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Science-related zines, comics, brochures Show Soliciting Entries

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.




Free Shit – ANP Quarterly #9

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.

The Thinking Persons Learning and Resource Center Needs Your Help

Underdog Press
This nice gentleman contacted us about a resource center in the Philippines, and he’s looking for donations of your zines and what not. His name is Alter Picar, and he’s from the from Davao City, Philippines D.I.Y. Community. His collective is establishing a public/zine library and social center called “The Thinking Persons Learning and Resource Center” which will open in March. They hope to attract students, activists and people from DIY community. Alter is accepting donations of any kinds of zines, old books and pamphlets or whatever materials that would be helpful in this endeavor. Since they are living in an economically destitute country, this project will not be possible without outside help. If you’re interested in helping, e-mail him at thethinkingpersons@yahoo.com to get his complete address. For more info: http://www.myspace.com/underdog_press .

A Public Service Annoucement: New Vice Here

NEW VICETo all the lovely people who ask us “YO VICE? WHERE IT AT?” and other, less intelligible questions, your beloved ADMIN of this here QUIMBLOG is here to inform you that we have the new issue of Vice Magazine available in our venerable “free shit” area, fresh off the dump truck. It looks like this is the short story issue, featuring folks like William T. Vollman, Mary Gaitskill, Tao Lin, Nick Tosches and others, so Terry Richardson wannabes may want to give this new issue a pass. With photos and illustrations by former(?) Chicagoan Vincent Dermody and Brian’s favorite assnozzle, Johnny Ryan, plus more usual Vice shit from “the ususal gang of idiots”.

Ladyfest Chicago 2007 Reading at Quimby’s!

Oct ’07
2:30 pm


Ladyfest Chicago 2007 Reading at Quimby’s! Sunday, October 21st, 2:30 PM – free event!

Ladyfest (October 18th-21st) is an arts festival, started in Olympia, Washington in 2000, that which has spread to various cities around the world.  It celebrates achievements of women in music, film, visual arts, and spoken word. Ladyfest also showcases the work of female filmmakers, artists, writers and activists, in addition to hosting lively music and club nights featuring live bands and female djs and organized workshops and speakers to encourage activism, education, and discussion over apathy. This event at Quimby’s is one of multiple events during Ladyfest Chicago 2007.

This event will feature readings by these awesome lady zinesters:

*Christy C. Road: Creator of Greenzine and the illustrated storybook INDESTRUCTABLE (Microcosm). As artist, illustrator and writer, her repertoire consists of ten years of independent publishing, two graphic novels, and countless illustrations for multiple magazines, record album art, concert posters and political organizations. Her most recent release is Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick (Microcosm), a collection of postcards featuring her drawings, some of which she created for Bitch Magazine, Jane, Green Day, The Queers, and various other bands, books, and publications. Currently, she is working on Bad Habits, an illustrated love story.
*Jami Thompson: Of No Better Voice zine. Formally, she ran Stranger Danger Distro and has been publishing zines since the age of fourteen.
*Angelina Schmalzried: Publisher of Odd Number, Extreme Unction, Dirty Past/City Troubles zines
*Liz Mason: Publisher of Caboose and The Bad Lyrics Project zines. Karaoke, gum and gossip extraordinaire
*Raechel Tiffe: Raise the Fist zine (editor/contributor), Girlistic webzine (contributor), Darling & Discontent zine. Anti-imperialist, pro-cat.

For more info: http://www.ladyfestchicago.com , http://www.croadcore.org or contact Raechel Tiffe at raecheltiffe@gmail.com .