Paper Trail

The Sticky Institute in Melbourne are taking applications for stallholders at their amazing 2017 Festival of The Photocopier Zine Fair.

Instruction Manual for Lonely Mountains by Nicola Gunn and MP Fikaris available for preorder now, Launch on 16th Dec.

Kevin Patrick has posted a 1997 interview with Andrea Bresciani (1923-2006) by Giuseppe Trovato.

Gaze upon Bresciani's stunning Italian series Tony Falco, 48 issues published between December 1948 and November 1949! Bresciani on Tony Falco: "For me, it was a job. I liked drawing for money and for fun."

Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair 2015 part one

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.

Oh Avon...

Part two coming up with pics from the actual zine fair.