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Zine Fest Houston 2016 at Lawndale Art Center!

21 Jul

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 10.47.34 PM.pngHOUSTON, TEXAS, Wednesday, July 20th, 2016–

Zine Fest Houston is excited to announce its partnership with Lawndale Art Center for ZFH 2016: Year of the Ama-Zines! This year the fest will take place on Saturday, November 19th at Lawndale Art Center (4912 Main St, Houston, TX 77002). Registration for Zine Fest vendors will open on August 19th.

 But, why are we moving?! Because of the growing popularity and scale of Zine Fest Houston and to accommodate growing crowds and accessibility needs, the festival is moving to a larger venue for 2016: Lawndale Art Center. This move will provide a more comfortable fest experience for both attendees and vendors. In addition to a physically larger space, Lawndale also provides close proximity to public transit and good parking availability. Although we are changing locations this year, Zine Fest Houston would like to thank The Printing Museum for its past collaboration and cooperation, and we look forward to continuing a fruitful relationship with the museum and its staff in the years to come.

Zine Fest Houston is a local volunteer-based organization and annual one day festival dedicated to promoting zines, mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, underground DIY media and art. With 72 vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2015, the fest continues to grow apace. Since 2013 fest organizers have been diligent in seeking out, collaborating on, and creating fresh year-round programming in the form of workshops with organizations such as Art League Houston, The Houston Center for Photography, and Writespace Houston, pop-up tabling events, and unique zine and creator driven events like Comix Gauntlet, and the annual ZFH compilation release.


For more information on Zine Fest Houston: zinefesthouston.org
We are also on Twitter and Instagram: @zinefesthouston

For information on Lawndale: lawndaleartcenter.org

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Zine Fest Houston 2016 Compilation submissions are OPEN!

8 Mar

Hi zinesters,

Hope everyone’s 2016 is off to a good start!

We’re excited to announce the official call for submissions for the 2016 Zine Fest Houston compilation! Local illustrator, writer and comic artist Jessi Jordan will be our featured artist for 2016, and will be designing the cover for the compilation, among other projects. Thanks, Jessi!

The theme of this year’s Zine Fest Houston is going to be “The Year of the Ama-Zines”

  IN A WORLD… BESET BY HATERS…AN AGE OF CHAOS… WHO WILL RISE TO DEFEND PRINT CULTURE? Out of the mists of time, heroes will appear: IT IS THE AGE OF THE AMA-ZINES! Warriors of the written word, the drawn line, and clandestine workplace copy making have gathered for battle this year on the fields of publishing in this, THE HEROIC PAGE. What adventures will our heroes have? Upon what noble struggle will they stake their fate? FIND OUT IN 2016, THE YEAR OF THE AMA-ZINES!

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You can view details on what to submit for the compilation HERE. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 11. Please let us know if you would like us to send you the details in a different format for any reason and don’t hesitate to email if you have any questions as well.

We are really excited for Zine Fest Houston this year and hope you are too!

ZFH 2014 Interviews #2: Chris Engelsma

3 Sep

Today’s interview is with Chris Engelsma, author of Boolean Comics, has been converted into a visually appealing format that we just looooooveeeeeee!! Get to know him better by reading below and be sure to check out Angus & Darling, updating Tuesdays!

 

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