Huge thanks to Tulane University’s Nadine Vorhoff Library for hosting such a fantastic kick-off event! Thanks to librarian Bea Calvert, to everyone who came out to hear/support, and to guest readers Clara Hendricks, Kate Angell, and Robb Roemershauser. Didn’t take many photos, but there was a professional photographer there, so hope to get better pix later!
Nadine Vorhoff Library’s zine collection
Bea Calvert welcoming/introducing…
Woke up and attached the spraypainted magnetic letters to the front of the Zine Mobile that had been drying overnight (thanks to Jon Hain for this most excellent idea)!! Still planning on getting a CB radio and external speaker that would function as a megaphone to announce our arrival ; ) And maybe one of those magnet siren lights for atop?
After the letters were attached I realized how completely filthy the Zine Mobile was from its long drive, so decided to get a carwash. Have you ever seen a carwash in negative? Here’s your chance…
I’m so unaccustomed to getting carwashes that I neglected to notice the windows were still open in the middle of the van. Fortunately they’re small, and nothing was ruined.
After that we returned to the abandoned (and rebuilt) train station… I touched up the letters with more spraypaint while Jessica Horn — incredibly gracious and enthusiastically helpful travel partner — cataloged the zines currently in the collection (will post that list soon!)
Attached the letters and departed for New Orleans!!
Good morning from the Country Junction truck stop in Missouri!
In Brookhaven, Mississippi, some donuts and a visit to an office supply store across from the library in search of magnets for the outside of the Zine Mobile…
Then off to McComb, Mississippi… spent the afternoon and evening at the train station –
Right after I took this, a police car drove up and asked what I was doing — I had a can of spray paint in hand because I was spray-painting magnets for the outside of the Zine Mobile. He suggested rather than silver paint, I try black paint on a silver background. I said, “Oh so you don’t mind that we’re here hanging out here?” He said, “As long as you’re not huffin it, I don’t care what you’re doin!” ; ) Awesome.
A few hours later, the clouds gathered…
And then…. a thunderstorm and a RAINBOW!!!!!!!!!
Good morning, Quincy, Missouri truck stop!!
On the road…
Shortly after crossing this beautiful bridge, we drove over a blanket and didn’t realize until several miles later that it’d attached itself to the trailer hitch!!! Pulled off to see this — clearly the zine mobile wanted a CAPE!
Later we came upon the world’s slowest gas pump… It slugged all the way to $2.86 and then stopped with a loud bang. One more reason to get off of gas power…
Beautiful clouds upon sunset, put this one thru the beloved psychadelic filter…
Belated update! Finding internet access on the road has proven more difficult than I anticipated… I’ve set up a Zine Mobile site on Tumblr, too, which I think might be easier to update with photos. I’m gonna experiment with both to see which is easier.
About to get on the road from Minneapolis… Huge thanks to Kariann Blank and Jessica Horn for last minute help!!
Stopping for gas somewhere in Iowa…
Drove from 6pm til 2am, pulled off to get gas and was soooo relieved to see a truck stop to sleep at!
Outside (many thanks to Kariann Blank for the chrome letter idea!)
Sections, clockwise: Fun & Games, Love, Healing/Wellness, Zine Mobile Travel Log, Comics/Drawings, Prisons
Above: Tiny one-page zine feature; Below: Tall zines!
Stamps for the signs : )
Playing with wooden letters : )
… More tomorrow …
Sections: Rainbow, DIY/How To (above), Beige is Not Boring (right)
Minis and Tinys (above and to right), plus from left to right, Travel, Political, Brocures/Pamphlets
As the sign says…
Field Guides; Poetry/Spoken Word; Perzines . . .
. . . More tomorrow!!