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Los Angeles Zinesters

A group for zinesters & small-press kids in the Greater Los Angeles & Southern California region.

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Members: 81
Latest Activity: Jan 5

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Favorite zines made by SoCal zinesters? 1 Reply

Started by Andrew Pogany. Last reply by Paul de Valera Nov 22, 2014.

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Comment by Arsenic Alyss on August 28, 2011 at 1:19pm


A smallish zine event in the Valley sounds awesome, but I'm a tad reluctant to "grab the reins" as a newbie zinester who just finished her first project. I'd be happy to help with promotion and organization if someone else with more experience was willing to say, lead a zine-making workshop, bring in seasoned zinesters to talk about their stuff, etc. I've got the enthusiasm, but not the cred. And I think there are a lot of others like me. Heh. : )

Comment by Paul de Valera on August 28, 2011 at 11:11am

It is my belief that some sort of small zine convention or gathering would answer a lot of questions as to a zine library was viable in LA, I tend to think it's not. I'd say the zine heyday was the late 80's through mid 90's but the internet has ruined this for good. I've been doing my zine for near a decade now and not only are we finding it increasingly difficult to find places to drop our zine, I never see anyone else's efforts out there. I own a small bicycle shop in the valley and we could potentially use this space for an evening of zine fun, the venue would be not ideal but it would be free and that's a big plus. However, I do a lot of events already and I'd like someone that is willing to take the reigns on this one and get it together as my plate is beyond full. I can and will help in anyway I can. Any takers? This way we can gauge interest and trade zines etc, do all the cool things that made doing a zine fun back in the day. 



Comment by Eryca/My Little Friend on August 26, 2011 at 9:37am

the LA Zine Fest IS HAPPENING!!! We're planning on February 2012, we're still trying to secure a space! Vote for us, and help us win this contest so we can get this thing in motion!!!!  http://goodla.maker.good.is/projects/lazinefest 


more info!  http://lazinefest.wordpress.com/

Comment by Jen on August 24, 2011 at 12:17am

I live in El Monte and went to high school in San Gabriel. :) My address:


4434 Huddart Ave

El Monte, CA 91731


If you want to send first, I can make sure I get stuff together to do an even trade. My zines are perzines and are not SGV-specific, fyi.

Comment by Jen on August 23, 2011 at 4:50pm
hey piltdownlad - i'd love to trade! i grew up in the sgv too (am living here right now also) so i'd love to read about it. i only have two issues in print right now but i can probably make a copy of another issue. anyway, let's talk!
Comment by Laura Has Heart on August 7, 2011 at 11:30am
Hi, I have been working on starting a zine library in Providence, RI. But now I am seriously contemplating a move to LA. If anyone has any advice as to locations and people to get in contact with to get it started when I move, that'd be great.
Comment by StrayCat on February 9, 2011 at 5:36pm
Hi, does anyone know of a zine library in the SoCal area? LA or OC? Thanks in advance.
Comment by False Start Distro on November 18, 2010 at 7:30pm
At Meltdown Comics: on December 5th @ 3 PM, False Start will host a screening of “Don’t Need You”, a short documentary about the origins of Riot Grrrl, a feminist punk rock movement from the early 1990’s. Through making music, playing shows and writing zines, Riot Grrrls created a movement centered on creativity, self-expression and making marginalized voices heard. In addition to the screening there will be an art show of work that embodies the do-it-yourself, low art, punk rock spirit of Riot Grrrl.

The documentary will be 40 minutes long and there will be zines to browse and buy, some booze to sip on for those that are 21+ (bring your own, too!), and of course, art to look at!

Call for submissions: Riot Grrrls didn’t wait to be backed by a major label to make their music, Zinesters don’t wait for a publisher to give them permission to publish, and we want art from artist’s who believe in doing-it-yourself, not waiting for someone to do it for you. We’re interested in any medium that can be hung on a wall and are open to any subject matter and content. We want low-brow art, outsider art, art from artists who think creation and self-expression are important above all else.

email submissions - youlookprettytoday@gmail.com
Comment by False Start Distro on August 2, 2010 at 11:03pm

August 14th 2-7 PM

Check out the FB event invitation here! Be there or be square!
Comment by Paul de Valera on May 19, 2010 at 10:42am
Chicken-Head #33 is now out.

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