'About Zineopolis' - Interview with Melissa Marino and Jac all about our art-zines

Over the summer, I was interviewed by Melissa Marino - editor/writer at Coretext for SOLVE magazine. This is a short film I put together of the discussion with lots of added images of zines from our collection. In this short film, we chat about all things zines and why Zineopolis (est.2007) is focussing primarily on art-zines.

Manifest No.2: Cat Lady Confessions



Manifest No.2: Cat Lady Confessions
Jen Payne

Publishing Info:
24 x pages, A5 portrait format
Colour printing on heavyweight satin paper
Branford, CT, USA, 2020
Description:
'Explores the oft-maligned life of the cat lady: crazy or contemplative? recluse or dancing to the beat of her own drum? You decide. Includes a curated Spotify playlist.'
(author's website)

A zine containing photos, drawings, collages, poems, illustrations, narratives, Spotify playlist, and interesting thoughts, like why doesn't Ernest Hemmingway's action figure come with cats? 

Artist's Website: https://3chairspublishing.com/manifest-zine/
Instagram: @3chairsbooks


Manifest No.4: Crickets

 

Manifest No.4: Crickets
Jen Payne

Publishing Info:
24 x pages, A6 portrait format
Colour printing on heavyweight satin paper
Branford, CT, USA, 2021
Description:
'Storytelling is in our DNA says BrenĂ© Brown in her book Rising Strong. We share our stories because “we feel most alive when we’re connecting with others and being brave with our stories.” So we write. And we tell our stories. No matter who listens or responds. Crickets be damned!' (author's website)

Zine containing photos, drawings, collages, poems, ilustrations, narratives and thoughts. 

Artist's Website: https://3chairspublishing.com/manifest-zine/
Instagram: @3chairsbooks

Manifest No.3: It's About Time



Manifest No.3: It's About Time
Jen Payne

Publishing Info:
28 pages, landscape format
Colour printing on heavyweight satin paper
Branford, CT, USA, 2021
Description:
'Einstein said time is an illusion, that time and space are merely “modes by which we think.” But, if you think too hard on that you end up down rabbit holes and worm holes. Want to come along?' From creator's website

Zine containing photos, drawings, collages, poems, narratives and thoughts. 

Artist's Website: https://3chairspublishing.com/manifest-zine/
Instagram: @3chairsbooks

Everything Intertwining




Everything Intertwining
Beryl Chung

Publishing Info:
8x page folded and glued
Photocopy on white lightweight card.

A6 portrait
Undated c.2011, London

Description:
Line drawings of a person playing with an elastic band/hairband. Delicately drawn capturing quiet reflective moments of the subject.

Artist's Website: berylchung.com
Instagram: @berylchvng

Growth



Growth
Chisato Tamabayashi

Publishing Info:
A7 landscape
Folded card cut out pages glued at the spine
8 pages
2005 (location unknown)

Description:
Cream card delicate paper cuts showing a tree branch in winter, then gradually budding and leaves growing through the pages.

Link to author's website: http://chisatotamabayashi.com/
Link to Instagram: @chisatotamabayashi

Untitled


Untitled
Jinsun Lee

Publishing Info:
8x page concertina on glossy card
Watercolour paper covers with rubber-stamped bird and circles
A7 size, portrait when closed.
Undated, place of publication unknown

Description:
Small, delicate illustrations of birds and people living in houses and cages. The birds and people seem interchangeable. Watercolour, pen and ink and digital mixed-media illustrations. Rubber stamped elements in red and black on the cover.

Witches of Cinema Vol.1 (1922-1990) and Vol.2 (1990-2020)

 



Witches of Cinema Vol.1 (1922-1990) and Vol.2 (1990-2020)

Amélie Paquet aka APac

Publishing Info:
Saddle-stitched
16 pages with two unfolding inserts
A6 size
Black and white photocopy on plain paper
Montreal, Canada 2021

Description:
These two volumes (bundled together with a belly band) are a visual listing of the representation of witches in film, including 'The Wicked Witch of the West', 'Maleficent' and 'Kiki'. The inserts are titled 'Female Filmmakers and 'Extensive List of Movies'. Each witch has a portrait and a short description. The portraits are pen and link line illustrations.


Link to Instagram: @apacdrawings







Pictures To Watch


Pictures To Watch
Bernard Cocolet

Publishing Info:
Stapled on lefthand edge.
16 pages
A3 size (29 x 42cm)
Black and white laser printed on tinted sugar paper.
Switzerland 2021
Edition of 200 (we have No.13)

Description:
Large format zine with dark textural monochrome images based around horror themes.

Artist's website: https://bernardcocolet.com/
Link to Instagram: @bernardcocolet

Scene Mean



Scene Mean
Mel Stringer

Publishing Info:
A7 photocopied onto white paper
Saddled stitched
16 pages
2010, UK

Description:
Small zine with lively drawings of people saying mean things to other people (or behind their backs).

Link to Instagram: @melstringer


 

A Model Continent



Model Continent, (A)
Lewis Bush

Publishing Info:
A6 landscape, postcard booklet
Perfect bound
15 x Postcards
UK

Description:
The photographic postcards document a mini village, in this case European landmarks are scale models visited by tiny people. The zine is both funny and melancholy questioning what buildings we choose to represent various countries and how we make tiny world versions of an imagined reality.

Link to author's website: https://www.lewisbush.com/ 
Link to Instagram: @lewis__bush/

Bru x Core

Iron Bru zine



Iron Bru zine

Bru x Core: A zine about Irn Bru
Holly Casio

Publishing Info:
A5 black & white printed on blue paper and orange card
Saddle-stitched
16 x Pages
UK 2015

Description:
Zine about the author's love for Irn-Bru, including personal anecdotes, recipes for Irn-Bru cupcakes and pancakes and the drink 'Glasow Kiss'. Created using a combination of photographs, drawings and collages and text.

Link to author's website: 
https://coolschmool.com/

Madonna (reversible) Whore











Madonna (reversible) Whore
Sarah Evenson

Publishing Info:
Minneapolis, USA, 2016
A5, 16 pages (reversible format)
Colour laser print.

Description:
“Digitally printed from original screen prints and graphite drawings. This reversible zine uses the two possible aspect rations of the book format to explore the two main archetypes of female representation in western art history. In redrawing the images by hand I imbue them with a new personality while engaging the traditional cornerstone of arts education: copying the masters. However the goal here isn’t to reproduce a quality or style, it’s to mock the cannon.”
Sarah Evenson (They/Them) is a genderqueer printmaker/illustrator/zinester whose colorful work explored gender, sexuality, the interplay of text and image in the creation of both humor and narrative, and the role narrative plays in the creation of personal and cultural identities.
Artist’s statement.
Link to Instagram: @saltysweetsarah
Link to Website: http://sarah-evenson.com/

Zinographers, Vol 1: Procrastination






Zinographers, Vol 1: Procrastination
Alice Tucker, Hannah Graves, Josie Collins, Emily Hedges, Charlotte-Rose Lake, Devora Moleman

Publishing Info:
A5 landscape format with pages folding-out to make a panoramic comic strip. 
13 x digitally printed pages (includes folding pages and sheet of stickers).
Silver metal spiral bound with screen printed brown card covers.
A3 Poster is held in slip case within front cover.
Packaged in a silver bubble-pack envelope.
Portsmouth, UK 2019

Description:
Collaborative zine about procrastination, each illustrator has created a panoramic comic strip. The pages fold giving additional information about the illustrator. The zine is produced in black and white with Naples Yellow as a spot colour.
Subjects include, wasting time on social media, eating, coffee, computer games, TV and sleeping.

Instagram links to illustrators:@alicetuckerillustration




Unitarot




Unitarot
Ella, Amber and Hollie

Publishing Info:
A5 full colour laser printed on white card.
Bound with red metal spiral.
36 x Pages
Portsmouth, UK 2019

Description:
Collaborative zine about university life from a student perspective. The illustrations are presented as selected contemporary tarot cards. Each illustrator has contributed 6 card illustrations.


How Not To Do Work





How Not To Do Work
Author unattributed

Publishing Info:
A4 foldy zine
One sheet folded into 8 pages with large central image on the reverse.
Colour print on cartridge paper.
Portsmouth, UK 2019


Description:
Small scale folded zine about the artist's enemy - procrastination. The zine is ironic with tips about how to procrastinate successfully. It suggests playing computer games, cleaning the house, sleeping, watching TV, wasting time on a mobile.

Our Generation







Our Generation
Blair Wason, Francisco Samson, Kristian house, Nicolas Rees, Yichen Chen

Publishing Info:
A5 colour laser print on white paper.
16 x Pages

Portsmouth, UK 2019

Description:
Collaborative zine about pressures and expectations of this generation (20 yr olds approx). Each illustrator produced a double-page spread with themes such as celebrity, branding, food, fashion, sports sponsorship and mobile usage.

Oneiros






Oneiros
Erin Hurst, Tabbie Penrose, Oliver Groves, Amelia Russell, Carris Povey

Publishing Info:
A5 Two-colour Riso print on cartridge paper
20 x Pages
Portsmouth, UK 2019
Description:
Collaborative zine about dreams and nightmares, adult content themed around sex and sexuality. The title refers to Greek mythology where Oneiros is a personification of dream. Each illustrator has visualised a dream or nightmare. The zine is reversible and can be read front to back or back to front

Instagram links to illustrators:

@oddbodied

Happy Whatever




Happy Whatever
Katherine Bale, Stina Finander, Elena Gliebute, Eve Omare, Charlotte Vince, Kirsty Wakefield

Publishing Info:
A5, sewn binding in pink thread
16 x pages

Colour laser print on cartridge paper, black and white with spot colours pink or orange.
Portsmouth, UK 2019

Description:
Collaborative zine where each illustrator has contributed a double-page spread. The theme is feel happy and relaxed through small things, such as coffee, playing with cats, reading, watching movies with friends, sleeping and favourite foods.