Junk Drawer held the first ever Junk Drawer Workshop. It took place at CHIPRC, the Chicago Publishers Resource Center.
I talked a little about the history of the Junk Drawer zine.
Then we passed around a junk drawer stocked full of pre-selected odds & ends, and everybody found something of interest and wrote about it. People brought in their own junk drawer objects too, so there was a bit of…
Added by Eric Bartholomew on March 2, 2014 at 9:34pm —
The experience at the ALA Conference began like a zine fest, as I set up my Junk Drawer table and displayed my work. But soon people began stopping by who were entirely unfamiliar with the zine scene. I was unprepared for questions from one gentleman who asked me how I made money from zines, and if I knew how many of a particular issue would sell. These were people from more of the business side of public services. I realized that it was important to connect with these…
Added by Eric Bartholomew on June 27, 2013 at 9:00pm —
It was a good first time for me at the Midwest Zine Fest in Champaign Urbana. (Or, as craigslist calls it, "Chambana.") The fest was on the Urbana side. I drove down with friends Nicki and Meghan from SPOC -Self Publishers of Chicago, and they had a table. I had my Junk Drawer table, which was actually two old card tables I brought. Other Chicago writers making the trip included… Continue
Added by Eric Bartholomew on April 17, 2013 at 8:56pm —
It was another great time at the Chicago Zine Fest, but I almost didn't make it. The fest filled up on the first day of registration, and I had to get on a waiting list. Fortunately a spot opened up at the last week. Then I had to buckle down and finish my new zine that I'd begun slacking on.
I met some… Continue
Added by Eric Bartholomew on March 23, 2013 at 11:43pm —
At zine fests I've had something called Guess the Odds & Ends, which is kind of a game where you try to guess what things are. But this time, for the Milwaukee Zine Fest, I forgot all my odds & ends at home. I had to scrounge around, and fortunately I had enough other random things with me that I was able to keep the game going. … Continue
Added by Eric Bartholomew on November 5, 2012 at 9:30pm —
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Junk Drawer table at the Chicago Zine Fest. It was fun with Guess the Odds & Ends. Some people… Continue
Added by Eric Bartholomew on March 11, 2012 at 5:30pm —
A couple of my Junk Drawer zines are currently in an art exhibit about mass consumption and the environment. It's taking place at AE Studios LIC, in Queens, New York. If you can't make it to the show, you can still see most of the artwork on the site for Art for Global Justice, which is the group that organized it:http://www.artforglobaljustice.org/exhibits/excess/excess.html
Added by Eric Bartholomew on April 19, 2010 at 10:33pm —
There is a Junk Drawer display at the “The Opportunity Shop” in Hyde
Park in Chicago.
The shop is a temporary experimental project space. It is located in a former Hollywood Video store that has been totally redone as a community art center.
The Junk Drawer set-up was created almost entirely out of stuff found at
the space: sets of drawer, and display racks that were previously used
for DVD’s. Zines are for sale, and there’s a drawer full of odds and
ends you can… Continue
Added by Eric Bartholomew on April 10, 2010 at 10:43am —
Some Junk Drawer zines can now be found in New York City.
All are for sale at Bluestockings bookstore. They have a fine selection of books and zines, and a few Chicago zines. Junk Drawer issue #1 is in the zine library collection at ABC No Rio.
Both these places are on the Lower East Side, and are worth checking out. They are great supporters of independent writing and zines.…
Added by Eric Bartholomew on April 4, 2010 at 12:00am —
It was super cool to be at the Chicago Zine Fest. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Junk Drawer table. I'm glad people enjoyed playing "Guess the Odds & Ends." I only wish I'd had more time to spend at all the other tables. There were so many great zines and zinesters there. Feel free to write your comments about the zine fest, junk drawers, or anything from the zine fest weekend. Looking forward to next year.
Added by Eric Bartholomew on March 14, 2010 at 9:53pm —
Three zines from my "Junk Drawer" series will be part of an exhibition of artist made books at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. There will be 13 other artists and writers featured, and from what I've seen, most seem to be pretty accomplished. And then there's me, with little photocopied, stapled zines. Nothing fancy, but somehow they're in an art exhibit. Well, I'm just glad that zines are being recognized along with other "art books," as they call them.
The show takes place… Continue
Added by Eric Bartholomew on January 3, 2010 at 10:30pm —