thank you, madison!

madison zinefest was awesome and a lot of work!! i feel shy and awkward on either side of a table, but there would’ve been too much distance between the van and zinefest space to set up outside. i brought the healing/wellness, do-it-yourself/how to, comics/comix, political, librarian-made, and bike sections inside, and set up next to rainbow bookstore cooperative : ) everyone was supportive and excited and doing all kinds of amazing work — lots of zine-makers donated copies of their zines to the library, 14 people checked out zines to be mailed back to the zine mobile in a couple weeks in California, and people chipped in for gas money to help the zine mobile actually get to the west coast — coooool!!!

later that night it was post-zinefest karaoke at mother fool’s coffeehouse — despite some technical difficulties it was super fun — lotsa people sang and we feasted on vegan pumpkin cupcakes, blueberry kombucha, teas, and coffee. outside the fly away zine mobile was open for library hours and lounging — and as a special last-minute surprise, the junk drawer (zine) mobile, curated by eric who does Junk Drawer Zine out of chicago, was also parked and open for visitors!

so much thanks to:  j (unich) horn for co-organizing the karaoke festivities; allie for the purrrfect emceeing; john and stephanie of mother fools for giving karaoke night a try; claire (snaggle tooth arts, madison) for the beautiful poster; josh(uA) and brian for last minute help; eric for creative joining; kevin for help schlepping the fly away library into/out of the zinefest space; ani, lily, andrew, monica, sarah, nina, ian, and all former and current mother fools staff for being the best; celia for the special halloween delivery; jenna for the zine and ongoing enthusiasm and support; madison zinefest organizers jessica, matt, and jennifer; megan/Wisconsin Book Festival; Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative for hosting an open mic zine reading; Project Lodge for hosting a zines/music night; Paradise Lounge for hosting post-zinefest boozing; and to the amazing Madison InfoShop for hosting an open house in celebration of their awesome zine collection ; )

apologies for neglecting (once again) to take photos of the festivities. here are some chicken friends i said farewell to before getting on the road –

and a tiny manx kitty i had the pleasure of spending time with in madison : )

meow!

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3 responses to “thank you, madison!

  • Eric

    It was great to see you and your Zine Mobile in Madison. (I have photos, so please contact me!) You are the inspiration for the Junk Drawer Mobile, and I look forward to doing it again. Wishing you safe travels, and of course, lots of neat zines.


  • great to see you, too; i’m so glad you were there — at zinefest and especially at the after-party with the junk drawer mobile! i would love any photos you feel like sending! and yes… more mobile caravanning!!!!

    • Eric

      Hmm, mobile caravanning. Or for me, mobile carawagonning. I really want to do it. The Junk Drawer Highway!
      Email me and let me know where to send photos.

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