Wellington Zinefest Weekend

Stallholders

The gallery below has links, images and a brief description of most of the stallholders who had booked to attend Wellington Zinefest in January 2022.

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5ever Books

5ever Books

5ever is a radical underground publishing house, printing emergent, punchy and interdisciplinary work under a transformational kaupapa.

AAPPA-PAPPA

AAPPA-PAPPA

Wellington based artist AAPPA-PAPPA appreciates all things butts and nonsense; with no deeper meaning. At her stall you'll find stupid, comical and illustration themed zines and then some strange stuff too. AAPPA-PAPPA has no idea what she's doing, ever, and likes it that way.

Ariel McLean-Robinson

Ariel McLean-Robinson

Ariel makes art about about being queer, Māori, and living their silly little life. Her work comes in the form of collage, painting, digital art and poetry.

Arden Etoile

Arden Etoile

Arden Etoile illustrates zines about breastfeeding, and being queer and witchy. They also offer on the spot portraits.

arrowsprout

arrowsprout

Arrow (she/her) lives in the self-proclaimed self-indulgent corner of mystical fish spirits. Presenting love letters for the ocean and mini zines on grief, wonder, the notion of home, and being alive despite it all.

Artemyiss

Artemyiss

Alis is a queer trans artist who enjoys drawing and playing DnD with characters that are also queer and trans and are determined to fight god. They make zines about angels, their original characters and their own experiences, as well as stickers and jewelry.

Art Friends Studio

Art Friends Studio

Art Friends Studio is a collection of Wellington artists showing illustrations, poetry, true crime and random mess in the form of zines.

Ashley Maher

Ashley Maher

Ashley makes silly little zines about whatever strikes her fancy. Zine topics range from cones to cats to cryptids.

Austin Milne

Austin Milne

Austin Milne makes comics.

Aylabell.Art

Aylabell.Art

Aylabell.art makes pretty things, zines about pretty things, and anything else she finds inspiring! On aylabell.arts stall, you’ll find zines about, plants, ghosts, and art themed works. You’ll also find a collection of handmade jewellery, accessories and stickers.

Bryce Galloway

Bryce Galloway

Bryce Galloway is the creator of Aotearoa's longest running zine - Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People, a mostly perzine with occasional detours into other genres. Drawings, comics, personal essays, riso or photocopied, awkward and embarrassing. Yay!!!

Celia Painter

Celia Painter

Celia uses coloured pencils to escape real-world responsibilities, making zines, prints and stickers along the way. Come visit for DnD, fantastical landscapes, and general-musings-on-life shenanigans.

Chromacon

Chromacon

CHROMA is a New Zealand indie arts label bringing fresh original works to life through collabs with talented creatives homegrown and from around the world. Since 2013, they have hosted Chromacon – a biennial arts festival celebrating the indie arts community through exhibition, awards, talks, workshops and more.

Coley Tangerina

Coley Tangerina

Nicole (Coley) is a plant witch and collector of animals. She draws mostly nature stuff, a little better than a really talented pre-schooler, but hopefully it teaches (or entertains). Her zines are Herbs101, Terrariums101, Zoppertunities (stupid shit she's bought after taking a sleeping pill), Extremely Round Birds and some posters about weeds that can kill you.

Cosmo Bones

Cosmo Bones

Cosmo Bones makes zines and illustrations about witchiness, queerness, mental health, and overwhelming feelings.

Dani Yourukova

Dani Yourukova

Dani is a poet and occasional zine maker, with great hair and a bad personality. You could find their work in various literary journals if you wanted to. They are currently writing unhinged love poetry about ancient philosophers.

Darcy Woods

Darcy Woods

Darcy is a professional artist, illustrator and designer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. He makes zines and comics about his life.

Datura Child

Datura Child

Datura Child describes their zines as "words of advice to ignore from the goblins and demons that laugh and jeer in the shadows of the mind."

David Tulloch

David Tulloch

David Tulloch, also known as Gunwallace, is a comic and zine maker who has been making comics since the early 1990s. He is currently writing zines about food and drink, as well as comics about his family and friends.

Deadface Comics

Deadface Comics

Deadface Comics is a comic strip run by Anthony Stocking based in Auckland. Anthony uses his own experiences with anxiety, relationships, loneliness, depression and anything else that has an impact on his mental health to create short four panel comics as a form of art therapy.

Disability Zines

Disability Zines

A Wellington Zinefest project which supports disabled people to create zines reflecting their experiences. Eight new zines have been created in 2021.

Dylan Horrocks

Dylan Horrocks

Comical books and pamphlets on a variety of topics, including the production of pictorial narratives, the ludic application of twenty-sided dice, and other reliable pathways to happiness and/or despair.

Elena Lee

Elena Lee

Elena is an artist who likes making art and zines of magical environments and everyday moments. She has a never ending supply of snail stickers.

Fancy Ladies ETC

Fancy Ladies ETC

Zines about ladies in corsets, Cate Blanchett, Millenial Angst Pride and Prejudice, Carly Rae Jepsen, and other vital subjects.

Emma Shi

Emma Shi

Emma Shi is a poet who makes zines about dreams, journeys, and a bear that lives on the moon. Her latest zine is Lemon Juice, a series on poetry form and breaking the form.

Excremental Vision

Excremental Vision

Excremental Vision, aka Charlotte Page, has zines about loving Bunnings sausage sizzles and Star Trek. She's a big zine history nerd.

Fergus NM

Fergus NM

Fergus Nm is a Messyist with an enthusiasm for audacious colour schemes, liminal creatures, and Impossible Palaces. He has recently launched the small press Venomous Feathers which publishes retinal delights for starving eyes.

Flynn Cosslett

Flynn Cosslett

"Hand drawn, long form, Dinosaurs with swords (what’s not to love)."

Galena Marie

Galena Marie

​Galena and Amy's illustrated zines are all about finding joy in the little moments.

G T Roche

G T Roche

G T Roche's work includes superdetailed 1:1 scale bird bone papercraft zines-- parts and instructions to build a mollymawk (toroa) skull, a gannet (takapu) skeleton, or a blackbird skeleton. They also have bird anatomy prints and a historical zine on witches and psychedelic drugs.

InkedYoda

InkedYoda

InkedYoda is a non-binary artist, sporadic jewellery maker, zine creator and overall chaotic mess. They can be found making art around the subjects of being queer, disabled, neurodivergent and they can not stick to one art style for the life of them.

Its-Dickinson

Its-Dickinson

Its-Dickinson is a digital artist inspired by fantasy, queer characters and media. She is passionate about creating striking character art, moody concept art and thoughtful lineart. She sells prints and zines.

Jackial

Jackial

Jack (they/he) is a disabled queer Māori artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, with their partners and two spoiled cats. They enjoy drawing creepy things being cute, demons being stupid, and women as dominating forces.

James Elder

James Elder

James is an aspiring artist and illustrator who's just finished his first comic book. It's called "Fish Fighters", and it's about a group of friends that get in a fight with some fish.

JaWa

JaWa

Bugs, fantasy, critters both creepy and cute; JaWa (Jamie Watterson)'s zines include nature studies and fantastical stories.

Jem Hewett

Jem Hewett

Jem herds small goblin like creatures and then draws them. They create art, crochet and collages with a focus on queer whimsy and disability.

Jewelia Howard

Jewelia Howard

Jewelia is a "tired queer idiot drawing frogs and neopets and witchy stuff, working on a toad tarot deck and getting angry about bread."

June Moth Art

June Moth Art

June Moth is a queer artist from Te Whanganui-a-tara making zines, prints, and linocuts. Their zines include poetry, gouache illustrations, and lyrics.

Kate Ann Morris Art

Kate Ann Morris Art

Kate writes: "Let's take palmistry and digital app conventions and turn them up to 11. Heard of 'Handsy'? It's like Tinder, but you swipe palms. Or, 'Palm Predict'? Where you can adjust app settings to block events in your future you don't want to know about, like bankruptcy. Not available on Google Play or the App Store, just documented from my brain onto paper. I also write reviews for albums that don't exist."

KawaiiKnifeBoy

KawaiiKnifeBoy

5h4p35h1ft makes zines for gnc clowns, aliens and otherworldly creatures! Kawaii Knife Boy is a angsty, horny, gay and disabled emo boy that loves to channel that energy into zines and have an outlet to share his most recent hyperfixations.

Kezia Tubbs

Kezia Tubbs

TheKingKez makes fun zines, cute zines, esoteric zines, sometimes horror zines?? Illustration and comics of all kinds!

Kim Can Draw

Kim Can Draw

Kim Can Draw (She/Her) loves 90s cartoons, gumboot tea and doing her best. She draws things that she's trying to figure out, like what's going on in True Blood, mental health and being Māori.

King Clown

King Clown

King Clown is a queer, agender philosophy student. They create poetry, photography, art, writings, and more.

LAGANZ

LAGANZ

Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa, the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand, are your community-owned national queer/LGBTTIFQ archives. We collect, preserve and make available for research the records and personal papers of LGBTTIFQ people and organisations in New Zealand. At our stall we'll have copies of our Archive is Alive zines volumes 1 and 2, which we made in collaboration with Wellington Zinefest!

LavenderSoda

LavenderSoda

Lottie is an illustrator, zine maker and loves nature, fantasy, and cute animals. You will find zines, posters and stickers at her stall.

Ligia Horta

Ligia Horta

Who doesn't love galaxies? How about books? Ligia's zines are all about beautiful watercolour galaxies, some amazing book lovers quotes and loads of art.

little bird

little bird

Little bird specialises in Chinese-style brush art and illustration, they enjoy applying this technique to traditional-style ink wash, flower-and-bird paintings and shānshuǐ landscapes, as well as more contemporary subjects and illustration.

Liz Platova

Liz Platova

Liz Platova has continued her documentation of dogs waiting outside the Kelburn four square with the second edition coming out. Liz is a photographer and zine maker who also loves to use alternative printing processes.

Lonely Artist

Lonely Artist

Mary and TBun present Lonely Artist -- a comic about two anthropomorphic characters, Otter and Honey Badger. Check out the stall for comics, prints and rock art.

Louise Beryl

Louise Beryl

Louise Beryl is a Wellington based graphic designer with a passion for typography. She sells zines, stickers and prints - all with the common goal of bringing smiles to people's faces and making the world a better place.

Luna & Wolfgang

Luna & Wolfgang

"Fears no longer haunt us, or so Luna Park was told. This is a story of full-moon rabbits and restless spirits from the diaspora. Luna and the Wolfgang launches later this year, and our zines document the journey so far to produce this collaborative webcomic."

Maddie Tait-Jamieson

Maddie Tait-Jamieson

Maddie tj's zines contemplate the intimate lives of the animal: seals attempting to flirt; a hamster reflecting on what it means to be caged; a fruit bat travelling through the night sky on a shooting star. Magnifying these small universes of the animal other, their zines celebrate these strange ecologies while examining the oddities of modern human life.

Maz Hermon

Maz Hermon

A newbie on the zine scene, Maz likes to draw and make small comics based on his day to day life and general musings. Nothing too serious, just enjoying the creative expression and beautiful little format that the zine has to offer.

Mieke Masterpieces

Mieke Masterpieces

Annemieke's art and zines show her passion for native and endemic species. Depicting our native taonga in a new perspective, she especially enjoys creating discussion on species that are often overlooked.

Miles Davitt

Miles Davitt

Miles is an Australian artist and animator based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara who has been making zines since 2019. Two of his zines were nominated for the Broken Pencil Zine Awards in 2020.

Mina Ziner

Mina Ziner

Micro-fiction and colourful collages brought to you from the borderlands where true stories, fairy tales, and gothic romanticism collide. Zines populated by rowdy ghosts, murderous mermaids, introspective poets, cursed princes, shape-shifting witches, and the odd k-pop idol.

M K Templer

M K Templer

M K Templer is an animator and cartoonist from Carterton. Currently based in Christchurch she spends much of her time tending to her tomatoes and making mini comics.

MTM Illustrations

MTM Illustrations

Maddy is an artist and writer from Wellington who likes the weird and witchy. Her work is inspired by the natural world, with a touch of magic.

Overcommunicate

Overcommunicate

Overcommunicate Magazine is a creative zine, featuring writing and artwork by queer women, non-binary folks, and gender diverse people. It is edited by Grace Shelley (she/her), and published twice a year.

PAPA

PAPA

People Against Prisons Aotearoa have created zines ranging from the basic 'Whats & Whys of Prison Abolition' to more specific zines detailing elements of the racist and harmful prison, police and 'justice' system in Aotearoa, such as the use of solitary confinement. They'll also have t-shirts, badges and all sorts of other goodies.

Pinky Fang

Pinky Fang

PINKY FANG is back at Zinefest with Good Dogs Eating Bad, a variety of the classics and merchy bits.

Postscript Zines

Postscript Zines

Postscript Zines covers stuff like cheese rolls, pokemon, grandmas, and museum and heritage studies. Kathleen Winter's zine topics include: doppelgangers, turning thirty and neon genesis evangelion.

Rachel McAlpine

Rachel McAlpine

Rachel is a poet and former digital content professional. For fun she makes little booklets of her cartoons and photos, sometimes with a few mysterious words. Current obsession: the weirdness of old age. She blogs, too.

Rangatahi Zine Fund

Rangatahi Zine Fund

New zines from Awa Stephenson, Maija Stephens and Emily Lyall, made as part of the Wellington Zinefest Rangatahi Zine Fund.

Red Letter Distro

Red Letter Distro

RED LETTER DISTRO is a punk rock mail-order catalogue-cum-‘occasional distro’ of curated zines, comics and artist publications from Aotearoa New Zealand, founded by artist, designer and independent publisher Kerry Ann Lee. Since 2001, Red Letter has supported local and international zine makers through mail order catalogues, zinefests, art book fairs, exhibitions, talks, workshops and distribution networks around the world including Mexico, USA, Ukraine, The Philippines and Hong Kong.

Richard Chaser

Richard Chaser

Richard D. Chaser makes "dumb joke baby zines and the occasional attempt at helpful information. Unsure how helpful it actually is though. At least there's cute animal drawings!"

Sally Bollinger

Sally Bollinger

Sally Bollinger is a cartoonist and filmmaker whose has written and drawn more Shakespeare adaptions then she can count. Sally can’t draw horses but she tries anyway. You can find her Hamlet related epic Tragicomic on the RNZ website.

Sani

Sani

A over excited, mixed media slinging goblin child of a enby. Sani's work follows the tag line "do good recklessly", is often not so PG, and looks at overcoming self shame and trauma through humor.

(scaredy) cat

(scaredy) cat

Cat is a human-shaped cartoonist and film photographer. They like to make art about specific moments and feelings in their life, as well as dumb things their lovely friends say, queer love, and mental health. They identify as a “sad person” and like to make art that talks about that, much to the joy of their counsellor and the worry of their friends.

Screaming Monkeys

Screaming Monkeys

Screaming monkeys presents - MEET THE STRANGERS vol 2 with more strangers and another great playlist. The imagination people are back with a new zine and plenty of friends to take home.

Selcouthbird

Selcouthbird

Selcouthbird showcases the strange, weird and indescribable. She is known for her freehand patterns, angry cartoons and whimsical illustrations.

Shelby

Shelby

Shelby.makes.tiny.things and sometimes big things, but mainly tiny things. Shelby's zines are tiny, and she made them for people like you to ogle at, laugh with, and maybe even cry to.

SolarPunk.Cool

SolarPunk.Cool

Zach + Angelica make zines about their feelings, the internet, bugs, plants, yoga, coding, love, and magic.

So-Young Cho

So-Young Cho

The Ghost Journal takes a look at urban legends from around the world, from the perspective of a ghost.

Stray Design

Stray Design

Kayla creates comics and illustration zines. She is often inspired by nature - but most importantly cats.

Susurrus Games

Susurrus Games

Chris makes zines you can play- draw on them, shuffle them and pick a path through them. Find him on Instagram @susurrusgames.

Tahlia Conrad-Hinga

Tahlia Conrad-Hinga

Tahlia (also known as theworkshoptahlia) is a colour loving wahine with stories of women, birth, growth, and seasons! Her zine DANCING explores navigating a life in season and a life in change.

Tales Involving Brondo

Tales Involving Brondo

Oh, my good friend! After years of dredging blistered sleep-dry half-thoughts, the first uncanny prelude chapter of the shanty-town feud fantasy comic ‘Tales Involving Brondo’ is slowly grinding into a dimension we can see. Also available in an as-yet undefined form is ‘In Possession’ by Nick Holmes.

Tamaytka

Tamaytka

Spacey artists Tam and Shell enjoy sketching at your local cafe or petting random cats (they both have terrible allergies). Their art styles contrast like night and day (not the convenience store). So whether you like your coffee dark and sharp or sweet and fluffy we gotchu.

Tara Comics

Tara Comics

Tara Black makes live drawings documenting bookish things. She will have zines collecting her live drawings from literary festivals, her graphic novel, This Is Not a Pipe, and mini comics of her webcomic, Book Dragons - it's about a girl who finds magical book creatures under her bed and cannot get rid of them.

Tempest's Corner

Tempest's Corner

Tempest is a bubbly hurricane of colour and darkness. Her work focuses on breaking boundaries and tickling people's brain gag. She loves contrasting bright happy colours with dark and down right gorey themes.

The Bromeliad Frog

The Bromeliad Frog

Ella Casey makes zines about strange creatures growing out of plants and exploring the earth, as well as some nature photography and other miscellaneous works.

The Freedom Shop

The Freedom Shop

The Freedom Shop's aim is to spread radical information and support DIY anarchist culture; our zines celebrate stories of resistance and discuss the rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism.

Thorn Richards

Thorn Richards

Thorn loves bugs! And monsters! And other strange biomorphic beasties. They draw hundreds of 'em. Some make it onto the pages of fresh zines, in art prints and more.

Tomollusk

Tomollusk

Tomollusk (Tom Wallace) is an artist, illustrator, painter and general picture maker inspired by cartoons, movies comics. He creates a wide range of work from small intricate drawings to large scale paintings and murals.

UrsineMundanity

UrsineMundanity

Ursinemundanity is a living project - peer through a four paned window and see the inky black scribbles of Bear Bear. A beautiful comic diary dutifully recording small moments of life. Wonderful zines and tremendous stickers available!

Vincent Konrad

Vincent Konrad

Vincent makes comics about a ghost and a goblin.

WetJam

WetJam

WetJam (Jack James) makes zines for sick beans.

Will Hansen

Will Hansen

Queer! Histories! Of Aotearoa! Will's zines cover topics like trans communities & resistance, homosexual law reform, kink at pride, and the LAGANZ/Zinefest collab zines, The Archive is Alive Vol 1 and 2! Will also has personal ~trans fag~ content. All content will be very cheap - his priority is getting the Information To-The-People !

Willow Scarlett

Willow Scarlett

Willow Scarlett is a queer romance writer and marker artist, creating a range of colourful zines from posi punk portraits to pop culture fanzines.

ZetaMeleta

ZetaMeleta

Monique and Zetas make zines about space men, skeleton dogs and dust bunnies.