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
We’re thrilled to reveal our 2016 artwork, created by Chicago artist & graphic designer Erik Rodriguez. Do you love it?? ‘Cause we sure do!!!
Check out more of his incredible work at The Illustrated Press and at his online portfolio.
Each year the Chicago Zine Fest holds an exciting exhibition featuring hundreds of zinesters, distros, independent presses, and artists. But, we’re also proud to offer a slate of interactive workshops, engaging panels, and interesting presentations from our peers, community partners, and invited guests.
Are you interested in hosting a workshop? Do you have an idea for a panel or the know-how for an instructive session? Is there something you’ve always felt was missing from our programming? We wanna hear about it!
Send us your workshop proposals by Sunday January 31st by submitting this form. We’ll be in touch by the end of February regarding our workshop selections.
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.)