I Pretend to Work




I Pretend to Work
By Andy Smith and Ryan Snook

Publishing Info: Hastings, UK, 2018
Mini-zine (A7) Saddle-stitched
B&W photocopy with screen printed colour cover
24 pages

Description:
Collaborative illustration project between Andy Smith and Ryan Snook, drawings about everyday observations and ideas.

Link to Personal Websites:
http://www.asmithillustration.com/

Ten Fingers (Issue No.2 Childhood Memories)





Ten Fingers (Issue No.2 Childhood Memories)
Memo (editor)

Publishing Info:
Cumbria, UK, 2010
A6+, 8 x postcards machine-sewn into card cover.
Colour screen print throughout.

Description: 
A postcard-book zine from a collective of artists. The theme is childhood memories and includes; imaginary dogs, holidays, building a den and 'can I have a horse?' The contributing artists are: Jen Collins, Will Bryant, Gemma Correll, Jay Cover, Lesley Barnes, Mia Christopher, Helen Entwisle, Anthony Zinonos.

Link to Instagram: @memohelen

Coffee: A Good Drink



Coffee: A Good Drink
Memo

Publishing Info:
Cumbria, UK, 2010
A5, 12 pages, sewn with sewing machine
Colour screen print

Description: 
A mini zine celebrating coffee in all its forms, including with or without sugars, favourite cups and cowboy coffee.

Link to Instagram: @memohelen

Fempowerment





Fempowerment
Holly Seymour (editor) collective of Portsmouth women artists including; Ruth Alderton, Ella Ash, Ellis Chen, Taylor Ellis, Sasha Damjanovic, Chanel Golinski, Jessica Kosca, Holly Seymour, Megan Macdonald, Candy Smith.

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, 2018
A5, 20 pages, saddle-stitched.
Colour laser print.

Description: 
A zine created to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th. This collection of work from Portsmouth women artists also featured in an exhibition at the Coastguard Studio, PortsmouthUK. Money raised from the zine sales goes to breast cancer research.

Link to Instagram: @medhinadaisyvelvet

Counterfeit Stairkase



Counterfeit Stairkase
Joe Kolessides a.k.a. Joey Stairkase

Publishing Info:
Cyprus, 2018
A6, 56 pages, saddle-stitched.
Black and white photocopy with colour cover

Description: 
A selection of sketchbook drawings by Joe Kolessides a.k.a. Joey Stairkase. Includes comics, caricatures,  doodles and experiments.

Link to Instagram: @joey_stairkase

Limbo Loiter



Limbo Loiter
Joe Kolessides a.k.a. Joey Stairkase

Publishing Info:
Cyprus, 2018
A6, 32 pages, saddle-stitched.
Colour laser print on white paper

Description: 
A selection of twisted faces and figures, sometimes scary sometimes funny.

Link to Instagram: @joey_stairkase

Grow N' Pains (Issue.1 'Being Careful')




Grow N' Pains (Issue.1 'Being Careful')
Sarah Crossley (editor)

Publishing Info:
Isle of Wight, UK, 2018
A5, 44 pages, single-section sewn.
Black and white laser print.

Description: 
Grow n' Pains is a zine about really rad women who do neat stuff. It's all about supporting people who do cool things so that other people will be encouraged to do more cool things. With interviews, stories and submissions from artists, poets, writers and so many other types of humans, this collection focuses on the theme of "being careful" and what that means to each individual who submitted content. From author's Etsy
Link to Personal Instagram: @itskindaok

Fishy Encounters





Fishy Encounters
Gina Ulgen

Publishing Info:
London, UK, 2018
A6, 12 pages, saddle-stitched.
Colour inkjet on white card

Description: 
A selection of collages involving humans and fish many surreal or humorous, includes a fortune telling fish and altered dictionary page.

Link to Instagram: @paper-draper

Broken Bones Collective Issue.1





Broken Bones Collective Issue.1
Livy Nelson (editor)
Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK, 2018
A5, 28 pages, saddle-stitched.
Black and white photocopy with riso cover.

Description: 
A zine themed on adrenaline sports. The zine is open to submissions from artists and illustrators. Subjects include broken bones, trips to A&E, weird sports e.g. cheese rolling, anatomy, skating, Evel Knievel, snowboarding and cycling.

Link to Personal Instagram: @brokenbonescollective

Excalibur Estate SE6



Excalibur Estate SE6
Keara Stewart

Publishing Info:
London, UK, 2016
A5, 8 pages, saddle-stitched.
Black and white photocopy.

Description: 
A selection of portraits of residents from the 'Excalibur Estate' the drawings were made for THE PREFAB MUSEUM.

Link to Personal Website: http://kearabazstewart.tumblr.com/

Dream City




Dream, City
Joe Kolessides

Publishing Info:
Cyprus, 2012
A4, 32 pages, saddle-stitched.
Black and white photocopy.

Description: 
A selection of drawings and collages inspired by dreams.

Link to Personal Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/happyhateful/sets/

Portsmouth Graffitti



Portsmouth Graffitti
Craig Valin, Will Wright, Tomi Russell, Konrad Wlodarczyk, James Ryan.

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK, 2014
Set of 4, A3 foldy colour zines.

Description:
Photographic zine celebrating graffitti around Portsmouth.

Scapegoat




Scapegoat
Nathan Lambert

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK, 2017
A5 black and white laser print.
45 pages.

Description:
An adaptation from Dante's Inferno. The narrative focuses on the seven deadly sins.

Link to blog: https://nath94an.wixsite.com/scapegoatcomic



Teen Zeens: Transgender Journey



Teen Zeens: Transgender Journey
Sarah Starr

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK, 2017
A5, 12 x pages, colour on cartridge paper.
Colour cover on grey card.

Description:
'This zine will take you on a journey through the lie of someone who has been born in the wrong body. It will provide you with information about what life is like for a transgender person, what they go through and all the treatments it takes to change their body to match the gender they are.'
From the zine introduction

Link to blog:
https://www.sarahstarr.co.uk/

Pigeon, (The)





Pigeon, (The)
George Hinchcliffe


Publishing Info:
Shoreham-By-Sea, 2017
26cm x 16cm
28 pages

Description:
Spoof superhero comic set in London. Introducing 'the pigeon', a new superhero with pigeon powers.

Seven Deadly Sins




Seven Deadly Sins
John Lihou

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth 2017
Saddle-stitched zine colour laser print
24 pages A5 portrait.

Description:
The seven deadly sins illustrated though pastiche VHS low-budget film covers.

Link to website:  https://johnlihouillustration.weebly.com/


Lambiek



Lambiek
Chris Ware (uncredited) for Galerie Lambiek

Publishing Info:
Galerie Lambiek
Comic Book Shop
Amsterdam, Netherlands 2016

Description:
Produced as a promotional zine for comic bookshop Lambiek.

Link to website: https://www.lambiek.net/


Not So Scary Guide to Mask Making, (The)







Not So Scary Guide to Mask Making, (The)
Laura Dewey

Publishing Info:
Portsmouth, UK 2014
A5 saddle-stitched, full colour.
16 pages.

Description:
Colourful zine with photos of hand made paper masks. Each mask represents a fear/phobia.
The masks are often constructed of items associated with that phobia. Includes images of the masks being constructed.

Link to website: http://lauradewey.wixsite.com/illustrationsbylaura

Ultracore Studio


  

Ultracore Studio
Joseph Simons

Publishing Info:
Bath, UK 2016
Micro-zine folded-sheet

Description:
Single sheet zine on blue paper, containing electrical and mechanical diagrams. The zine unfolds to a half-size image, then again to a full page image of a crushed can. This zine was intended to be delivered via a vending machine. The author says he is trying to find intrigue and beauty in the otherwise mundane day-to-day world.

Link to website: http://josephsimons.co.uk/about.html




Hokule'a





Hokule'a
Jody Arthur

Publishing Info:
University of Hawaii at Manoa 2016
A6 foldy

Description:
"Single sheet zine of a lino cut print. Made in honor of the Hokule Ľa’s World Wide Voyage, 2013- 2017. Printed at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 4 1/4″ x 3 ½,” 160 copies."
(Author's website)
Link to website: http://www.jodyarthur.com/

British Library Event: Zines as a resource for social history

It was great to be invited to give a presentation about Zineopolis at a Brisith Library Round Table Discussion yesterday.

Programme: Zines as a resource for social history
9 September 2016, 14:00 - 17:00 in the Eliot Room, British Library Conference Centre.
Hosted by Debbie Cox (Lead Curator of Contemporary British Publications) and Fearghus Roulston (PhD student working with the British Library's zine collection).

There were six speakers at this event
Thanks to Helen Byrne for the photos (Assistant Web Archivist, Contemporary British Published Collections)
  • Rebecca Claire-Binns Pop, Politics and Punk Fanzines (1976-84) 
  • Chris Warne French zines produced in the middle 1970s, as part of a broader shift from counter-cultural to punk sensibilities 

  • Jackie Batey Zineopolis and how an art-zine collection can support research

  • Bill Osgerby Missing Pages - Subcultures and Some (Very) Early Zine Scenes

  • David Wilkinson 'I Wanna See Some History': Fanzines as a Resource for Academic and Popular Research
  • Fearghus Roulston on zines, the archive and boredom (also the event organiser)
A great afternoon some fascinating conversations and lots to think about.
Thanks to Fearghus and Debbie for organising everything.


OMG Lesbians! No.2





OMG Lesbians! No.2
Smar

Publishing Info:
Greece 2015 (this issue was first published in Greek)
21cm x 15cm, landscape format.
24 pages, black and white with colour cover.

Description:
"The zine is a collection of comic strips about, well, lesbians.Our everyday lives, myths and common reactions to coming out. I managed to have it ready (in Greek) by April, for a comic con in Athens and had an amazing time being there. I got nothing but great reactions (plus a few freaked out parents turning their kids away)." From author's blog.

Link to blog: http://smarmakescomics.tumblr.com/