Category: Fundraisers (page 1 of 4)

Hallowzine 2017

It’s our revered, hallowed tradition: Hallowzine! Back for a fifth year, Hallowzine lets you hear from some of Chicago’s best zine & comics artists telling you their creepiest, funniest, most Halloween-y stories.  Just a $5 donation to Chicago Zine Fest will get you in to hear great artists and enter our door prize raffle with fabulous prizes!

The fright night of ghoulish performers includes:
a zine reading by Jack Murphy,
video presentation by Jade Beach,
comics from Bianca Xunise,
and the musical comedy stylings of Fresh2Death.

Costumes are encouraged! RSVP on our Facebook event!


artwork by the fabulous Alex Nall

CZF ice cream social

Join us this Saturday June 25th CORRECTION: Sunday June 26th at the Comfort Station in Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave) for a delicious ice cream social! Chip in a few bucks to help support CZF and treat yourself to a variety of ice cream & toppings (vegan ice cream, too).  We’ll be there from noon until whenever we run out of ice cream (around 2 pm). The Logan Square Arts Festival will be happening just a few steps away, so make a day of it and help out CZF!

Support CZF 2016!

We’re asking for your support! We need to raise $2,000 in order to make CZF 2016 happen—we’re grateful for any amount you can contribute.

Find more details about our financial expenses and donate now at our GoFundMe page.

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Zine Not Dead comics reading

Poster for April 16 2016 event Zine Not Dead

Saturday April 16 join us for CHICAGO ZINE FEST NOT DEAD, a CZF2016 fundraiser presented by our friends Bred Press and Perfectly Acceptable Press at the International School of Comics (1651 W Hubbard St).

You’ll be entertained by an illustrious group of Chicago comics artists:
Keiler Roberts
Kevin Budnik
Jessica Cadwell & Griffin Miller
Paul Reilly
Chloe Graham
and our very own CZF organizer Alex Nall

The evening will be hosted by the ignominious Brad Rohloff and Matt Davis. The show starts at 7 pm—it’s just $5 to help support this year’s zine fest, which gets you admission, a free poster, and the chance to win a prize! 

Find more info and spread the word at the Facebook event. We’ll see you there!

Baby’s First Zine: a reading


Baby’s First Zine is a reading of local zinesters with selections from (& reflections about) buried-deep first issues & other long-ago published zines & comics! Join us Saturday March 26th at 7 pm at CHIPRC (858 N Ashland Ave) for a fun-filled event.

Dave Roche // On Subbing, About My Disappearance
Celia Pérez // Ofrenda, I Dreamed I Was Assertive
Nichole Baiel // Pieces
Ed Blair // Black Metal of the Americas
Ben Bertin // Porp Takes a Break, Vulcan Strain

$10 donation at the door gets you a drink ticket (we’ll have more cheap drinks for sale, too!), snacks, and a raffle ticket for some sweet prizes. All proceeds go to Chicago Zine Fest 2016! Facebook event here.

Shameless Valentine Karaoke!

Will you be our Valentine? Spend your February 14th with CZF belting out your heartbroken ballads, sultry slow jams, and sappy love songs. We’ll be at Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave.) at 8pm with Shameless Karaoke. Our buds at Beauty Bar will be offering specials on liquid courage for you shy songbirds. $5 gets you in the door and all proceeds benefit CZF 2016. Sign up on the Facebook event and join us for an amazing night!


Incredible artwork by Gina Wynbrandt

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