Today we’d like to introduce you to some folks who will have zines available at our Open Tent event.
A zine is usually a non–commercial, non professional publication. It exists to help the creator express, and to share information, ideas, and perspective on a particular topic. Zines are usually made out of interest and passion and are often self-published by the writer/artist/creator. Since the invention of the photocopy machine, zine-making has been one most popular forms of independent publishing, especially in underground communities.
The Deadly Nightshades
You may remember this duo from our musicians category. They run a feminist zine distro carrying DIY (doo it yrself) zines on reclaiming body/land knowledge and building healthy relationships outside the logick of capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy and other such bullshit.
Paula Plater-Galloway is a Montreal artist, cultural worker & creativity coach now based in Stratford, Ontario. She has been making zines since 1998 and has run the Fun is Free Press zine distro since 2006. On January 11th she will be tableing two of her zines: “Full Cycle: from menstruation to ovulation and every single change in between, before & after” and “Creative Flow: blockprints for stories about menstruation – 8 contributors”.
Check her out at www.funisfreepress.blogspo