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CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: White Elephant Edition, at Quimby’s!

Dec
18
7:00 pm

We’ve all got white elephants in our zine collection — titles that stand out because they’re wacky, unusual, or simply defy classification. This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about the most out-there zines we’ve acquired. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

We’re turning our Mystery Zine Swap into a White Elephant Exchange this month, too. Bring a zine (concealed in some way) and get in on the unwrapping, swapping, and stealing!

This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Tues, Dec. 18th, 7pm – Free Event

Here’s the Facebook Event Invite for this month’s ZZC.

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Mysterious and Spooky Edition, at Quimby’s! 10/16

Oct
16
6:30 pm

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Mysterious and Spooky Edition, at Quimby’s!

In October, we’re celebrating all things creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky! This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about the titles that send chills down our spines. Please BYOZ (Bring Your Own Zines) that get you into the Halloween spirit, and join us for a fun discussion! Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome.

We’ll have some treats (and possibly a trick or two) for everyone, as well! Our Mystery Zine Swap was so popular last month that we’re making it a regular thing. If you’d like to participate, bring a zine (wrapped up or concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot.

This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin. 

Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Avenue in Wicker Park

6:30-9 p.m. Tues, Oct. 16th

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event.

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club: Postmarked Edition, Meets at Quimby’s Sept 11th!

Sep
11
6:30 pm

CHIPRC is closing, so Zine Zine Club is moving to Quimby’s for the September meeting!

Long before the Internet was a thing, far-flung zinesters exchanged zines via postal mail. For many of us, the thrill of finding zines in our mailbox is just as potent as ever.

This month the book club-style event for people who read zines will be talking about zines received in the mail. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are invited to bring your favorite titles that you’ve bought or traded online from an individual zinemaker, distro, or zine shop. BYOZ and join the discussion about which zines are worth paying extra for postage!

There will also be a Blind Zine Swap, so please bring a zine (wrapped up or concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot this month.

This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia Elizabeth Hanifin.

Tuesday, September 11th, 6:30pm

Here’s the Facebook invite for this event!

 

Announcing the 2nd Annual TRANSIT Residency for CAKE 2016!

As per a CAKE e-mail!:

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CAKE is proud to announce our continuing partnership with Transit Residency and Chicago Public Resources Center (ChiPRC) as applications open for the second annual inbound comics artist residency!

Transit Residency is looking for non-Chicago-based cartoonists and zinesters to apply for a chance to spend the 2 weeks leading up to CAKE (May 29 – June 12) creating work at the beautiful ChiPRC studio/workspace. The winner of this juried residency is awarded a stipend of $1000 to help cover travel and lodging expenses. They will also receive a free table space at CAKE as well as integration into programming at CAKE 2016!

Last year Transit and ChiPRC hosted Ignatz nominee and Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner Roman Muradov, who wrote about his experience here for the Transit blog. We hope all of our out of town exhibitors, friends, and visitors will apply! For more information, please follow this link.

The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. If you have any questions about the residency, please contact Meredith Winer at meredith@transitresidency.org.

Zine Reading Club Wed, April 8th at the CHIPRC

Screen shot 2015-04-07 at 11.43.54 AMOff-site Event: Zine Reading Club at CHIPRC Discussing Shotgun Seamstress #7
Wed, April 8th, 7pm
at
The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC)
858 N. Ashland Avenue (not Quimby’s)

$3 donation asked at the door

CHIPRC’s Zine Reading Club gets together periodically to discuss and support zine culture. At each event, new self published zine and comic titles will be selected to read and discussed. This month’s community partner, Stranger Danger Zine Distro select this month’s work to read: Shotgun Seamstress #7 by Osa Atoe. In this issue, Osa shares her experience with booking woman-positive, queer-positive, all-ages DIY shows in New Orleans, detailing the joy and struggle found in organizing such a project. Don’t forget, you can also bring in your favorite titles and come join the discussion! Pick up this month’s comic here at Quimby’s, with Stranger Danger Zine Distro or at CHIPRC  (while supplies last). Go to chiprc.org for more information. This event is NOT AT QUIMBY’S. It is at CHIPRC at 858 N. Ashland Avenue.