MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th! 6:00 at the Dunbar-Spring Community Garden —> zine reading (anyone/everyone encouraged to read), open library hours, and maybe some zine-making…. please come and spread the word! The zine mobile will be parked at the corner of UNIVERSITY and 11th AVE!!
photo by Follow Eric, from Albuquerque Zine Fest!
just in time for summer tour…
Thanks to the incredible Jamie Mayne of Oakland’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective for the textile art (fabric dyed with onion skins!) and Lacey Prpic Hedtke for the hula hoop!
The sign is detachable for when the hoop is in use
The PO Box used for Zine Mobile correspondence was closed — all mail from the past eight months returned to sender. The post office previously sent renewal notices through email, but this time only put notices in the box. Due to a host of complications, no one’s been able to check it for the past eight months, so no one knew it was up.
Regrets and apologies to anyone who’s sent correspondence, zines, or gas money. Please don’t give up ! Get in touch for a temporary address if you’d be willing to resend. Happy to reimburse for any postage, etc.
Thanks for understanding.
A call for collaborators and a route to come! In the meantime… the zine mobile will most likely be in these places late June to early August — excited in particular to find roads and places less-traveled — welcoming: smaller cities and towns, intentional communities and land projects, farms, animal sanctuaries, summer camps…
WASHINGTON : : : OREGON : : : CALIFORNIA : : : NEVADA
UTAH : : : COLORADO : : : NEBRASKA : : : TENNESSEE
MISSOURI : : : WISCONSIN : : : MINNESOTA : : : IOWA
C A N A D A , always…
Interested in organizing an event or know of a place we should go or just have general words of encouragement ? Get in touch — even if your location isn’t on the list; anything’s possible! zinemobile(at)gmail(dot)com
Pasadena, CA; Most recent donation to zine mobile library, 9-year old comic zine
at Actual Cafe, San Pablo and Alcatraz, 6-10. Your faithful zine mobile will be parked outside front with open library/zine-making hours. Inside the cafe: zines all over the walls!!! live music!!! zine-making station!
The show will be up all month long but tonight will be extra fun –
Come one, come all : )
Thanks to Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, Tomas of Rad Dad, and Actual Cafe for organizing !
Pix from yesterday’s setup:
Even zines in the loo…
the zine mobile’s been sorta hibernating…
emerging in real life, maaaaaybe in online life…
this friday, March 9th, we’ll be at Actual Cafe in Oakland for the opening of Paper Trails: a zine show hosted by Rock Paper Scissors Collective in collaboration with Tomas Moniz of Rad Dad…
6pm-10pm open library hours outside! Inside will be readings and music and another zine library and a zine-making station! Funnnnnn…
posts with no photos are kinda boring, no? here are some much-beloved zines donated to the zine mobile lately!
tomorrow, 12/12, in support of the west coast port shutdown, the zine mobile will serve as a branch of the Occupy/Decolonize Oakland Library. there’s also gonna be a BOOKS ON BIKES BRIGADE!
Here’s where we’ll be — any other updates throughout the day will be posted on twitter ; )
5:30am First march from West Oakland BART to port
:: 11am – 3pm Activities, workshops, speakers, teach-ins at Ogawa/Grant Plaza ::
3:00pm Rally at Ogawa/Grant Plaza
4:00pm Second march from West Oakland BART to port
5:00 pm Third march from West Oakland BART to port
See you there? Also accepting encouragements and well wishes to pass along from those of you far away!
And hey, do you read this zine? it’s so good! it’s one of the only ones i know that provides accessible honest information on our economic system. there’s a companion blog, too!
The zine mobile is excited to be participating in Lightfoot Post & Mail, a project about encouraging more personal, hand-created correspondence and establishing a delivery system of sustainably-minded traveling postal deputies. Nothing fast and urgent, just slow and easy (tho they’re in the process of setting up a higher-speed delivery system for when that’s necessary!)
Read more about the philosophy of Lightfoot here. Anyone can participate as a letter-writer and/or deliverer; Lightfoot mailboxes are already located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Spain, Italy, the Virgin Islands, Brooklyn, Toronto, Minneapolis, Madison (see here for the current Lightfoot Box list!) — and/or you can also set up your own!
I picked up three letters in Madison that were Westward bound… I haven’t yet made it to their destinations (which are intentionally blurred out in the photo for the sake of privacy) but will be soon!! And no, the typewriter isn’t part of the delivery; it’s just a prop ; )
A few pix from last weekend’s East Bay Zine Fest… thanks to Rock, Paper, Scissors for organizing and 924 Gilman for hosting!
jejune would make a zine if she had oppposable thumbs!!
And huuuuuge thanks to everyone who donated zines to the little zine mobile! We ♥ you!
I just found a few more photos I’d taken of the Oscar Grant/Occupy Oakland Library tent — these are from a few weeks ago, before it was moved to the periphery of the plaza. After it was moved, the camp was raided for the second time by police. Fortunately micro branches were already being set up before the second raid — Rock, Paper, Scissors and Brown Couch Cafe each have a selection of books that were donated to the Occupy/Oscar Grant Library; more to come!
I already posted these last week, but in the interest of keeping them all together…