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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!
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.
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:
Jessica Cadwell & Griffin Miller
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 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.
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
Artwork by the wonderful Kevin Budnik
Come hang out with the Chicago Zine Fest crew at Dimo’s Pizza in Wicker Park (1615 N Damen Ave) on January 12, 2016 from 6 pm – 10 pm for our annual pizza jam party! We’ll provide you with drawing materials, paper, and prompts, and you will create the artwork for a pizza-themed zine that we will put together! There will also be a live reading from some local zinesters and artists. Dimo’s is also providing $2 PBR drink specials and $1 from every slice of pizza sold will go to benefit CZF 2016! Come on out for our first fundraiser of the new year! (Facebook event here.)