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KC Zine Club
KC Zine Club, founded by Lipslap Zine, compiles the creative endeavours of Kapiti College students all set on creating new and unique pieces of work to show the world. There will be all sorts of zines from varying genres, all focusing on young talents from the Kapiti Coast area. Come and have a look, and hey, you might find a new small artist to support!
David Merritt runs the worlds smallest publishing empire comprised of a rubber stamp set, a stapler and a glue stick.
Arrow is a hobby artist whose works explore themes of melancholy, grief, and wonder, of being alive, of loving and being loved. In arrow's twitter bookmarks you will find fish teeth and cdrama fan posts (she is trying to learn mandarin). arrow loves the power of friendship and love to save the world above all!!
A group of early 20s teenagers decided to make some zines and art to express their navigation through life after education. They all delve into silly little dopamine hobbies on the side of big boy jobs serving capitalism.
Fionn Norgrove is an aspiring comic artist who focuses on historic and alternate reality stories. His most recent work 'Horses' tell the story of how the animal was domesticated in the middle east.
Ruby Crossan is the author of the zine series 'Piggy Tits'. Piggy Tits, Bitch & Piggy Tits Learns a Lesson explore the modern feminine experience through prints, short comics and visual poetry. Piggy Tits is for bitchy titty enthusiast loud mouth crude messy obsessive bang'd up ladies lads human seagull wenches who are a little f****d up and a lotta f****d off.
Luna and the Wolfgang
Luna and the Wolfgang is a one-shot comic written by Namun and illustrated by Shin. This Korean writer-artist duo has been cooking up a story of high school friendship and the supernatural. The story begins on a full moon when our protagonist Luna notices her pet rabbit Amadeus has vanished without a trace...
Isobel Joy Te Aho-White
Isobel is a longstanding stallholder at Wellington Zinefest and works as an illustrator. Izzy likes howling at the full moon in a forest at night and those biscoff coffee brioche scrolls from New world that come in family-sized bags in the bakery section. Izzy’s zines explore mana wahine, goddesses, and native flora/fauna from Aotearoa.
emoji.swag presents the collection 'This Zine Is A Cry For Help' which articulates and illustrates the deterioration of mental health and the darker thoughts that some of us we have... whether we like to admit it or not. The ultimate aim of emoji.swag is to destigmatize these thoughts and promoting being less hard on ourselves as we navigate the world the best way we can.
Handmade by Katrina
Handmade by Katrina brings you zines from the heart! 'My favourite Filipino food' pays homage to the creators heritage and celebrates the Filipino cuisine so you can cook up a storm at home too! 'Books I rated 5-stars on Goodreads' is jam-packed with YA novel reviews that'll give you great ideas on what your next read could be. And finally 'My cool Co-house is a children's short story that'll get you thinking about alternative ways of living!
Louise Beryl is a Pōneke based graphic designer with a love for pastel colours and typography. She is passionate about making the complicated simple, telling great stories and spreading positive messages with the aim to make a world a better place. She sells zines, sticker, prints and notepads - all with the common goal of bringing smiles to people's faces. She can be found on Instagram at @louiseberyldesign or her online store louiseberyldesign.com/store
chemfrogz is back at zinefest and presents a number of cool zines about autism, undead cats and trauma. joined by z marsh and her zine ‘gestation’ - a horror zine about a lady pregnant with some kind of entity who will destroy her from the inside out. also many stickers, bracelets and charms too!
Hand-crafted comics, zines, and booklets of varying size, length, and quality. Recent publications include Secret Door, a 64-page fantasy role-playing zine and other imaginary game-related ephemera. A selection of original comical drawings may also be on display for the curious to examine and/or procure.
A zine that emerges to reveal experimentation, madness, and everything in between. An eclectic mix for whatever reason.
Solomon and Florence
Dark and dreary is confused with beauts and cutes between brother and sister creators. Solomon Jack's scattered pen is informed by Ontological Pessimism, Reflexive Impotence and the literary works of Osamu Dazai/ William Burroughs/ Georges Bataille/ etc. Florence's pen has the necessary precision to contain everyday's subtle bliss and self-evident abstraction; it's life lived. But actually don't take any of this seriously at all; they're just a couple dummies who like drawrin'.
TV COMPETITION : FUTURE FUTURE FUTURE, a comic/zine group that developed from the artists associated with Māpura Studios. and has, since early 2016, across three locations in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland has embraced the inherently autistic nature of cartooning, dissolving boundaries between words and pictures.
Roll up, roll up! Welcome one and all to Ego's Genesis. Displaying a range of Zines that will unfold your mind. Feast your eyes on the marvellous Ego's Menagerie Tarot Set: A circus of creatures from another world! Learn all about the Good Word of Our Gourd and Saviour! It's not just a religion. It's a cult. Discover these and so many more mind bending zines at stall...
Nadine Anne Hura
Crashing the zine party late but enthusiastically, 1st-timer Nadine Hura is bringing her illustrated Spinoff essays, limited edition chapbook & other misc. mashups to the underground, hand-bound, collective-publishing revolution. Subjects disparate but deeply interwoven, mostly in English, a few in fledgling te reo Māori. Nau mai whakatata mai!
Kim Can Draw
Kim Can Draw (Kim Anderson) is a fan of 90s cartoons, collecting tourist pressed pennies, and reading all kinds of books. She describes her zines as brain farts, but they're usually quite considered and very serious, like the zine where she dishes the family secrets or another called 'Things that are good to scream into.'
Frankie J- A Spunky Space Spore from the year 2000. Splatters your eyeballs with zany zines, inspired by the fantastic farout future, and the riddling reality of rationality! Oh... And TV.
Wellington based AAPPA-PAPPA is a multidisciplinary artist, dabbling in illustration, collage, paint, sculpture and metalsmith jewellery. When it comes to zine making, she appreciates a silly, low pressure approach and will prioritize nonsense and humour above all else. AAPPA-PAPPA illustrated the Wellington Zinefest poster back in 2018 and has been making new zines every year since.
‘Tales Involving Brondo’ the fantasy comic of shifting perspectives on a monstrous shanty-town feud is washing back up onto the beach. Sitting on the table, alongside Chapter 1, will be the first wad of Chapter 2, which shifts perspective to follow titular Brondo himself with a simpler black and white style of precision confusion.
COSMO BONES makes zines about big feelings. This year she will be bringing an abundance of Sad Girl feelings in the Sad Girl Bible, Existential Crisis feelings in the Saturn Return Scrapbook, Sassy feelings in the latest volume of Don't Stop Listening, and even Bisexual feelings in the completely unanticipated and never requested Bisexual Problems 2.
Fancy Ladies etc
Zines about under-rated pop icons, crafting your feelings, dogs, and of course, Fancy Ladies.
Tahlia (also known as the workshoptahlia) is a colour loving wāhine with stories of women, birth, growth, dreams and seasons! Her zine DANCING explores navigating a life in seasons and a life in change. Her comics are inspired by her tūpuna wāhine, atua wāhine, and gentle monsters that visit us in our dreams.
Thorn loves bugs! They draw hundreds, if not thousands of the imaginary critters each year and a select few make it onto the pages of zines, prints and more. Their making practice seeks to appreciate, honour and encourage a love for diversity and transformation. Thorn is a local artist, jeweller and tutor based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.
Stray makes comics about their life as a young adult and artist living in Pōneke, featuring exciting adventures such as buying the groceries. She also creates zines about cats, her sketchbook, and more. You can also find the Comic Collective (an exciting group of Pōneke comics artists) collaborative zines at her stall.
Kate Ann Morris
Have you always thought dolls were just a little bit creepy? Come check out Haunted Doll Delivery by Kate Ann Morris. Find out about the haunted doll rehabilitation movement and how each doll developed their spooky reputation. Other zines also on this stall include: Reviews for Albums that Don't Exist and the Adventures of Bread Pitt and LadyFace.
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