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Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics Present: Buffalo Zine Fair

Buffalo Zine Fair is coming back in November. That means that all of the city’s writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers, printmakers, etc., will have a chance to participate in the event that celebrates self-publishing and hand-made D.I.Y culture. 

Printed media is not dead. Let us rebel against library closings, newspaper downsizings, and e-readers by celebrating good old-fashioned physical handmade print media!

Adding to the excitement, Sugar City has teamed up Gutter Pop Comics to host the fair. They have just issued a release, in search of vendors:

Seeking vendors: Calling all writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers, printmakers looking to sell, trade and share your work. In order to table, 75% of your tabling material must be printed materials. The cost for a half table is $5 and for a full table is $10. Full tables are approx 6′ long. Half tables are approx 3′ long. There are a variety of tables so some variation will happen.  Zine makers ages 18 and under are welcome to table at Sugar City’s counter free of charge on a first-come first-served basis.  Interested? Fill out this form. Submissions are due by October 9th at Midnight.

Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics Presents:

Buffalo Zine Fair

Saturday November 12th, 2016 | 11AM-6PM

Sugar City 1239 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

Free Entry

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What is a zine?

“A zine (pronounced “zeen,” like “magazine”) is a self-published, small circulation, non-commercial booklet or magazine, usually produced by one person or a few individuals. Zines come in all shapes, sizes, topics, and formats. Most zines are photocopied, but they can

also be printed offset, like a magazine or newspaper. Zines range from handwritten and sloppy to cut-and-paste (text pasted on top of background images) to artsy with handmade touches to produced on a computer with a professional looking layout. Zines may incorporate screenprinting, linoleum cuts, and hand-stitched bindings. Most zines have print runs of a couple dozen to a few hundred copies.

In a zine, you might find typos, improper grammar, and brilliant or radical or just plain honest ideas that you don’t normally see in Time, Newsweek, or People. A zine can be about whatever subject its creator decides upon, or it may contain a variety of subjects and writing styles within the same issue. Zines can include personal essays, political discussions, fiction, craft or do-it-yourself advice, articles about music or movies, comics, poetry, reviews – anything under the sun, really. Zines are personal and idiosyncratic. The best thing about zines is this: There are no rules. “

-Description from Grand Rapids Zine Fest 

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