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February 21, 2014 at 10:32pm
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browntourage:

LA ZINE FEST ZINE (meta) by browntourage :P

The LA zine fest got me missing the feeling of putting pen to paper. The DIY aspect is so liberating- you can print whatever you want however you want! Whether the pages are filled with photos, doodles, collages, opinions, comics, poetry, or manifestos, zines provide a freeform field for people of all backgrounds to express themselves and find people who relate. 

Flocks of people gathered in the Helms Bakery district Sunday to appreciate over a hundred zine stalls. With such a diversity of styles and content, I tried to check up on women/poc run zines, and ended up taking style pics because i couldn’t not. I was so overstimulated by beauty the event itself merited a zine of its own. Here’s my online attempt.

Featuring: Teen Angels * Dum Dum Zine * Brown Recluse Zine Distro * Tiny Splendor * Rosi

OMG REBECCA. That’s my girl IRL. #fame

(via lazinefest)

10:30pm
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antiquatedfuture:

Rad Dad Magazine is here! Redefining gender roles, looking at the juvenile justice system, slut-shaming on the playground, an interview with Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), and much more.

A must-read for dads and everyone else, too!

antiquatedfuture:

Rad Dad Magazine is here! Redefining gender roles, looking at the juvenile justice system, slut-shaming on the playground, an interview with Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), and much more.

A must-read for dads and everyone else, too!

6:10pm
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LA Zine Fest 2014 →

kimphotog:

Feb. 16, I decided to spend my day sweating in an industrial sized car garage in the heart of the Culver City Arts District.

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(The 2014 official LA Zine Fest art work created by Michael Jasorka of Bombshell Comics)

The body heat of several hundred zine enthusiasts greeted me as I…

Truly amazing recap. This post rules.

February 18, 2014 at 6:35pm
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zibazehdar:

I made a Zine display at my public library! #ocpl #costamesa #zinesters #libraries #librarians #lazinefest #orangecounty #diy #zines (at Orange County Public Libraries - Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library)

zibazehdar:

I made a Zine display at my public library! #ocpl #costamesa #zinesters #libraries #librarians #lazinefest #orangecounty #diy #zines (at Orange County Public Libraries - Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library)

6:35pm
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lazinefest:

Jaime Hernandez (co-creator of Love & Rockets) in Conversation with Charles Hatfield
Sunday, February 16th at Helms Bakery
5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Jaime Hernandez is the co-creator of Love & Rockets, Penny Century, and Whoa Nellie, comics that gave comics and graphic novels their edge in the eighties for the first time since the late sixties. Jaime split drawing and writing duties with his brother, Gilbert, and the two explored entirely different sides of Latino culture, Los Angeles music scenes, and human sexuality. The brothers Jaime, Gilbert and Mario self-published the first issue of Love & Rockets, “Maggie the Mechanic,” in 1981, but the comic shot into national attention when they submitted it to The Comic Journal for critique and instead found themselves with a publishing deal with editor Gary Groth’s Fantagraphics Books.
While Gilbert set his Love & Rockets stories in Palomar, a fictional town in Mexico, Jaime set his imagination loose on Hoppers, which is a fictional parallel to the Oxnard barrio where he and his brother grew up. Those storylines center on the Locas, particularly Hopey Glass and Maggie Chascarillo, who are on-again/off-again lovers and friends that navigate death, breakdowns, pregnancy, jobs, and growing old. Love & Rockets published the final, 11th volume in 1996.
Jaime will be in conversation with Charles Hatfield, an Associate Professor of English at California State University, Northridge. Hatfield has been published extensively in academic journal and comic trade publications (including the very same Comics Journal!) about graphic novels and alternative comics. The two will discuss the birth and evolution of the alternative comics genre, discuss Jaime’s prolific body of work, and shoot the shit.
By Travis Barnes of DUM DUM Zine

Can’t believe this was real. 

lazinefest:

Jaime Hernandez (co-creator of Love & Rockets) in Conversation with Charles Hatfield

Sunday, February 16th at Helms Bakery

5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Jaime Hernandez is the co-creator of Love & RocketsPenny Century, and Whoa Nellie, comics that gave comics and graphic novels their edge in the eighties for the first time since the late sixties. Jaime split drawing and writing duties with his brother, Gilbert, and the two explored entirely different sides of Latino culture, Los Angeles music scenes, and human sexuality. The brothers Jaime, Gilbert and Mario self-published the first issue of Love & Rockets, “Maggie the Mechanic,” in 1981, but the comic shot into national attention when they submitted it to The Comic Journal for critique and instead found themselves with a publishing deal with editor Gary Groth’s Fantagraphics Books.

While Gilbert set his Love & Rockets stories in Palomar, a fictional town in Mexico, Jaime set his imagination loose on Hoppers, which is a fictional parallel to the Oxnard barrio where he and his brother grew up. Those storylines center on the Locas, particularly Hopey Glass and Maggie Chascarillo, who are on-again/off-again lovers and friends that navigate death, breakdowns, pregnancy, jobs, and growing old. Love & Rockets published the final, 11th volume in 1996.

Jaime will be in conversation with Charles Hatfield, an Associate Professor of English at California State University, Northridge. Hatfield has been published extensively in academic journal and comic trade publications (including the very same Comics Journal!) about graphic novels and alternative comics. The two will discuss the birth and evolution of the alternative comics genre, discuss Jaime’s prolific body of work, and shoot the shit.

By Travis Barnes of DUM DUM Zine

Can’t believe this was real. 

February 11, 2014 at 10:00am
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lazinefest:

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: She’s Not a Morning Person
Describe your work in two sentences or less.
She’s Not a Morning Person zine is a 14 year old perzine about cool things like cats, being Chicana, loving people of all genders, and personal growth.
What are you working on for the Fest this year?
I just put out a poetry issue of SNAMP about queer love, death, and the ocean. I might also have an even newer issue but no promises!!
Read the rest at the LA Zine Fest blog!

A damn good zinester.

lazinefest:

GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: She’s Not a Morning Person

Describe your work in two sentences or less.

She’s Not a Morning Person zine is a 14 year old perzine about cool things like cats, being Chicana, loving people of all genders, and personal growth.

What are you working on for the Fest this year?

I just put out a poetry issue of SNAMP about queer love, death, and the ocean. I might also have an even newer issue but no promises!!

Read the rest at the LA Zine Fest blog!

A damn good zinester.

February 10, 2014 at 11:39pm
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razorcake:

Razorcake Podcast #301 with Bianca and Simon of LA Zine Fest!
Tomorrow, “Zine Week,” an entire week of zine-celebratory activity begins, all leading up to the first ever “3rd annual L.A. Zine Fest,” organizers Simon and Bianca took a night off from planning to play music, eat tacos, and drink a mediocre amount of beer. They continue to discuss the ups and downs of putting together a large city-wide event, and running it as smooth as possible thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers and supportive soccer moms turned zine parents.–Simon
Tracklisting:Swearin’, “Hear to Hear” (Self-titled, Salinas) So Wrong, “Pet Girl” (Drug Life, Burger)—-Andrew Jackson Jihad, “Sense, Sensibility” (Can’t Maintain, Asian Man)Lipstick Homicide, “Rocker Chick” (Out Utero, Bloated Kat)The Shivas, “Swimming With Sharks” (WHITEOUT, K)Shellshag, “There for You” (Rumors in Disguise, Don Giovanni)Vacation, “Horny Politicians” (Candy Waves, Don Giovanni)—-Christian Club, “Kill For Christ” (Final Confession, Sorry State)Pretty Faces, “War of the Elephants” (Ten Year Anniversary Omnibus2012, Tor Johnson)Shitty Weekend, “Well, Well, Well” (Split w/King Elephant, Tummy Rock)Lim, “Sinnesfrid” (Snutas, Know)Espectrostatic, “Smokeface Appears” (Self-titled, Trouble In Mind)Pink Reason, “Slate Train” (Self-titled?, Criminal IQ)

Have you ever seen a more beautiful image in your LIFE? The answer is no, you haven’t. It’s not possible. 
Here are some mid-Zine Week jams for you. I hope they give you the power and determination you need to go to as many events as possible. There are still so many! Thus far, they’ve looked great and the ones that I’ve had the good fortune to attend were a metric ton of fun. Some initial pictures are up on the Zine Week Facebook page!  

razorcake:

Razorcake Podcast #301 with Bianca and Simon of LA Zine Fest!

Tomorrow, “Zine Week,” an entire week of zine-celebratory activity begins, all leading up to the first ever “3rd annual L.A. Zine Fest,” organizers Simon and Bianca took a night off from planning to play music, eat tacos, and drink a mediocre amount of beer. They continue to discuss the ups and downs of putting together a large city-wide event, and running it as smooth as possible thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers and supportive soccer moms turned zine parents.

–Simon


Tracklisting:
Swearin’, “Hear to Hear” (Self-titled, Salinas) 
So Wrong, “Pet Girl” (Drug Life, Burger)
—-
Andrew Jackson Jihad, “Sense, Sensibility” (Can’t Maintain, Asian Man)
Lipstick Homicide, “Rocker Chick” (Out Utero, Bloated Kat)
The Shivas, “Swimming With Sharks” (WHITEOUT, K)
Shellshag, “There for You” (Rumors in Disguise, Don Giovanni)
Vacation, “Horny Politicians” (Candy Waves, Don Giovanni)
—-
Christian Club, “Kill For Christ” (Final Confession, Sorry State)
Pretty Faces, “War of the Elephants” (Ten Year Anniversary Omnibus2012, Tor Johnson)
Shitty Weekend, “Well, Well, Well” (Split w/King Elephant, Tummy Rock)
Lim, “Sinnesfrid” (Snutas, Know)
Espectrostatic, “Smokeface Appears” (Self-titled, Trouble In Mind)
Pink Reason, “Slate Train” (Self-titled?, Criminal IQ)

Have you ever seen a more beautiful image in your LIFE? The answer is no, you haven’t. It’s not possible. 

Here are some mid-Zine Week jams for you. I hope they give you the power and determination you need to go to as many events as possible. There are still so many! Thus far, they’ve looked great and the ones that I’ve had the good fortune to attend were a metric ton of fun. Some initial pictures are up on the Zine Week Facebook page!  

(via lazinefest)

11:24pm
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lazinefest:

L.A. Zine Fest is an awesome event that requires tons of setup, so naturally they’ve got some super talented volunteers to take on some of the work. DUM DUM got to ask one of these brave souls, Kenzo Martinez, LA Zinefest Organizer & Volunteer Coordinator, about his experience.
DUM DUM: Do you have a favorite zine?
KENZO MARTINEZ: Right now it’s “Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe” by Yumi Sakugawa, who is also hosting a Zine Week event on the 14th at Giant Robot 2, and tabling at Zine Fest.
DD: How did you get involved with volunteering for Zine Fest?
KM: I was tabling back in 2012 at the first L.A Zine Fest, and at the end of the day I started helping other people clean up. There was a cool installation with leaves and twigs that Walt Gorecki (Homeroom Gallery, Jewcocks) put together, so we cleaned that up for awhile, and that was that.
DD: How many volunteers do you have, and where did they all come from?
KM: We don’t have an exact number, some people can make it to meetings while others are otherwise engaged, but we have about 15 awesome people from Earth, L.A, others from nearby stars but they’re all mostly from our D.I.Y and D.I.T communities. Usually they spring fully formed with powers unimaginable from the womb of creation.
DD: What’s the volunteer party potluck like? What kinds of trouble do you guys get into?
KM: Well, it was a pretty snazzy affair with Maui BBQ chips, eggplant sammiches, quiche and stuff. The nicest people came, the sun stood golden in the sky and we dined al fresco. There was talk of art, poetry, music, logistics and time schedules. It was wonderful, until the fire…we put out the fire and filled out some Google docs.
DD: What’s something Fest goers should look out for?
KM: Each other! The beautiful thing is we’re building a community that already includes you, so look around and hang with the family you never knew you had. Oh, and you know our keynote speaker is Jamie Hernandez of “Love and Rockets” right? He’s one of my all time favorite creators, so you should check that out.
DD: How can we get involved in the awesomeness???
KM: Email me at volunteer@lazinefest.com, I’ll give you some options and then we make it happen. For this year’s Fest, get into a comfortable position, imagine something inspiring, close your eyes, take three slooow deep breaths and say to yourself, “I am already part of a community where I can openly express things I care about” and then show up! Bring a zine you made or some stickers in a backpack and say hello, talk and trade with yer awesome new buddies.
You can find Kenzo at L.A. Zine Fest! DUM DUM would like to add that no zines, pets, people or property were harmed during the volunteer potluck.
by Taylor Yates of DUM DUM Zine

Kenzo is the best.

lazinefest:

L.A. Zine Fest is an awesome event that requires tons of setup, so naturally they’ve got some super talented volunteers to take on some of the work. DUM DUM got to ask one of these brave souls, Kenzo Martinez, LA Zinefest Organizer & Volunteer Coordinator, about his experience.

DUM DUM: Do you have a favorite zine?

KENZO MARTINEZ: Right now it’s “Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe” by Yumi Sakugawa, who is also hosting a Zine Week event on the 14th at Giant Robot 2, and tabling at Zine Fest.

DD: How did you get involved with volunteering for Zine Fest?

KM: I was tabling back in 2012 at the first L.A Zine Fest, and at the end of the day I started helping other people clean up. There was a cool installation with leaves and twigs that Walt Gorecki (Homeroom Gallery, Jewcocks) put together, so we cleaned that up for awhile, and that was that.

DD: How many volunteers do you have, and where did they all come from?

KM: We don’t have an exact number, some people can make it to meetings while others are otherwise engaged, but we have about 15 awesome people from Earth, L.A, others from nearby stars but they’re all mostly from our D.I.Y and D.I.T communities. Usually they spring fully formed with powers unimaginable from the womb of creation.

DD: What’s the volunteer party potluck like? What kinds of trouble do you guys get into?

KM: Well, it was a pretty snazzy affair with Maui BBQ chips, eggplant sammiches, quiche and stuff. The nicest people came, the sun stood golden in the sky and we dined al fresco. There was talk of art, poetry, music, logistics and time schedules. It was wonderful, until the fire…we put out the fire and filled out some Google docs.

DD: What’s something Fest goers should look out for?

KM: Each other! The beautiful thing is we’re building a community that already includes you, so look around and hang with the family you never knew you had. Oh, and you know our keynote speaker is Jamie Hernandez of “Love and Rockets” right? He’s one of my all time favorite creators, so you should check that out.

DD: How can we get involved in the awesomeness???

KM: Email me at volunteer@lazinefest.com, I’ll give you some options and then we make it happen. For this year’s Fest, get into a comfortable position, imagine something inspiring, close your eyes, take three slooow deep breaths and say to yourself, “I am already part of a community where I can openly express things I care about” and then show up! Bring a zine you made or some stickers in a backpack and say hello, talk and trade with yer awesome new buddies.

You can find Kenzo at L.A. Zine Fest! DUM DUM would like to add that no zines, pets, people or property were harmed during the volunteer potluck.

by Taylor Yates of DUM DUM Zine

Kenzo is the best.

February 9, 2014 at 1:58pm
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razorcake:

be there! no excuses.
poster by bonedustrosa!

BREAKING NEWS: JUST found out the ass-kicking Wreck of the Zephyr will be playin’ this show too!

Getting lunch, then heading over to this par-tay! 

razorcake:

razorcake:

be there! no excuses.

poster by bonedustrosa!

BREAKING NEWS: JUST found out the ass-kicking Wreck of the Zephyr will be playin’ this show too!

Getting lunch, then heading over to this par-tay! 

11:37am
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brownreclusezinedistro:

I am getting so excited to take Brown Recluse Zine Distro to L.A. Zine Fest! BRZD still needs help in meeting goals. Please donate and please signal boost!
Donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/4421lw
Follow us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/brownreclusezinedistro
Check out the distro here: www.brownreclusezinedistro.com
(bought the domain name with donations!)

This is such an awesome distro and they make a huge contribution to LAZF by just being there. If you can spare it, please donate! 

brownreclusezinedistro:

I am getting so excited to take Brown Recluse Zine Distro to L.A. Zine Fest! BRZD still needs help in meeting goals. Please donate and please signal boost!

Donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/4421lw

Follow us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/brownreclusezinedistro

Check out the distro here: www.brownreclusezinedistro.com

(bought the domain name with donations!)

This is such an awesome distro and they make a huge contribution to LAZF by just being there. If you can spare it, please donate! 

(via skinnedheart)