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Chicago Zine Fest 2012 - March 9th & 10th 5 Replies

Started by Bradley Adita. Last reply by Bradley Adita Jan 9, 2012.

Chicago Zine Fest 2011 - March 25th & 26th 6 Replies

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Comment by DawnZilla on May 30, 2013 at 4:17pm

So I've recently moved to Chicago and mostly work from home, which is awesome in some ways, but can make it hard to get out and connect to new people. It'd also be great to have some more motivation for doing creative stuff. It'd be cool just to meet some awesome people around here, especially if you're interested in doing collaborative projects... Lemme know! dawnzillamonster[at]gmail.com

Comment by John Porcellino on March 7, 2013 at 10:22am

Just announced: Midwest Zine Fest, Urbana IL, Sat April 13, 2013


Comment by John Porcellino on January 29, 2013 at 8:18am

Hi All, just wanted to get word out about a NEW Zine Fest debuting this year: Grand Rapids Zine Fest in GR, Michigan.  It will be held Saturday August 24, 2013 at the 106 Division Gallery, 106 S. Division, GR, MI.  A short and pleasant drive from Chicago...

Website is www.grzinefest.wordpress.com

email for info: grzinefest (AT) googlegroups.com.

Registration is now open!


John P.

Comment by Vanessa Capshaw on December 9, 2012 at 9:27pm

I made a new zine!


BATS: Cry Crystal Castle

First Edition of 100
24 pages / 8.5" X 11"
Risographed pink cardstock cover with black and white interior


You can either buy it on my ETSY or email me at VanessaCapshaw@gmail.com for a trade <3

Comment by ramsey everydaypants on June 7, 2012 at 5:57pm

But I wrote my first book and you can pre-order it. There's also a reward in the kickstarter for a 5 book pre-order at a wholesale rate if any distros would be interested in carrying it.  It's a comic book to be exact - stemming from my zines, List and Everydaypants. 


"Year One is about being in a new place, trying to convince yourself to be outgoing, reassuring yourself that going to bed at 9pm on a Friday night will not kill your social life, new adventures with new friends, being confident, exploring new relationships, keeping in touch with old friends, the highs of summer and the lows of winter, embracing community, tiptoeing toward new love, holding on to an old one, family, and friends that are like family, open relationships, punk community, companionship, loss and grief, appreciating home while searching for new variations of that word, and generally being a twenty-something year old trying to figure things out."


I drew 2-3 pages of comics for every week that went by for my first year in Philadelphia. Features weeks including the Chicago Zine Fest, DC Zine Fest, and Philly Zine Fest! Maybe you'll spot yourself. Lots of zine friends and punk friends are in it, as well as several trips to Chicago.


Also, if this shouldn't be a post, let me know and I can delete it! 

Comment by Neil Brideau on June 2, 2012 at 9:35am

Hey y'all, the first Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is taking place June 16 & 17th!  Tons of amazing minicomics folks will be there.  Hope you'll make it if you can. Here's the event page.

Comment by Ben Spies on March 18, 2012 at 11:10pm

No More Coffee #4/Brainscan #29 now available (split with Alex Wrekk of Brainscan).  44 pages of short fiction, alternately sweet, goofy, and morose: $3 or trade.  nomorecoffeezine@gmail.com or message me!

Comment by leslie perrine on February 23, 2012 at 10:55am
Comment by Olivia Arrow on January 21, 2012 at 7:13am

Hi everybody! I have to update - I gave all of the zines to new homes. You can possibly find some at http://readwritelibrary.org/ or request a zine trade with me for my own zines, but the pile I was donating is all gone now.

Comment by Melissa Ann Manfredi on January 21, 2012 at 12:20am
Olivia, let me know what zines you have left over :)

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