Banned Books Week with Comics!

Sept 21-27 is Banned Books Week where we celebrate banned books and the freedom to read. This year there is a focus on Banned Comics and Graphic Novels in conjunction with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, on organization that helps fight for the rights of comic book creators, readers and distributors. Here’s a link to their Banned Book Week Handbook:


Greetings from Japan!

I Really ZIne-k So

If you’re following us on Facebook (and you really, really should be–just search for “Alt Press”), then you’ve glimpsed the inter-cultural amazingness currently displayed on Level 2 at the Main Library.

We’re talking about zines from Japan!

In a first-ever international outreach experiment, we shipped off some of our precious zine collection (via good old snail mail) to Kanda University of International Studies, about an hour east of Tokyo, Japan.

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Erratum or corrigendum ~ Why the Alt Press Fest Collaborative Zine & Patrick Weeks weren’t present (’till 8:23pm…)

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Hello Friends,

Saturday July 7, 2012 was the day to be done w/making everyone included & all wanting one a copy of the first Alt Press Fest Zine anthology of collaborative content.

It got done, but not before 8 o’clock that eventing!

Here are a few sampling photos, but rest assured that there will be a tangible one for, in time. Each “cover” is a re-used file folder from The City Library. The title is spray paint stenciled and bull clipped onto the  contents of saddle-stich-stapled paper. These photos, beginning w/the cat are credited to: Evan Jed Mammot (left) Nick & Erin Potter (right), Jess Smart Smiley (left) Travis Gray (right) Yours Truly (left) Salt Lake City Film Festival (right.)

Without boring you about the trials & tribulations faced throughout the process; please accept a sincere statement of gratitude to all involved because you’re willing to try, i.e. FAIL. Really wish I was simply sitting at table with the personal work I prepared & got to see you. Shucks… If you’d like to view some of it—>  patrick

So, here we go again with completing a project that has been a labor of love + lessons for transcendence in the independent publishing arenas!

Thank you~Patrick Weeks 

Carry on!

Velo City Weekend


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Many Zine makers & readers are bicyclists believing in freedom of speech. This day, Friday, June 29 @ 5:30 pm through Saturday: Velo City Weekend takes place. If you read this & are good to ride- join the real-wheeling-fun!

More info at or Velo City Weekend on Facebook thanks!

Look for The City Library green cruisers at Critical Mass…




Friendly Reminder

To: You (whom are scheduled to participate)


You Had to be Here,  Zine


Tuesday, June 12, by 9:00 PM                         :

  • Drop off

In person or post to:

Level 2

The City Library

210 e 400 s

Salt Lake City, UT


OR attach a jpeg and

Limited 1-entry/per individual,

but in the interest of  inclusion

(Bands, groups, partners, etc. allowed one per/member)

Submissions accepted by confirmed participants AKA: tabling/artists/buskers/bands/printers/vendors and/or zinesters

Writing, photos, prints, drawings, promotional logo, etc.


  • Single portrait-oriented page, 8.5”X11”
  • All entries will be photocopied in Black and White.

The outcome is a one of kind book for and by the Salt Lake Alternative Press Festival 2012. We are very excited and incredibly thankful for your contribution!

Please email any questions to

Rachel Getts    or      Patrick Weeks            Thank you!

Zine Compilation Call for Entries…

Call for Entries!

July 7, 2012 marks the 4th annual Salt Lake Alternative Press Festival.  This event wants you (whom it can’t happen without) to step it up a notch and be part of the 1st ever Zine compilation, produced by and for the Salt Lake Alternative Press Fest!

Submissions accepted by confirmed participants AKA: tabling/artists/buskers/bands/printers/vendors and/or zinesters.

Here’s what to do:

Create an original piece OR a pre-made selection to be included, submit it by: Monday, June 5th and upon arrival at The City Library July 7, go to The Lower Urban Room and pick up an edition of:  SLC Alt Press Fest 2012 You Had to be Here Meme-Theme-Zine.

“A hand crafted example of excellence in the self-organizing-DIY culture known fondly to all self expressing personalities as Alternative Press.”[‡]

Submission guidelines:

Limited 1-entry/per applicant dimensions: single page, 8.5×11 inches.  Work must be emailed to via or dropped off at Level 2, The City Library, 210 E. 400 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84111, before 6:00 PM on Monday, June 5.

Writings, photos, prints, drawings (ready to scan/copy) by confirmed participants.  All entries will be photocopied in Black and White.  We respectfully request your attention to detail, thank you!

The original contribution will be exhibited on site in the Lower Urban Room on Saturday, July 7, from 3-9pm while the Alternative Press Festival takes place.

Pick up any mailed in or dropped off entry the week after, July 9th to the 17th.[§] [**]

For more information please contact Rachel Getts or Patrick Weeks on Level 2 at The City Library 801-524-8200 or by emailing us at

Entry Form:

Please print & fill out, if delivering by hand or post, to:

The Main Library
Level 2
c/o Patrick Weeks


210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City UT 84111
(801) 524-8200


Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Not applicable to PDF, Jpeg, etc. formats…

Artist ___________________________________________ Phone ________________________

Address _________________________________________ _______________________________


Title of work (optional)________________________________________________________________

Media __________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

Date of completion    _____________________Please sign below to indicate permission for The City Library to handle and exhibit work from the time of acceptance to the time of return.

Signature_______________________________________ Date_______________

From your friends of the Graphic Novel, Zines, Alt Press Committee (GNZAP);

Thank you!

[‡] The Future review/blurbs to come.

*All work must be picked up by 7/17/12 from Level 2 at The City Library 210 e 400 s, Salt Lake City, UT

[**] Unclaimed work becomes property of the SLCPL and may be added to the Alt Press collection or disposed of.