I have now been delging into the new world of zine-making for a good couple of months now, but my very first Zine Fair was the Wollongong City Gallery Zine Fair, held last weekend in the Grand Legal Ballroom..er, room of Wollongong Art Gallery.
It is very possible that the room that the Zine Fair was held in is not called The Grand Legal Ballroom room...but it should be. It has very nice polished wooden floors, suitable for some good ol' pointed toes, and then strangely it has some huuuuge legal looking chairs that somebody wearing a lot of "Council Chambers Bling" should sit in.
My fellow Stallholder Anne and I arrived at 11am as eager Zine Stall Holders ready to set up. If you were there, we were the first table you came to if you continued to walk straight ahead through the entrance, on the corner.
We had a clothes horse with Anne's calico printed bags on them, and then our table was filled with all of our goodies, such as my cupcake and soldier broaches, my plushies, our zines (My Feet Were Dirty Now They Are Clean, Festooned, 3D and Mr Over Achiever), as well as Anne's keyrings and puzzle broaches. Free lollies were also given out to our friendly visitors that came to our table. (If you remember seeing us there, or were one of our visitors, come say "hi!" in this internet world).
We had such a fantastic day, a day which flew sooo fast, a day which i wish lasted longer! It probably seemed shorter to me, because i had to rush off to work for 2 hours smack bang in the middle of the day, (so if you saw a clown walking around...yes, that was me, off to work!)
I got such a buzz out of meeting lots of uber cool people, who were like minded and sooo enthusiastic and encouraging about their art. I hope this is how the Zine Community is everywhere i go! I was so hyped up and full of happiness that i was ready to party on into the night!
If you wish to trade / purchase some of my Zines, i currently have 3 published Zines to my name:
"My Feet Were Dirty But Now They Are Clean - First Edition"
- My very first Zine!!
A 22pg Art Zine collaboration between friends. Lots of drawings, collages, paintings and dooodling, and a very special few pages in colour! *VERY limited stock. $5 + p/h.
- A 20pg Art Zine collaboration between Cookie (me!) & my friend Anne. Coloured cover. *Limited stock. $5 + p/h.
"The Land of the Mighty 3D"
- A 7pg mini Art Zine by Cookie. $1 + p/h.
And a Zine that is currently in production is I've got friends in all the right places,
a zine about the odd places that you find friends.
L-R: Anne & Cookie at their humble abode: