Since the 1st Paper Cuts launch and zine fair, people have been screaming out for more!
Terry from Claytons Comics approached the Paper Cuts Collective about doing another major event and within a week, the Zine and Indy Comic Symposium was born!
ZICS is a 2 day celebration of the zine and comic mediums. It’s a gathering to meet with other fans and creators from the local and interstate scenes. Planned for 2013 in Brisbane QLD Australia.
It would be too easy for the Paper Cuts Collective and Terry to go off and start planning but they want to make this a real community gathering. So they want to hear from YOU about what you’d like to see and do at ZICS.
Zine and Indy Comic Symposium meet-up event is set to take place at the beautiful Bleeding Heart on Thursday 18 October from 6pm.
ZICS is born from a desire to promote a stronger fan base and community for independent and underground zines and comics. Because of that, PCC and Terry want to hear from the community on what kind of event you want to see, what they are planning, what they are getting right, what they are getting wrong or what we should add to the program.
The meeting will allow everyone a chance to check out Bleeding Heart and after 7pm, we can move elsewhere to continue sharing ideas, drinks and creative projects for the first and annual ZICS.
Hope you can make it along and if you can’t, feel free to post your ideas and thoughts on the event page on FB or email either:
Terry: terryclayton79 at gmail.com
Staples: contact.staples at gmail.com
Zine and Indy Comic Symposium
166 Ann Street, Brisbane,Queensland,AustraliaThursday, October 18, 2012 6pm - 7pm
Good question heading! Well the answer is stupidly simple; the new, and improved Microcosm Distribution of course! They have split from the publishing arm of the business and are now focusing on just selling zines from all corners of the globe. Please help them out, learn something new and support zine creators by paying them a visit today.
There website is: http://www.microcosmdistribution.com
Brisbane creator and Troublemaker Georg Whelan is launching a new zine and having one hell of a send-off this coming Sunday the 16th at the Hardgrave Rd Laundrette!
Georg is launching a new zine as well as selling works, all framed and super cheap. Part farewell party, part fundraiser for a space that he’s opening in Cambodia the following week.
If this isn’t enough, West End’s finest folk gypsies, Mouldy Lovers will be providing some tunes.
Come buy a zine, have a drink and help Georg fight the good fight!
Sunday, September 16
Laundrette Hardgrave Rd (74 hardgrave rd, west end)
FB Event Page
When: Friday, 7 September 2012, 6pm
Where: next to GoMA in big red tent on the grass
Passremaker On Songwriting … with the Pineapple Lounge at the Brisbane Writers Festival.
This Passremarker zine was made in conjunction with the Pineapple Lounge for the Brisbane Writers Festival. It features interviews, lyrics, and photos of all the songwriters performing at the Pineapple Lounge during the festival. Included are Dave Graney, Pete Hunt, Laneous, Ofa, and The Twoks.
Program begins at 4:30pm with Ofa Fanaika, the Vanuatu Singers, 6:00pm Zine launch… and then Yarn, Murray Johnstone, Le
Mackay based zine creator and trouble maker Gypsy Kat has teamed up with Crossroad Arts to start Mackay’s first ever zine library!
Gypsy Kat’s zines are a roller-coaster of art and chaos!Trust me, the trade will be worth it.
Support regional zine libraries people!
Like a creative challenge? Come along to the Pressure Cooker Zine project run by TLC.
Where: The Caboolture Hub Studio, Lower ground level. 4 Hasking St Caboolture.
When: Saturday June 30th.
Time: 10am – 3 pm (with a break for lunch)
We will be creating a collaborative zine from scratch and then printing it in under 5 hours!! If you are a writer, poet, artist or enjoy a creative challenge then come along. Bookings required (as we need to know numbers so we can feed you delicious food). Contact us or book online. It’s FREE to attend and you will get some copies of the zine to take home with you.
Bring along something you’ve been working on or make something from scratch. Meet other creative peeps, learn how to make a zine and get some new arty hints and tips from zinesters, writers and visual artists.
Drop in for a while or stay the whole day.
Is in motion, stay tuned for all the details and adventures from Auckland.
Staples + PCC
photo stolen from The Chronicle:Chris Calcino
Musician, zine supporter and Paper Cuts friend, Steve Towson has added a new and unexpected skill to his resume.
On the 19th May, Steve will be opening a library in Toowoomba completely dedicated to Australian Culture.
The Australian Cultural Library is an independent reference-only library that aims to gather and preserve as much of Australia’s culture as humanly possible.
19th of May sets to be a great start for the library with musicians Connor Argus, Sue Ray, Un Dia Antes, and Ethelred offering their support to kick of the library to a great start.
Doors for the opening open at 6pm. $10 entry, all money goes to paying rent and supporting the musicians performing.
The library collects cultural items created by people who:
1 - Were born in Australia (e.g. Frank Bourke);
2 - Migrated to Australia (e.g. Billy Thorpe); or
3 - Were directly connected to Australian culture (e.g. Burl Ives)
YES, the Library would love a copy of your zine if you meet the above.
The Australian Cultural Library is NOT government- or corporate-funded. It aims to be independent and the collection houses a wide range of items including books, CDs, cassettes, vinyl, DVDs, film, posters, t-shirts and paintings; from the well-known to the rare and virtually unknown.
Currently, the collection is located at 4/203 Margaret St, Toowoomba 4350 Australia and open to the public on Wednesdays, 12 noon to 8pm.
Donations of stock for the collection or towards running costs are welcome.
Steve who grew up in Flagstone Creek near Toowoomba has been performing music throughout Australia and Asia for the last 15 years, touring national and international bands to Toowoomba to help support local artists.
All information please contact :
Mobile - 0438737917
Email - info AT stevetowson.com
Postal – Po Box 5 Rosewood QLD 4340
A new zine from Bianca - PCC co-founder & Australian Zine Maker of the Year:
Conversations With Punx #7 is done!!
The issue features: Duane Peters & Corey Parks, Franklin Rhi, Ben Weasel, Russ Rankin, Brad Warner and Lord Ezec (snippets from the chats below). CWP #7 comes in a variety of (200gsm cardboard) covers including purple, blue and green, featuring heart cut-outs in its design and a decorative lace feature. I’ve also handwritten the introduction in every single zine!
For more info go to: Conversations With Bianca
Attention Queensland Zine makers and creators!
This may well be the “Worlds Largest Zine Trade”… Hell who knows and who actually cares.
I’m heading over to Auckland mid May to meet with Alphabet City, the crew behind the Auckland Zinefest, participate in a workshop and if all goes to plan deliver a bunch of Zines from across Queensland.
After chatting with Tessa Stubbing, the QLD vs NZ Zine Trade was in motion.
The plan is as follows:
- Queensland Zinesters post 2 copies of their zine to the address below before the 9th of May.
- I’ll gather up all the zines and take them over to Auckland.
- One copy of the zine will be traded with a NZ Zinester and the other will be added to the Auckland Zine library.
- Once I return back to Queensland. I’ll post everyone who sent their zine a NZ zine as the trade and the other copy will go to the new Transit Lounge Caboolture Zine Library.
** We’re also aiming to review all the Zines that are traded!
The deadline to be involved with the QLD vs NZ Zine Trade is the 9th May.
Send your zine to:
QLD vs NZ Zine Trade!
PO Box 387
For more info or if your in Auckland and wanna share a beer, you can reach me on:
contact.staples AT gmail.com
Staples & PCC
Our Perth based friends from dotdotdash magazine have just sent out a call out for zines to be sent to them. They are putting together a very special one-off zine project titled Fingerprint to celebrate the upcoming third anniversary of the beginnings of dotdotdash.
All the details can be found HERE!
Submissions to the project will close 7 May 2012.
Queenslanders! Let’s show the rest of Australia we’re not full of rednecks and Campbell Newman’s! Pull the finger out and send them your zine!
PCC co-founder Bianca chats about zines + more…
I started making zines around 1994. My first zine was called Social Stupidity, which was followed by my most well-known zine 15th Precinct. All my zines have been inspired by the punk community. I basically started making zines to share my love of all the wonderful local bands I would go see. First and foremost, I will always be the biggest fan!