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ZICS // Same Stuff, Different Punks

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Fanzines aren’t news to anyone and have been an integral part of punk and hardcore subcultures since the early 80’s. They gave a platform to bands who’d not receive any media attention and proliferated a relatively closed off culture. Fast forward thirty years and fanzines are still being made, this time with greater accessibility.


Too Fat to Skate founder, Matt Lynch will be joined Olly from Sydney based zine-come-record-label Lost Boy and Luke Bell from Brisbane zine / website The Last of Our Kind / More Than Tape will speak on this panel.

This panel will cover physically printed fan zines stand within the modern punk and hardcore world, how to best utilize the resources available to create hone a consistent zine, and expanding from being a stand alone zine into something more.

 

Event details.

  • Sunday 21 August
  • 4pm – 5pm
  • Free, no bookings required
  • The Edge, Cultural Centre, South Bank

 


ZICS // Health, Creating and Me

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Being a creator is hard enough. When you have physical or mental health issues it adds an additional barrier to work through.


Matthew Nicholls, creator of Indie Comic Previews, publisher Boy In A box Productions and writer, will be joined by illustrator and zinester Philip Dearest and Laura (Bloomurder Zines) to discuss being a creator while dealing with their own health issues.

 

Event details.

  • Sunday 21 August
  • 3pm – 4pm
  • Free, no bookings required
  • The Edge, Cultural Centre, South Bank

 

 

 


ZICS // Quick ‘n’ Dirty: How To Make Minicomics

down and dirty mini comics workshop

Comics may seem like a huge time investment, but huge ‘n’ epic isn’t always best!


Petrie Press creator Alisha Jade takes the process of comics and demonstrates how to make a minicomic, fast and cheap!

Alisha has been making Minicomics for three years and combines an enthusiasm for structural experimentation with a love of storytelling. With minicomics ranging from sci-fi to queer heartfelt growth, cute to horrific, she believes you can do anything with minicomics, even on a limited schedule and budget.

You can see Alisha’s work at petriepress.com.

 

Event details.

  • Sunday 21 August
  • 2pm – 3pm
  • Free, no bookings required
  • The Edge, Cultural Centre, South Bank

 

 


ZICS // Earn a crust, punk!

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Earning a crust as a zinester, is it possible? Hosted by ZICS co-founder and Copier Jam! curator Jeremy Staples.


Staples has invited renowned Risograph printer and illustrator Ashley Ronning (MELB) , Gemma Flack a Melbourne based artist and stick and poke tattooist and prolific zinester, musician and activist Andy Paine.

Along with Staples, they will discuss the juggling act of earning a living as a zine creator, the struggles of creativity and being motivated while working and what will and won’t they do to survive. As well as covering how they actually earn a crust and survive!

 

Event details.

  • Sunday 21 August
  • 2pm – 3pm
  • Free, no bookings required – Facebook Event
  • The Edge, Cultural Centre, South Bank

 


ZICS // What are the Opportunities for the Modern Comic Strip Artist?

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A Panel discussion with Nat Karmichael (Oi Oi Oi! Publisher) moderating, with some world class professionals giving their opinions about the challenges facing the modern comic strip artist.


Taking part in the panel are: Gary (Swamp) Clark, Ian (Bushy Tales) Jones, Sean Leahy (COURIER MAIL political cartoonist and Beyond the Black Stump cartoonists), and Phil (Pet Therapy) Judd.

  • How have these professionals adapted to the changes in the industry?
  • How are declining newspaper sales impacting on the need for modern day cartoonists in this internet age?
  • Are cartoonists still relevant today?

Opportunity for the audience to ask questions of these professionals will be encouraged.

 

Event details.

  • Saturday 20 August
  • 4pm – 5pm
  • Panel Discussion
  • Free, no bookings required
  • The Edge, Cultural Centre, South Bank

 


ZICS // Brisbane Collage Club Workshop & Exhibition

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The guys from Brisbane Collage Club are back with their second group exhibition and workshop!

Come along and view their new digital and analogue works up close and personal. See the cuts, folds and other multi-media mediums they use to put it all together.

They will also be holding two workshops over the weekend so you are able to learn the tricks of the trade and start making some beautiful collages for yourself! Everything you need is supplied: cutting mats, blades, glue and a heap of magazines ready for cutting up!

Check them out on Facebook and Instagram!

FACEBOOK EVENT

 


ZICS // The Golden Stapler Award – Winners Announcement

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Zine greenhorns gain power ups! Zine veterans gain vindication after years of being otherwise ignored.


The Golden Stapler Awards began in Adelaide’s Format zine shop six years ago as a means to give zine makers & their zines shiny trophies, the awards have since travelled to Melbourne & Newcastle, but perhaps always meant to find a home at ZICS! Yes, it’s an internet-voted popularity contest, but exclusive to the world of Australian indie publishing, what could possibly go wrong?

 

Details.

  • More info to come
  • Free, no bookings required
  • The Edge, Cultural Centre, South Bank

 

 


ZICS // Zine & Indie Comic Symposium

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The Zine & Indie Comic Symposium is back for its fourth and biggest year!

The Zine and Independent Comic Symposium (ZICS) is a 3-day event to be held at The Edge from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 August.

Friday night and 2 day Fair, Workshops and Panels!

The full program will be out soon!

 


Zine & Indie Comic Symposium is back for its fourth and biggest year!

Image Credit: James Hornsby, Cult Carousal. On display at The Edge for the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium 

 

This coming Friday, 19th of August, the Zine and Indie Comic Symposium (ZICS) will return to The Edge for a three day celebration of independently published zines and comics.


The three-day long festival (now in it’s fourth year!) will kick off with a Pub Scrawl on the Friday evening at Green Beacon Brewing, Tenerife and will continue on with panel discussions, table fair and workshops at The Edge until 5pm on Sunday afternoon.

Matt LynchJust to back track a little, and give you all an idea who we are and what ZICS is all about, firstly let me introduce myself. My name’s Matt Lynch (on the left there) and it’s actually my first year doing work in this collective and it’s been nothing short of a grouse experience. ZICS is a collective comprised of local Brisbane zine and independent comic creators aiming to create a yearly community focused event celebrating everything that encapsulates self-published work.

The Symposium will run from 12pm – 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday and will feature a 50 table fair in The Edge’s Auditorium, panels hosted by ZICS members, and special outside guests such as Alisha Jade and Nat Karmichael. Workshops will be presented by the WendyBird on zine basics and, and the Golden Stapler awards will be announced on Saturday afternoon.

Once the event finishes up on the Saturday, we’ve organised a FREE AFTERPARTY GIG at New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley with The Flangipanis, Gravel Sandwidge, and 2 Chevron all bringing the party.

 

So, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, come down to The Edge and check out Brisbane’s best gathering of artistic communities and get some hands-on experience in creating your own DIY product and get involved with the Symposium.

 

 


Staples world tour—final post

Friend of The Edge and Queensland zinester Jeremy Staples has posted his last blog entry about his time in Japan. Here’s a taste:

Seeing girls skip, dance and sing on the streets for no apparent reason while the male hosts hustle the corners became a regular sight when I tried to find Irregular Rhythm Asylum (Tokyo’s zine and info shop). It became a mission every time I got off at Shinjuku station. Even though every time I thought I knew the way and exit to leave the station. I guess the 200 or more exists didn’t help the situation.

And the rest is over at his Bearded Hobo blog.