The Twin Cities Zine Fest is always FREE to attend, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public! TCZF 2017 was held Saturday September 30th from 11 am-5 pm at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis MN).
• 12:00 to 1:00 A Brief History of Comics: Guy Thomas presents a history of comics, from historical proto-sequential art to the modern day. Come learn about and discuss all things comic!
• 1:30 to 2:30 Doodle Jam!: Logan Kruidenier hosts a one-hour doodle jam! This workshop includes exercises that spotlight quick and easy processes to unblock your brain and create all kinds of art.
• 3:00 to 4:00 Mini Zine Storage Boxes: Carolyn Swiszcz teaches you how to make a slipcover box for your zines! Using found or recycled materials, you’ll walk away with a cool way to display your zines.
• Throughout the day Monica Edwards Larson will be demonstrating letterpress printing on the Sister Black (Bike) Press, a mobile printing and publishing studio.
We also had an activity table with button making and mini-zine making, run by librarians from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Library, the University of Minnesota Libraries, and Hennepin County Library.
More information about Twin Cities Zine Fest 2017…
The night before the fest (Friday September 29th, 7-9 pm) we held our TCZF 2017 Kickoff Reading at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, with a fabulous lineup of zinesters and artists (Facebook event).
Our TCZF 2017 artwork was created by Twin Cities artist and zinester Chan Chau! Find more of Chan’s fabulous artwork at http://cargocollective.com/chanc.
Printable copies of the 2017 artwork are available below.