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




Drea, 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/

Root, (The)


Root, (The)
Stacey Bru

Publishing Info:
Cochrane, Canada 2015
11cm x 5cm, mini-zine
20 pages, black and white with colour card cover.

Description:
A radish root suddenly becomes sentient and finds it is at odds with everything. The narrative shows the root's aggression with its enforced awakening as it stomps other insects and plants to death.

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

Trophies of the Unseelie Court



Trophies of the Unseelie Court
Stacey Bru

Publishing Info:
Cochrane, Canada 2015
14cm x 11cm saddle-stitched
24 pages, black and white.

Description:
Fictional set of trophies found in an imaginary castle. This nods to the fantasy genre but with a light sense of humour. Various trophies are explained, such as fawns and troll's heads, dragon fire parasites and radish-folk. See Stacey's zine 'Root' for more about the radish-folk.

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

Anxiety Comics, Volume 3


Anxiety Comics, Volume 3
Stacey Bru

Publishing Info:
Cochrane, Canada 2015
14cm x 14cm saddle-stitched
16 pages, black and white with colour cover.

Description:
Narrative description of the author's struggle/relationship with anxiety. Anxiety is personified as a floating ghostly character who constantly undermines the author. The inner-dialogue of anxiety is illustrated as a conversation or argument between the two protagonists.

How To Deal: Breaking Up



How To Deal: Breaking Up
Chanel Wilkins

Publishing Info:
Frisco, TX, USA 2016
mini-zine, A4 foldy in black and white

Description:
Mini foldy zine, showing one solution for coping with a relationship break-up. Eating ice cream.
The light-hearted line illustrations are in sequence showing how to create the perfect dessert.

Frankin




Frankin'
Chanel Wilkins

Publishing Info:
Frisco, TX, USA 2016
mini-zine, A4 foldy in black and white

Description:
Mini foldy zine, showing illustrated portraits of scary/cute female characters such as Vampires, Mermaids and Zombies.





Summer Monster Girls (zine bundle)





Summer Monster Girls (zine bundle)
Chanel Wilkins

Publishing Info:
Frisco, TX, USA 2016
Zine bundle that included:
1 x quarter-folded zine, 16 pages, saddle-stitched, full colour.
2 x mini-zines both A4 foldy in full-colour.

Description:
"A bundle of zines, all fully colored, featuring watercolor paintings of monster gals such as witches, werewolves, harpies, robots, aliens and mermaids." Artist's Description

The larger zine is untitled and contains images of horror-ice-cream, zombie women, mermaids and aliens. The mini-zines are called Ice Cream Death no.1 and Ice Cream Death no.2. They contain illustrations of horror inspired desserts such as 'Bloody Sunday' and 'Butter Finger Crunch'.
"Perfect for the ultimate creepy summer." Artist's Description

Hourly Comic Day 2015





Hourly Comic Day 2015
Alex Hahn

Publishing Info:
Buckinghamshire, UK 2015
A6 foldy - A3 single sheet folded to make 8 pages with poster on reverse.
Printed in colour on heavyweight newsprint and folded.

Description:
Drawn for Hourly Comic Day 2015. Hourly Comic Day is an annual event that takes place on February 1st where participants draw one short comic for every hour that they awake. These type of comics are sometimes referred to as 'hourlies'.
Alex's narrative shows himself and Duffin (a character that is half muffin, half doughnut) trying to get things done throughout a dull day.

Link to Alex Hahn's Website: http://www.alexhahnillustrator.com/

Aliens vs Space Cowgirl



Aliens vs Space Cowgirl
Penelope Gazin and Tuesday Bassen

Publishing Info:
Los Angeles, USA
Saddle stitched risograph zine in 3 colours on cream card.
A6 portrait with 8 pages

Description:
Collaborative zine about a fighting alien and space cowgirl, where Bassen drew the Space Cowgirls and Gazin drew the Aliens. Risograph print in three colours.

Link to Penelope Gazin's Blog: http://penelopegazin.tumblr.com/

Link to It's Nice That article about Penelope Gazin's illustration:

Link to Tuesday Bassen's website: http://tuesdaybassen.com/

Generalized Anxiety Disorder - A Crash Course in Understanding




Generalized Anxiety Disorder - A Crash Course in Understanding
Allie Macalister

Publishing Info:
Ottawa, Canada 2016
Saddle stitched zine in black and white photocopy.
A6 portrait with 12 pages

Description:

An honest and personal account of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and the process the author went through in seeking treatment. The zine also includes links to helpful resources. Illustrated as a mini-comic that tells this personal narrative.

"The comic goes into detail about my personal journey of when I discovered I had GAD, my fights with the monster within, and my somewhat tumultuous journey through treatment options.
This comic is NOT a substitute for any medical advice. If you feel you have similar issues, please seek a medical professional. I’ve included a short list of resources on the back cover of the comic for people to learn more, for themselves or for loved ones...This comic took a lot of courage for me to release. I do hope you enjoy it." Author's website