Me and my whole non-abbreviated legal name (for good measure my middle name is Rebecca) will be peddling zines and maybe embarrassing myself verbally at the Zine Bazaar at the Radical Book Pavilion next Friday, September 28th! None know what wonders may await you.
Yesterday Sassyfrass tabled with some awesome folks as part of the Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival, including China Martens, Tuff Charm distro and After the Fall distro. In addition to picking up some sweet zines, I made about six dollars, with which I promptly purchased a “blendy freezy” from Red Emma’s and a light rail ticket with which to go visit my parents. Sweet deal.
Some zinerific pictures:
friendzzz making super cool mini-zines. i did not take the second picture.
illz of tuff charm distro…look at all them free zines!
spreadin’ the gospel.
that’s my stuff on the right…splitting a table with China Martens!!
i made some bangin’ trades with these folks.
Please find someone who is not making a hilarious face in this picture.
China reading her zine!
I think tabling at this particular event was an interesting experience, because I was one of like two personal zines there, with a couple of free distros. What I love most about zine fests is meeting all the folks who do personal zines and trading with them, and chatting with the folks who wander in and explaining what zines are etc., which is hard to do in a giant book fest with folks mostly browsing at high speed. But overall I was pretty psyched about the day. The best part was when a bunch of little kids were learning how to make zines, and also when my mom bought me some pad thai. Hellz yeah. I’m hoping that next year I will be living in Baltimore and helping to make the zine bazaar even bigger and more of a success. That is my evil master vagenda. Mwahahah.
Zines Not Dead,
So my scanner is currently nonfunctional, not sure what’s up with that. But in the meantime, I got an honorable mention in the Baltimore City Paper annual comics contest. Look, my work is on a website! It’s not worth money and it’s not first place, but I am pretty excited about it anyway. Also enjoy these sweet tips on how to cartoon.
So since my scanner is broken I thought I would just take a picture of the other page I did for the Disorientation Guide:
Plus, I am a playground for ratties.
I just can’t get enough of my girls. It’s kind of gross how much I love them, and let them chew on my hair.
Last, make sure you go check out the Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival, not this coming weekend (which is Hampdenfest) but in like two weekends. There is a zine bazaar on Friday Sept. 25th and I am taking off school to be there, so hopefully you can also get your ass over there, at least for a little while to come give me hugs and/or coffee.
<3 jenna b.