’18 Summer Zinefest Stalls

March 26, 2018

Meet the stall holders and this year's Summer Zinefest

Adeline Marteil (Marimo Mag) An indie mag about animation and the people who make the magic happen.
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Librarians of Central City Library/Lib-Life stories:  Central City Libraries holds over 1000 local and international zines to browse and borrow (and include an historic NZ collection). We have been busy putting together another issue of the Lib-Life Stories Anthology (Stories about Librarians by Librarians) a follow up to Lib-Life #1 which was released at Zinefest 2017! Besides promoting these and other Librarian related releases we will also be available to answer questions around our collections and other unique offerings.

Alisha Henry: I'm a graphic designer. I created 100 Zines in 100 Days for the 100 Days Project. I also make zines relating to mental health, among other things.
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Imaginary Windows (a.k.a. Erin Fae): unironic feminist zines about art and feelings and taylor swift.
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Grace Bridges: Self-published author with several books, plus short stories in mini zine form.
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Inky Palms: Paper-powered party people.
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Haley Kang: Hand-drawn zine for mood of romance and emotional expression.

ZR Southcombe / Blue Mushroom Books: Zee is a writer of children's books, and a maker of zines. She particularly loves mini zines, and also publishes the (wo)manpower series. Under the imprint Blue Mushroom Books, Zee publishes and distributes curated New Zealand publications.
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Bus Bustings/Purita Mok: Purita's zines are the results of her being bored and creative at the same time. Her Limerick Lick zines are a combo of rhymes and doodles, while her latest Bus Bustings zine is a series of rants about various annoying characters seen on her bus ride. Purita loves doodling in her spare time and has no settled drawing style.

Laura Gigi Allin: zines about me, dogs, plants and small things :)
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The Daily Malaise: A collection of lyric essays and prose poems.
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Sofia Drescher: Sofia Drescher is an illustrator based in Auckland.
She studied in London, completing an Art Foundation at Wimbledon School of Art, a BA in Textile Design at Chelsea School of Art and Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art, specialising in Illustration.
She works as a freelance illustrator, publishing graphic short stories as well as creating editorial illustrations for magazines and various commissions.
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Cait Johnson

Anxiety: A zine about anxiety and an exercise in exorcising demons feat. the cognitive behavioural triangle, a linguistic exploration of the word 'anxiety' and associated terms, Sarte's lobster and other musings.

Compound Press & Landroverfarm Press (David Merritt): Compound Press publishes handmade poetry chapbooks by Pacific Region authors, as well as Minarets poetry journal. Also available as non-profit print services for artists & social/economic justice causes. David Merritt is a travelling bard who gathers the dead bodies of Reader's Digest hardbacks from opshops by the carload & upcycles them into folk-punk poetic objects.

Sam & Elliot (smelliot): cute zine couple making plant based zines.
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Pure Cream: Jewellery design and concepts // all pieces studio made on kroad.
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Jasmine May Windsor: A range of sizes of art prints by Jasmine Mae Windsor. Also a handful of zines incl Highly Sensitive Poetry, The Story of Willow's Birth, Clubhouse Flat Antics, messaging my ex in Berlin, as well as a collection of tiny zines (scary peen, dad jokes, ideas for blossoming liberals & sustainability stuff).
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James Horton: Some drawings and stories of people I've met/ignored.

The Small Ideas Company: The small ideas company is an accumulation of passion project zines by a fashion designer, a scientist, a graphic designer and a classicist. Their zines explore the honest and the comical, with zine topics ranging from cultural dysphoria to weird dreams to unconventional super heroes. They also have a range of merchandise including prints, toys, stickers, pins, and tattoos.

Auckland Peace Action Group/Suversion Zine: Kia ora! We're a radical grassroots peace group activating on peace & justice. We were at the last couple of zinefests with our range of good stuff.
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Darian Smith: Fantasy Fiction novels
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Team 3000: Team 3000 is a group of artists with diverse styles and concerns- expect minimalist landscape horror, artefacts of madness, and convulsing creation myths.
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IZS: Set in a world where God has lost the rulebook, IZS is a bi-weekly comic which melds dark absurdity and wry tragedy.
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Wonder while you wander: Experimental art zine.
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Joy Fu Art: Joy loves drawing in general, making comics and dreaming up stories.
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Natalie Lim (Winner of Best of the Fest 2017): Zines are filled with sweet young comics and images.
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Dryden Street Distro: Dryden Street Distro is a new Auckland-based distro, which sells zines on behalf of zinemakers. Our aim is to provide a worldwide platform to showcase and distribute high quality zines from Auckland and the wider New Zealand.
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Sophie Watson Illustration: Sophie is an Auckland based illustrator, art tutor and zine maker. She works predominantly in paint, however her many and varied interests mean her practices encompasses printmaking, paper craft, making comics, collaging and creating zines. Although disparate these mediums are united through a characteristic wonky charm which hints at a wry sense of humour and a preoccupation with everyday strangeness. Her zines have won Best of the Fest awards at the Auckland Zinefest and her comics were featured in Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa/NZ Women's Comics.
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Raewyn Alexander: Artist books, cat zines, collage notebooks, comics, lyrical brooches with hidden poems. Raewyn also displays these at Zine Hope, a studio/shop in her house, Blue Haven in Grey Lynn, and takes writing and zine making workshops. Last year, her 48 Hour Zine won Best Aesthetic Zine.
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Pom Pom Dynamite: We are Pom Pom Dynamite, and we like to draw and make zines! We will be selling zines, minis, art prints, postcards and a new sketchbook zine based on our doodle sessions.
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Prune Friend (Jack): A humble collection of zines and trinkets depicting portals to a far away land. Here, its inhabitants are reawakening their humanity and unearthing darker forces that have laid dormant until now. Come and experience the first encounter with these people and discover what secrets they hold.
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Single Dad Drawings (Camila): A zen rennaisance in the urban wood wide web ~ hedonistic days off ~ walking down the queen street trap ~ working a weird job ~ and a silly boogie on the weekend ~
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Xephia: Kirsti an illustrator & graphic designer & love to make illustrated zines. Zinefest encourages me to step away from my usual commercial printing methods and experiment more with colour, texture and materials ~
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Dante And-Me: "I'm Dante, Illustrator, I like ink.
Lines made by ink on paper is the most dramatic, dynamic expression of lines.
I lived in Japan for a year and studied calligraphy.
I like to draw little comics and write little stories. I turn these into little zines."
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Ruby Urquhart: Rocks volume 1, 2 and 3: Zines about trying to capture the truth of situations and moments and how mundane some of them can be. Depicted by expressionless rocks as the characters
Sext: A short zine about reclaiming nudes and coming to terms with the permanence of the images.

Helen Yeung: Mellow Yellow and Shakti Youth join up with Helen Yeung's GEN M (Generation Migrant) to amplify the voices of migrants within their zines.

Josiah & Joanna: Mondays, we give each other a prompt. 1st month we write, 2nd month we edit, and so on, like weaving a flax basket, this then that, starting from January and ending in December.

COME AGAIN' by Devon Webb: This is a purge of lust, a purge of love. A collection of poems outlining the journey of the past-self of the author as she seeks to make a mark on the world around her through sexuality, passion, and desire, challenging stigmas and bringing controversial topics into the light via her art. This book is an ode to the tenderness, complexity and burning fierceness of femininity.

D J Pyle: Dylan writes poetry and has a zine called 'existing homeless' that he wrote when he was couch surfing last November.

Gabi Lardies: Artist / designer and long time zine-maker. Interested in the idea of artist critical publications; working with text, print-making, photography, textiles, and the materiality and form of publications. Grappling with twin points of departure: personal and political, contemplation and action, intimate and public, memory and history, looking backwards and looking forwards, the individual and the collective, softness and power, utilitarianism and beauty.
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Jam-lab: Auckland based artist who mostly focuses on text and performance - has travelling work throughout NZ and Aus. Jam-lab has been making work with a visual-arts based friend and are looking to present it at Sumer Zinefest!
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Index: Index is a design studio and publisher of risograph-printed publications.
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Circus Queer: A group if indie writers who sit crooked and talk straight(ish), as the Armenian saying goes, every second Wednesday at Circus Circus cafe in Mt Eden. While our day jobs may define us as adults doing our best, when we get together we are anything from wizards to artists to creators of worlds and destroyers of them. Writing is our bread and butter, our sweat and tears, our passion and devotion. We're a little bit mad, but who isn't, here?

Pow and Blazey: Jax Partlow and Sophie Blazey; graphic designers; we make absurdist/romantic/fun/travel art zines.
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