Readers From Our First Quimby’s 24-Hour Zine Challenge Show Off What They Made 1/28
The folks who participated in our first 24-Hour Zine Challenge Jan 14th & 15th will show off what they made. Please note that spaces for the 14th and 15th are full, but we do encourage you to come in and hang out with us until we close a little later than we normally do on Saturdays. On the night of Sat, Jan 14th we’ll be open to midnight!
What was that challenge again? Here’s what we announced to get people to participate:
Perhaps you were not able to participate in the 2011 Revenge of Print Challenge by getting your zine or comic out. Or perhaps you need some encouragement. Do you work well under deadlines? Perhaps you’re addicted to the adrenal rush of zine crafting? Well, you’re in luck. The 24-Hour Zine Challenge is for you. Starting Sat, 1/14 at 7pm and going until 7pm on Sun 1/15 here at Quimby’s, we invite you to come in and make your zine within 24 hours. And we’ll let you crash at our pad. By “pad” we mean on our floor. We provide: paper, minimal scanner use, zine supplies such as a long arm stapler, some food, power strips, temporary free wifi. You provide: sleeping gear, ideas, stamina, your computer or typewriter (if that’s your thing).
We’re inviting folks who signed up for the zine challenge to show off what they made as this event.
Sat, Jan 28th, 7pm
In Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, the writer and independent publisher brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge.
“1000000000000000% punk rock.” -The Jacksonville Public Library
“The best travel book I’ve read this year.” -USA Today
Moore is a columnist for Truthout, and has written for The Progressive, Bitch, Annalemma, Tin House, the Boston Phoenix, and The Onion. The former editor of Punk Planet and the Comics Journal, Moore received a Fulbright to continue her work in Cambodia in 2010, and recently held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her book Unmarketable was said to offer “something distinctly more radical than merely protesting against consumerism: a total rejection of the competitive ethos that drives capitalist culture” by the LA Times; deemed “a work of honesty and, yes, integrity” by Kirkus and called “sharp and valuable muckraking” by Time Out New York. It was also named a Best Book of 2007 by Mother Jones. See more at: anneelizabethmoore.com
Moore will be joined by Chicago cartoonist and writer Sara Drake, currently planning a comics project in Cambodia. Find out more here: http://iydcpc.wordpress.com
Thurs, Sep 29th, 7pm
The Portland Zine Symposium aims to promote greater community between diverse creators of independent publications and art. This fun and free event helps people share their work while exchanging their skills and information related to zine culture. Through workshops, panels and discussions, Portland Zine Symposium explores the role and effect of all types of zines.
Time: August 6, 2011 at 10pm to August 7, 2011 at 5pm, Location: Refuge, Portland, OR
For more info:
Click here for more details and RSVP on We Make Zines, an online community for zine makers and zine readers.
Also, not 100% updated: www.pdxzines.com
I’m passing along info from some folks organizing this thing, so contact them if this is your bag!
Hello, makers of small-press media and other amazing things:
I wanted to pass along this call for entries for part of an art exhibition exploring issues of agency and biology. I’m curating the show together with biologist/artist Andrew Yang for Gallery 400, and we’re working to track down as many science-related zines, comics, brochures etc. as we can.
If you or anyone you know is making zines, minicomics, brochures, DVDs, podcasts or anything else small and easily distributable that has to do with sharing/elaborating upon/explaining biological information: i.e. anatomy, bacteria, insects, the mating habits of other organisms, the ocean, plant life, starlings, dna, etc. etc. etc. please check out our official call for entries HERE <http://artscichicago.blogspot.com/2008/05/call-for-biology-zines-comics-etc.html> .
Deadline for materials is August 1st.
You may also be interested in submitting single-page science zine projects to Andy’s Small Science Collective <http://www.andrewyang.com/sscpage.htm> , which publishes and distributes science-related ephemera both online and in paper form across the country. (And yes, you can submit to both things at once).
Please pass this along to anyone doing cool distributable things having to do in some way with biological themes!
If you have any questions about the project, feel free to drop us an e-mail and we’ll be happy to explain further.
Atten-shun! A new issue of the uber-hip, full color, giant-sized visual arts extravaganza known as the ANP Quarterly dropped into Quimby’s the other day. Coming out of RVCA and edited by Ed Templeton, the ANP is easily one of the best visual arts zines kicking around today. The best part about it is the price: it’s totally free. This issue has Harmony Korine and Yoda on the cover. Also featured are Tomoo Gokita, Leigh Ledare, Uta Barth, and Ashley Macomber, among others. Be sure to come by and pick up a copy if you’re in the hood.