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!
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!
Yesterday was the zine mobile’s first youth-centered event — I parked outside the downtown Oakland Public Library and opened the zine mobile for reading room/library hours… inside we set up a table for zine-making. I brought two typewriters and the library had lots of awesome stamps and kids’ books bound for the recycling bin for clip art.
I feel I should confess that I was really nervous; the age group I tend to feel most comfortable around is at the other end of the age spectrum! But after some reassurance from lovely librarian Amy Martin (who set the whole thing up; thank you Amy!!!!!) and spending a few minutes with the kiddos, my anxiety vanished and I didn’t want the day to end, it was so fun and inspiring…
Some pix of what was created:
One little guy was so excited about the typewriter and asked if he could work on his novel and movie script!!
And thanks to dear friend and OPL teen librarian Amy Sonnie for bringing OPL’s teen zine collection for the afternoon!
Oakland Public Library's teen zine collection
Yay kids!!!! The zine mobile is (more) ready for you : )
From 2-5 tomorrow (Tuesday), the zine mobile will be parked on Oak Street behind the downtown Oakland library with open library/reading room hours — AND!! Inside in the Kids’ Section a station will bet up for zine-making. Supplies (paper, pens, typewriters, etc.) will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well!
Though this activity is especially for the wee(er) ones, ALL are invited and welcome : )
Yesterday’s event at Issues Magazine Shop (the cutest magazine shop in the world!) was amazing!!! Thanks so much to Kiyomi, Noella, and Joe at Issues for hosting it; to DJ Irwin for great music; to Ashley and Carolynn at Fat Bottom Bakery for the incredible cupcakes and cookies; and to everyone for coming out to celebrate zines and print culture!! Zines were donated to the collection (thank you, everyone!!), zines were checked out, and new zines were made at the mini zine making station : ) Midway thru the day, a rainbow appeared across the sky behind Issues. Aw.
And… if you missed it, it’s not too late to make a mini zine — they’re gonna leave up the zine-making station with typewriter, supplies, and instructions… so get thee to ISSUES and make a zine in time for the East Bay Zine Fest next Sunday!!
jejune helped set up
mini-zine making station
thank you Fat Bottom Bakery!!