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How to Start a Zine Fair: An Interview with Aggie Toppins

When and why did you get involved in zines and DIY culture? I began making zines in graduate school, but it was after I moved to Chattanooga to take up my post as a professor of graphic design that I began to make a lot of zines. When I was new in Chattanooga, I didn’t […]

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Great Worm Distro Interview

INTERVIEW: FRANDROID, OWNER of GREAT WORM DISTRO Do you remember the first zine you ever saw, or bought? My first zine was possibly Brad Yung’s Stay As You Are, bought at Zulu Records in Vancouver, in the spring of 1999.  It was a satirical comic strip that really embodied the 1990s’ spirit, it was really […]

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Zine News and Updates

On October 6th, Catherine Elms announced that Spill the Zines: A UK Zine Review Blog, was being put on “long term hiatus”. Published regularly for more than 3 and a half years, Catherine will still be active on social media posting relevant info on the UK zine scene. Read her full statement here. Only a […]

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The Great Canada Post Swindle

In December 2013, Canada Post announced a contentious plan to eliminate door-to-door delivery service while simultaneously imposing a 35% hike in the cost of stamps, and the elimination of 8,000 jobs.  The Harper Government and Canada Post executives have framed this gutting as unfortunate yet unavoidable, as age demographics and technologies change, the postal service […]

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Zine Fests

UPDATED Fall 2014 Zine Fest Listings

USA Paper Jam Small Press Festival September 6 Baltimore DIY Fest September 20 New York Art Book Fair September 26-28 Twin Cities Zine Fair September 27 Pittsburgh Zine Fair September 28 ABQ Zine Fest October 4 Handmade & Bound Nashville October 4 Richmond Zine Fest October 4 Zine Fest Houston October 4 San Diego Zine Fest October 5 […]

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September 2014 Zine Reviews

Call My Name #4 Quarter size, perzine, 22 pgs Summer 2013 $1 charlottelope@riseup.net etsy.com/shop/chlottestuff This is a 24 zine project for International Zine Month, so it lacks some of the depth customary to Charlotte’s full issues; nevertheless, there’s still a lot to enjoy here. First off I love that Charlotte has a “zinester shirt” and […]

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August 2014 Zine Fest Listings

July may have been International Zine Month, but August is the month of zine fairs! Here’s a quick run-down of some upcoming zine events. DC Zine Fest August 9th dczinefest.com Zine Dream  August 10th zinedream.com Dublin Zine Fair August 16-17 dublinzinefair.com New England Zine Fest August 16th bostonhassle.com/zinefest Grand Rapids Zine Fest August 23rd grzinefest.wordpress.com […]