After 3 meetings, we are finally done with the KC zine collective retreat!
Take that lengthy agenda and ADD!
Stay tuned for some cool news from the KC Zine Collective!
Come celebrate the launch of the debut issue of Velo Vixen Zine at Mills Record Company on Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 PM.
Bring cash, the zines will cost $2 and come with a free button. Prices will rise after the release event, so now is your chance to snag a great deal.
There will be snacks, beer, and awesome ladies that contributed to the zine around to share their work. Hang out with friends, support a rad local business, pick up your copy of the zine and celebrate our awesome biking community.
What is Velo Vixen?
Velo Vixen is a zine dedicated to showcasing the creativity and ideas of female cyclists who live their lives with passion, both on and off the bicycle.
The issue is filled with tons of essays, maps, poems, photographs, and art by lady cyclists showing the world how badass they are.
We’ll most likely head to a bar afterwards to continue the celebrations afterward, so if you can’t come to the official launch at Mills, join us after.
And if you’re a woman, join Velo Vixens KC and ride bikes with an amazing group of gals.
Hello friends, just a reminder that you can come out to the Walnut Place Laundromat (4241 Walnut St) this Tuesday evening at 6 PM to make zines with us! The kc zine collective will be around to share about their process with making zines and we’ll look at some examples of how zines are being utilized to create community, share information, and reflect on personal experience.
Please note the time change to 6 PM. We really hope to see people out who want to try their hands at making a zine!
Last week, Jess and Steph visited a design class at Rockhurst University to talk about the zine art medium. The students had a lot of good questions about what makes a publication a zine. They will be making their own zines, and possibly sharing them with Emergent Zine Library. We look forward to seeing their work!
Hey! We’ve had a few questions about when the next zine collective meeting is happening. So we got to selecting a date mighty quickly.. and here are the results.
Saturday October 26, 5 PM at Broadway Cafe.
Come meet with us! We are a fairly friendly group of zine makers and enthusiasts. Despite our antisocial tendencies, we get along quite well! We welcome you to our zine community. Come share your zine news and love with us!
KC’s Best Renaissance = Zines!
Last fall, Front/Space gallery brought us Zine Dream, a reading room, workshop and independent-publication exchange. In July, Plug Projects put on its first-ever Art Book Fair. The KC Zine Collective placed a library inside the Walnut Place Laundromat and a DIY distro box on the corner of 39th Street and Troost. Double Rainbow Publications peddles zines out of its City Ice Arts storefront. The writers and designers behind The Bohemian and Undercurrentare chugging out eye-catching, intelligent, community-focused 5.5-inch-by-8.5-inch publications. And, yes, this corporate-owned alternative newsweekly just glaringly (but inadvertently) omitted some other underground periodical that started, like, last night. All of them are contributing to a zinerenaissance. Wordpress and Tumblr are great, but nothing captures the feeling of turning the pages of a lovingly handcrafted zine. Keep photocopying and stapling, Kansas City.