The ZICS collective have reached over 82% of their crowd funding goal with over 60 supporters on their Pozible. Only FOUR days remain to jump on board, grab launch tickets, zines, shirts or book a stall to sell your zines or indie comics. Let’s support these guys and get them over the finish line.
The Zine and Independent Comic Symposium, or ZICS, is a three day event run in the last weekend of August (29th-31st) at The Edge, Southbank, Brisbane QLD, Australia. The ZICS collective aims to support local & interstate zine and comic creators by providing a forum to meet, talk, and celebrate the diversity within our mediums.
Comic Creation Seriesis a four-week course led by Ashcan Comics co-founder as well as a founding member of the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium, Zac Smith-Cameron. Over the four workshops, Zac will help you to discover the fundamentals of writing for comics and graphic novels, from structure, storyboarding and panelling through to characters, themes and story arcs.
ZAC SMITH-CAMERON is an illustrator and graphic designer who has worked in the creative industries for a decade. Cofounder of Ashcan Comics , he also writes scripts for comics.
Sticky Institute’s Melbourne zine fair the ‘Festival of the Photocopier’ is happening early February and ZICS will have have a stall at the fair!
So any Brisbane (and QLD) zine and comic creators that would like us to showcase your zines/comics let us know! This is a great chance to highlight our local talents interstate as we build to ZICS 2014 later in the year!
If you’re not going (which you totally should by the way it’ll be awesome), we’ll collect and deliver the profits received from people purchasing your work at the ZICS stall.
The fair is on the 9th FEBRUARY and will be held at the MELBOURNE TOWN HALL. More event info here http://www.facebook.com/events/527480444026590?_ft_&_rdr
FOR SUBMISSIONS E-MAIL: zics.bris @ gmail.com
or simply post your work to the below address with a post paid self-addressed envelope for returns.
"We wanted to help out with relief efforts in the Philippines, but we’re dead broke artists. All we’ve got are ourbare hands. So we’re going to produce an art zine in time for Christmas. It’s going to be beautiful and 100% of the profits are going to relief efforts. Here’s how you can help us. Can you put us in touch with artists who do truly amazing work? Street artists, illustrators, animators, painters, photographers, crafters, stitchers, recipe writers, chefs, poets, journalists, beer artisans, anyone who makes stuff with their bare hands. We’re running the theme ‘hand’ and it’s pretty loose but the work will be tight! It’s by invitation at this stage so what we need is for you to express interest (if you’re a creative who would like to contribute) or put us in touch with someone who does these things (even better if they have some profile) and would be willing to lend a hand. Deadlines are tight! send an email to email@example.com and we’ll take it from there.” Hand Aid
It’s an exciting time to be in Queensland, Australia. Since the success of ZICS, a number of relationships formed. Sparks flew and creatives have pulled their fingers out and even joined forces. The 2nd ANALOGIC is happening later in the month as well as the Wrecked ‘Em Markets put on by the self-professed cock-drawer and zine maker, Philip Dearest in November.
The ZICS workshop program! Most of the workshops you can simply rock up but you’ll need to book in for the Paper Making ($16 on the day.) http://bit.ly/18gZ8bg & Speed mentoring with Vanessa Berry! http://bit.ly/17iu8J1 Places are limited!
The ZICS collective have also done a major overhaul of their website with a massive FAQ and info about booking a table. www.zicsaus.com
The Zine and Indy Comic Symposium is taking place at the The Edge, located on Stanley Place in the Cultural Centre at South Bank, Brisbane Australia from Friday the 30th of August until Sunday the 1st of September.
Here’s your chance to discover the world of zines and learn how to create your own! A large range of music zines from across the globe and locally will be on hand to inspire your very own mini music zine on the day.
The full Live! QLD band culture program has been released and can be found here.
Hi, I have just spent this morning delving back into the zine scene. For the first time in about 13 years. I have written a blog post just now and with this as my strength, to send it to you, as my first port in call. If you are able to give me any direction for my hunting heart, I would be most appreciative. Thanking you, Rochelle [Hearts are Hunters] I would love to share the link but you have set for no links or emails here.
Sorry about the belated reply! Awesome to hear your reconnecting with the zine community!
You can get in contact with The Paper Cuts Collective on this email:
The Zine and Indy Comic Symposium collective have been meeting up since October last year!
What’s ZICS you say???
ZICS is… - Not for profit community collective - Community created - Promote/Support independent comics and zines - Highlight Queensland/Australian created publications
Being a community created event, we need YOU!
The 3rd 2013 Zine and Indy Comic Symposium meet-up is being held on Wednesday, March 13, @ The Edge (South Bank - Brisbane) from 6:00pm till 8:00pm. Link to FB event
We have decided to make the next meeting more of a social event. So from 6pm to 7pm: Bring along your latest creation, current zine/comic, what you’ve been reading or work in progress! Meet, share and show off!
From 7pm to 8pm: We’ll get back to the regular ZICS business- updates, tasks, website, promo and venue update.
It would be amazing if you could make it along! If you have any questions, feel free to get in contact on: zics.bris @ gmail.com and our FB page can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/ZICSymposium