The gang’s all here!
Frontier #4: Ping Zhu is the latest entry in our flagship monograph series!
2 weeks ago
The perks of working in a print shop. Wasn’t feeling productive so I made stickers. I guess it’s a different kind of productivity, a more fun one. 3,5x2” Black on vinyl. Comes free with every zine order or trade
3 weeks ago
Marya is a rad lady who is starting
and you should help her out:
HI! MY NAME IS MARYA— I’m the founder of ABQ Zine Fest, (now in its 4th year) The Albuquerque Zine Library, and a co-founder/curator of The Tannex, a DIY performance clubhouse, in this outpost, in the high desert of New Mexico. I love my creative community, and I do a lot to support and nurture it. I’m asking for your support as I embark on a new project that expands my love for zines, self-publishing, and storytelling …
THE PAMPHLETEER PROJECT MISSION: to help diversify existing zine collections, or help establish new ones by presenting women/feminist focused, people of color influenced, gender-inclusive zines and comics to groups and collectives around the world.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PAMPHLETEER PROJECTwill help me get to Sweden to present a pop-up zine library and free workshops at the TITWRENCH Stockholm Festival— a women’s music festival. The fest was founded in Denver by Sarah Slater in 2008. TITWRENCH Stockholm is the first satellite of the original fest. After the event, I will donate 100-200 zines to a collective in the city.
YOUR GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT will:
- Cover airfare to Stockholm.
- Pay for simple materials to set up the zine library.
If we surpass the goal of $2,500, this will allow me to take this pilot program and expand its reach to other collectives within the punk/zine community and beyond. Someday, I imagine this project being able to support other zinesters interested in delivering zines to groups and communities.
To spite our perceptions of Sweden being a utopia, The country is more diverse than the media reflects. Along with the changes to this nation comes unrest. Last year, Stockholm experienced 5 days of rioting. On March 8th of this year, an act of fascism in the form of a knife attack occurred on the night of International Women’s Day, injuring several women taking part in a Reclaim the Night demonstration. These are acts of violence, but they are also acts of ignorance. The Pamphleteer Project supports the independent voice by presenting diversity as a means of and solidarity with local communities striving for peace through mutual acceptance.
I know zines to be a form that can open pathways to self-expression when other avenues are blocked, guide people through difficult conversations, and fuel strong political actions in communities through the power of the independent voice. Most importantly, zines can connect us to the human intimacy of storytelling.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
+ Due to time constraints, and optimum ticket-buying, please donate to the project via paypal. I know, I know… your donation via credit card is also appreciated!
+ If you can’t contribute $$ please donate ZINES that fit the criteria mentioned in the project description. Please email me at thepamphleteerproject at gmail dot com to find out where to submit your zine!
3 weeks ago
marya errin jones
the pamphleteer project
I still recommended picking up a paper copy from one of the distros that carries Femme a Barbe, but if you don’t have access or just want to read it online, here are scans of the three existing issues (click on the link for the pdf, and please let me know if you have any problems with it).
3 weeks ago
News from the Zine Community from our latest newsletter.
- Left Bank Books will be publishing an anthology of the great Ring of Fire zine. The more pre-orders they get the sooner they’ll be able to print it!
- New zines by Dani Tauber over at her etsy!
- Rust Belt Jessie (of Reckless Chants fame), just finished Sonnet Reducer, a zine of punk sonnets. Find her at Chicago Zine Fest on March 15th!
- One of our favorite partners in publishing, Last Word Books, has a critical fundraising campaign going on. Check it out: HELP LAST WORD BOOKS FIND A NEW HOME! We have an IndieGoGo Campaign currently in the works, but in the meantime, if you’ve got anything to spare in these trying times, your friendly neighborhood independent bookstore could use all the help we can get to finance this impending move and revamp.
- New John-Vincent Greco zine out soon! Google the dude’s name and Torch Ballads in about a week or come to Chicago Zine Fest and get one from our table! If you loved Death in a Rifle Garden as much as us this is excited news!
- The Witches, Bellies & Writers Traveling Road Show is underway! Tomas Moniz, Sage Adderley, Taryn Hipp and Jonas, longtime zinesters, radical parents, and literary performers will be hitting the Chicago Zine Fest (3/14-3/15), Madison, WI (3/16), and Bloomington, IN (3/17). Tomas Moniz has re-launched Rad Dad into a full-fledged magazine as well as published his novella Bellies and Buffalos. Sage Adderley just released Invoking Nonna, a young adult paranormal story about a teenage witch, Maggie Sloan, who is desperate to repair her broken relationship with her witchy mother while searching for the truth behind the whereabouts of her father and the mysterious death of her grandmother. Taryn Hipp released her memoir novella, Heavy Hangs the Head in August while continuing to make zines, currently she writes the perzine Lady Teeth. Jonas just became a father and celebrates the arrival of his first novella The Greatest Most Traveling Circus.
3 weeks ago
Picked up a couple things are the anarchist bookfair.
3 weeks ago
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!
4 weeks ago
la zine fest
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!
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
1 month ago
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.”
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.
"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.
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”
1 month ago
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.
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
AVENUE 50 SUDIO
in collaboration with
WRIT LARGE PRESS and GRAND PARK LA
POESIA PARA LA GENTE
poemas a la carta | poems on demand
at the 2nd Annual
Grand Park Downtown BookFest !!Saturday March 29Noon - 5:00 pmlook 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:
Gloria Enedina Alvarez
Jessica Wilson Cardenas
Yago S. Cura
Iris De Anda
Amanda Yates Garcia
Wendy C. Ortiz
Crystal Little Bird Salas
Kelly Grace Thomas
Daniel Austin Warren
1 month ago
Going to be a big issue! #vegan #cook #zine #DIY #pva #knives #black #COFFEE
1 month ago
My tour wife, Cristy C. Road made Brown Recluse’s official logo! Thanks babe!
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago