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Buffalo Zine Fair Spring ’17

Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics are teaming up to present Buffalo Zine Fair Spring ’17. The self-publishing and hand-made D.I.Y affair will be held on Saturday June 03, from 11AM to 5PM at Sugar City – 1239 Niagara Street. Each year, the Buffalo Zine Fair brings together a wide array of vendors that celebrate the art of DIY publishing, whether that pertains to letterpress, bindings, printing, paper making, or anything else pertaining to handmade print media. 

2017 vendors include All Things OrdinarySage Enderton, Rebecca Gay, Katharyn Ketter-Franklin Hypnotic Dog ComicsMixed Messages ZineCWP Collective PressNear Death Flying TurtleCharlie BestJulia EffEmma PercyJust Buffalo Writing CenterDan VarenkaPanopticon PressCaitlin CassFoundlings MagazineAutumn McGeeElizabeth Schiavoni, Juli Grygie, Fire Ecology Publishing, Buffalo Red & Black, Luagine, Lucky Prak ManazineChangri-La Comics, Kale Johnson + Environs, Stay Kind! Distrocarmen ml brown, Juli Grygier, India Louise Seychew, Meg Specksgoor, Eric KellerMax WeissOne Percent Press.

Come take a stand, in support of the art of DIY printing. This is a free event.

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

Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics Presents:

Buffalo Zine Fair Spring ’17

Saturday June 03, 2017

11AM-5PM

Sugar City 1239 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14213

All ages | Free to attend

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