last week colleen and I had a business meeting. our weeks had been hard on us. personal issues, problems with our days jobs, etc. as we settled in to our meeting, she got up, offered me a beer.
"would you like a beer?" no thank you, i have one in my bag. “well, it’s a cider." me too. "it’s cherry" me too. we cracked up. we are so much alike, such good friends. when life is hard, and it’s sunny out cherry anything helps. candy cherries, cherry 7up, cherry kissing potion. cherry pie.
high femme tools for cut and paste.
THANK YOU for supporting the Pamphleteer Project! PLEASE spread the word, and help me get to Sweden with a suitcase full of zines!
Hand knit sweaters and #zines! Wee! #knitting #czf2014 @fiona_avocado
this is the cutest thing ever. mend my dress press is so sad to be missing out on CZF weekend.
41 minutes of zines, zines, and more zines, with all these guests…
Alex Wrekk (Brainscan, Stolen Sharpie Revolution, Portland Button Works)
Aurora Lady (Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt)
Daryl Gussin (Razorcake)
Eleanor Whitney (GROW, Indulgence)
Eryca Sender (My Little Friend)
Kim Burly (Hurricane)
Marya Errin Jones (ABQ Zine Fest)
Meredith Wallace and Simon Sotelo (L.A. Zine Fest)
Neely and Colleen (Mend My Dress Press)
Robey Clark and Ani Raya-Flores (Pop-Hop Books)
Sage Adderley (Sweet Candy)
(photo c/o Daisy)
I wish we could be there still.
Thank you L.A.
POC Zine Reading + Workshop
Come check it out before you go off to Chicago Zine Fest!
Chicago folks, check it out!! Also folks coming from out of town for Chicago Zine Fest should also check it out!
This sounds amazing! Is this something that’s OK for non-POC to attend?
wishing we where going to chicago.
GET TO KNOW YOUR ZINESTER: Mend My Dress Press
Describe your work in two sentences or less.
We run a small press, publishing zine anthologies, and also a distro. We carry a lot of per-zines, because we love to read stories about the experiences of others.
How did you get involved in making zines?
Colleen made a zine in 2005 about her grandmother and has been making one shots ever since because there’s just too many ideas to make a regularly occurring serial. Neely started writing Mend My Dress years ago, when she was a messy college student. She will be writing until she is a messy fairy godmother to all of the lost bunnies.
What’s your favorite part of LA Zine Fest?
Its so wonderfully organized and it’s just a really great place to see friends from all over we hardly ever get to see, and a great place to find new zines to read. Not to mention the occasional celeb sighting! Plus, it seems appropriate to bust out the gold pants in LA, and any excuse for gold pants is a favorite.
Read the rest at the LA Zine Fest blog!