New print available in my shop - ‘Read more zines’. Comes delivered with in a cellobag with mountboard backing. Bang!
P.S. - This illo is referenced from a photo by Amber of Fight boredom/Triumph of these tired eyes/Culture Slut.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/183499191/a5-colour-art-print-read-more-zines?ref=related-0

stevelarder:

New print available in my shop - ‘Read more zines’. Comes delivered with in a cellobag with mountboard backing. Bang!

P.S. - This illo is referenced from a photo by Amber of Fight boredom/Triumph of these tired eyes/Culture Slut.


https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/183499191/a5-colour-art-print-read-more-zines?ref=related-0

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