These zines are delightful. I picked them up at Alt Press Fest 2013 from local tabler Sam Milianta. Filled with black & white photography these zines are deceptively simple. They can be found in the Zine Collection at the Main Library.
For our February Zine spotlight we are highlighting To Kevin, In Hopes of Losing Interest by local writer/filmmaker Whitney Borup. It being nearly V-day and all this zine is an apt study on relationships, good and bad. Borup pulls us along with a veracity that belies her repeated claims that the stories within are fiction. Her romanticism is honest and hopeful while avoiding cliches.
This zine can be found in the Zine Collection at the Salt Lake City Main Library.
Whitney Borup is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Utah. She earned an M.A. in Cinema Studies at San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Media Arts and Psychology at Brigham Young University. She studies early 20th-century American literature, aesthetics, horror, and the representation of children in popular culture.
She was one of our own, but now she has moved on to greener pastures. So for the month of December we are spotlighting this delightful zine from Sarah Custen. It was created as a holiday gift but also chronicles her life and travails. You can also read more from Sarah over at her blog Little Sarah Big World. She also plays music in public from time to time.
This zine along with many other zines can be found and checked out in the Zine Collection at the Main Library.
With Election Day right around the corner (GO Vote!), we are spotlighting this local zine which features political activism. This is the transcontinental daily journal of Maggie Giles, who set off to Washington DC on 4/15/02 from Salt Lake City, Utah to participate in the A-20 Demonstrations for Peace.
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.