Chicago Zine Fest Today!!!!!!

Today at Columbia College was the Chicago Zine Fest!  I hope everyone made it out.  It was amazballs and totally worth it.  For those of you who don’t know about it there is always next year.

“The Chicago Zine Fest is an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work. Our goal is to make DIY zine-making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact, and swap skills through tabling, community events, and workshops.”

I wanted to purchase everything but I did walk away with a few amazing zines.  There was a letterpress and bookbinding demo as well.  One artist had an old postage stamp vending machine where you could receive your fortune.  You had the option to choose a insult, compliment or advice.  I chose advice and so did my roommate and this is was they said…


Our fortunes

Here are some more photos!



Guy carrying his zines around to sell


The infamous fortune teller machine


Louise Dana and I with our completed print


Work created by the MFA Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Students at Columbia College


Rar Rar Press postcards


Artist David Alvarado was at the zine fest and I purchased one of his Zines called "Wanderlust." It is super amazing and makes me smile every time I look at it. He has a cartoon/comic drawing style. Check out him out on his blog.

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