I am too cheap to upgrade to the premium option, so I’m just starting a new blog. The url will still be sassyfrasscircus.com, or https://sinewthatshrinks.wordpress.com/. Thanks for your patience while I get the site together, and don’t worry: this site isn’t going anywhere, with years and years of comics and zines and weird fashion posts! Sassyfrass Circus lives on.
I’m going to have work hanging at the Phreak N Queer Festival art show starting Aug 1st at Space 2033 in Philadelphia!
Here’s one of the pieces:
Sadly I won’t be able to go to the festival since I’ll be visiting family in Washington State, but YOU SHOULD. Perfect humans like my darling Voyager and greatest DJ PRECOLUMBiAN will be performing. What could be better?
Cynthia Ann – writes the creative nonfiction zine Secret Bully and the oral history zine Habits of Being. She is the zine editor at The Le Sigh, a musician, and a true bull Taurus.
Laura Chow Reeve writes in West Philly, but is preparing to move across the country to get her MA in Asian American Studies. In January, she wrote a weird short story every day. It’s now a zine called “An Introduction to Eating Your Heart: 31 Stories in 31 Days.”
Ariana Stone (Ariana Stone makes Phlegm Fatale, a perzine about her dumb life. She is a DC Zinefest co-organizer and snack enthusiast. She would love to see you there this year, especially if you have snacks.)
Nilu Duang (Fluxxii)
Khristina Acosta is the co-founder of No Shame Distro, a people of color collective that promotes zine writers and artists of color. She is the author of the zines Birthday Party and What to Keep / What to Give Away. These zines explore the topics of healthy relationships with other’s and one’s own sexualities, assimilation and the loss of language, and being a person of color in the punk world. She was additionally an organizer of Clitfest New Brunswick in 2012. Khristina currently resides in Philadephia, although she can be found traveling to multiple cities throughout the East Coast and Canada.
Jen Twigg (Tongueswell) is a Maryland native who lived in Chicago for four years and organized the Chicago Zine Fest for three of them. She now lives in Philly and learned how to make coffee drinks for her job from YouTube. She writes zines about playing music, trying to find a home, family secrets, and more.
Taryn Hipp (Taryn Hipp is an old tattooed college lady who has been making zines for more than half her life. Currently she writes the perzine “Ladyteeth,” a collection of stories about her experiences living with anxiety, getting divorced, getting sober, & falling in love. Every day is a beautiful gift & a terrifying adventure that continues to make her stronger.)
Come hang out!
Drew up this flier for the Philly Feminist Zinefest, which will be taking place on June 28th at Neighborhood House in Philly! Registration is already open for tablers, and a bunch of lead-up events are happening, including a May 18th zine reading where you can come hang out with me, and other people that are cooler than me.
Also, if you want to get real deep in the zine world but maybe haven’t let fly with your own zine yet, consider submitting to one of mine? Perhaps this Born in Flames fanzine?
Washington DC and I are in a long distance relationship these days, but I heard that DC Zinefest (child of my heart) was having a PIZZA THEMED zine reading and open mic. Paper hoarder that I am, I knew I had the perfect image for a flier, so I whipped this up for them.
I will be in DC for this thing and I strongly recommend you be there too.
Washington DC: jumbo slices, even bigger hearts.
I’m really excited for MJ and JT’s Gayze: A Real Live Webseries at the Philly Fringe Festival this coming weekend; I’ll be there Saturday night with my favorite date and hope to see you there to wish you L’shana tovah!
p.s. Tickets are 12$, not $13, oops.
I told folks who attended my workshop at the Chicago Zinefest that I would post my presentation on my blog for easy perusal, so here it is! Web-only viewers miss out on my witty banter and actual explanations, but…that’s cool. If you attended the workshop, feel free to comment with helpful suggestions or links to your work. Y’all were amazing, thank you so much!