Blank Generation






Blank Generation
Anthony Eslick

Publishing Info:
Phoenix, AZ, USA 2015
Edition of 100

Saddle stitched zine laser printed in black and white on heavy card.
A6 portrait with 12 pages

Description: images only in monochrome black and white. The figures seem uncomfortable and melancholy. Details include e-cigarettes, skulls, starring eyes and art. The zine is a combination of images taken from larger scale drawings and paintings, that can be see on Anthony's website.

Link to Website: http://anthonyeslick.com/

Spooky Woomb (Issue no.1 the scream issue)





Spooky Woomb (Issue no.1 the scream issue)
Sprankenstein and Lorna-Leigh

Publishing Info:
UK 2015
Saddle stitched zine laser printed with card cover.
A5 portrait with 20 pages

Description: "A girl gang of Illustrators who like creepy, cute and eerie things...Crawling with Creeps, Freaks and Weirdos" Duo Sprankenstein and Lorna-Leigh have teamed up to make their first art-zine. Horror themed illustrations and typographic designs. Teeth, dead animals, ghosts, dissected frogs, curses and eyeballs abound.

Link to Blog: http://spookywoomb.tumblr.com/

Zineopolis goes to Hastings for a day out

It was great to meet all the new Illustration for Screen Art  and Graphic Design for Digital Media degree students at the University of Brighton's Hastings Campus on Monday!

I took a selection of lovely zines from the Zineopolis Art-Zine collection and gave a lecture about the collection and how we define an 'Art-Zine'.
In the afternoon I ran a workshop with Paul Burgess (their Course Leader) and we explored the idea of 'GOOD and BAD' through a folded-sheet zine workshop. Here are some images of the day.


Fun Play-Dough Food



Fun Play-Dough Food
Megan Bell

Publishing Info:
UK 2013
Saddle stitched zine in colour on photocopier paper.
A5 portrait with 12 pages

Description:
Pastiche of a cookery book except that all the food is made of play-dough. Making fake food from play-dough or plasticine was a popular children's pastime (before games machines).


Thomas the Human Photocopier




Thomas the Human Photocopier
Thomas Blatchford

Publishing Info:
UK 2015
Saddle stitched zine in black and white with yellow card cover
A5 portrait with 24 pages

Description:
Pastiche of operating instructions for a photocopier. The human photocopier (like the mechanical Turk) has a human inside it, that must be fed and looked after. Satirical zine that includes illustrations, diagrams and instructions.
Included with the zine was a white folded card that contained a lock of the zine maker's hair.

Link to Twitter: @ttfb


Black Box




Black Box
Lewanne Stewart

Publishing Info:
Falmouth, UK 2014
Saddle stitched zine in black, laser printed with heavier cover.
A4 portrait with 32 pages
Edition of 20

Description:
"This work came out of a dream and then another dream and the peripheral flutterings of the mind vying for attention. It was dream that showed me what to do and that was to follow where it might lead. There seemed a purpose, a vague goal, but it showed me there was no grander purpose than to spend time quietly alone by myself. By delivering that story onto paper intuitively, I have documented the process of listening to myself - the dream self. The stories appear in comic book form as a souvenir of those trips taken to this quiet place. I recreate that place here in a tangible form, a physical approximation so that you too may visit awhile. I recommend visiting this space alone but that may not be possible." Lewanne Stewart from Authorial Illustration Practice Website

Moon Mountain



Moon Mountain
Lewanne Stewart

Publishing Info:
Falmouth, UK 2014
Saddle stitched zine in black, laser printed with heavier cover.
A4 portrait with 32 pages
Edition of 20

Description:
"This work came out of a dream and then another dream and the peripheral flutterings of the mind vying for attention. It was dream that showed me what to do and that was to follow where it might lead. There seemed a purpose, a vague goal, but it showed me there was no grander purpose than to spend time quietly alone by myself. By delivering that story onto paper intuitively, I have documented the process of listening to myself - the dream self. The stories appear in comic book form as a souvenir of those trips taken to this quiet place. I recreate that place here in a tangible form, a physical approximation so that you too may visit awhile. I recommend visiting this space alone but that may not be possible." Lewanne Stewart from Authorial Illustration Practice Website

Tate Library Show and Tell: Zines from the Special Collections



Tate Library Show and Tell: Zines from the Special Collections
Holly Callaghan

Publishing Info:
July 2015, London UK
Folded zine in black and white on white copy paper
A6 with 8 pages

Description:
This zine was given out at the Tate Event: Zines from the special collection hosted by Holly Callaghan (Liaison and Zine Librarian). The event was held in the Tate Library on 3rd July 2015.
After the event a Zine Librarians UK group was formed in order to promote and share zine curation/collection know-how. Zineopolis has joined this group.




Link to Event: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/talks-and-lectures/library-and-archive-show-and-tell-zines-special-collection

Link to Tate Library and Reading Rooms: http://www.tate.org.uk/research/reading-rooms

A general view of the reading rooms

What I Learned From Living With the People I Love / Learn to Live With the People You Love





What I Learned From Living With the People I Love
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Learn to Live With the People You Love
Nicole E Schlosse

(ALSO AVAILABLE IN A FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION)

Apprendre A Vivre Avec Les Personnes Que Vous Aimez
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Ce Que J'Ai Appris En Habitant Avec Des Personnes Que J'Aime

Publishing Info:
Canada 2015
Saddle stitched zine in black and white with day-glo pink cover.
Mini-zine 10cm x 14cm with 12 pages

Description:
Small zine reflecting on the joys and dramas of living with other people. A look at relationships illustrating and writing about the sad moments and the sweet moments. Containing personal memories, advice and anecdotes.
"Nicole Schlosser is a multidisciplinary artist whose experiments include photography, print media, video, and sound. Often, her work focuses on the temporal nature of everything that is, and surrounds, life." From Blank Spaces Empty Spaces Blog
Link to Blog: https://blankspacesemptyplaces.wordpress.com/

Ich Bin Ein Berliner







Ich Bin Ein Berliner
Matthew George

Publishing Info:
UK 2015
Saddle stitched zine in colour on white copy paper
Mini-zine 5cm x 7cm with 32 pages

Description:
"Introducing Ich bin ein Berliner! A radical new zine on various themes including all things German, American popular culture, donuts and political graphic art from around the world. This 32 page mini zine hopes to embrace all things German much as the U.S President John F. Kennedy aimed to do in his 1963 speech "Ich bin ein Berliner", which roughly translates as I am a jelly doughnut. The zine will feature in a visually graphic way, some of the rich culture and feel of Germany which charms so many and at the same time offering a witty perspective. This is the first issue of of an ongoing zine which I hope you will all enjoy.  It is completely hand made and printed by myself and hope to be able to distribute them across the UK and ROTW."

Link to Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/IchBinEinBerliner

Link to Twitter: @IBEberliner

HIRNPLATZT16






HIRNPLATZT16
Matt Burden
Published by: Hirnplatz Zine

Publishing Info:
London 2013
Saddle stitched zine in black and white on satin heavy paper.
A5 with 80 pages

Description:
"I started out by using objects and images from the 'Wellcome Trust' in London as a trigger for making
a series of stream-of-consciousness drawings. And then from those drawings I looked to see if I could find something to develop into some sort of narrative. This is what I ended up with."

This black and white zine is an unusual telling of the 'Nativity', drawn throughout the pace is frantic
as the narrative evolves. Matt is an Alumni of the Portsmouth illustration degree and completed his
Master's at the RCA in 2013.

Link to blog:
http://www.mattburden.co.uk/
Link to publisher: http://hirntrust.at/