The D.C. Zinefest is having a pop-up zine library and art show at the Fridge in D.C. on May 25th. If you are interested in participating, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a high resolution jpeg of your art submission or for instructions on mailing zines. Zine/comics/DIY-culture related work is preferred–even a laid out zine page would be a cool submission. More information to come on the actual event! Comment or email with questions.
A lot is going on and I haven’t had a chance to process much less write or draw about pretty much anything, but here is a banner I drew for the upcoming Pop-up Zine Library at the University of Maryland, which you should totally come to on April 5th. Here is the description written by my co-organizer and back-of-head model Melissa: “Come check out 100+ zines (and books about zines) at UMD’s first ever Pop-Up Zine Library, a day-long celebration of feminist self-publishing and DIY cultural activism. Make your own zine in one of our free workshops occurring throughout the day, collaborate on a unique compilation zine (theme TBA), and learn more about why people around the country love this medium from online interviews, podcasts, distros, and archives.”
This poster was made from an original illustration I posted here a while back, and designed by Grace Toulotte. What do you think?
Anyway I hope folks come to Sister Spit on Saturday, it should be interesting and I hope there is a Q&A where maybe some famous people get called on their shit. The event is free, you don’t have to be a student. Maybe it will be a cutie-fest.
<3 your favorite curmudgeon.
I have folded so many zines, and I am so ready for the Chicago Zinefest! See you in the Midwest, America.
I’m going to be talking (hopefully more facilitating a conversation) about zines at Red Emma’s in Baltimore on Thursday, February 24th at 7 pm. Check out the Facebook invite.
on how Massey and Gov. Joe Manchin and the whole coal industry are full of shit.
Also, Criminal Queers the film is going to be screened at the University of Maryland tonight, with a talk-back with directors Chris Vargas and Eric Stanley. The film is at 7 pm in the Hoff Theater, which is on the ground floor of Stamp Student Union. The event is free and open to the public, and UMD is accessible by metro (green line towards Greenbelt!) and free shuttle.
Hope to see you there!