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Copy & Destroy Zine Library Relaunch!

The Copy & Destroy Zine Library has been an integral part of the Visible Ink Space for many years and it’s just had a well deserved makeover! With the help of the Nathan of the ZICS crew we will be relaunching the library and giving the collection a new lease of life.

Come and join us celebrate zine culture, with food, poetry, music, some impromptu zine making and experience a unique collection of local, national and international stories and perspectives.

Here’s the facespace event page.

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Zine and Independent Comic Symposium 2014


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. 

Geek Speak wrap-up of ZICS 2013

The ZICS collective need your support so they can support independent publishing. You can support their a crowd-funding campaign via HERE!

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Comic Creation Workshop Series

Comic Creation Series is 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.

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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


or simply post your work to the below address with a post paid self-addressed envelope for returns.

- PO Box: 387 Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

ZICS Collective!

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Hand-Aid - Philippines Benefit Zine! Needs YOU!

"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 and we’ll take it from there.” Hand Aid

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Festivals and Fairs: ANALOGIC & Wrecked ‘Em Markets

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 Sunshine Coast Zine Institute & Zine and Indie Comic Symposium have partnered to present Analogic Stallarama as part of the Analogic festival.
Being held on the 26 October in Nambour QLD at the Old Ambulance Station!
The mini DIY market is open to all creatives of any medium and collectibles.
For all the info & to book a space please checkout the stallholders form:

With a new date and venue, Wrecked ‘Em Markets is hunting for distros/artists/zinesters for stallholders.

Being held on the 17th November, 5-8pm, at the South Side Tearoom. If all goes well, may turn into a monthly event. 

Zero table fee with tables/chairs provided, its set to be an awesome day!

Pre the markets, Philip Dearest is also hosting a craft day at the Tea Room on Sunday 10th of November, 5-8pm. Super casual with lots of craft-equipment available. 

For all the info hit up their FB event page!

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ZICS Needs Your Support!

The ZICS collective have launched a crowd funding campaign with tons of amazing rewards up for grabs. Rewards range from comic & zine packs from the Sticky Institute, Ashcan , Wellbound Productions, to temp tattoo packs from Pepper Ink, original artworks plus discounted tickets to the ZICS launch night. Plus one of the BIG exciting rewards comes from Luke Humphris from Drunken Comics. Luke will illustrate and print your comic ready for ZICS!

ZICS needs your support! Checkout the amazing video created by Age of the Sun Productions and the campaign HERE!

The ZICS collective have also done a major overhaul of their website with a massive FAQ and info about booking a table.

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. 

Join the CrackBook event page for all the updates!

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ZICS 30 Aug - 1 Sept @ The Edge, Brisbane Australia

The Zine and Indy Comic Symposium collective has been meeting up, planning and socialising since October last year. But now it’s time to get the diaries out! The Zine and Indy Comic Symposium is being held at The Edge from the 30 Aug - 1 Sept. The Bedroom Philosopher is confirmed for the Friday night launch as well as a guest panelist on Saturday.

ZICS is a community created event and they would love your input. Fill in the survey before the 18th May for your chance to win a 1 of 3 ZICS-Pack:

Here’s a couple of great video’s that Luke Mysliwy and John Green from Age of the Sun Productions created which introduce the ZICS collective and how the Zine and Indy Comic Symposium came about.

Hope you can make it!

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Music Zine Workshop @ the State Library

Paper Cuts Collective co-founder Jeremy Staples is delivering a dedicated music zine workshop as part of Live! Queensland band culture.

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.

Workshops for beginners: Music Zines
When:Sun 28 Jul 2013, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmVenue:slq Gallery, level 2, State LibraryCost:$ or 3840 7768More information:07 3840 7768  

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Anonymous asked: 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.

Hi Rochelle,

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:

Also, you may be interested in knowing that we’re also involved with a up-coming festival called ZICS to be held in Brisbane later in the year:

All the best,

Staples + PCC