SAVE THE DATE - 20 & 21st August 2016
Hey zinesters! You may have noticed the ZICS gang have been busy bees recently, and we are pleased to announce we have been working to lock in #20ZICSteen for the 20th and 21st of August at The Edge, SLQ Southbank!
We're launching the usual pozible fundraiser very soon but in the meantime if you have any ideas for PANELS, WORKSHOPS, GUESTS or EVENTS you'd like to see this year (or really just any feedback or ideas) please send them our way thru Facebook, preferably before May 30th!
We're super excited to see you all again this year and have some very special guests to announce so stay tuned for more news :)
Rad flier by Kay Leanne
Dont forget kids Freed comics tomorrow at all comic shops worldwide and most shops will have independant artists like myself doing sketches and selling their indie comics and zines. .. see you there.
If you are free at 6pm this evening come along to the ZICS planning meeting! There will be snacks.
If you are keen to join the ZICS committee but you don't have a lot of free time, we still want to hear from you - PM us for a good time :)
Want to meet the team behind ZICS?
Want to have your say on how ZICS is run?
Want to contribute to the ongoing support of Brisbane's Zine & Comic community?
Want to eat delicious snacks?
This is the meeting for you!
We will be meeting at 6pm in WINDOW BAY 4 at the Edge in Southbank. Bring a friend!
This coming Saturday at Junky Comics! Too Fat To Skate Zine ~ 'Issue Two' Launch!! Go show your support and pick up a copy of this ace Brissie based fanzine!
Too Fat To Skate is a Brisbane-based zine created by friends Matthew Lynch and Harrison McCormack. Through their interviews, the pair aim to focus on and expose the bands within the underground alternative/hardcore/punk music scene. After releasing their first issue late last year featuring POSTBLUE, COLUMBUS, OSLOW, CLOWNS and WARM THOUGHTS; the guys will celebrate the launch of the zine as well as the second issue of TFTS @ Junky Comics.
Issue Two will feature...
Limited copies of both Issue One and Two will be for sale on the night.
Our sincere thanks goes out to Junky Comics for allowing us to host this event in their incredible store. Make sure you come and support these guys whilst you're here!
We look forward to meeting you all.
Matt and Harry. xx
ZICS co-founder, Jeremy Staples is cycling from Brisbane to Sydney to be part of FailureLab Sydney: The Highs & Lows of the Creative Journey at Vivid Ideas. During the trip, Jeremy will be hosting a number of Positive Failure events as well as creating a new body of work based on the subject of failure. The goal of the project is to encourage positive dialogue around the often-taboo subject of failure. The launch will take place at The Edge, Queensland on 1 May at 2pm.
After approaching Jeremy to be a storyteller at the Failure:Lab Sydney event as part of @[204632769637501:274:Vivid Ideas], he suggested creating an extra element to the event by travelling from Brisbane to Sydney on his bicycle, which will also allow him to create new work based on the subject of failure.
POSITIVE FAILURE DISCUSSION TOUR DATES:
- SUN 1 May: Ride Launch Event @ @[246419308104:274:The Edge, Queensland], 2pm - Guests: James Straker, Megan Starr-Thomas
- WED 4 May: @[135349042074:274:Warwick Art Gallery], 5:30pm
Failure:Lab [Positive Failures Artist Talk by Jeremy Staples]
- FRI 6 May: @[173276979535094:274:Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery], 6pm
- THU 12 May: @[220741421296033:274:NERAM-New England Regional Art Museum], Armidale, 3pm
- SAT 14 May: @[109787909150591:274:Tamworth Regional Gallery], 10:30am
- THUR 19 May: @[248807475149510:274:The Commons], Newcastle, time 6:00pm
- SAT 28 May: FailureLab Sydney: The Highs & Lows of the Creative Journey
Jeremy will be showing his bravery as a creative entrepreneur and share his experiences on a very personal level at these free Positive Failure artist talks. Along with sharing his own Positive Failures, he will invite local creatives to share their own experiences with the aim to break down the fear of failure. These intimate events will no doubt inspire and encourage all forms of creativity.
To keep in line with the @[373358819415428:274:FAILURE\:LAB] Sydney and Vivid Ideas canon of supporting creative industries, fostering stronger networks and encouraging professional development we have created an itinerary of travel stops between Brisbane and Sydney which includes galleries, cultural and community organisations as stopping points.
By creating a project that will start in Queensland and end in New South Wales, we aim to create linkages between cultural organisations along the east coast of Australia, whilst also contributing the goal of encouraging positive dialogue around the often-taboo subject of failure.
Follow the journey by attending this event. Find out where Jeremy is during May as he cycles from Queensland to New South Wales, collecting positive failure stories along the way.
We are looking for partners to work with on this special project. You might be a person with a positive failure story?
Perhaps you own a hotel and you want to put Jeremy up for the night (in trade for some social media call outs and tags, of course!)?
Maybe you own a gallery and you want Jeremy to visit?
Please get in touch and find out how you can support the Failure:Lab Journey.
Jeremy Staples http://www.thestaples.com.au
Simone Sheridan http://www.simonesheridan.net
It's real! It's happening! Donate and snatch some sweet goods hot off the press ;) :D :P
Here's a link to a Pozible for this year's fair. Please donate if you can and help cover essential costs like hall hire! There are some great rewards, including a poster pack, tote bag and original art.