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Making cards

6 Dec

I’ve been making a lot of cards recently, particularly thank you cards–both for my use and for a couple of folks who requested my services. Here are a couple of examples:

Plus, Hannah Reads Zines email interviewed me, and that’s posted. Enjoy the embarrassing typos and glimpse into my brain, since you don’t get enough of that. Stay for the other better stuff she posts.

Also, remember Sassyfrass will be tabling at the Small is Beautiful Crafternoon on Dec. 11th from 2-6! It’s at The Annex (525 Shepherd St NW) and I will have zines and hopefully other goodies!

❤ jbee

p.s. Femme a Barbe 2 review posted on Hello Amber! Also, remember I am taking submissions for #3!

Zine Bazaar at the Baltimore Book Fest

26 Sep

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,
jenna b.

honorable mention wins plaudits, which are not money.

9 Sep

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.

Photo on 2009-09-08 at 23.25 #2

Photo on 2009-09-08 at 23.25 #3

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.

❤ jenna b.

Hey, who is that hirsute hottie?

26 Aug





❤ jenna b.

p.s. Has anyone seen this Anti-Gym shit? Is it real? Look at their definition of a bearded lady. Clearly confused. A couple of their descriptions contain half truths however. I don’t want to speak for all bearded ladies but I sure as hell don’t wear antiperspirant and I sure am fat. But I think lipstick goes great with my mustache.