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Katie Monnin talking about the Graphic Novel Workshop on WJXT

Posted by Josh Jubinsky on January 11, 2011


WJXT’s Morning Show did a segment last Saturday with Katie Monnin, who was promoting her book “Teaching Graphic Novels” and her upcoming class for parents and kids at the Main Library.   Watch the news segment here.

Get more details about the class in our original post here.  The class is Saturday, January 15 from 3-4pm, and you must register to attend!

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Graphic Novel Workshop for parents and kids at the Main Library – Jan 15th at 3pm

Posted by Josh Jubinsky on January 4, 2011

Graphic novels and zines go together like chocolate and marshmallows, not all the time, but when they do – it’s awesome.  Especially when it’s involves kids, and the opportunity to get some guidance for you child creating his or her own graphic novel.

On January 15th you and your child have the opportunity to learn why reading graphic novels are “really” reading!

Katie Monnin, one of the most enthusiastic speakers I’ve ever heard (seriously!!), is coming to the Main Library.  She’s published two successful books about the literary merits of graphic novels, how to use them in the classroom, and why they rock!   As a parent, you get to come learn the who-what-when-why of you and your children reading graphic novels together, and your kids get to come and participate in a graphic novel creation activity.

Parents, sign up today for by calling the Main Library’s Children’s Department at 630-2417.

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Branching Out

Posted by Andrew Coulon on November 5, 2010

Hey friends in Riverside, Willowbranch Library is hosting a party for the 80th anniversary of the branch opening. The Zine Collection will have a small display set up so stop by and check out a few zines.  There will be games, arts, crafts and face painting for the kids.  Celebrate local history in Riverside and support your public library.

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Successful Zine Release Partyin’

Posted by Josh Jubinsky on October 9, 2010

 

Saturday’s Zine Release party was great!  Contributors to the zine got a personal copy, and other kids checked out copies of the new issue.   Everyone did a short autobiographical comic, and got to help paint some more covers of last month’s Zine Machine.  We had some new faces at the program, and they were pretty excited to hear about their comics being part of the library zine.

A few of the new issues are still available for checkout!  They are in the Main Library’s Children’s Department.  In the graphic section, right by That’s So Raven and Transformers.

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Zine Release Party!

Posted by Josh Jubinsky on October 6, 2010


This Saturday, October 9th, at the Main Library is the Zine Release Party for Issue 4 of ZINE MACHINE!  Kids ages 6-12 come use your library card to check out the newest issue of our zine!  This issue has some comics about kid’s dream schools as well as descriptions and designs of phones by kids.  At the party we’ll also be drawing comics for the next issue and having some killer snacks.  It all starts at 2pm.

Zine Machine is a zine created by kids at the Main Library.  The class meets every Tuesday in the children’s department at 4pm.

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New Zines For September

Posted by Matthew Moyer on September 1, 2010

Here is a list of new items that can be checked out at tonight’s ArtWalk event. We will be set up in front of the Main Library on Laura Street across from Hemming Plaza.

Angry Violist. Vol. 1
Beyond the Porch.
Boing Boing. Vol. 13: Media Culture Brainwash for Now People (Yes, these are the print roots of Boingboing.net).
The Billy Nayer Show. Vol. 1
Brainscan. Vol. 20 : Painting This Town With Memories.
Brainscan. Vol. 23
Caboose. Vol. 4 : The Ridiculous Issue.
Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh.
Cometbus. Vol. 34
Dawn of the Fats.
The Deformitory.
Feedback. Vol. 6
Flipside. Vol. 88
A Given Fancy Book is on Fire.
Jetplane. Vol. 2
Ker-bloom! Vol. 82
Married to the Sea Presents: Mark of Cani – A Story About Ink.
Memoirs of a Queer Hapa. Vol. 2
Milkyboots. Vol. 9
Motorbooty. Vol. 9
Never Any Time For Sleep…
No Better Than Apples. Vol. 6 : Piecemeal
Node Pajomo
The Obscure Animal Compendium. Vol. 3
Opulence! Crap
Playing Stickball on Company Time
Pocket Book. Vol. 3
Rational Inquirer. Vol. 2
Rational Inquirer. Vol. 6
Rational Inquirer. Vol. 7
Razorcake. Vol. 56
The Reckless Joy of Wattage Unused.
Savage Forest.
SIP. Vol. 3
Sobstory. Vol. 7
The Spanish Civil War.
Stoked on Spokes: A Community Cycling Resource Guide
Stop Smiling. Vol. 2
Swift Winds.
Tail Spins. Vol. 30
Tail Spins. Vol. 33
These United States of Annerica.
Under the Volcano. Vol. 47
Unemployment.
We’ll Never Have Paris. Vol. 5 : Home
Xtra Tuf. Vol. 5 : The Strike Issue
You Don’t Get There From Here. Vol. 13

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April Art Walk

Posted by Andrew Coulon on March 30, 2010

Tough Junkie flyer

You know you want to be there…..

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The Big Zine Takeover

Posted by Matthew Moyer on March 12, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated in and attended our events (a Zine Symposium?) at this year’s Much Ado About Books festival. We had a great response and from what I’ve heard, our events were the best attended of the day. See you next year? Hmmmmm.

The panel went very well with Max Michaels (Movement), Tom Pennington (The Hum), Joe LaChut (Seven Inches To Freedom), and Ian Koss (Ink 19) sumbitting to questions from the moderator and the audience on all manner of topics relating to zines, the realities of independent publishing, online vs. print, and their own work. There was some spirited discussion amongst the authors about online vs. print and how big a zine could be and still be considered a “zine,” but overall it was so great to have a multigenerational meeting of writers who’ve given over such a large part of their lives to zines and recognize the importance of independent publishing.

The reading had a completely different vibe, swinging from irreverant to bawdy to downright biblical at the drop of a hat. John Fahy (of punk zine Maximum Rock and Roll) was kind enough to substitute for the sadly-absent Shelton Hull at the last moment, and had the audience in stitches with a tale of the humiliations and joys of touring Europe on a shoestring in a punk band. Duncan Barlow (Super Cell Anemia, Astrophil Press) read a reflective excerpt from a novel/memoir he is finishing. Patrick Hughes (Diary of Indignities) had the audience alternately roaring with laughter and gasping in surprise as he read a chapter from his Tom Sawyer-meets-small town boredom-meets-junk culture overload collection Diary of Indignities. Alan Justiss finished the event with a performance full of gravitas and rebel cool. He eschewed a microphone, stood to his feet, and read a selection of incredible poetry that reaffirms his status as a mentor to many of Jacksonville’s young wordsmiths.

Afterwards everyone posed for photos (wouldn’t you?), exchanged contacts, and breathed a huge sigh of relief.

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Black Kids Love Zines!

Posted by Josh Jubinsky on March 10, 2010


Be sure to get your limited edition ‘Read Zines’ poster featuring the Black Kids!   We’ll be giving out posters at the Zine Collection booth on Friday and Saturday of the Harvest of Hope festival.  And of course you’ll be able to get your poster and check out some zines on March 27th at the Zine Collection table at Riverside Arts Market.

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Much Ado About Zines Recap

Posted by Josh Jubinsky on March 8, 2010

The Zine Collection events for Much Ado About Books were a huge success.  The panel discussion, though a bit early for some of the punx, had a great turnout.  Max Michaels,  Ian Koss,  Tom Pennington and Joe Lachut carried on a lively and engaging discussion.  

Joe Lachut from Forts Myers brought up some people with him, including John Fahy, who writes for Maximum Rock n Roll and his own zine “Your Day Will Come”.  Since Shelton Hull was absent, Fahy did a last-minute reading from his newest article in MRR.  It was an amazing piece detailing his band Merkit touring Europe.  Duncan Barlow had a more subdued and thoughtful, though no less awesome, reading.  And Patrick Hughes followed with a comedic outpour of energy. Alan Justiss powerfully read some of his poems with a brilliance of wisdom and experience as his pedestal.  

Thanks again to everyone who came to the event.

Check out pictures from the event I took here and pictures from Jenny and Tom of Reax Magazine here. We have video of the entire event. Once it’s edited down a bit, we’ll post that in installments as well.

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