Valentine’s Mini-Comic Zine Workshop Pics

If you are an Instagram user (and really who isn’t these days amirite?) check out these great pics from last night’s Valentine’s Mini-Comic zine workshop courtesy of zinester/alt-girl bonniekayevargacooper.

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Or click here and look for February 2013.

If you like what you see (and live in the SLC area) we urge you to come on out to one of our workshops.  They are super fun.  Or maybe look out for or start Zine Workshops in your community.


Natural Leaf Prints

So I know its been a while but don’t you think your latest alternative press creation needs some of this sweet leaf printing action?

I went searching for a tutorial like this after I got the inkling that something of this nature was possible when I noticed autumn leaves depositing their images on concrete side walks after the rain. While the tutorial above doesn’t specifically use autumn leaves it does have some great tips and techniques as well as mid process shots!

I hope it inspires some seasonal printing on your part, and if you do give it a shot let us know how it went in the comments!

Bonnie Kaye

Fish Print

I happen to have a couple of nephews who are NUTS about fishing. Strange I know, and while you are wondering what this has to do with Alt Press and the SLCPL take a look at this:

If that isn’t one of the coolest prints I’ve even seen then I don’t know what is. This particular fish happens to be a bluegill my nephew caught the other day and brought home for dinner. Now it will forever hang on his wall.

So next time you go fishing, or for that matter the fish market at Smith’s, wait to fillet until after you’ve made one of these sweet prints of yourself.
-Bonnie Kaye


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!