Tag Archive for 'zines'

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International Zine Month Day 4: Read a Zine From a Country Other Than Your Own

Have you heard the good news? July is International Zine Month! Celebrate every day with a fun zine-centric activity.

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gangbangbong_lgGang Bang Bong #1 by Ines Estradas and Ginette Lapalme, is a bilingual comic anthology.

International Zine Month Day 2: Re-read Your Faves!

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Have you heard the good news? July is International Zine Month! Celebrate every day with a fun zine-centric activity.

More about International Zine Month at stolensharpierevolution.org.

Learnapalooza Make a Zine Workshop, with Edie Fake 6/28 4pm

Jun
28
4:00 pm

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Learnapalooza is an annual day of free workshops taught across your neighborhood and open to the public. Classes are taught by community members and local businesses, hosted in 10-20 businesses and community centers across the neighborhood. This will be Learnapalooza’s 5th year in Wicker Park, and there are more than 15 participating hosts, more than 50 classes, and will be between 350-500 attendees.

This year, artist Edie Fake (Gaylord Phoenix, Memory Palaces) will teach you how to make a zine!

Register, volunteer, more info:

Learnapaloozachi.com or at facebook.com/Learnapalooza

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest 5th Anniversary, March 14th-15th

Mar
14
1:00 pm

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Chicago Zine Fest, an annual celebration of self-publishing efforts, celebrates its 5th anniversary! It’s an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work with the aim to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact and swap skills. Quimby’s is happy to be one of the sponsors!

Friday, March 14th

Zine Panel, Columbia College’s Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash), 1-3pm
In it for the Long Haul: A Discussion on Longevity in Zines with Cindy Crabb, Tomas Moniz, and Alex Wrekk, moderated by Quimby’s Bookstore manager Liz Mason.

Youth Zine Reading and an Exhibitor Zine Reading, Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee), 6-9pm

Kickoff Celebration Dance Party, Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee) 9-11:30pm
Music provided by CHIRP Radio.

Saturday, March 15th

Tabling Exhibition, Columbia College’s Conaway Center (1104 S. Wabash), 11am-6pm
Over 200 zinesters will exhibit their publications, host workshops, and lead panel discussions in the spirit of self-publishing. Saturday’s exhibition will be supported with programming throughout the day. There are workshops on various self-publishing topics, hands-on kid’s zine-making area, button making presented by Busy Beaver Buttons, photo booth by Glitter Guts, an exclusive Brain Frame comics reading, plus demonstrations presented by staff and students from Columbia’s Center for Book and Paper Arts. Come to the Quimby’s table and say hi!

“We are so excited that enthusiasm has grown for the fest in these first 5 years, and hope it continues to grow!” says Leslie Perrine, an original festival organizer. She adds, “I’m honored to be the only 5th year organizer still involved with the zine fest. I’ve seen it from our very first fundraiser to now an event people tell me they love…It’s really exciting to see the evolution of the fest. Remembering where we have come from has always been important to us as well.”

An organizing goal for the 2014 fest was to welcome new exhibitors. Over 1/3 of all registered tables are first time festival exhibitors. Registration for the fest sold out in a record two hours, trumping 2013 which took 15 hours to close. “The support that CZF has gotten from zine writers and comic artists throughout the country has been astounding,” said Jaclyn Miller, in her second year as organizer.

The Chicago Zine Fest is sponsored by the Book and Paper Center at Columbia College Chicago, Quimby’s Bookstore, Chicago Publishers Resource Center, the Hairpin Arts Center, CHIRP Radio and 826CHI. All 2014 artwork is by Chicago artist and illustrator Marnie Galloway.

For more info and specifics, see chicagozinefest.org.

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Quimby’s Zlumber Party 1/11/14 – 1/12/14

Jan
11
9:00 pm

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Hey zinesters and mini-comics artists! Come to our Zine Slumber Party (Zlumber Party, geddit? Gosh we’re clever.) This is the third year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, because we had so much fun doing it in the past. The store closes at 10pm on Sat the 11th and then you’re invited to spend the night here. So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag, then leave in the morning with the zine you worked on. Interested in attending? Just so we can have a head count, be sure to shoot a regular ol’ e-mail our way at info(at)quimbys(dot)com, call us at 773-342-0910 or respond that you’re coming at our Facebook event posting here.

Sat, Jan 11th 9pm – Sun Jan 12th, 9am