"We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the…"
Peace mayng, I created my first zine last Nov-December of 2007.I published it January of 08 and as the saying goes 'its been ON since then". I started kinda late in the Zine arena. I jumped into it because I wanted a free format to put my thoughts down besides my sketch-books. Im into publishing comics, childrens books, graphic novels, and novels but im not there yet.Zines are a necessary and meditative discipline for me to take steps toward those endeavors. The subject matter is reflective of my interests which are mainly based on my cultural background, learning more about my roots, about social justice and how to present those things in a creative way.
The zines are published by me for "Come Bien" Books-a group for illustrators and writers of color to collaborate on pieces/articles that are both informative and creative.
"SS" Still Searching The subjects I choose to focus on in "SS" are Ethinc Studies, Political Education, Social Justice, Music, Illustration, Creative Writing, Hip Hop Culture, and Personal Experience of course. Since I published the zine I've printed about 120 color -silk screened copies and about 200 black and white copies of the pages and cover.
If you want to go and cop one please holler at these stores/distros:
CALI -Amoeba Records, Berkeley,CA -Imix Book Store, Los Angeles, CA Insurgentes Book Store, Los Angeles,CA -Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland,CA -Walden Pond Books, Oakland, CA
Georgia -Sweet Candy Distro, Acworth, GA
Texas -Monkey Wrench, Austin,TX
Maryland -Atomic Bookstore, Baltimore, MD
New Zealand -Cherry Bomb Comics, Auckland,NZ
NYC -Blue Stockings, New York, NY -Forbidden Planet, New York,NY -Fresthetic, Brooklyn, NY -Good Records, New York, NY -St. Marks Bookstore, New York, NY -Zakka-Brooklyn,NY
My Second Zine Called "Oneirokrites' (Egyptian Dream Enterpreters) was created for African American and Afro-Latino students I work with in East NY, the Upper West Side-Manhattan, and Every young person under thae age of 21. Really its for anyone interested, but the artwork/info was focused on empowering these young students I taught about other African American artists, authors, and activists. Its about a quarter of the size of "SS" and hella limited Edition, Feel me?
If you want to trade zines im down, holla at me firstname.lastname@example.org
-Robert Trujillo/Tres Trust Your Struggle Collective "Come Bien" Books CA-NYC
This hits hella close to home because I've worked with some young people in the Sco'(SF) who were going thru this same madness 3 years ago (murders, turf violence, no academic, recreational, or creative programs, hustlin',and the juvenile justice system).Not only that, im a parent-and i cant imagine what its like to have to bury youre own child! The struggle doesnt end with the visual art. Please pass the word about this video and the issue of youth violence in SF! Its… Continue
Peace yawl, some small forward movement here:
I finally got my zine "SS-Still Searching" vol. one into FORBIDDEN PLANET NYC. If youre in the NYC area-demand it! This store is crazy! They have tons of comics, zines, graphic novels, and other artsy things-its a bit nerdy, but if you dig that stuff-you'll feel me. And hey, ive seen hella different types of people there-so getthe image of a dorky white dude out of your mind.All kinds of poc and women, ive seen there-so im not as unusual as the… Continue
We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.
yo your artwork is crazy!...im curious to know more about "Come Bien"...is that sumthing u started?...im working on sum projects now that will deal with issues that will be informative yet entertaining at tha same time...u can check out my first mini comic and let me know if your interested in trading...
I am writing an article about We Make Zines for the upcoming issue of Zine World. I am trying to get input from folks who use the site. If you are interested, please post a message to me and I will arrange to send you the questions.