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working on getting the other unsent orders. if you’ve ordered something from vampire sushi and haven’t received it and don’t receive an email from us by the end of today, please let me know! i’m so embarrassed by my lack of organization. will do better from now on. or at least try my damnedest.
We are putting together the second issue of Gurl Love around the end of July and we would love to see your submissions! Send photos, drawings, prose, poems or anything else Gurl Love related to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a stall at the Women’s Library Zine Fest this year, so be sure to come down and hang out. Can’t wait to trade lots of zines!
Stalls (Mezzanine Space, first floor)
Marching Stars ~ Princesa Pirata ~ Other Asias ~ Walrus Zines ~ Fat Quarter ~ Richochet! Richochet! ~ Cherry Bomb Comics ~ Pamflet ~ Storm in a Tea Cup ~ will xyz ~ Vampire Sushi ~ Angry Violist ~ Volume Magazine ~ Scale Trees ~ Jen Claptrap ~ Sarah Tea-Rex ~ Emma Jane Falconer ~ Shebang Magazine ~ Editions of You ~ Alpha Betty ~ Chloe Cook ~ Nest Gallery ~ Girls Get Busy ~ Girls Who Draw ~
Workshops & Discussions
12-1.30pm. Comic-Making (Seminar room, ground floor): Hear some tips and tricks about how to make comic strips from Jay Bernard and Rachael House before we all get down and busy and make a page for a collective comic zine. (Dont worry if you cant draw. It don’t matter! There will also be plenty of magazines and stuff to use if you wanna try a collage/drawing mash up page).
1-2pm. Survivor Zines (Friends Room, ground floor): Sarah Tea-Rex will lead this discussion session about surviving sexual violence and creating zine cultures to speak out and support. A trained support person will also be on hand.
1-2.30pm. Stenciling (Activities Room, ground floor): Marti and Alice will show you how to make stencils to use in zines and street art.
2.30-4pm. Feminist Media & Memory Panel (seminar room, ground floor): A look at feminist self-publishing over the past few decades and a chance to learn more about grassroots feminist media history. Speakers include Humaira Saeed from Race Revolt (a contemporary zine on race politics by feminists and queers), Ilona and Rebecca Oliver from Shocking Pink (magazine made by young women in the 80s and 90s), and Sue O’Sullivan from Sheba Press (feminist publishing collective in the 80s who prioritized writing by women of colour and lesbians). Presentations followed by a Q&A session. Chaired by Sita Balani.
Call for Submissions: True Stories About Bad Roommates for a zine about…. BAD ROOMMATES. Your stories may be written or drawn. Edited by Nicole J. Georges and published in time for the 2011 Portland Zine Symposium.
I have had approximately 25 roommates since moving out of my parents’ house at age 17. I have lived with aggro alcoholics, fire setting bike messengers, food-stealing bulimics, morning wood walker-arounders, and more neglected cats than I care to mention. There is nothing I hate more than a bad roommate, and nothing I love more than to talk about them after the fact. So please, tell me your favorite story!I know someone who had a roommate so concerned with being green that he kept a reusable rag on the toilet to rinse & use as his own personal alternative to toilet paper. It was stained! We can’t let this information die with her memory! Someone’s got to record this for the history books!That person is me. I’m looking for personal narratives, true stories, lists, charts, and comics about your worst roommate experiences.
GUIDELINES: You should keep the roommates anonymous (give them a pseudonym or other disguise), and you yourself have the option to submit anonymously if you so choose. If you are a comic artist and you would like to contribute but are looking for ideas of what to draw(in order to not have your well-rendered former cohabitants track you down and kill you) please consider illustrating someone else’s bad roommate story. A friend of yours or a friend of mine!
Email me for details if you need a story. Deadline: July 1st 2011 No late submissions will be accepted
Send submissions to: email@example.com
The final size will be half legal. Writers:Your story can be as short as a paragraph. The limit is 2 pages. Please paste your submission into the body of an email AND attach it in a document. Comic Artists: 1-4 pages, black and white, 7″ wide by 8.5″ tall600 dpiSubmit large files via sendspace or pdf. Please include a short (2-5 line) bio with your piece if you are not going the anonymous route. Artists will be contacted by August 1st if their submission is selected. Those selected will be featured in the publication, and may also be promoted on the Invincible Summer blog and receive a free copy of the issue in which they appear. Feel free to pass along, and I look forward to reading your salacious stories! Nicole J. Georgeszines, illustrations, pet portraits and presentations