2012 Participants! Here we go!!!
Mostly frivolous personal zines featuring comics with talking coffee
cups and philosophizing insects, and musings about awesome 1980s sitcom
crossovers that never were.
Bangarang This is a comp zine by two queer bots living in the NYC area.
It is a mix of photos, personal stories, lists, feminist issues, social
topics and opinions. We also have a color photo zine which is a collection
of our favorite photos documenting the 2011 NYC SlutWalk.
I write primarily about mental health, self-care, finding & making
(a) home(s), writing & creativity, and genderqueerosity. I like
documenting my daily adventures and sharing ridiculously personal information.
A per-zine about growing up with rheumatoid arthritis and being a librarian.
"Tributaries" focuses on how being differently abled affects
one's romantic relationships, employment possibilities, and adult-sized
we'll never have paris
"We'll Never Have Paris" zine. Nonfiction memoir submission
based literary zine. I sold at PZF in 2009.
A humorous, straightforward, and informative perzine about what it's
like to be Deaf. In her zine, Kerri writes about the story of her hearing
loss, how it affects her relationships with others, tips for hearing
people on how to be a better ally to deaf folks, and much more.
Sub Rosa is a perzine written by an heavily-tattooed, old lady college
student with two years sober, a love of lord of the rings, punk rock
"Urban Buzz" is an independent comic about a gay intercity
beekeeper, his friends and love life.
Attack of the Zombie Soy Bot!
Attack of the Zombie Soy Bot! is a collection of comics from everyday
life that goes on between friends, family, pets, strangers, etc. It
likes to take typical dialog and point out the humor within it.
I make multiple one shot personal zines (six letters addressed to you,
the discovery of the zewa, etc.) as well as an 'anarchist personal ad'
poster series and a few other miscellaneous things.
Full Sanction/Dirt Worst
Rusty and Joe have been turning magical dreams into printed reality
for over 14 years.
Displaced Snail Publications // The La La Theory
Joseph Carlough // Katie Haegele
Joseph's having an exciting year in publishing. He'll have a few new
additions to the table, including a fancy pants designer version of
Johnathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, a new zine about record collecting,
and a few old standbys. He's psyched to get it going. Find him online
at www.josephcarlough.com Katie Haegele calls her zine empire The La-La
Theory, and for this year's zine fest she'll bring the new issue of
her language/linguistics zine by the same name. She'll also have copies
of the food-themed zine she made with Joseph Carlough of Displaced Snail
-- which includes recipes for hot sauce! -- and she plans to have a
few other tricks up her sleeve as well. She's online at www.thelalatheory.com
Eel Choy (FKA Ed Choy) is a cartoonist and illustrator. Her recent work
include a Risograph-printed comic book of James Joyce stories. Frank
Santoro called it "a beaut of a book" for his New Talent Showcase
feature at The Comics Journal. Find Eel's work at http://edsdeadbody.com/
Grrrls Write is a non-profit feminist collective zine, dedicated to
providing an outlet for all people to submit their writing, art, or
photography. The aim is to cover all different perspectives and topics
that are not usually mentioned, by people who are often not heard.
Abrasive disaster zines from the 'hood of upstate New York with an emphasis
on reality, ugliness, the vegan straightedge, and DIY.
Corina Dross Artwork
zine called PANIC and some feminist/mental health zines. Also, cheap
Homos in Herstory
I do a zine called "Homos in Herstory," about queer history
in the 20th century. Comics and such!
The Epic of Gilgamesh & Zine City Comics
The Epic of Gilgamesh is a comic retelling of the ancient Sumerian story.
Zine City Comics is a miscellany of comics about existential phenomenology
told through creatures lives.
Mini comics about punk rock, man-eating dogs, dysfunctional marriages,
horrific animal shelters, and the tension between domesticity and wildness.
Flash fiction and whatever-whatever. Common topics include: animals,
beasties, talkin' betwixt batty folk, arguin', doctors, naughty bits,
atheism, space casers, rock and roll.
The Well-Dressed Bear
My mini-comics, zines, and fiction deal mostly with borderland identities
or pedagogy and education. Sometimes both.
Silent City Distro
Silent City Distro is an infoshop and studio space in Ithaca NY, providing
resources for self-publishing and zine distribution.
Comics in black & white and color. Comics with words and without
words. Comics about evolution and the universe.
Gender EDGE art collective
Gender EDGE anthology & Our Brains no. 8 is a collection of material
from Gender EDGE members and supporters - pieces from trans/queer artists
(mostly) in Philly and Baltimore. I'll also be bringing my almost-ready
zine That's Me!, which is about Velvet Goldmine and my own queerness.
There may also be other Gender EDGE anthologies and perhaps a few more
personal zines created by Gender EDGE members.
fiona bearclaw and connie appletree
witch punx personal mythological sci fi comix
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.
Three bibliophiliac zines by polianarchy will be available for sale
or trade: "Dregs Hell," "Philadelphia Freedom,"
and "Beer Jawn."
I Love Soda
A zine about soda, and photography.
the carbon based mistake
the carbon based mistake was created 03.30.75 by marc calvary. it currently
takes the form of books, zines, photography, writing, blasphemy, design,
art, and printing. eternally residing in new york, the carbon based
mistake drinks from the poisoned well.
American Sweat Shop and Wizard Skull
Matt Crabe and Alex Duke ( http://www.wizardskull.com/ ) grew up skateboarding
the filthy, rundown spots of New Jersey. How this affects their art
is a confusing journey into violence, perversion,and magic. The end
result is a slew of distorted interpretations of what it means to be
a young man outside of popular American ideals, handled with humor and
Minutes to Millenniums
A perzine documenting the sweet and the sour, as I metamorphose and
blunder in Allentown.
Nonetheless / Nevertheless and Dead Wrestlers
N/N is a perzine covering a number of topics each issue in the form
of blunt personal essays. Topics so far have included, love, sex, alcohol,
and premature baldness. Aaron's other zine Dead Wrestlers is about simply
that, how many of his television role models growing up have died in
strange and drug induced ways.
Permanent Wave Philly
We have a feminist zine representing our group Permanent Wave Philly.
Our zine is a collection of stories, art prints, photos, recipes, etc.
Hey! My name is Michelle Antisocial and I write a perzine called War
Wagon. Issue two (there isn't really an issue one, but that's another
story) is all about shitty apartments with roaches big enough that you
can hear them run across the floor and my experiences as an introvert
touring across the country playing music and being lonely and hungry.
Dirty Diamonds is an all-girl comic anthology based out of Philly. Each
issue features local and international (semi-)autobiographical comics
around a central theme. We are currently accepting submissions for our
upcoming issue about anything related to TRAVEL! The creators and editors
of Dirty Diamonds, Kelly Phillips & Claire Folkman, will be joined
by two DD contributors and all-around rockstars Carey Pietsch and Cyn
Why. Check us out!
The Pennsylvania Paths
A news, athletics and weather zine for Pennsylvania.
Resident Girl can't make up her mind. So, she doesn't. I write everything
from lists to lengthy portraits of mental illness, but my secret weapon
is dark comedic artwork.
Writer & Artist for things suchlike: Weird Comix, Madison Underground
Press, Maybe Logic Academy, New Falcon Publications, & Tric Zine
Sarah Mae Allard
Revivalist Zines is a two-person operation focused on creating new lives
for timeless subjects: feminism, sex, gender, social archetypes, anarchist
politics, the private, the public, the commons, the truth. we not only
self-publish zines, but create all sorts of hand-made and screenprinted
Lighthearted reinterpretations of everyday life, pairing clip-art and
drawings with original text.
A Thin Veil, Easily Torn
I am the writer of the Comicverse with artist Steve Peters, along with
a poetry chapbook and some zines. I also will be selling awesome indie
crafts that were a hit last show when I brought just a few.
The Comicverse is a humor comic about a comic book shop in space. It
is created by Bianca Alu-Marr and Steve Peters, who won a Xeric Grant
in 1996 for Awakening Comics and the Gene Day Memorial Prize in 2006
Breakfast at Twilight / Secret Identity
Erica / Trebro
Breakfast at Twilight is a personal/political zine about bicycles, fan
culture, and mental health. Secret Identity is a zine about gender and
sexual identity. Together, they fight crime!
I'm a fine/alternative artist. I keep attempting to write a zine but
failing miserably. So even if it doesn't make it I still have super
cool, kind of creepy, awesomely cute art for sale.
Ninjas Don't Knit
Ninjas Don't Knit is a comic with characters loosely based on the author
and his friends. Special print-only stories will be available, as long
as some of my other art.
Year One, List Zine and other comics
Ramsey Beyer & Michael Cantor
Ramsey Beyer writes zines filled with comics about her daily life. Her
daily life includes being an illustrator, a nanny, a bike rider, a gardener,
a dog buddy, and a twenty something year old trying to figure out her
place in life. http://www.everydaypants.com Michael Cantor is making
his first comic zine in time for PZF. He is a designer, illustrator
and musician and just moved to Philly. http://www.polyphonicdesign.com
Often hilarious, sometimes sexy, occasionally horrific (re: politics--the
scariest of genres), and always awesome, the ArmzRace crew offers reading
delights for all kinds of interesting people, made by other interesting
people. With titles such as Booty Call, ABCs of the USA, Why My Life
Sucks, Cheap Shots and Cannon Fodder, our work is personal, political,
pfunny, and powerful! The ArmzRace is a semi-collaborative effort to
create comics, to learn, and to have a good time doing so. We welcome
new collaborates with open armz.
waffles and coffee
Illustrated perzine about life and relationships in Philly with the
addition of recipes, diy, tips, gardening, and other fun stuff.
The Soapbox: Independent Publishing Center
The Soapbox: Independent Publishing Center is a Zine Library and print
studio in West Philadelphia. Come by our table for a printing demo,
purchase titles by affiliated zinesters, and learn more about our library,
studio membership, and programming. We also welcome your zine donations.
yeah dude comics
i make weird comic and drawing zines and i also publish anthologies
all under the publishing name yeah dude comics. i have been showcasing
at the philly zine fest for years now and glad its still going strong.
Feminist mini-zine for women and girls; covers queer, womyn and social
Ax Wound Productions
1. Feminist horror zine Ax Wound: Gender & The Horror Genre. It
has been around over about 10 years now, has a dedicated group of writers
and readers, and a new issue will be coming out just in time for the
fest. 2. I also make personal zines I'd have on the table which are
all about my experiences with feminism, sexuality, art, death, and mental
illness. (did I mention pop culture and a whole bunch of other subjects)?
;);) 3. I created ZINECORE Radio and have put a CD together of some
of the best in zinester readings/music/spoken word/interviews. That
will be with me as well!
Decades of Confusion Feed the Insect
Published sporadically since 1995, Decades of Confusion Feed the Insect
has taken the form of small pamphlet sized zines and large six foot
tall scrolls. It's been printed in editions running from four to 200
copies. It's an ongoing kaleidoscopic picture-story, part of a vast
constellation of other stories, better seen in person than described.
Oregon Ave Octopi Softball
We're a softball team of punks, radicals, nerds, and neighbors! We just
put together a zine detailing what a great time the Octopi are and what
it means as far as building relationships and why sports can be really
empowering, especially to those whom might not have "been good"
when we were younger. Plus a few personal zines from members of our
team, poems, and history.
Quail Bell Magazine
Quail Bell Press & Productions is a socially-minded artist collective
dedicated to the imaginary, the nostalgic, and the otherworldly. It
produces one regular print 'zine, Quail Bell Express, an online magazine,
www.quailbellmagazine.com, a Virginia comics magazine, Comicality Magazine,
and multiple special or one-time projects. Quail Bell's members are
based in Richmond, VA, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD, but considers
submissions from all over the world. Check us out at www.quailbell.com.
Kali Gets Fired : A Zine Novella , also Childlike Empress and
I am debuting my mini-novella about a Goddess of Destruction who gets
laid off and the ensuing chaos.
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.
A (largely) compilations zine, with issues arranged around one central
theme, like television, cleaning, comics, or hoarding. Solo-penned issues
are generally annotated reading logs, or personal essays.
Journal of poetry, theology, fiction, and theory.
Of locusts and dandelions
1RODHWY produces art and humor books which attempt to give voice to
the persistent unease beneath the facade of contemporary society. 1RODHWY
carves windows into the walls of a house filled with vermin.
Public transportation satire and horror comics. Written under the pseudonym
The Filth is a full-sized Black and White zine from Baltimore. We like
the gutter, madness, finding beauty in the commonplace, short stories,
poetry, dubstep, creative souls, artists, comics, drinking, world domination...
All That's Left
All That's Left zine is an ongoing collection of non-linear pulp dystopian
stories from the post-binary future, where the neighborhood is barely
hanging on, the best prosthetic bodies are corporate owned, and tenderness
is a gift. For fans of tension, cybersex, and the ruined earth beyond.
Queer speculative fiction by a 90s anime cyberpunk-obsessed creep. For
cyborgs by cyborgs.
That's the list, see you soon!!!