Photographs I took at Aurora Lady’s zine reading of “Dont Hide Behind Your Skirt”! Check them out!
My fave Beatle and the best kind of dog in the world.
For just $20 (+$5 S&H) you could have:
-Gnartoons t-shirt (hand printed by Sardine Can Press)
-the issue of Adventure Time that I wrote/drew comics for
-Intruder #10 (hot off the press!!!)
-And the latest two issues of Guacamole (usually only available in person at comix/zine shows!)
Send $25 via paypal to james(at)gnartoons(dot)com along with your mailing address and what size shirt you want
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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.
OMG REBECCA. That’s my girl IRL. #fame
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!
Feb. 16, I decided to spend my day sweating in an industrial sized car garage in the heart of the Culver City Arts District.
The body heat of several hundred zine enthusiasts greeted me as I…
Truly amazing recap. This post rules.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!