A TON INSU means Without Your Knowledge in French: It is an autobiographical zine with short stories about lovers and pictures taken of them without their knowledge at the time.
Cartoonist Adam Casey is turning his attention to a graphic novel adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” which was fully funded on Kickstarter. Mix in some mini-comics and that makes for a fine mess of sequential art.
AdHouse Books LLC has been a boutique publishing juggernaut since the year of 2002. Over the years, they have won and been nominated for awards within the comic profession (Ignatz, Harvey, Eisner) and the design world (AIGA, Communication Arts, Domtar Paper). Their library of publications is an eclectic mix of sequential and illustrative arts.
Aijung makes illustrated zines of poetry and personal musings about nature, creativity, and everyday moments. She will also be selling her linocuts, screenprints, and cards.
Pink art and zines
Student-Run literary and art journal that publishes VCU student-made art and literature that discusses topical social issues.
The zines I’ve created are are all very different but most have a unique illustrated style. They range from zines based on screenshots from online dating sites to an illustrated series called “home” mostly about the places in RVA I’ve inhabited.
My zine is comprised of autobio comics about gender!
photographic prints and small handmade books!
APEP Publications produces inkjet zines, prints and other paper goods in a variety of styles and formats. Subjects range from mythology and science fiction to poetry and satire. APEP zines are printed, stapled, cut, folded, sewn and glued in Chewsville, MD.
A small press focusing heavily on design and black and white. Paper products and zines.
sad girl poems, angry feminist prose, and explorations in gender and identity within relationships. sometimes funny, sometimes dark; an ongoing practice of staying alive
barely there focuses on archiving the shared experience as a small press and in the future, an artbook store
A selection of handmade artist books, zines, woodcut, letterpress and risograph prints.
The Bettys is a female art collective from the NYC tri state area, we produce bi monthly zines, events, and limited edition products created by female identified women.
Graphic designer and illustrator born in Richmond, VA. Premiere release of visual anthology “Type B”, a year long self divulged publication.
Brian publishes the punk zine Cool Hiss and makes bootleg punk tapes under the name Too Far?? Too Late??
Issues, such as the desire for personal connection, fear of loneliness, longing for perfection, and the health of our planet, are balanced between the naiveté of appearance and complexity of thought. Including private thoughts (the personal) with larger questions about humanity (the public) and the health of our planet (the natural), the work reflects my pursuit of understanding.
Anarchist Zine Distro covering all topics, self-care, PUNK stuff, radical politics/feminism/communism/veganism, etc, etc.
Student-Run literary and art journal that publishes VCU student-made art and literature that discusses topical social issues.
our zine is all about video games and the impact they’ve had on us, filled with a collaboration of work by local artists. we will also have mini prints of some of the art featured in the zine.
We make zines about the intersection of lgbtq life and sci-fi/spec fic culture, including minizines about masculinity, transness, and horror movies; a zine discussing the author’s relationship with HP Lovecraft and what weird fiction means for people with othered identities; a zine about language and memory featuring Sappho’s poetry and translations into Láadaon; and several chapbooks of original fiction.
Christine Fouron is an Illustrator and Concept Artist located in close to Southern Virginia. She loves doting away designing cute monsters and is currently selling comics and stickers featuring said monsters
Flaunt Your Fluff is a body positive zone about body hair that is slightly silly. By utilizing humor and illustration, the zine hopes to show that body hair really should not even be an issue.
RVA comix/zine collective and publisher. CKP produces a plethora of printed matter from comix, art prints, zines and posters. CKP is made up of designer/artist James Mchperson, musician/writer Harrison Stewart, and illustrator/artist Rellie Brewer.
Community High School of Arts and Academics is a progressive, alternative school in Roanoke, VA. Its Zine Club is student initiated and run. In its first two years, students have made 60 zines about everything from LGBTQ and racial equality to hating exams to fanzines to utter nonsense.
Cramhole is mostly a comic zine about a tired man working in record stores with some irrelevant pop culture writing thrown in. We just finished issue #4.
Local Richmond cultural awareness zine featuring local artist/photographer submissions.
Stories about the Southern Gothic and the Appalachian Uncanny and zines about down and out dishwashers. We’re roommates.
Dirty Consumer Enterprises is a self help agenda concerned with auto-consumption, myopia, and solipsism. Screenprints, Zines, Pins, Buttons, Stickers, Etc are for sale.
Dirt Worst is a zine. Dirt Worst is made by Joe and Rusty. Dirt Worst is filled with their adventures and ideas. Dirt Worst is a world of savagery, super science, and sorcery.
I make uncomfortably personal perzines and spread straightedge veganarchist propaganda every chance I get. Everything is political and reality is beautiful even when ugly.
Diva Cup Productions
just two chill gurls making work about identity, sexuality, media, grl pwr, and the everyday. using the motifs of instagram culture to open up a dialogue about identity and different modes of representation
An inclusive collective aiming to create encouraging spaces for under/misrepresented individuals. Not just for Grlz / All are welcome
We are a student-run comics Anthology from VCU that publishes student work annually. We promote student work and student creators, aiming to create a strong, unified comics community at VCU.
stories real & imagined by a queer southern punk
Erin and Stephan are local illustrators debuting a collaborative fanzine, “So Tasty!”, which celebrates food illustration and the Monster Hunter series. Come for the zine, stay for the prints, postcards, and stickers!
I will be selling hand made and illustrated zines featuring subject matter on video games, films, pop culture, and original narratives. I will also have art prints, lapel pins, sticker packs, and possibly t shirts.
Short comics, illustrations, and full color zines.
Firestorm Books & Coffee and Asheville Anti-Racism
Firestorm is a worker-owned queer / anarchist bookstore and vegan cafe. Our eight year old co-operative provides critical community space and hosts grassroots meetings, workshops, author events, speakers and presentations.
My work, both sequential and as stand alone illustrations, are a bit whimsical and wicked. I draw a lot of inspiration from folklore and literary puns.
Crosswords, tincture recipes, and randomness from an unfocused, sloppy witch tryin’ to put something out in the universe. Sharing the table with other queer witches tbd.
GBFW2W stands for Greyhound Bus From Wherever to Wherever, a phrase overheard on the streets of San Francisco, it embodies a spirit of adventure and wonderment that we’re hoping to share in this issue. We take you to Japan, where Set reconnects with her family Moogfest, in Durham, NC where Set and Rachel experience the festival celebrating art, music & technology; and Sedona, AZ, where Rachel hangs out on some vortexes.
GenderFail is a publishing and creative project focusing on the perspectives of Queer, Trans, and People of Color. Started in the summer of 2015, GenderFail is a small press run by Brett Erich Suemnicht. Suemnicht who is currently an MFA student at VCU, invites artists to create an original zine that challenges heteronormativity, gender, or racism. Publications exhibited in the fair would include various zines; Abortion Services, FxNx, Things Found & Dealt With and Hawking Sexist Chemicals. Other materials would include patches, prints and shirts.
A pair of screen printers, focused on pressure on the body. We make prints, greeting cards and zines.
I’m going to make a really pretty zine. YOU’LL SEE. you’ll all see.
A collection of poems from summer 2015. Snippets of journal entries, small haikus, little lines.
Xeroxed photographic documentation of skateboarding, freight trains, and outsider/folk art(ist).
Ha & Maeve & T
Long distance and close distance friends making things and falling in love with each other.
Haiku & Holga includes haiku and holga photographs, mostly about NYC. I am currently working on two new projects. One is about the natural history museum in Paris.
Harolds House Vol1
A photography Zine dedicated to strictly minorities all photographed in Richmond, VA. Photographs will include small inserts from interviews and quotes concerning race, appropriation, violence, women struggles and self reflection
Autobiographical zines focusing on my experiences in being a fan of professional wrestling.
To showcase and sell a collection of bookbinded journals that are crafted by hand. I will also be selling small zines of intimate poems and other related items.
ICE CREAM SUPPORT GROUP
ice cream support group is a platform for the creative and curious based in Richmond, Virginia. We created this group when we realized that there is a lack of platform for POC and QPOC to have mastery over the spaces in which they perform, a network which to upload and/or promote their material, and a collective of artists for them to meet, work with, and to produce collaborations with. We want this group to serve as a reminder that to be a POC is a work of art in itself, our voice, our words and our work is excellent period because it is presented from a standpoint that derives from the normative ones we often see and are forcefully placed in. We all have the ability to excel at the things we’re good in, we have the ability to learn new things, and that it IS possible to make space for ourselves in a world where the subject of spaces for qpoc artists and humans are often ignored. We are the ice cream support group. #supporticecream
Letterpressed and screenprinted collages of bicycle muses and vegetable dreams. Projects are both individual and collaborative. A crunchy mess of earth-y and petroleum-based products.
A neat bundle of sketches of the soul of the city. From me to you.
Per, Photo and DIY PUNK Zines
James Greer is a self-taught artist and illustrator with deep roots in the punk and skateboard communities. His drawings are inspired by both his dreams and the surreal qualities of waking life.
JC writes on the topic of disability and mental health. Her zine Tributaries is about her experience with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She also edits and compiles Collide, a zine on the intersection of physical and mental illness.
Zines on subjects such as anarchism, anarcho redneck, queerness, step parenting, herbal medicine, witchcraft, gender, diy, haiku and more. Also featuring locally made herbal tinctures and possibly other crafts.
ONES is a collection of drawings of people experiencing relationships between space and one another in dreamlike interactions. Negotiating between obstruction and attachment, figures engage their surroundings in images that explore relationships between figure and ground, people and place.
Holy Data was a collaboration between my friend Molly Hastings and I. We specialize in risograph printed matters; including, illustrated zines and alt comics. In addition, you could swing by our table for tiny sculpey sculptures & pinssss *<:^)
KC & Co.
A collection of zines created by queer, poc, and female artists!
Kelli Moore is a native rva freelance artist whose work ranges from personal reflections to unconventional humor that anyone can relate to.
Halloween Fun is a three-part journey thru ecstasy n’ agony, visions n’ nightmares. Will our hero, pure of heart, emerge triumphant in the battle of good vs evil?
Richmond based press focusing on punk/hardcore, straight edge, veganism, and Shakespeare.
Zines including ‘Summer Comes With A Vengeance’ along with others and a smaller mini zine that is untitled. ‘Summer Comes With A Vengeance’ is a zine detailing the first day coming home from college in which I narrate my thoughts on death and relate the patterns regulated in my life to larger universal cycles.
mainly based on personal experiences, coalition of collages and writings like small poems. themes derive from attention to details of surroundings and a lust for beauty, as well as passion and searches for truth.
Queer emo nu metal Richmond rat releasing the first of hopefully a series sharing the stories of queer / radical identifying Muslims.
We are two craft-nasty best friends making things together. Me-Party (bri gribben) and If I Could Turn Back Time (Cody Platt) are two badass perzines exploring themes such as: feminism, sex, queerness, emotions, and personal growth. Our table will also include The BC Show (a collaborative zine), prints, drawings, crafts, and hand-drawn sticker requests.
Bizhan Khodabandeh is an award winning comic artist who will be available to sign and sell you his books, prints and more.
Mini comics and books ranging from self help to just plain weird.
Million Dollar Underwear
A slice of life humor zine
Unique handmade and custom comics and toys for awesome people!
Monocle-Lash Anti-Press publishes avant-garde literature, art, social theory, translations and histories. Its Revenant series focuses on groundbreaking DIY research and previously unpublished translations of 19th Century counter-culture. The press also attempts to explore the connections between the avant-garde and other marginal communities such as Role-Playing, Weird Fiction, Occultism, Noise, Metal, etc. approached from a radical perspective.
New neighbor makes and sells a variety of crafts including zines, embroidery, prints, jewelry, home goods and others. We are available for custom projects such as illustration and graphic design work as well as wood working and architectural detail projects. We have a passion for experimentation and would like to help however we can. Don’t be afraid to knock.
Nicole Killian’s work explores how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and shared online platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity from a queer, feminist perspective. She is interested in the repetition, looping, and dissemination of content.
Nik & Jake
No Meat, Yes Beer
No Meat, Yes Beer is a zine for people eating in Richmond who might want to try other restaurants not featured in Style Weekly or other places generally known to be veggie-friendly. Journey with amateur restaurant-reviewer Caito Faceberk as she drinks domestic beer and finds food she can eat at area restaurants.
OCD Throws Bows
A Zine about OCD from someone who has been there. Will also be selling The Pants of Many Mothers, my Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants/Mad Mad mashup fanfiction zine.
We are connected to people we don’t know, music we’ve never heard, ancestors we’ve never known, lovers we’ve never kissed. A social fabric, tightly bound and seldom acknowledged, a pattern language. We asked for submissions of one-color, abstract, non-representational patterns, designs, scribblings, gestures, meditations, poetics, rages, tears, whims, fears, follies, insights and intuitions. Each individual expression, became layered designs in the form of large-scale collective screenprints and zines.
‘The Other Woman’ is a gorgeous pairing of poetry and illustration. ‘Fear’ is an exploration of all that makes us squirm.
New works of satire, old works of coffee
Print Club @ VCU
Print Club at VCU is dedicated to teaching VCU students printmaking techniques beyond an academic setting, and to help students apply their skills as a printmaker professionally.
Best known for graphic novel “The Poet and the Flea” about the poet-painter William Blake. From gothic and macabre to quirky and strange. Featuring zines such as “Hello Blob” and “The Ink Drinker.”
A socially-minded art and literary ‘zine exploring the imaginary, the nostalgic, and the otherworldly
Zines, books, and prints–oddities and organic growths to meant to pacify the enormous simple grief of singular existence.
RAY RAY BOOKS is a publisher of exceptional up-and-coming artists, cartoonists and writers.
REACH makes educational zines involving nature and mythology as well as mini coloring books. Photographic prints will also be available as well as linocuts and screen prints.
Rebecca Luu is a recent VCU Arts graduate interested in fantasy illustration and character creation. Her most recent projects are about exploring her Vietnamese identity.
Red 40: people’s poetry prose art other for you
Red 40 is a poetry & art collective based in Richmond VA committed to self-publishing work from any background/interest/genre/theme, in order to provide an open creative space without the gaze of high-brow ‘literary editors’.
We create zines about dance, awkward moments, and bizzare history. Our newest zine is an advocacy zine about caring for aging populations. We also have kid-friendly zines and tiny zines meant as small “just because” gifts.
Red Tent is a submission based zine–we accept art, illustrations, cartoons, poetry, fiction, interpretive dance, cultural criticism, political manifestos etc. There is only one requirement: all content must be created during the time that the artist is menstruating (but need not be about menstruating, unless they really want). By providing a space to showcase what we are capable of creating during our periods, we hope to make this a vehicle for celebrating our powers and countering the idea that menstruation is a source of weakness or something we have to hide.
Retrofit Comics / Big Planet Comics are a small press comic publisher teamup putting out awesome comics! We hail from Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC!
The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project (RRFP) seeks to further Reproductive Justice by providing practical and financial support for abortion services in Virginia and surrounding communities. RRFP strives to be a resource to the community by engaging in grassroots advocacy for the full spectrum of reproductive rights, health and justice.
I am an indie writer, martial arts expert, and mystic from Richmond, VA who made his first zine in 1980. My works include the novels “Chatters on the Tide.” “Ghilan” and “The 14th Mansion” as well as numerous poems, ‘zines, comic books, and short pieces, including the popular pamphlet “Self-Defense for Activists.”
RVA Game Jams is a local group that’s all about collaboration, learning, and making indie games. We’re featuring mini tutorials and video game-related zines!
We formed Sad Girl Shoppe a year ago as an outlet to share our artwork and engage in communities we identify with, online and irl– marginalized groups like women, POC, LGBTQ and gender non-comforming individuals, and those suffering from mental or physical health problems. “To-Do When You’re Sad” features the narratives of those that have been affected by depression. We aim to continue producing work that highlights the voices of groups that our society has traditionally ignored/silenced.
a small zine about insignificant historical events from the 1980s and 1990s.
Sarah Thompson Butler is a local illustrator and designer selling her original zines, art prints, buttons, and more.
We are a group of illustrators from Richmond, VA offering gorgeous, striking, and creepy scientific illustration prints, editorial illustrations, medical graphic novels, science zines, and everything in between. Come support your local science artists!
Baby-Sitters Club review, perzines, and all things poop-related
Something Something Press/RVA Peer Support/Offender Empowerment Initiative
Something Something Press is a distro and publisher located in Richmond, VA that distributes materials that focus on radical mental health and community empowerment.
RVA Peer Support is a grassroots project started in 2010 that holds non-judgmental spaces for frank discussions about mental health, daily struggles and accomplishments, and spreading the idea of intentional peer support outside of meetings. RVA Peer Support holds spaces without the assistance or input from mental health professionals: We are not mental health professionals.
Offender Empowerment Initiative is a grassroots radical social movement service organization that brings the ideas of intentional peer support, radical mental health, direct action, and activism together to empower offenders and inmates with mental health concerns to create the change they wish to see in their communities.
the sub-sub-sub group is a publisher of spooky tales, original works of art and literature, and is most well known for The Spooklet. The Spooklet is a quirkily scary, mildly frightening, eerie, supernatural, but not quite nightmare-inducing zine. Read it, if you dare…..
I’m a local Richmond illustrator selling stickers, temporary tattoos, buttons and zines that border on being way too personal!
I have been writing poetry for a long time, but have not ever shown anyone, nor have I published art before. This is a collection of my work which scares me the most because I write my exact thoughts – it is extraordinarily deliberate. This zine is fairly selfish but hopefully floral.
Art & Comic shop in Charlottesville Va- we specialize in small press comics and work with illustrators all over the world to make limited edition posters.
Abstract Art as resistance/Transhumanism
Tiles is a collection of illustrations based on poems I have written in the last year. Along with my zine I am including a CD of spoken word of said poems. The subject matter includes my experiences both good and bad as a person who makes art living in the city of Richmond.
Second House releases comics, pop culture art, and music by Todd Webb
Travel On is a perzine chronicling David’s experiences living and working in various parks and wildlife refuges around the country. He shares stories of off-trail winter hikes, working on controlled fires, exploring local culture, meeting strangers in bars, and being detained at an international border crossing.
Finding A Place & Trusting It For A While is a zine that pulls from the sketchbooks and personal journals of artist Tristin Miller. The title of this zine comes from the John Cage Rules.
“Rule 1: Find a place you trust, and then, try trusting it for a while.”. – John Cage
The Wheelhouse is a Toronto-based supporting resource for those facing barriers of accessibility,with an intersectional approach to social justice. The art created by its members challenges not only gender-based oppression, but also the racist and classist structures that limit us as individuals and as a community.
FIRSTS: A zine about first experiences as queer youth.
SECONDS: A spiritual successor to Firsts, about coming into our own as queer people.
SOLDIERS OF SORROW: A fanzine about giant robots.
OWNER OF A LONELY HEART: A zine about dealing with depression.
humanity, understanding, respect for all, mindful experimentation, personal growth
looking at everyday struggles through the lens of being black, queer and non-binary. i make zines that challenge popular notions of the way we think about inclusivity of intersecting identities, particularly black identities, in white dominated spaces.
Zinesboro is a roving zine library and smalltime publisher based out of Carrboro, NC. Our goal is to promote and share DIY arts through pop-up events around the Triangle and publish original artzines and chapbooks.
A collaborative project that arose out of our desire to do more than simply meet, write and discuss in a writer’s group.
I have a collection of zines and printed media spanning over the course of the past 4 years of my life. I am also the drummer of Fetish Gear and local heavy music merch girl 🙂