Ashley Ronning makes sweet posters.
On Saturday before the 2015 Sticky Zine Fair I casually took part in a discussion about the New Zealand zine scene with Brent Willis, Linda Lew, Rose Wu and Rosa Hughes-Currie. A small gathering crammed into Sticky and listened to us talk about our experiences with making and selling zines in NZ. Brent and I added our valuable/redundant "Making zines before the Internet perspectives".
New Zealand Zinefest Guests Linda Lew, Rose Wu and Rosa Hughes-Currie.
Thomas "You talking to me?" Blatchford
After the talk, 'Special People' were invited on a guided tour of the State Library of Victoria's Zine collection with John and Des.
It was good to find a near mint in mylar, copy of Funtime Cartoons #1.
An Australian Sci-Fi zine from 1940 or a contemporary indy comic from North America.
An Australian Private Eye knock-off
Morrissey's New York Dolls "Zine"
Apparently they'll preserve any old hack's material in the State Library archives.
"For Aussies Only by Forrest J Ackerman"
I think Des got sick of me dropping Australian comics history anecdotes so tried to shut me up by stuffing an original Stanley Pitt art board into my hands.
Are you on dial-up? Have I included too many images in this post? That's too bad. I demand you view the following Australian Blakes 7 fanzines. Feel the stippling.
Part two coming up with pics from the actual zine fair.