Check out the confirmed tablers below! We will update this list at least once a week as more zine-makers and distros are registered. Tables are listed in alphabetical order.
Tablers: If your group isn’t listed below when it should be or if there is any information you’d like to be added or removed, please contact us at richmondzinefst [at] yahoo.com. (Last update: 2013 October 4)
AdHouse Books has been a boutique publishing juggernaut since the year of 2002. Their library of publications is an eclectic mix of sequential and illustrative arts.
Aijung makes illustrated booklets of poetry and musings on the beautiful and mundane details of life. She is an artist who creates linocut prints and produced her own deck of divination cards called “The Golden Moth Illumination Deck.”
Artificial Heart Communications
We’re involved in everything.
Click Clack Distro
Click Clack Distro is closing after a lovely 5 years serving the zine community. The 2013 Richmond Zine Fest will be the last event we attend. We stock zines on mental health, health, feminism, perzines, etc and all must be sold!
CLOWN MEAT PRESS
Clown Meat Press is
-MS Paint Wizard
- Specializing in the funny and sad
- Digital Art Designer
- Photographer like No Other
Come on down for a little bit of the funny,sad, beautiful and of course the handmade.
We are a group of comic artists that self-publish comic mini’s and full-length comics as well as sell screen-printed shirts and art prints. We regularly meet on Sunday mornings which is where the Comics Church name came from.
Cups of Love
Three longtime admirers of Zine Fest, creating small drawing zines to participate for the first time. Patrick, Rachel, and Chris.
I currently write two zines on the regular: Habits of Being & Secret Bully. You can see more about them here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HabitsofBeing or listen to my audio zine here: http://habitsofbeing.bandcamp.com/
Habits of Being is an oral history zine that consists of both a print zine and a cassette audio zine. In the most recent issue, I interviewed three permanent residents of SuBAMUH (the Susan B. Anthony Memorial Unrest Home), a women’s intentional community in rural Ohio. The print zine contains the edited transcripts of the interviews intertwined with my own personal reflections and writing. The audio zine contains these women’s voices along with music and my own narration. Secret Bully is a new personal zine. The first issue deals with moving away from New York for the first time at almost 30 years old and the grief surrounding it. I will also have “Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind,” an anthology by Victoria Law and China Martins, that I contributed a chapter to about parental grief and loss. And, lastly, a small amount of handmade lino cut prints and rubber stamps.
The DC Zinefest is an independent event organized to provide a space for zine makers, self-published artists and writers to share their work with each other and the Washington D.C. community. We hope to support a community that is based in do-it-yourself practices and ethics through providing the opportunity to expo, workshop, and hang out with zines. If we don’t do it ourselves, no one will do it for us.
Dead Man Blues
an existential collage, manifesting itself in the form of self-portraiture. a collection of photographs, drawings, musings, and tangible thought.
Deep Sleep is the most recent product in a line of zines portraying graffiti, skateboarding, traveling, hopping, and other mischief.
The purpose of the temple of the greater head is bi-fold: First to hook, then having hooked, to redirect the practitioner’s attention from the bait, up the line towards the fisherman.
And seeing the fisherman, the greater head whispers inside of our minds, “Why?”
One of the few zines addressing OCD from a radical mental health perspective, OCD Throws Bows is critical of the Icarus Project but interested in opening up a more inclusive dialogue about how to live with mental illness (or whatever you choose to call it).
Douglas Philip Jocham /#olympusboyz
Featuring all original all film photography zines by Douglas Philip Jocham & Hunter G. Moore. Photography work includes graffiti, skateboarding, portraiture, and Richmond life in general.
Dreamy and free-spirited, Dre’s comics represent seriously strong story telling and sophisticated imagery. Dre’s work investigates relationships and underground culture in an animated way.
Fluxxii is a mental health distro whose goal is to support radical, community-based mental health through independent publishing and distribution.
We are a radical lending library and community space located at 506 S Pine Street in the historic neighborhood of Oregon Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Our collection includes books, zines, periodicals, and other media about class, labor, feminism, sex, queer issues, immigration, anarchism, DIY, health, fiction, biography, art, film, religion, travel, psychology, peace, communism, poetry, plays, revolution, energy, environmentalism, animal rights, disability issues, gender, economics, urban studies, education, race, civil rights, and more!
Psychedelic new wave street kitsch.
Free Your Mind
Skateboarding/Street Art Zine
Born out of an unholy pact forged in the darkest recesses of art school, Friends of Ibn Firnas is an informal group of like-minded kids who share a lack of faith in art for art’s sake. We are comprised of radical illustrators, printmakers and comix artists, producing a variety of zines, comics, posters and murals.
Garbage Cats are two girls who like making and distributing art zines and DIY comic books. Our recent venture is “Nard Thoughtz,” a fanzine full of Nardwuar related comics, favorite Nardwuar moments, a paperdoll, and a dissection of camp aesthetics in Nardwuar interviews!
Girls Rock! RVA is a not-for-profit organization in Richmond, Virginia with three years of success under our belt! Our mission is to facilitate a space in Richmond that empowers girls to collaborate creatively in an environment of mutual respect and positive self-expression. GR!RVA is fully operated by a dedicated group of volunteers. Like many of the other Girls Rock! Camps across the United States, Canada, and Europe, we use music education as a foundation for personal growth, self-expression, confidence building, and much, much more.
Two artists working in zine format. We are also producing and collaborating on screenprinted media.
Jake Cunningham – Dear America / Draft Dodger Zine
Draft Dodger Zine is a new fanzine about diy punk and diy culture. Distributed for free!
Dear America I’m lost while having taken many forms is on its 7th or 8th zine returning to zinefest after a too long break!
Rusty and Joe make three things:
- dreams come true
I produce hand made mini comix that are actually magazine size, so I don’t really consider them mini. I call them comixzines because they have the DIY aesthetic of zine culture but in comic format. I dabble in experimenting with different paper types to create them. I also make art prints and stickers.
HI! We are Kevin and Maily and are a collaborative team from Baltimore. As students in the MFA Illustration Practice program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), we love to work with pattern, humor, and pugs. Our zines for sale range from narrative stories to Amanda Bynes’ tweets. We also have prints for sale. Come by and say hi!
punk, sass & sad outta lil’s house two in richmond, va
Comics, zines, toys, dolls, cute, ugly, funny, serious, bunnies, robots, monsters, you, me.
Cuddle Puddles and Hot Pants Zine- zines with a focus on DIY, vegan, sober, punk, feminist, anarchist thought
On Flora is a brand-new zine celebrating the art of plants and flowers.
open minds zine project
these zines are from a writing workshop in the richmond city jail that has been going on for over two years.
A small group of artists and friends working out of North Carolina. We use various forms of creative expression to spread ideas, celebrate and create our individual and collective identities, and participate in the conversation. Stop by our table for me party #1 and #2, UTOPIA OR, and more!
Peripheralism is a small project thrown together by Brian Noble, Inga Schunn and Caitlin Crow exploring alternate dimensions seen out of the corner of one’s eye.
Poictesme, a literature and art journal run out of the Student Media Center at VCU, will be distributing its first chapbook, Cobblestone(s). Cobblestone(s) includes poetry, prose, and art from VCU students and alumni.
Popular Demand has been the best-selling magazine in the United States for two years running.
Imaginary. Imaginary. Otherworldly.
Rachel Scheer is a comic artist living in Washington, DC. She writes and
illustrates Rachel Comics mini comics, droll, humorous autobiographical
comics based on life now, in her late 20s, and her life in high school. Her
newest mini comic series In Between Naps is adapted from her high
Ramsey Everydaypants is a zine maker and comic book arist living in Philly. She makes short comics about her life, punk, and growing up.
We’re an abortion fund for Virginia based out of Richmond and we’re trying to to get our info out there. And yes we have a zine!
I am an indie writer, martial arts expert, occultist and mystic from Richmond, VA. My writing credits include the fiction novels “Chatters on the Tide” and “Ghilan”, the martial arts books “The Cabal Fang Martial Arts Manual” and “Wisdom of the Raven” and numerous poems, ‘zines, comic books, and short pieces including the popular pamphlet “Self-Defense for Activists.”
The Runcible Spoon is a quarterly(ish) food zine based in Washington, D.C. Our goal is to capture the pleasure and playfulness of eating through imaginative, delicious (and sometimes made up) recipes, illustration, storytelling and collage.
RVA Zine Fest Organizers Make Zines, Too, Table
Celina Nicole, Mara Hyman, Brian Baynes, and Mo Karn … “Doin’ our thing while we’re doing our thang.”
I just put together a website with free resources (videos, recipes, nutritional info) for people who want to eat well on a budget and a frantic schedule. I will be providing a zine with a recipe in both english and spanish as well as a sample of one of the recipes on the site.
Studio Two Three is a non-profit communal printmaking workshop and print-specific gallery in the Richmond metropolitan area. We offer professional facilities, affordable communal workspace for emerging and mid-career artists, educational programming and outreach, and an innovative gallery dedicated to fine art prints. Richmond is a city full of artistic talent, and S23 provides a community and a space to support that talent. We are located at 1617 W. Main Street in the Fan’s Uptown Arts District, just up the block from Reynolds Gallery, Page Bond Gallery, and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Stuff Redux is Richmond’s creative reuse center dedicated to promoting creativity, art, environmental sustainability, education, and community engagement through the collection and redistribution of traditionally discarded materials.Located at 1605 Rhoadmiller St, our organization aims to provide a home for Richmond’s creative movers and shakers, and a nexus for ideas and community supported projects that address environmental sustainability, education, collaboration, and the arts.
The Sub-Sub-Sub Group
A collective of 3, The Sub-Sub-Sub Group has been working together for over a decade on various projects, including artists’ books, zines, and small works. They have been contributors to Art-o-Mat, Bizarre Market, Projet Mobilivre, and the Annual Edible Books Festival. 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of The Spooklet zine, an autumnal celebration of the paranormal.
Team Wet Dog publishes Conspiratorial, a serialized mystery set in Washington, D.C., along with other fiction and mixed media.
VCU Book Arts Class
Undergraduate and graduate students from a VCUarts Book Arts class will offer small editions of artists’ books and zines.
We are a university letterpress shop that specializes in books and broadsides. Our student books are in Special Collections around the country.
Vegan Action is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to reduce animal suffering, minimize environmental impact, and improve human health. A large part of our promotion of veganism is through fun and delicious cooking. We have several awesome cookzines in addition to information at our table.
weed it, then eat it! apothecary
weed it, then eat it! (richmond, va) will have zines on herbal medicine/ self-care. we will also have homemade tinctures to help with sleep and digestion, and are here to talk about making other formulations! look for us on the workshop schedule for Beekeeping 101!
The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is located in Richmond. Wingnut hosts all sorts of sober, all ages events, such as acoustic musical performances, craft nights, food not bombs, movie screenings, workshops, group meetings, copwatch, radical sobriety support group, etc.