Lisa Y. Mendez of Uno Foto zine needs donations–yours or any zines you don’t read so much anymore–to get her mobile library up and running. As she writes,
…There’s mobile food trucks, mobile fashion trucks, mobile tattoo trucks (just saw one last week!)
So, I decided I want a Mobile Zine Library! I don’t have a truck, but being mobile doesn’t require a big ol’ truck.
Anyhow, I need some help starting it. I’ve got a fair amount of zines now, but I’d love to have an even greater variety to lug around and share.
I plan on having the first Mobile Zine Library “event” near the end of November (location TBA in San Diego), but I will also be visiting my hometown of El Paso, TX and plan on sharing the zine love there too.
Feel free to email me with more questions!
What a great way to get some new zines! I hope to see this zinemobile on the streets between San Diego and El Paso soon.
The IE Zine Fest is tomorrow, and if you’re going to be there, be sure to catch their reading, hosted by Angela of Zineworks. Readers will include LA-based cartoonist/photographer Tori Holder, Sarah Bitely (“Pimpkillah“), Rebecca Cruz, illustrator/sequetial artist Yumi Sakugawa, poet Ariel Zitny, Jen Venegas (“She’s Not A Morning Person“), and Brodie Foster Hubbard (“Fair Dig“). Readings are my favorite way to find new zines–check it out!
Every year, LA Zine Fest puts out a comp zine from your submissions about anything and everything L.A.-related. This year, we’d like to focus on THE NEW.
Progress and change are constants, especially in this town, so we’re sure you’ve got plenty to talk about. What’s something on your To Do In L.A. list that you’ve recently crossed off? Do you want to tell us about an amazing business/organization/event you know of that’s just opened up? Remember, we don’t just want to read about your discoveries, we’d love to see them, too; we are always looking for submissions of photography, comics and illustrations!
We’ll be accepting submissions until January 1, 2014, so you’re stuck in a rut, you’ve got time and a reason to break out of it.
Submission details: Please keep text submissions under 800 words. Images may be any size but may be resized to best fit a half-page print zine. Keep in mind that the final zine will be black and white. Submissions may be subject to a review process; depending on how many submissions we get, it’s possible we will not be able to accept all submissions for the final printed version.
All submissions should be emailed to email@example.com by January 1, 2014. Please include “LAZF Guide” in the subject line!
One week until the second annual IE Zine Quest in Redlands. We did a write-up of our trip to last year’s event, but you should keep current by checking out their tumblr for exhibitor profiles and updates on events at the Quest.
The following tablers and more will be in attendance!
IE Zine Quest
113 N. 5th Street
Redlands, CA 92373
12 pm – 5pm
Or make one to charm and delight. We don’t judge. We merely provide you with the tools to make a unique zine that is also, impossibly, a mask. How, you ask? We are witches.
We hope to see you there!
Perhaps you remember the last time Freeways Collide threw a get-together at Space 15 Twenty. We sure do, and we’re so excited to hear they are doing it again.
Get ready for a RACE RIOT! POC Zine Project is stopping in Los Angeles for two whole days –at USC on October 16 and at the Southern California Library and UCLA on October 17! Super bonus at UCLA: LA Zine Fest will have an info table. Stop by and say hi after the POC presentation!
POCZP’s appearances are amazing and always inspiring. They presented at LAZF 2013 and kept us rapt for the entire time. They touch on topics such as the history and future of people of color in zines, and issues of gender and race crop up frequently. It’s a powerful event every damn time.
Events are free and open to the public, and you’ll be hearing from Pati Garcia (aka Chula Doula), Mimi Thi Nguyen, POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano, Nyky Gomez, Mariam Bastani, Anna Vo, Texta Queen, Toi Scott, Tracey Brown, Ramiro Alexis Gonzalez, Tomas Moniz, and Jodi Nicole. A tour like this doesn’t blow through town every day–DON’T MISS OUT!! Follow @poczineproject on Twitter and look out for #raceriottour!
If you’re available to offer lodging, meals, or laundry facilities to the (12) traveling zinesters, please comment here!
POC Zine Project Race Riot Tour
Wednesday, Oct. 16
USC– Taper Hall for Humanities (THH)
Thursday, Oct. 17
UCLA Powell Library
1 – 4 pm
Thursday, Oct. 17
Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
7 – 9:30 pm
Just a reminder that this weekend is the San Diego Zine Fest (Oct. 6, 11am – 6pm)! Take a look at their Instagram and get an idea of all the great zines they’re going to have! I love that I found out about this fest the old-fashioned way: by seeing a flyer on the wall of a pizza place.
A bit further away, the ABQ Zine Fest (Oct. 5 -6)! Are you going? Take pictures!! Organizer Marya Errin Jones has done a heckuva job creating some amazing things for you.
Origami Vinyl, which has long been putting out a really cool zine every four months or so, has announced that they’ll now be carrying zines, and they want YOURS!
Starting now, we’ll be taking submissions for zines to put on consignment at the shop. This year when we helped judge the FYF Fanzine contest, we were overwhelmed by the creativity and hard work that everyone had put into their zines. We want to continue to support our local creative types. So, whether you’ve already been making a zine or if this inspires you to start one, we want to see it. Every month, we’ll choose 6 to feature on our web store and in the shop. We’re even building a special shelf dedicated to all things zine. In January, we’ll have the first batch for sale!
If you would like to submit your zine for consideration, please email Emily: firstname.lastname@example.org. And she’ll send you some guidelines and instructions.
And finally this Wednesday, Alice Bag will be reading and discussing Violence Girl at the Cypress Park Public Library. You can ask Alice questions in advance by tweeting @CypressParkLAPL using the hashtag #AskAlice. If you can’t make it, the whole thing will be livestreaming at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cypress-park-library. (via Razorcake/Gorsky)
We’ve been really pushing this event, but where else are you going to see Mari Naomi, Zoë Ruiz, Dylan A. Doren, Tomas Moniz, Jaylee Alde, Brodie Foster Hubbard, Jessica Garrison, and me on one stage at the same time? Maybe only in heaven.
We would love to see you and thrash around next to you.