2011 Participants so far!
Zine or Distro Name, Description of Zine or Distro, contact
Syndicate Product zine: Since 2004, I've been publishing SYNDICATE PRODUCT, a mostly compilation zine with issues focused on specific topics: packratting, television, cleaning, record stores, and so forth. http://www.syndicateproduct.com
Black Hole Brains: BLACK HOLE BRAINS is a mind trip of random junk: a mini comic/perzine full of crazy stories, ridiculous doodles and general nonsense. http://ladydorian.deviantart.com
Things You Say distro: A zine distro based out of Keyport, New Jersey. We carry over 70 personal, political, fiction, and how-to zines. http://www.thingsyousaydistro.com
Mirrored Mitten: Mirrored Mitten is a literary zine written entirely by Jonathan Super. It's an attempt at creating a varied grouping of stories that want to make people feel something. What that something is though is up to the reader!http://mirroredmitten.tumblr.com/
Rip It Out: Awesomely Bad Fan Art: Lovingly rendered drawings of heavy metal and hair bands from artists around the world. Subjects includes members of: Judas Priest, W.A.S.P., Cinderella, Dokken, Kiss, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, and more. Each zine is handmade from the inner sleeve of a bad 80s record I bought at the Goodwill. All works used with permission. Twenty five cents from each zine sold will go to Ronnie James Dio's Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.http://www.etsy.com/shop/RipItOut
Henry's Trashcan: A mini-zine of flash-fiction, lyrics, and rambling. Sometimes absurd, sometimes perverted, strives to be darling. http://henrystrashcan.wordpress.com/
Razzle Dazzle Zine: Razzle Dazzle Zine is a top-ten music-related adventure. Every issue is jam-packed with exciting details about bands, bands, and more bands! One issue has been created so far. The first issue, entitled "Tabletalk," reflects on melodic punk bands. The second issue reveals what real grunge sounded like before Nirvana arrived on the scene and the third issue reflects horror movie composers for the month of October. http://www.scrantonzinefest.wordpress.com
Chasm: I'm currently finishing up the first issue of my perzine, Chasm. It features everything from music reviews to random blurbs. No theme, just me. http://anthonymajorino.weebly.com
threadbear zine: non-xeroxed (handprinted) comics vaguely about anti-consumerism, post-apocalyptic science fiction, punx and werewolves by fiona bearclaw and connie appletree
Cocoa & Shea: A zine of short stories, poetry, and essays of African American females ages 18- 22 about an aspect of their lives. A zine dedicated to inspiring and informing the world about the lives of young, black women in the 21st century.
waffles + coffee: A perzine about life in Philly, d.i.y., food, cats, and of course, coffee. http://www.wafflesandcoffee.com
twelveohtwo zine distro: twelveohtwo is a tabling-only zine distro that began in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2004, and is now based out of my hometown of Toronto, Ontario. I carry rad/ical zines & other neat D.I.Y. items made with love. Follow me for updates on where I'm tabling next & other zine-y news. http://www.facebook.com/twelveohtwo
List Zine and other comics: Ramsey likes to organize things, including her own life, which she organizes into lists in her zine. She will have a brand new issue, List #15, available at Philly Zine Fest! She also draws comics, drinks a lot of coffee, and has a faithful sidekick named Rover.www.everydaypants.com http://www.everydaypants.com
Dretime: I like to write and illustrate comics about people, places, and things. Two of my biggest influences are Archie Comics and Ranma 1/2. http://dretime.org/
Jackleg Soapbox: I make whimsical comics in tiny formats. http://jacklegsoapbox.tumblr.com
I Love Soda Zine: All about soda, and photography. Mostly soda related photos, of course.
Sub Rosa zine: Taryn Hipp xeroxed her diary or something & called it a zine. Too bad she's in her thirties & not an angsty teen like she thinks she is.
Attack of the Zombie Soy Bot!: Attack of the Zombie Soy Bot! is a comic per zine. Every issue is a collection of comics from everyday life. AOTZSB! takes everyday dialog and points out the humor with in it. http://www.zombiesoybot.com
Anisocoriac: DIY distro specializing in comix, collaborative zines and perzines. http://anisocoriac.webs.com
Childlike Empress, Systris Reader, Annus Horribilis, and other titles: I am the creator of Childlike Empress Zine, along with the one shots Systris Reader, Systris Does the Podosphere and editor of the comp-zine Annus Horribilis. I am working one some new stuff that i hope to have ready by the fest. i got the writing bug bad this time!
Philly comix jam: A rag tag group of misfits fighting to answer a question they never asked. Armed only with long- handled staplers and the eye of the tiger, these princes of the universe use the power of love to take care of business. And something about suusuusuudio. http://www.phillycomixjam.com
Cat Power: 'Cat Power' is a submission based Riot GRRL Zine! http://lifeisghost.tumblr.com
Sunday Morning Distro: Sunday Morning is a tiny mail-order distro focusing on how-to, crafty and food zines.
Decades of Confusion Feed the Insect: Decades of Confusion Feed the Insect is a sixteen year old project (as of 2011) undertaken with no rhyme or reason other than to loosely document the passing of the world by and through me (and you, us, and them) as I (and all) saw and see it, and of the mechanisms by which it has been detected. Properly understood, the zine exists as the viewer imagines it to be, written in electrical zig-zag in a hand of solid nervous energy drawn from a limitless ocean of incomprehensible never-abating total impenetrable mystery. No send is in sight. New large poster-size zines exist, issue # 63 was recently completed, more is to come barring the inevitable unforeseen end. http://www.justinduerr.com
Dirty Diamonds: Dirty Diamonds is an all-girl comics anthology. Issue one, which debuted at the Philly Alt Comic Con in August, features short stories from four local ladies about high-spirited experiences with alcohol. Kelly Phillips - "Lights Out" - www.kellyphillips.net/comics Claire Folkman - "The First Time" - clairefolkman.blogspot.com Carey Pietsch - "Drunk Explorations" - careydraws.blogspot.com Dre Grigoropol - "Dee's Drunken Rage" - www.dretime.org Look out for the reveal of next issue's theme! Submissions will start to be accepted soon. http://dirtydiamondscomic.blogspot.com
The Comicverse: The Comicverse is a sci-fi rom-com about a comic book shop in a space mall. http://www.awakeningcomics.com
Captcha: A mini comics series called Captcha- a sea cat is summoned by a space ship cat to planet earth where she embarks on a mission. How to Be Lolita- a satirical view of the Japanese street style "lolita". Healing Your Magical Body with Plants- a quick reference guide for addressing various health issues and organ systems within the body with herbs. http://www.funkyjewels.com
Beer Jawn: This latest zine from Bibilophiliac is a one-off personal magazine (per-zine) originally created for distribution at the 2011 Philly Zine Fest. BEER JAWN is about a woman drinking beer in and around Philadelphia. Previous Bibliophiliac per-zines PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM and DREGS HELL will also be available for sale or trade.
Urban Buzz: Urban Buzz is a serial comic about the interesting and sometimes lonely world of illegal inner city beekeeping. http://www.nedhugar.com
Eat The Babies!: Eat the Babies is a comic about a walking talking television exploring America alongside Woody Guthrie and John Maynard Keynes. http://eatthebabies.com/
Holiday Pay: Holiday Pay is an ongoing zine series created and printed by Turner Hilliker. The series documents Turner's personal experiences and ponderings with self-deprecating reflections and explanations. http://www.turnerhilliker.com
French Quarter Literature: The Allen Ginsberg Interview: Ways of Seeing is a 40-page interview with the world-renowned poet two years before he passed away. It covers several areas, including poetics, Cuba, Buddhism, and politics. http://FrenchQuarterLit.com
The Soapbox: Independent Publishing Center: The Soapbox: Independent Publishing Center is a Zine Library and developing community publishing space in West Philadelphia. Come by our table to browse selections from the library, purchase titles by affiliated zinesters, and learn more about us. We also welcome your zine donations. http://www.phillysoapbox.org
How Not to Flirt: How Not to Flirt compiles the Real Life Experiences, some too absurd to be believed, of Johanna and Mary, both of whom are deeply skilled in how not to flirt. This new zine features screenprinted covers, hand-stitching, and the input of many friends, who had a lot to say about how to flirt well, how to communicate poorly, where they were in need of advice, and their grooming habits. Come by our table to pick up a copy and related accessories!
These Things that People Make: These Things That People Make is an interview based radio show and small scale distro about things people make (crafts, zines, home-made museums,films, shows and books, among other things) that are not considered fine art. We talk about the politics,ideas and stories associated with these projects.These Things that People Make most frequently features work by queer people, women,and people who work from radical feminist perspectives.Things that People Make doesn't care whether people are famous or not. Its about doing exciting, eccentric and thoughtful projects. http://www.thesethingsthatpeoplemake.blogspot.com
Last Dollar Comics: Last Dollar Comics publishes a fine assortment of mini comics suitable for the most screwed up connoisseur. From Giant Robots to Little Lost Yetis, Last Dollar has something to mess with the brains of the entire family! http://www.jim8ball.etsy.com
I'm Not Sayin', I'm Just Sayin': A newly formed collaboration by Heatherann Mazorra and Aaron Weber, two friends/roommates living in West Philadelphia. Constantly butting heads in real life, they hope to accomplish some unity in the creation of this zine. Both very opinionated and spirited individuals, they each attack a series of topics from their own perspectives ranging from love and war to filthy habits trough writing, commentary, and personal art. Be warned: this zine has no boundaries and it is not for the faint of heart.
Our Friend The Atom: Our Friend The Atom has been a DIY collective of comic artists & friends since 2007. Based out of NJ & with artists contributing from San Francisco to New York, we are dedicated to promoting, trading & sharing the creator-driven art we love. http://www.oftacomics.com/
Ed Choy Moorman / Bare Bones Press: STITCHING TOGETHER - The snapshots biography "Scenes from the Life and Death of Jim Henson" and Muppet-related mini-memoir comics. One of Rob Clough's 25 Best Minicomics of 2010 at The Comics Journal. DECORUM - Black humor comics, including "Mommy's Secret Helper," about three young sisters who find a confusing object under their mother's bed. "Punchy shorts keep you laughing until you're crying and then you realize you were actually crying all along." - Edie Fake, the Quimblog. GHOST COMICS http://edsdeadbody.com/
Sassyfrass Circus: Sassyfrass Circus is a zine about queer social anxiety, over-caffeination, and young professional drag. Femme a Barbe is a compilation zine about Bearded Ladies and other gender outlaws. http://sassyfrasscircus.com/
Gendertastic Coloring Books: Coloring Books http://www.girlsnotchicks.com
Minutes to Milleniums: Minutes to Milleniums 2 and 3. A personal zine about my life and all that comes with it. It's about growing, and celebrating the way life's a double-edged sword... it hurts like hell, but that doesn't mean it's not shiny. I have also have two mini zines; one about happiness, and one about past experiences at a summer camp.
Deafula & Pancakes and Poison Zines: We are two local Philly ladies who make perzines and cute little comics. Deafula is a zine on what it's like to be a deaf person in a hearing world. Pancakes and Poison is a zine on Agent Orange and personal loss.
Parcell Press: A printing, publishing, and distribution outfit based in Richmond and Philadelphia, focusing on the best of the independent publishing world -- zines, comics, books, and more. Celebrating its 8th year this fall! http://parcellpress.com
Ninjas Don't Knit: Ninjas Don't Knit is a webcomic that I update weekly. I recently started writing mini comics that are only available in print form that I'll distribute at conventions and in the future, in an online shop. http://www.ninjasdontknit.com
Shooting Wall: Shooting Wall is an open membership collective of theorists, cinephiles and filmmakers in Philly. The zine we put out is our main theoritical organ and is a major recruitment tool. We believe we put out the only art-film zine today. Our aim with the zine, events and films we make is to create a non-insolar and opposed to cultural elitism film community in an affordable to live major urban center as to displace the deplorable cinema of the modern and enrich film viewership for the masses. http://www.shootingwall.com