Lean Mean Zine Machines

If you’re jonesing to check out some small and micro-presses, look no further than the upcoming Short Run Small Press Fest. Some all-stars from our zines section will be exhibiting, along with tons of other talented artists, poets, cartoonists, and writers of all stripes. You’ll recognize Eroyn Franklin (Just NoiseDelugeSorry Sheets) and Kate Lebo (Filter Lit Journal editor, A Commonplace Book of Pie) just to name a couple. Here’s the press release:

Short Run, Seattle’s Small Press Fest
A Showcase Of Regional Small Press Publications And Individual Makers Of Art Books, Zines, Comics, And Animation

The 2nd annual Short Run festival will feature nearly 100 small press exhibitors and performers offering their comics, zines, and art books for sale from $.50 to $50.00! At Short Run you will discover books that you won’t find in any store, ones that have been handmade with heart and held together with staples, sewn bindings, or silkscreened covers.

Always true to the PNW, we focus on local exhibitors like David Lasky, Greg Stump, and Kaz Strzepek with a few far away guests thrown in such as Noah van Sciver, Melinda Tracy Boyce, and a selection of Portland’s lauded comics artists. Short Run will include work that spans generations, from students like Elaine Lin to alternative comix legends Peter Bagge, Jim Blanchard, and Pat Moriarity.

Enjoy local animation screening all day, featuring Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT), Reel Grrls, and other independent filmmakers. Be entertained by exhibitors showing off all the ways they blend genres, such as advice expert Nicole Georges, writer / professional barber Zach Mandeville who will be giving free haircuts, and puppet master Erin Tanner. Participate in live silk-screening where you can screen print a comic drawn by local artists or print one of our designs onto clothes you bring yourself. Take a break from all the excitement with drawing games that the audience and artists create together! Don’t pass by the decadent bake sale with donated goodies from Macrina Bakery,

Grand Central Bakery, The Bang Bang Cafe, Stumptown Coffee, and our exhibitors and supporters!

As the chill of November sets in, comfort yourself in the warm, loving embrace of handmade books.  Please help us spread the word that Short Run is the place to be to see and experience what’s happening in Seattle’s small press community. As always – Free Admission!

Everything takes place Saturday, November 3rd, 10:30-5:30, at The Vera Project (The corner of Warren & Republican Ave. N, next to Key Arena in Seattle Center). For more details, check out http://www.shortrun.org.

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