Calling anyone and everyone interested in, and involved with zines, small press, self publishing, DIY printing, screen printing, trading, tabling, workshops, and other cool stuff! Join us!
Riverside DIY Print Fest 2013 happens on Saturday, May 18 from 1pm-5pm at Blood Orange Infoshop, located in the historic Life Arts Center. Registration forms will be available February 26.
If you’d like to get involved or volunteer, please email us! riversideprintfest@ gmail com.
Learn how to create, self-publish and distribute your own hand-made comics and zines with comic book artist and illustrator Yumi Sakugawa! The $15 cost of this 2-hour class includes the supplies and admission to the Japanese American National Museum, where the workshop is being held.
Yumi is the illustrator of “There’s No Right Way To Meditate”, a Skylight Books best-seller, and of the comic zine “Mundane Fortunes for the Next Ten Billion Years and Other Stories”, which was selected as Notable Comics of 2012 by the Best American Comics anthology. Her comics are on The Rumpus every Saturday. This workshop will be great!
“‘I don’t get it when people are not upset, when people think they don’t need to fight anymore! There is not a time when fighting isn’t necessary! I don’t understand people who are not political,… your silence is political!’ added Denny. There is no doubt that the true nature of the punk message isn’t lost.” -Alice Bag at the LA Zine Fest
We’re still working on getting video of the Alcie Bag/Allison Wolfe/Drew Denny talk from the Fest edited and up, but there is this great recap of the 2.5-hour talk at Rock NYC.
Stellar librarian Julia Glassman‘s proposal to start a zine collection was approved, and she is on the hunt for zines!
“The UCLA Library Community Zine Collection, housed in the Powell Library Building, aims to promote student writing, pleasure reading, and self-publication, with a special focus on zines by UCLA students and other local writers. We want to instill a sense in students that their words and stories add value to the media landscape. We also want to provide a resource for faculty who are using zines in instruction, and students who are interested in researching zines.”
The collection will have two parts:
1. a circulating collection of library-owned zines that you can check out
2. a “Take a Zine, Leave a Zine” box
They are seeking text-based zines for the circulating collection (with the exception of wordless comics and other visual narratives), but zines of all kinds are desired for the “Take a Zine, Leave a Zine” box.
You can recommend your zines for purchase by emailing Julia at email@example.com with titles and ordering information. And although they do want to support zinesters, they would LOVE some donations.
If you are a current UCLA student and you would like to be involved in this project, the collection will also be forming a committee of students, faculty, and library staff to help build the collection. Email Julia to get involved!
That last one is not available on the website, but we DO have t-shirts, totes, stickers, and LAZF Guides to LA galore for you! Up at the top of this site, you’ll find a tab that will take you directly there.
LA Zine Fest is completely funded by it’s lovely organizers and volunteers. Do you wanna help us out while looking fashionable at the same time? Take a peek at our merch that’s available for sale and think about throwing a few bucks our way. We can’t do this without you! So check out our merch and get them while they’re hottttt!
We are so happy that everyone came out to see the amazing talent of the tablers, and to attend their workshops! Thanks also to our stellar volunteers–without them, we surely would have died on the spot at 3:00! This was a lot of fun, and we’re excited to see you next year!
Tonight’s the night! Also happening at this party: the release of the 2013 LA Zine Fest Guide to LA. This year’s issue has more recommendations, drawings by JT Steiny, and a really cute picture of a dog that’s shaved to look like a lion. We’ll see you at Footsie’s! Get information about the bands and RSVP here. This event is 21+.