Read all about the rad people who are tabling at this year’s Chicago Zine Fest! Listings are in alphabetical order by first name.
826 CHI – 3b
Non-Profit Creative Writing & Tutoring Center
826 CHI is a sponsor of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Aaron & Nina D’Angier – 35b
SilverWAR, 24 HR Productions, Train Sketches
Aaron and Nina D’Angier make comics in 24-hours and teach an after school program that teaches kids about writing, drawing, and self-publishing.
Aaron Poliwoda – 26b
Low Blow Comics
Low Blow comics are about autism/Asperger syndrome.
Alex Beyer – 49a
Alexandra Ensign – 72b
Alexandra Ensign has been making hand-drawn illustrations and comics for 10 years now. Though her output is sparse and abysmal, the quality of work is marginally above average! When she is not drawing comics, she is doing freelance graphic design, watching movies, or mixing cocktails and arguing with her cat.
Alexis Spanos – 87a
Amber Dearest – 90b
Fight Boredom Distro, The Triumph Of Our Tired Eyes, Get Fit For The Pit, Filling The Void, Pinch Kid, Reimagining Queer Community, Rot, Skinned Heart, Unicornzine and more.
Queer, feminist, anarchist zines. DIY, travel tales, livin’ on the cheap. Perzines to make you feel hopeful. Read ‘em and share yr own stories.
American Dirtbag Comics – 76
METALHEADS volume 1, RED RUM: A Black and White Nightmare, Party Pizza: Nothing to Live For – Nothing to Die For, METALHEADS volume 2
AMERICAN DIRTBAG COMICS – terrible comics for terrible people
Amy Gooch – C
Mental Age and 1000 Times Over
Ancestry Magazine – C
Ancestry Magazine Issue 1
AREA Chicago – 27a
AREA5 – How We Learn; AREA6 – City As Lab; AREA7 – 68/08; AREA8 – Money Isses; AREA9 – Peripheral Vision; AREA10 – Institutions and Infrastructures; AREA11 – Im/migrations; AREA12 – Intersections; AREA13 – Housing
AREA Chicago supports the work of people and organizations building a socially just city. AREA actively gathers, produces, and shares knowledge about local culture and politics. Its newspaper, website, and events create relationships and sustain community through art, research, education, and activism.
Art Is Dead Productions – 80a
Little Zine of Horrors, American Robotic, Sex/Art/Rock n’Roll
horror inspires everything.
Ashley Elander – 30a
This Is The Worst, Big + White, and more to come…
illustrator + screen printer + chalk artist + meat eater + milk drinker
Aus Bahadur – 89b
Aus Bahadur is interested in both literal and figurative survival, issues of mental health, race politics, and making things with his hands.
Awkward Ladies Club – 59b
Never Date Dudes From The Internet, Never Finish Grad School, Never Break Up On Facebook (in progress), We Were Wrong: Mistakes Scientists Make (in progress)
Amy Burek is the founder and sole member of the Awkward Ladies Club, although she is constantly attempting to recruit new members.
Back to Print c/o Elizabeth S. Tieri – 18b
If You Offer a Poet a Drink, the deadline. annualis i and ii
Back to Print is a publishing house of storytellers where stories can be crafted, published, and told.
Backed Up Comics – 18a
Portraits of Mohamed, Arrival
Comically charged zines made with pen and ink only!
Belinda Moom – 23a
So You Survived
The BellaVie Project – 71b
Travel Teaching and Tea, The BellaVie, Blogging 101, Intro to Travel Hacking
An online resource magazine filled with classes, tutorials, and personal essays on various lifestyle subjects
Ben Bertin – 17b
Oofo Komsk, MIOK, Losing Sight, Cake, Fall to the Tower, Too Many Faces, Que Comics
Ben Bertin is an artist and cartoonist living in Chicago.
Ben Frazee – 51b
Leather Pizza Party, CJ & Hesh
Artist living in Milwaukee
Ben Larson – 56a
Ben Larson is a graphic designer, multimedia artist, and musician currently residing in Minneapolis, MN.
Ben Spies – 94b
No More Coffee
Morose short fiction. Stay up late.
Bernie McGovern – 61b
Mini-Comics and watercolors for your eyeballs!
Beth Hetland – 17a
Hooray for Comics, Fugue, Cycles, Hay, and assorted minis
Beth Hetland teaches at SAIC and is an alumna of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She is a lover of sharks, John Cusak movies and BBQ.
Bianca Galindo – 28a
Riots Not Diets, A Conversation with Friends
Riots Not Diets is a zine focused on social issues within CPS High Schools. Our submissions are all from our student body. We work with our peers and teachers to spread awareness and provide a safe space for students.
Big Ladies – 95a
Whammo Zine, Letters, Small Fears, Gimme Pizza
Big Ladies is the collaborative works of Anya L. and Georgia M. who are printmakers in St. Louis, Missouri that draw and write collaborative comics, letters, and books.
Biomedical Visualization – 57b
Boggy Comics – 86a
Wesslingsaung, Affect’s Eve, Hippo Comics
Comics and Writing by Boggy
bk elmore – 20b
Many Lakes, Many Bridges
Bike Trail guide with enviro-games, education, and environmental activism, The Many Lakes, Many Bridges Trail Guide provides variations on the North Central DuPage County Trail and also cycling games with the goal of environmental cleanup.
Bradley Adita – 78b
A Day In The Air
Brian Boss – 63a
I do art not-even-close-to-a-living.
Brianna Dearest – 90a
Motor City Kitty
Motor City Kitty is a perzine with a feminist slant. In publication since 2004, MCK is up to its 20th issue. Brianna writes on such topics as family relationships, gender politics in punk rock, surviving abuse, taking care of her mental health, traveling and working towards an ideal life.
Brittany Walker – 85a
Cambodian Association of Illinois Girls Club – 64a
Girls Club Zines
Girl’s Club is a weekly hang out space for teen girls in the Cambodian American and Albany Park community. We meet weekly at the Cambodian Association of Illinois to take on issues that peak our interest!
Girls Club is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Carrie Colpitts / Near North Montessori School – 38a & 37
Various titles from students at NNMS.
Carrie McNinch – 38a
You Don’t Get There From Here
Carrie McNinch draws the diary comic You Don’t Get There From Here. Her comics are also collected in the book I Want Everything To Be Okay and her work has been featured in Not My Small Diary, Three and the upcoming collection A Treasury Of Mini Comics Volume One.
Cassie Tompkins – 86b
Cassie Tompkins is a Chicago-based designer and photographer. Originally from a small industrial and farm town in northwestern Illinois, she learned the value of finding the extraordinary within the ordinary at an early age. In 2011 she created the zine, Regional, as a way to combine her love of food, design, and printed ephemera. Each issue examines a specific type of American cuisine, is printed locally in small batches, and uniquely packaged. Inspired by outsider art, old cookbooks, and modernism, Cassie’s designs include hand drawn-elements, clean type, and a love for bright colors.
Cathy Hannah – 54a
Alas, Winter Beard
Cathy Hannah is a self-published comic book artist and art historian living in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art in 2003. She graduated with an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern Art History in 2007.In 2005, Hannah was awarded a grant from the Xeric Foundation to self publish her graphic novel Winter Beard. Her comics have appeared in several anthologies including Holiday Stories, Little Moments, and Sugar Ninjas. Currently, she is working on the introspective and autobiographical series Alas.
Cathy Johnson – 7a
Her Name Was Prudence, Mr. Gormanizer
Midwest artist recently moved to Providence: comics, art and literature.
Chi-POC – 5a
On Struggling Identity, etc
Six essays and interviews about POC identity and community from Chicago authors Pidgeon Pagonis, Ange Perez, Sarah Gonzalez, Monica Trinidad, Monica Ybarra and Jenine Wehbeh.
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) / Neil Brideau – 79
CAKE Book 2013
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.
CAKE is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
CHIRP Radio – 84b
Chicago Independent Radio Project
CHIRP is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Christopher Garcia – 47b
I MADE THIS FOR YOU.
25 year old currently living in Evanston IL.
Clara Bee Lavery – 89b
Radio Antarctica, Little Gardens for Invalids, Hungry, Fatty Fatty Boombalatty
Clara Bee Lavery is an illustrator, artist, and maker-of-things currently residing in Toronto.
Clare Vernon & Rachel Culbertson – C
On The Cusp Zine
A submission-based collaborative zine based out of Chicago
Common Genus – 84a
every issue has a new title: uhpocalypse, another shitty zine, trikadelic, 1 scent stamp, micron brews, etc.
Connect Force – 85b
Connect Force Volumes 1-3
Connect Force program is one of Chicago’s pioneering youth centers in Uptown, providing the community with quality Hip-Hop Arts youth development and creative art opportunities!
Corinne Mucha – 14b
The Monkey in the Basement, My Every Single Thought, It Doesn’t Exist, Buzz #3, Buzz #4
Corinne Mucha is a Chicago based cartoonist and illustrator.
Crable Zines – 34a
Mixtapers Do It Better, Haunted Grounds, Jesse Owens
Crable Zines will make you laugh while inspiring you to make a mixtape but also get scared because you just realized ghosts are real.
Crucial Changes Printing Press – 80b
Nebraska Underground Quarterly + more
Local Nebraska punk zine.
Curbside Splendor Publishing – 15a
Curbside Splendor / ACM / Artifice
Chicago-based independent publisher of urban literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Curbside Splendor is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Curiouser Jane – 31b
Dan P. Moore – 28b
Mark Twain Was Right
Dan P Moore is the author and Illustrator of Mark Twain Was Right: the 2001 Cincinnati riots. He is currently an organizer of low-wage workers.
Danny Resner – 59b
Growing up, I saw myself as Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson, who made tall, skinny, left-handed, and mulleted look not only cool but intimidating.
Dave Gunn – 19a
Discomfort, Pigeon Life, Fast Food Vegan, This Could Be You But It’s Not, Life Is Beautiful
I hail from the ‘hood of upstate New York in a city you’ve never heard of and make abrasive zines with an emphasis on reality, both its ugliness and beauty, while trying to stay true to the XVX and the DIY.
Dave Kelly – 50b
So What? Press, Walking Into Traffic, Tales of the Night Watchman
Dave Kelly is a good Kansas boy at heart and an enthusiastic disciple of subversive pop culture on top. He is also a writer and publisher of comic books. After cutting his teeth in the film business for several years, he began self-publishing comics with artist Lara Antal. Their mini-universe of stories and characters appear in Tales of the Night Watchman, Walking Into Traffic, and A Comic Guide to Brewing. In 2012, he launched So What? Press with Antal to publish not only their own work but others’ as well. He currently resides in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Dave Roche – 60a
About My Disappearance, On Subbing
Slowly cranking out zines since 2000
Dave is an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
David Alvarado – 85a
ed.&Patrick – 24a
Black Metal of the Americas
ed.&Patrick started Black Metal of the Americas in an effort to document the incredible amount of diversity present in North and (eventually) South American black metal.
Elaine Short – 35a
Elliott Junkyard – 99b
The Adventures of Vampire Kitty and Space Bat, Beep Beep Boop
Elliott writes and draws the Adventures of Vampire Kitty and Space Bat. In his spare time, he works at Third Coast Comics in Edgewater and crochets nerdy things.
Emilie Karl – 49a
Dinner In Nine Months
Emily Alden Foster – 12b
Cross My Words and Hope to ___ (VERB), Would You Drink a Soda…, The Mongoosnuffle Song and Dance Book
Emily Schulert – 40b
Soul Body Party, Nail Me!, Me and My Humidifier, The Shape of Uncertainty
Emily is an artist and student living in Chicago currently dealing with queering of materials as well as subtleties of humor in relation to banners, awards, and the occult. She likes to relax by embroidering to the X-files and singing and dancing at house shows.
Eric Bartholomew – 98a
Junk Drawer, Junk Days, Junk Drawer Landscape
Eric Bartholomew grew up going to garage sales, finding stuff in alleys, and collecting odds and ends of various sorts. He tries not to save too much, and writes about it instead, in a zine called “Junk Drawer.” He enjoys all things ephemeral.
Erin Oh – 48a
erinohsays, dream zine, hi honey it’s me, decolonizing imaginations
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, my dear home and forever keeper of my heart. Founder of the first-ever (and hopefully annual!) Pittsburgh Zine Fair.
Eryca / L.A. Zine Fest – 92a
My Little Friend, Guide to L.A.
Eryca is a per-zinester and an organizer/founder of the LA Zine Fest. She likes puppies, rollerskating and hanging out with her friends in the mid west!
Ethan Krause – 27b
Lemon o Books, The Famous Hairdos of Popular Music, Real Fake Clouds, Chairs of the Upper Midwest, etc
Handmade zines, mail art projects and audio-visual explorations. Est. 2009
Flat Mtn Press – 16a
Flat mtn chronicle, me&you, travel drawings
A Michigander, not a Michiganian.
The Fury – 9b
The Fury is one of Chicago’s longest running hardcore punk fanzines. Past issues has come in handfuls of different form and content. Travel issues, issues full of photos, band interviews, just stories, manifestos, large and small living, but with a running theme of solid writing, thoughtful, sincere content, and top notch layout.
Gas Mask Horse – 36b
Start Your Own Haunted House, Spookshow, Gas Mask Horse fanzine
Gas Mask Horse is the metaphorical umbrella for projects in varying mediums including, but not limited to: self-publishing, musical composition, recorded and printed ephemera, street art, handmade audio vibratory devices and live performance.
Georgi Johnston – 60b
Cursive is not Cryptic, Georgi and the Haunted Minivan, Things Things Think About
georgi is good at reading a map and hardly ever gets lost.
Gina Czarkowski – 19b
Memento Mori; Memoir; other random stuff
My name is Gina and I like to draw pictures and write journals.
Girls Rock! Chicago – 64b
Girls Rock! is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
GP – 11a
Grime Time Magazine, Cutty Kings
Grime Time Magazine documents graffiti and street art from around the United States.
Grace Culloton – 69a
Comics and Written Bits by Grace, Yellow Comics
Graze – 9a
Graze is a Chicago-based literary journal dedicated to the food on your mind and the thoughts on your plate.
Guano Distro – 6
Guano Distro is the products of creative peoples who might classify themselves as batsh*t crazy, or else who walk in the darker sides of life.
Hannah Chavez – 92a
I’m currently attending the school of the art institute of chicago. i am studying the art of comic books and fiber and material studies. my art ranges from extremely personal to outrageous fiction….I prefer the outrageous fiction. anything that is fun to draw and makes me laugh is what i like to focus on! I hope you enjoy my comics!
Hunter Savoy-Jaffe – 22a
I Love Bad Movies – 81a
I Love Bad Movies, Taken for a Ride: My Night in the Cash Cab, SexFace, et al.
Essays and illustrations about great-bad films by writers, comedians, artists, and film nerds. Five issues with themes like “Before & After They Were Famous” and “Visions of the Future,” including Cool as Ice, Troll 2, Purple Rain, The Room, Barbarella, and many more. Alternatingly hilarious and sentimental. Other zines include collections of Craigslist e-mails; found notes and photos; true tales of game show auditions & appearances; and bizarre PG-13 stills taken from sex webcams.
Isabella Rotman – 53a
Animal Sex 1, Animal Sex 2, Animal Sex 3, Eyes Shut, 20,000,000, Autobiography, Say Yes
Issue Press – 46a
Ever Your Friend, Gather, Cabin-Time Field Guide 2 & 3, Jacobsville, Ever Your Friend, Hot Wind
Issue Press is a small independent publishing house and Risograph print shop based in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. iP has produced artist-made publications, editions, and various other printed matter since mid-summer 2010.
Jaclyn Miller – 44
Oh Tiny, I Love You; Hilary in Chicago, Fort Foot Comix #1
Jaclyn Miller lives and makes mini comics and other illustrative work in Chicago. When she isn’t hunched over the drawing table, she’s usually spending time with two handsome fellows, one of whom is a gerbil.
Jaclyn is an organizer of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
James Mosher – 78b
James Ryan Mosher is a self taught artist who has been painting and drawing his entire life. Since moving from Florida to Chicago in 2011 to pursue a career in art, James has created numerous paintings, comics and art installations in a uniquely imaginative style. Composing pieces primarily in bold and vibrant acrylics his work attempts to capture intriguing characters in dynamic situations. Working from his humble studio apartment, James’ art is inspired by the city around him, pop culture, and what could best be described as an unyielding fascination with dinosaurs.
Jami Sailor – 44
Your Secretary, Archiving the Underground
jami sailor lives in the city of chicago where she teaches local citizens how to reset the passwords to their email accounts. she hosts the zinecentric reading, panel, and workshop series “copy code” and co-facilitates fun-a-day chicago. her interests include horror movies, riding her bike at a snail’s pace, and bon bon’s vegan bento box.
Jami is an organizer of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Jason Ludtke – 97b
COLOSSAL and A Night Sky
Jason Ludtke is someone who makes really fun stories about robots and birds and night skys
JB – 31a
Sassyfrass Circus, Femme a Barbe, Doykeit, Archiving the Underground
“jenna brager has curly hair and makes zines.” –Jami Sailor
JB is an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
JC – 74a
Tributaries is a perzine by JC about growing up with rheumatoid arthritis. It focuses on how having a physical disability, and the surgeries and daily pains that accompany it, affects job choices, romantic relationships, and tricycle purchases. She is from the Chicago area, but lives in Maryland where she works as a book jockey.
Jen Gillespie – 30b
Escape Hatch, Lady Face
Jen Gillespie is a local Chicago artist. She has a soft spot for critical theory, diagrammatic oversimplification of narrative, heartstrings, and the uses for Lacanian psychoanalysis in explaining identity relationships. She writes and draws about these things. Mostly she keeps them secret.
Jen T. – 44
Jen(ny) Ambular, Duel Citizenship, R. C. S.
Jen is a Maryland native currently living in Chicago. She writes zines about being a lady in punk bands, living in two places at once, and the dubious crossroads of football and feminism.
Jen is an organizer of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Jennie Yim – 12a
Papa Yim Storytime, Pork
Jennifer Yung – 69b
Short Comics, Niblets, Birds and others
Jessica Lewis, Melody Lamb and Aviva Cohen – 89a
Static Zine, pocket knife
Static Zine is a collective arts & culture DIY magazine based in Toronto.
Jessica Oleson – 56a
Through Time With Money, All I Could Do Was Cry, Great Dragon: We Deliver, An End Will Be Met..
Minneapolis based illustrator, Archaeology student, cat owner.
Jim Donaldson – 62b
Jim is a Chicago-based banjo player and stoner-metal guitarist who draws comics for the amusement of himself and his friends.
Jim Joyce – 45a
Let It Sink, DearMagicDiary
A diary, which is magiked.
John Akre – 52a
8 Pages About 8mm
John Akre is an animator who makes mini comics.
John Porcellino / Spit and a Half Distro – 95b
King-Cat Comics, Strange Growths, After School Special, and lots lots more
JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago, in 1968. He’s been self-publishing his King-Cat Comics zine since 1989, and running the Spit and a Half Comix Distro since 1992.
Johnny Misfit – 44
The Muse, The News, and the Noose
John Wawrzaszek (aka Johnny Misfit) is a born and raised Chicagoan who is a zinester, freelance writer, and host of the reading series Two Cookie Minimum.
Johnny is an organizer of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Jonas – 94a
Cheer the Eff Up
The Greatest Most Traveling Circus
Julia Eff – 62a
Every Thug Is A Lady, All The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues, and a bunch more!
Julia Eff stopped trying to save the world a while ago and now just writes zines for themself.
Julian C.M. – 77a
Mildest Dreams, Lifelines
Julie Sabo – 35a
Current student, comic artist, animator, and illustrator
Kara Comegys – 19a
Clumsy, Bake and Destroy Everything Around You, Smash the Pastryarchy, Plump Up For Hibernation
Kate Larson – 58b
No Better Than Apples
personal zines about mountains of guilt and hands filled with pine cones, since 2005.
Kelly Tucker – 15b
The Cosby Sweater Project, Foods With Legs
Kelly Tucker is an illustrator living in Chicago. She is the artist behind The Cosby Sweater Project, a blog where she posts drawing of the patterns on Cosby Sweaters from every episode of The Cosby Show. She enjoys drawing things, making things, eating things, furry creatures and reading complicated novels.
Kerri Radley – 74b
Kerri hails from Philadelphia and writes a perzine that examines her experience as a deaf person. It’s a sassy, informative, and comical exploration of deaf identity, disability politics, everyday annoyances, and the blessing of silence.
Kerri is an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Kevin Czapiewski – 7b
Czap Books, PUPPYTEETH, Birthday Surprise, Trigger, Need More, Waffle, Cyanide Milkshake (by Liz Suburbia)
Kevin Czapiewski (pronounced “chappy-ESSky”) is the Cleveland-based artist of the webcomic Project Ballad. He also operates the small-time publisher/distro Czap Books, which carries the work of Liz Suburbia and more.
Kisston Gorgeous – 36a
Kisston plays music, makes zines, acts crazy & keeps on truckin’
Krystal DiFronzo – 13b
Under Ice, Suck It Up, Echolocation
Krystal DiFronzo is a cold weather baby from the Midwest. Her recent comic publications include “Suck It Up” and a Kate Bush fanzine. When not hunched over drawing comics she’s hunched over weaving cloth and printing. Her favorite snack is chips and salsa.
K-Zoo Zine Distro – 21b
Public Record Contraband, + full distro
Lara Antal – 50b
So What? Press, A Comic Guide to Brewing, Walking Into Traffic, Tales of the Night Watchman
Lara Antal hails from the great land of Wisconsin where she spent her chilly upbringing indoors honing her craft as an illustrator. After graduating summa cum laude from MICA, she moved to NYC and began self-publishing comics. She currently illustrates Tales of the Night Watchman and Walking Into Traffic with collaborator Dave Kelly. In 2012, they launched So What? Press which published her latest book, A Comic Guide to Brewing. She spends her free time making coffee, listening to old radio shows, and watching Vincent Price movies. She currently resides in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Laura Berger – 41b
LOOK UP; seeing clearly; Identifying Friends; FEEL BETTER NOW
Laura Berger is an artist and illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois. Working primarily with gouache, acrylic, and ink, her art is currently centered around dreamy lands, surreal characters, and smatterings of pattern. Laura has shown her work in group & solo showings around the US, Canada, Belgium, and Australia. She also designs paper goods and products, does freelance illustration work, and paints murals from time to time.
Laura is the creator of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest artwork.
Leslie Perrine – 44
Sometimes The Sky Explodes, Bananaslug!
Leslie is a writer and illustrator living in Chicago. She likes writing about talking animals and eating vegan ice cream.
Leslie is an organizer of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Lilli Carré – 41a
Lilli Carré is an artist and illustrator currently living in Chicago. Her newest book is Heads or Tails.
Lisa Quintero – 61a
Rip It Up & Start Again #1, IMUR (Fall, Winter, Spring), Touch & Go
Lisa Quintero is a vegan straightedge feminist who writes and compiles perzines that tie music, art, and life experiences together. Her latest zine Rip It Up & Start Again is about gaining a fresh perspective on life and becoming a stronger person after a tumultuous decade involving a lot of loss and change.
Liza – 83b
Pensieve, Creative Evolution
Liza is an angst ridden fourteen year old zine enthusiast who writes and collages extensively and earnestly about her identity, nostaligia, and teenagedom. Her zines are called Pensieve and Creative Evolution.
Logan Jaffe – 22a
Lootapes – 88b
Rachael O’Flynn has been living and creating art in many mediums, including zines, collage, mixed media, painting, singing, fluting etc.
Luke Pelletier – 81b
Lonely Bones, Kill Flip, Can’t Grow Up!
I’m Luke Pelletier. I’m a painter, printmaker, musician, and skateboarder. I’m living in Chicago right now.
Lynne Monsoon – 31b
Butch nor Femme, with an e, Piscean Footnotes, Shit I Didn’t Tell You
Lynne Monsoon is a queer, poly vegan who knits, spins, quilts, plays the ukulele, and makes zines in Chicago. They cannot be found on Facebook.
Lynne is an organizer of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Lyra Hill / Brain Frame – 68a
Banana Glove Game, Compiled
Lyra Hill is a comics artist and filmmaker. She is the founder and organizer of Brain Frame, a performative comix reading series. She is also a member of Trubble Club. Her work has been published in Chromazoid, Lumpen, Red Lightbulbs, Pop Serial, and The Land Line, and her films have been shown internationally.
Macklin Brundage – 49b
Kill Yr. Parent’s Garden
For the skate punx of all types.
Maranda Elizabeth – 91b
Telegram, Little Acorns, Edith
Maranda is a zinester, writer, and daydreamer, and self-identified weirdo and genderqueer. They especially love writing about mental health, self-care, and creativity, sending letters to friends and strangers, and sharing ridiculously personal stories. Maranda currently resides in Guelph, Ontario.
Maranda is an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Marian Runk – 70a
The Magic Hedge, The Fish and the Monkey, Best Friends, Not a Horse Girl
Marian Runk is a Texan-born cartoonist, illustrator and print-maker who is proud to call Chicago home. When she’s not making comics, you can find her watching birds along the shore of Lake Michigan, practicing guitar, singing in a choir, or walking her fluffy grey cat on a leash.
Margot Babington – 22b
really loves chocolate
Marisa Over – 60b
Marnie Galloway – 47a
In The Sounds and Seas
Marnie Galloway is a Xeric Award winning comic artist from Chicago.
Marya Errin Jones – 92b
Mocha Chocolata Momma Zine: Bessie Coleman, Prague: A Fucked-up Travelogue, Zoe Washburne, Officer Amy, The Warp and the Woof
Performing artist, zinester, and founder of ABQ Zine Fest in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Max Winklestein – 49b
As Boredom Sets In
Megan Kirby – 52b
Coffee Spoons, Understimulated Overcaffeinated
Megan Mueller & Anja Harris – C
Megan Mueller is a graduating Art & Design student at Columbia College Chicago. Anja Harris is a Columbia College Chicago alumni and a practicing motions graphic artist. Lately we have devoted our time to making kickass zines for Zine Fest.
Meghan Ansbach – 65b
My Pal Doug, Everything is Better in Chicago, the Fall is Here, the Stars were Exploding
Meghan draws mini comics about herself and her cat as they explore nothing of any importance.
Mend My Dress Press / Neelybat Chestnut – 91a
Mend My Dress Press is a small publisher and distributor based out of Tacoma, Washington. We are purveyors of anthologies of zines, small art books, investigative social pieces, and local authors.
Mend My Dress is an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Mia Beatrice – 60a
I will make you laugh through broken, bloody teeth.
Midwest Zine Fest – 50a
Midwest Zine Fest
MidWest Zine Fest is a zine fest! in Urbana, IL!
Mikey Anderson – 54b
Mira Humbert – 21a
Love Bunni Press, Clear Obstacles, The Bandit, Track Marks
Mira has been making zines since they were an angry 16 year old riot grrl.
Miya Pleines – 52b
Molly Berkson – 40a
Dreamt This Was A Castle, 3rd Language
Molly is an art student from Chicago who loves crafts, feminism, queer politics and Discount.
Molly Davy – 29a
WOMANHOUSE, ZINN ZINE, A Survey of Unconventional Women in Pop Culture: A-Z, Theory into Action: Understandings and Applications of Feminist Theory
feminist critiques of pop culture
Monica Long – 24b
Crushing Loneliness, Dax: Adventures of a Star Trek Cat
Some cat stuff, some stuff about loneliness, some pop-ups.
Morgan Brainchild / David – 67a
TEXAS SHOULD SECEDE FROM THE UNIVERSE, REBUTTAL (BIG THICK WHITE WIDE ASS) IN SPANDEX, SOME THINGS
TEXAS SHOULD SECEDE FROM THE UNIVERSE is David and I’s second zine. There will be some others at our table.
Monster House Press – 99a
The Stuff of Song, Disappearing Farmer’s Tan, The Hugmonster Lives Under My Bed
Monster House Press is a small publisher of zines, chapbooks, and other texts out of Bloomington, IN and Columbus, OH.
Nichole – 38b
Nichole has been telling stories through zines since 2010.
Nick Meccia – 96a
wR, Sleep Is For The Dead
A former ancient Roman gladiator, Nick eventually grew tired of the celebrity lifestyle and spent the next several centuries exploring the globe and inventing new technology like gunpowder and paper. After a brief stint as pirate on a Chinese junk, Nick opened an underground genetics lab, paving the way for mutant fruit-hybrids of the future.
Nina Palomba – 4a
Little Me, N.E. Thing Goez, An Attempt at Resistance, Underground Canal, Should Say it Outloud, Dood! Stop Calling me Dood, On the Stoopid Train
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Aspiring Toy Maker from the Wild West.
No I In Punk – 58a
Pit Stains, Wack Losers
No Shame Distro – 55b
What To Keep, What To Give Away; Birthday Party; Moody
Khristina Acosta is a mental health worker and caretaker living in central New Jersey. A co-organizer of C.L.I.T Fest New Brunswick she is interested in making people of color (POC) more visible in the punk and DIY scenes.
Non Canon Comics – 8a
Rise Army of Misfits
One Percent Press – 39a
Simple Routines, Salad Days, Immovable Objects
One Percent Press was started by Stephen Floyd and JP Coovert in the fall of 2004 with the idea of self-releasing their own music and comics, along with anything they could help their friends with. There have been many amazing people involved with the label, and many more who serve as an inspiration. One Percent Press is very much informed by the larger DIY community and spirit.
Osa Atoe – 43
Shotgun Seamstress: A Zine By & For Black Punks
Old Maximum RockNRoll Columns + New Black Punk Rock Thoughts
Osa is an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Oscar Arriola/Fotoflow Press – 11b
25 Chicagoans, Chicago Secret Sticker Club, 17 Indian Books
Fotoflow Press is a Chicago-based zine publisher dedicated to art and documentary photography.
Parking Block Publishing – 83a
We Know You Suck, With Boys #2, Tropical History
Established in Chicago in May of 2009, Parking Block Publishing creates small batch artist books and zines focusing on work by self-educated pen technicians and inspired photographic specialists.
Peregrine Angthius – 76
Cuentitos: A Collection of Short Stories by Peregrine Angthius, Sketchbook # 1
tank girl yooper/magic hippie
Pioneers Press – 14a
Pioneers Press is a publishing house and small-press distro based out of Northeast Kansas, that focuses on survival and sustainability from the farm to the city, in addition to health, gender, sexuality, and a cruelty-free lifestyle.
Pity Party – 77b
Odd Origins, Give ‘em Hell
A collective artist studio headed by Michael Heck.
POC Zine Project – 43
POC Zine Project’s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. We are an experiment in activism and community through materiality.
Osa Atoe (also an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest)
Mimi Thi Nguyen
Suzy X (also an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest)
POC Zine Project is an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Portland Button Works and Zine Distro / Alex Wrekk – 93
Brainscan, Stolen Sharpie revolution, and a whole distro
Alex Wrekk has been creating the per-zine Brainscan since 1997 with stories ranging from travel, reproductive health, fiction, love of mail, and recovery from an emotional abuse all wrapped up in text and photocopier art. She also wrote the book Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY guide for zines and zine culture and runs the distor and brick and mortar shop, Portland Button Works and zine distro.
Pranas T. Naujokaitis – 96b
Ghost Car Press, Beard, Monster Town, Ghost
Pranas is a cartoonist specializing in handcrafted minicomics that are known for their design and packaging. He also dabbles in children’s books to help pay the bills and is loving every minute of it. He currently lives in Chicago with his food blogger girlfriend and cat.
Quickest Flip – 72a
Quickest Flipest Issues 1-3
Quickest Flip is an art project that celebrates creativity and diversity.
Quimby’s Bookstore – 1
Quimby’s Booktore is an independently owned bookstore that specialises in independently published and small press books, comics and zines.
Quimby’s is a sponsor of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
QZAP – The Queer Zine Archive Project – 65a
QZAP:Meta, Rumpy Pumpy, Big Zine Little Zine, etc.
The mission of the Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) is to establish a “living history” archive of past and present queer zines and to encourage current and emerging zine publishers to continue to create. In curating such a unique aspect of culture, we value a collectivist approach that respects the diversity of experiences that fall under the heading “queer.”
Rabcity – 25b
Cleaver and Doyle, The Beard
My name is Steve and I like to draw. When I am not drawing I am teaching middle school art. I reside with my wife and son in Rabcity.
Rachel – 13a
hoax zine, reimagining queer community, not queer as in radical but lesbian as in fuck you
Rachel is a feminist zinester with roots in NYC and Baltimore.
Rachel Foss – 32b
Haiku Revue, Empty Bed, Muscles
Rachel went most of her life thinking comics and the like were just for boys – until she was 24 and some wonderful friends introduced her to indie and minicomics full of beautiful art and stories. Something clicked! And She’s been making comics ever since. In 2011 Rachel was accepted into the competitive Master’s program at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. She now lives in Chicago with her cat Winston and some noisy radiators.
Rachel Calderon Navarro – 39b
Sweater Weather Comix, Falling in the Hallways, Feeling Drawings, Lost and Told
Rad Dad and Radical Parenting Zines – 66
Rad Dad, Hip Mama, Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind, others
Zines and information and building and supporting radical families of all kinds!
Raf & Sam – 45b
Alley Connoisseur is a guide to the unvisited, unnamed, and uninhabited empty areas that are tucked between the frequently-traversed parts of the urban landscape. We cover alleys from Chicago to Taiwan.
Ramsey Everydaypants – 5b
List, Everydaypants, Year One
Ramsey lives in Philly and makes comics and zines. She recently self-published a comic book called Year One. She has a sidekick named Rover and drinks a lot of coffee.
Read/Write Library Chicago – 34b
The Read/Write Library is a new model for open, location-specific archiving of independent and small press media. We are always seeking books, magazines, zines, journals, broadsides, newspapers, and art books of all types, genres, and print runs from the Chicago area. We accept everything from the area (ever), regardless of perceived quality or importance in order to create a detailed index from which connections among the publications will emerge.
Read/Write Library is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Rebecca Mir – 70b
SHE IS RESTLESS vol. 1-3, Apostrophe to the Ocean, In Search of Cold Places, Between Mountains and the Sea, I was born to be an explorer, SHIPWRECK
Rebecca Mir is a Chicago based artist, by way of Alaska and Maine. When she was too little to walk, she was pulled around on a sled by a german shepherd called Namer. Her work is primarily concerned with the perplexing character of interactions with nature.
Robert Hendricks – 71a
Stranger Two Stranger
Rosy Phinick – 19b
Bacterial Turned Viral!
Bacterial Turned Viral! is a personal zine about adventures in Chicago, femme identities, beers ‘n’ queers and trying to be an adult.
Sam Sharpe – 98b
Viewotron #1 and #2, Return Me To The Sea, These Yams Are Delicious
Sam has been making foul, fun, sweet, violent, mature kid-friendly minicomics for seven years. Two of his comics have made the ʺNotable Comicsʺ list of Best American Comics. He lives in Chicago with his cat, Snowy.
Samuel A. Love – 27a
Notes For A People’s Atlas of Gary, Indiana
Samuel A Love is a former keyholder at Mess Hall and CORE member of AREA Chicago. He collects Notes For A People’s Atlas of Gary.
Sara Baier – 75a
Respectable Street Comics, Grow Up!, Grin & Bear It, Heart & Seoul
Sarah Rose – 73a
Once Upon A Distro, Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric, Worries: Ridiculous Crap that Makes me Anxious
Once Upon a Distro focuses on personal zines by queer, trans, and genderqueer folks, people of color, people with disabilities, women, and other traditionally marginalized people. Once Upon a Distro also carries buttons, patches, crafts, postcards, a few CDs and DVDs, posters, and assorted other zine related odds and ends.
Sarah is a nice girl who makes balloon animals for a living and loves zines, Philadelphia, and her partner more than anything else in the world.
Sam Schultz – 39b
Dogwood Almanac, Another Planet, Science Fair, Hey! Look! Comic Books!
A recent SAIC graduate who specializes in juvenile adventure stories and drawings of farts.
Sari – 13a
Hoax Zine, You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania
Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC) – 53b
Fire Dogs, Ghostly Stories
Have you noticed how tricky it can be to be a zinester, writer, artist, illustrator, designer or any creative person who self-publishes in the second city? That’s why we started SPOC. We want to provide community, share skills, run workshops, collaborate, partner with organizations and just hang out.
SPOC is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Silver Tongue Reading Series Columbia College – 2
Silver Tongue is a sponsor of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
SMASH Printing Press – 97a
SMASH, Celebrate The Mundane, Peachy Keen
Sophia Leenay – 29b
art & feminist activism in minneapolis
South Side ARA – 56b
Several, including the annual South Side ARA Zine
SPARE – 4b
The Commodity, Activities, Equivalents
SPARE is a modest short-term artist residency program and resource center for Risograph printing, small-scale publishing, and bookmaking. As a residency program we give residents a small bedroom plus access to our Risograph GR3750 stencil printer and other rudimentary bookmaking tools.
Sprout Anarchist Collective – 82
Sprout Anarchist Collective is a zine distro and publisher based in the occupied territory currently known as Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our focus is on “how to” type zines that help anarchists build strong cultures of resistance and increase our collective skillset. To that end, we carry zines on tactics, collectives, affinity groups, history, etc. It’s our hope that our project contributes to the increased proliferation of anarchist projects and resistance.
Spudnik Press Cooperative – 3a
Independent Publishing in Chicago
Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik Press Cooperative is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop; a space where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.
Spudnik Press is a sponsor of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Stranger Danger Zine Distro – 32a
Slander, Truckface, Hoax, Doris, Inspirado, and a million more.
Stranger Danger is a zine distro based out of Chicago that specializes in feminist, queer, & trans zines.
Heather is an organizer of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Suzy X – 43
Riot Grrrl Problems, Malcriada, Heart of Whiteness
Suzy is an invited guest of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Synthia Nicole – 26a
a perzine which touches on the (2004) disability of the creator.
Tara J – 58a
Stunned Lungs, Blackout
Tara J lives in Columbus, OH, and writes about being anxious and trans, among other things. Sometimes writes poems. Enthusiastic about grunge and all dogs.
Taryn Hipp – 73b
Sub Rosa is a zine about figuring out life from the confused perspective of a thirty-something girl.
Temporary Services / Half Letter Press – 10
Mobile Phenomena, 100 Actions for Chicago Torture Justice by Lucky Pierre, Temporary Conversations series, Self-Reliance Library
Half Letter Press is a publishing imprint and an experimental online store initiated by Temporary Services. Temporary Services is a group of three people (Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer). We have published booklets as an element of our collaborative work since 1998. We created Half Letter Press to publish and distribute book and booklet length works by ourselves and others. We are interested in using this endeavor to build long-term support and expanded audiences for people that work creatively in experimental ways. We are particularly interested in supporting people and projects that have had difficulty finding financial and promotional assistance through mainstream commercial channels. Correspondence and distribution inquiries can be sent to: Half Letter Press P.O. Box 12588 Chicago, IL 60612 USA
Thomas and Henry Comerford – 68b
Untitled comics (Henry); Lots (self-published artist’s book; Thomas); The Indian Boundary Line (self-published DVD; Thomas); various self-released music titles (Thomas); Pinhole Notes (photocopied zine; Thomas)
Tina Czaplinska – 22b
just trying to learn how to write
Tomas Moniz – 66
Dirty Without Words & Without Kneeling
Fiction and poetry and radical politics!
Tom Dewing – 16b
Attack of the Zombie Soy Bot!
When I’m not searching for Animal Chin, I draw comics for my perzine Attack of the Zombie Soy Bot! Zombie Soy Bot! is a collection of comics from everyday life that goes on between friends, family, pets, strangers, etc. I like to take typical dialog and point out the humor within it.
Tony Rabit – 25a
I heart cereal, Beer in Blood Out, DRRRTY KIDZ
I like Drawing, Beer and anything by Katsuhiro Otomo. I live in Chicago. My girlfriend and cats love me.
Transgender Oral History Project – 23b
Community in Transition, 40 Years of Struggle; Bound to Struggle 1-5; From the Vault 1 & 2
The Transgender Oral History Project is a collaboration-based resource. Our mission is to promote a diversity of stories from within the transgender and gender variant communities by supporting members of our community who wish to share their stories. We accomplish this through by promoting grassroots media projects, documenting people’s experiences, and teaching media production skills.
twelveohtwo zine distro – 33
Nailbiter, Q for Treason, Hello Alabama + others!
twelveohtwo is a tabling-mostly distro that has been around since 2004.
University of Chicago Library / Caxton Club – 88a
Visit the “My Life is an Open Book : D.I.Y. Autobiography” exhibition at the University of Chicago Library. Hear & talk about our zine collections.
UofC Library is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Vanessa Capshaw – 8b
BATS: Cry Crystal Castle, BATS: Crybaby Juju
BATS is an ongoing comic-zine series that centers around the abject misadventures of Juju and the Lox.
Vice Versa Press – 63b
Guide to Dating Gangsters, Guide to Being Alone, Moving Back Home Part 1
Vice Versa Press is an independently run, DIY publisher and printmaking entity. Through solid communication with the great warrior spirits, Vice Versa Press promotes working-class artists and musicians. Respecting the idea that print is indeed a form of fine art; Vice Versa Press also believes in reclaiming the print medium as a radical form of communication rising in its most authentic form from the streets.
Will Dinski – 75b
Covered in Confusion, At The End of An Action Movie, Errand Service, Ablatio Penis
Will Dinski is a cartoonist best known for his mini-comics. His beautiful handmade books are just as renowned for their exquisite silk-screened covers as they are for their oddball stories, unique “silent film style” panel structure, and frequently dismal endings. In 2009, Dinski was acknowledged for his work with the Isotope Award for “Excellence in Mini-Comics.” In 2003, Dinski received a BFA in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He continues to live and draw in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
willow naeco – 20a
The Derailleur, Bike Winter
An unofficial publication of Chicago Critical Mass. Every day is a great day to ride a bike!
YOUMedia – 42a
YOUMedia is an invited organization of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest.
Zachary – 38b
Hair in the Soup
Art. Politics. Collaboration.
Zine Team – 48b
Dream Zine, You’re 100% Your 100%, Western Mass
zine dream the dream team
Click on the table layouts for the first and eighth floor to enlarge them. To figure out where you’re sitting, use these guidelines: the A side of any table is next to the lower number, and the B side is next to the higher number. For example, 45b would be next to table 46, while 45a would be next to table 44.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INFORMATION IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY. EXHIBITORS WILL STILL NEED TO CHECK IN AT AN INFO TABLE ON THE DAY OF ZINE FEST IN ORDER TO TABLE!