Alt Press Fest 2013 Call for Entries!

Alt Press Fest 2013Calling all zine producers, printmakers, book artists, and DIYers of all stripes!

We are back! And this year we’ll have some awesome special guests….

So claim your spot at the Alt Press Fest (Sat, July 13, Main Library)! If you want to show off your wares or conduct a workshop, contact Brooke Young (byoung@slcpl.org) no later than Monday, April 22.

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.

Alt Press Fest 2012 Returns

For most of us Alt Press Fest 2012 is now buried in the past, however every once in a while something comes back to remind us.  In fact it reminds me of this song.

Anyway, Heather House wrote up this delightful blog entry about her experience back in July.  Check it out here.

Thanks so much.  We are very happy that you had such a great time.

And feel free to relive Alt Press Fest 2012 by visiting our Alt Press Fest tag.

Local Zine Spotlight: A Thousand False Starts

Every month we pick a local zine from our collection to shine some light on.  All zines spotlighted can be found in the SLCPL Zine Collection at the Main Library.

For the month of October we are spotlighting A Thousand False Starts by Robin Banks.  This zine is a comic journal documenting events like getting kicked out of a gas station for not spending money, getting hassled by “the pigs” for ghost riding a gift bike, and the little things that make the author happy.

 

INK SLCC

Have you heard of INK? These guys are cool.

Here’s a description from their website

INK SLCC is an AIGA student group that strives to help members get off on the right foot in their design and art careers. We encourage creative and professional growth by providing access to information, resources, advice, critiques, portfolio reviews, activities and an environment to create genuine connections with other visual art students and creative professionals. As the official AIGA student group at SLCC, we are also your direct link to the information and events available to AIGA members.

You can see their work at galleries and art events such as Gallery Stroll, Salt Lake Design Week, and other AIGA events.

Check out their site here.