Virtual Table Map

Welcome to the KC Zine Con Virtual Table page — our online exhibitor's hall!

The virtual table page is arranged randomly, and the order of the tables changes every time you refresh the page.

You can also search the tables by category.

Mara Gervais

they/she/he
Davis, CA


adult content, AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, photography, Queer-creator, zines under $5


No-Comply:illustrated mini-zine showing the sequence of a skate trick Mushroom Cap Morphology-illustrated zine teaches you how 2 identify mushrooms based on their cap Getting My Fill:Tijuana Bible abt masturbation & sex Not Trans Queer Brown Enough:perzine abt identity & not belonging 10+ Years In Film:photozine featuring film photos taken over the course of 10+ years I Made You A Mix CD Because I Have A Crush On You:perzine abt crushes, exes, hookups, & relationships; comes w/ 20 song mix CD

        Venmo


Arte Escamilla

She / her
Kansas city, MO


art, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, photography, trades welcome!, zines under $5


My zines are very artsy and represent a slice of life from my own experiences as a Mexican-American woman. A lot of my work revolves around food and the culture I grew up with in the KC metro area. You can expect to see a lot of recipes, art, social commentary and my perspective on how I view every day life.

         Venmo


Vy Nguyen

she/her
Lee's Summit (KC Metro Area)


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator


My zines will highlight mainly the Asian-American experience but especially what it's like to be Vietnamese (my ethnicity). I will do this by interviewing the people around me, and I will include other various how-tos I will also feature a photography zine sharing photos from my trip to Vietnam in the summer of 2022 and my experience of visiting again after ten years. I plan of selling various art and photography prints as well! The proceeds here will go into funding my upcoming short film.

         Venmo


Rubi Do Trinh

she/her
Kansas City , MO 64110


art, comix, kid-friendly, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction


+ Zine about 12 sacred trees and their importance to different cultures of the world. + Zine on the monkey mind with ink and color graphic + Zine about some personal artworks related to flow process + Zine about plants + Zine about inner negative emotions and how zen can help + Graphic Novel about how kids are naturally embracing all people and nature despite of social conditioning + Graphic Novel about dragon, priestess and subconscious + Ukraine sunflower print for donations to Global Giving

       


Evan Johnson

He/Him
Shawnee KS


art, BIPOC-creator, first-time zine maker, kid-friendly, photography


I created a photography fashion zine that features me and my friends called "Well Dressed Wednesday." The main focus of the table will be selling those, but I will most likely also create some Well Dressed Wednesday themed posters to sell at the table as well.

         Venmo


Hugo Juarez Avalos

He/Him
Kansas City


adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), perzines/memoir, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


Through my artwork, I explore themes of queerness, the latinx diaspora, and celebration of identity. My table will include zines and prints made my me that explore listed themes! For the most part, I want to make connections with other zine-makers and art-makers with my art!

        


Nicky Rodriguez

she/her
Denver, CO


art, BIPOC-creator, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, zines under $5


I started making autobio zines in 2018, exploring mental health, the impermanence of time and memory, existential ennui, and the meaning of home. I continue to explore these subjects in my fiction comics and am currently focused on my graphic novel, making zines about living with chronic migraine and occipital neuralgia, and exploring understanding life as a disabled person through the lens of genres like horror.

       Venmo


Duffyboiii (aka Ryan Duff)

He/Him
Kansas City, Mo


BIPOC-creator, fandom, mini-zines, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I will have a variety of zines ranging from different themes and ideas. A majority of my zines will focus on a group of Sunflower characters that I enjoy to draw. The zines will explore their life’s, unique habitats, hobbies and lifestyles. One of the sunflowers is named Sunnie and he enjoys sunbathing and tending to his plants. Another portion of my zines will be a collage of sketches and doodles from sketchbooks that I’ve been carrying around for the past couple of years.

        Venmo


Erika Sakata Art

she/her/they/them
Kansas City (midtown, westport)


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


Erika Sakata's zines center around themes of sexuality, gender identity, and bipoc narratives. Their zines typically showcase stylistic mixed media and controlled color palettes. While largely intertwining poetry with watercolor and ink illustrations, they strive to portray their view as a mixed-raced, queer individual in the midwest to their readers.

        Venmo


Afton Lin

She/her
Kansas City, Missouri


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, first-time zine maker, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), Queer-creator, trades welcome!


I will have illustration prints, a zine showcasing sketches, a zine showing my Chinese Takeout senior thesis project from KCAI, stickers, and possibly ceramics and fiber work!

       Venmo


Robin Lewallen

They/He
KC metro area


art, BIPOC-creator, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), Queer-creator


Simple and silly zines that are colorful and playful. Joy doesn’t have to be complex, it can be simple and that’s what I put into my art - visible or not!

       Venmo


Candice Evers

she/her
St. Louis


art, BIPOC-creator, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), Neurodivergent-creator, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


messy queer zines for messy queer times

        Venmo


Nia Danielle Lovemore

She/Her
Lawrence, KS


adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, poetry/prose/fiction, zines under $5


I enjoy mature themes that involve Gothic and Fantasy tropes. I will have a comic titled, "Hot Girl Battle Royale", it is about a group of succubi gladiators fighting to the death in a hellish colosseum. I will also have a sapphic paranormal romance comic by the name of, "Delilah Rose", and a vampiric heavy metal comic named, "Shred" available. I currently have two illustrated poetry zines, "Letters from your Vampire Mistress" and "Angel of Decomposition and Rot" and more!(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

        


Eyesha Creates

she/her
St. Louis


art, BIPOC-creator, comix, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, trades welcome!, zines under $5


My zines are autobiographical, humorous and hand drawn, catering to a middle grade audience. My work revolves around food, animals, and growing pains.

         


Barbara Lane Tharas

they/them/theirs
Emporia, KS


art, BIPOC-creator, comix, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


My zines are a variety of diary and fictional original characters stories. They cover a range of topics including anti-fat bias, queerness, challenging mental health stigma, and cute fun times!

        Venmo


rae atakpa

they/them
Kansas City


BIPOC-creator, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


my zines are about black lesbian subjectivity, environmental materialism, and shadow work. gorgeous gorgeous garlic (history of, how to grow, consume, experiment) how to grow soil (on compost, food security, dust bowl) plastic as folk (animacies, deconstruct pollution purity, exploring transtemporality+entropy) FITS: a biomythography (poetry, images) feral mother (queer/reproductive justice, healing inner child, internet kid) the faces (on asemic writing, somatic processing, meaning beyond lang)

        Venmo


Fluff Punk/Rebel PYNK

she/her
Detroit, Michigan


adult content, art, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


As a zinester, I like to delve into different zine subjects ranging from art, comics, perzines, instructional, and personal poetry. And with my distro Rebel PYNK, I'd like to showcase zines with a wide variety of subjects and themes.

       Venmo


SAUCE 'zine


Wichita, KS


art, music, zines under $5


SAUCE (All Ages ICT) is a grassroots magazine dedicated to promoting local music and artists in a way free of paid advertising, online objectifizing, or SEO commercializing, It's a homage to the authentic world outside the like-economy. It's Free. It's Tangible. It's Offline. Get a copy, and if you like it, make a copy and share it.

         


sen holiday

they/xe
Twin Cities, MN


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator, zines under $5


My main comic is Skyvein, a webcomic about a band of magical misfits fighting back against an authoritarian regime to reclaim their magic and salvage what’s left of their broken world. I also have some zines featuring the bookins, Oneironauts: in a dying world, Oneirnauts: in love!, and Oneironauts: in & out of gender, which are all shorter comic zines full of mini comics.

        


Mabini Mart

they/them
Kansas City


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), Queer-creator


Mabini Mart is an artist collective - a household of makers and creators. We make a wide range of art, but our zines focus on recipe collections and fun comics about midwest life. The zine is born out of our food blog, and will have a few different recipe collections. Our series, Too Ope for the Coast, features comics about what it’s like to live in the midwest, and the strange things we do here that make us who we are. We will also have a coffee guide zine for beginner brewers.

         Venmo


Eat Yoli

she/her
Kansas City, MO


BIPOC-creator, kansas city-area zinester, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction


Eat Yoli Zines share recipes along with political history that impacted Mexican food, along with reflections and poetry.

       


Emily Alvarez

she/her
Kansas City


adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, mini-zines, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I sell stickers, pins, three art zines/books of various sizes with original work, handmade earrings and will have the first issue of my first comic at my table :^) I know this is a little premature but if possible I would love to sit next to Nia Rutledge please! I am also open to sitting at a half table rather than a full table.

       Venmo


Jen Chavez

She/Her
Chicago


art, BIPOC-creator, comix, mental health, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator


My comics and zines focus on mental health and the vulnerabilities that come with trying to honestly share those struggles. My hope is to help normalize talking about mental health whether it is through my personal narratives or the fictional worlds and characters I create.

       Venmo


Astringent Press

they/them
KCMO


art, BIPOC-creator, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, Sponsors and Community Partners, zines under $5


astringent press (ASTR) is a low-to-no cost, independent press based in kansas city, missouri. ASTR celebrates historically minoritized narratives through the creation of books, zines, and other printed ephemera accessible to all.

        


Cheeks Studio

they/them
2038 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124


adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, comix, fandom, first-time zine maker, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, music, Neurodivergent-creator, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Cheeks Studio will be representing zines made by its individual fellows as well as those made collaboratively. The subject matter of our zines ranges form madcap to instructional, from ethereal to slice-of-life. The materials we work with include photo collage, gouache, ink, graphite, colored pencil, marker, and water color.

        


BCH Comix

He/Him
Michigan


art, BIPOC-creator, comix, mental health, mini-zines, music, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, zines under $5


BCH Comix specializes in slice of life autobio tales pulled from the life of its lead creator, BluRaven C. Houvener. From the coming of age exploits of 'It's Just another day', to the erratic adventures in 'The Year of Reflection', the trials and tribulations of Jake and his crew are sure to deliver relatable life stories with a comedic edge!

      


Pill Concepcion

they/them/she/her/he/him/ any pronouns
Westport, KCMO - in the 64111


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


My zines are about the journey to find home: somewhere warm and safe and comfortable. Whether home is a physical location or an internal realization, my zines find that portrayal. These themes are explored through art sketches, challenges I've done through the year, and in comic form.

       Venmo


Botanical Books

she/her



adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, fandom, first-time zine maker, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I am a Black queer artist selling my homemade zines with themes surrounding my sexuality, my experiences with being neurodivergent, and personal stories from my life. I also have zines of my own original prose and poetry. I'm excited to share my zines, some brand new for this con, with everyone!

         


Sunrise Movement Kansas City

Group of people (please ask us!)
Organization with members in the city and across the metro


art, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, political/activism


Sunrise Movement Kansas City is a climate justice organization which, as a part of our political work, distributes a variety of zines, including - explainers on our org. and the work we do; political education (on the climate crisis, mutual aid); mutual aid/climate crisis/community resilience guides; and MORE! In addition to zines, we also distribute artwork and flyers. Our zine catalog is always growing and changing, so make sure to keep in touch and follow us on the socials!

      Venmo


Kruttika Susarla

she/her
St. Louis, MO


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines


Kruttika Susarla is an illustrator and cartoonist from Andhra Pradesh, India. She makes fiction and non-fiction comics on social, political, and literary themes.

       Venmo


Vertigo Underground

she/her
Kansas City, MO


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, Queer-creator


Coloring books and mini comics! I love turning my art into zines. Come check me out for a weird combo of skulls, vending machines and anime fan art.

        


Salem Ellis

He/They
Omaha, Nebraska


art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I’m queer, trans, Latino illustrator and I love to write zines and mini comics about a variety of topics. I love making cute, colorful pieces and my work often features sci-fi and fantasy themes, pop culture, video games, and small glimpses into my mental health journey.

       Venmo


NoRespassing

she/they
Durham, NC


adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), Queer-creator


I’m a solo illustrator and writer that makes comics and zines about my life, various identities and passions through the lens of supernatural stories. So like, a story about being trans but if it involved space parasites. Or a comic about the importance of safety regulations, and witches.

        


Mol Mir

they/them
Kansas City


art, BIPOC-creator, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5


As an artist and flatworm biologist, I make zines mainly about art and biology! I love to make things and share info with people. My fun and colorful zines include art, sketchbook pages, coloring pages, photography, biology, and more!

       Venmo


Roi Montagner

She/They
North Kansas City, MO


art, BIPOC-creator, fandom, first-time zine maker, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, music, Neurodivergent-creator, trades welcome!


My zines are various, a fair share of my original work and fanarts! There's a lot of queer representation in my art and most of my fanwork is based off of BL series and KPOP! I also do a lot of still-life studies and my favorite subjects to study are fruit, so lots of color!

         


Yekyoung Kim

they/them/he/him
Lawrence, KS


art, BIPOC-creator, comix, fandom, first-time zine maker, kid-friendly, kid-creator, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


My zines are kid friendly and oriented in simple to read fashion! I also create comics about identity and mental health. My mini-zines are simple and fun- like alligators and frogs being friends and dragons+ knights! Fandom zines will also be made for Pokemon and other interests. I also implement bookbinding techniques to my zines sometimes. My content ranges from kids books to graphic novel comics for teens. Examples can be seen on my website.

       Venmo


Kansas City Public Library


14 w 10th st Kansas City Mo


fandom, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, Sponsors and Community Partners


Zines made at the public library

          


CKP Creations

she/her
Independence, MO


art, BIPOC-creator, comix, first-time zine maker, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, poetry/prose/fiction


My zines could be defined in three categories- mental health, fantasy, and fiction.

          


Kels Choo

She/They
Colorado Springs, CO


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, comix, free zines, kid-friendly, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, political/activism, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Kelsey Choo is a Hawai‘i-raised artist self-publishing comics, zines, & other art in Colorado. A 2013 grad of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she previously lived in Chicago for 8 years. Working in a variety of mediums, their work is inspired by the environment they grew up around in Hawai‘i, their mixed East Asian background, but mostly monsters & magic. They co-organize Pikes Peak Zine Fest in Colorado Springs, & strives to foster inclusive creative communities.

      Venmo


daisyedraws

She/her
Kansas City


comix, free zines, kid-friendly, mini-zines, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Self reflection, cute, hand drawn comics :))

         


Jaylon Goode

he/him
Kansas City, Missouri


art, BIPOC-creator, comix, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, music, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Hello! My zines are collections of comics, drawings, and small writings that I've made. I'll also have prints and originals for sale!

        


Ren S.K. Studio (Ren Suchyta-Korany)

They/She
Indianapolis


art, first-time zine maker, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, zines under $5


Non-Human Neighbors is a quarterly zine, which honors beings living amongst us that are often overlooked. Each zine features art of three individuals printed in two-color by risograph in a fun 4.25 x 2.75" format. I hope this zine heightens an awareness of all of our neighbors and our interactions with them. Thanks for your support on this tiny bit of anti-speciesism! - Ren

       Venmo


JAEXIN

they/them
Springfield, MO


art, comix, fandom, free zines, mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


JAEXIN is an epicene zinester from the Midwest. They could have been an influencer but decided to devote their life to cocktails, emo bands, pixel art, comix, cassette tapes, and Pete Wentz. Critically acclaimed as ‘not bad’ and ‘an artist’, they make books about all the above.

       


MacKenzie Illustration

she/her/hers
Kansas City, MO


art, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, zines under $5


I have a variety of zines from memorials for pets to horror characters in comedic situations and more!

       Venmo


Kris Rose

she/her
Tulsa, Oklahoma


fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), perzines/memoir, political/activism, Queer-creator


I am the author of three 64-page 'zines. These 'zines will be on sale at my table. The titles are: White Riot/Black Massacre: A Brief History of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre The Final Girl: How Horror Movies Made Me a Better Feminist Mentally Unbalanced and Violent: The Hagsploitation Film

      


Art School Janitor

She/They
Warrensburg, MO


adult content, art, compilation/collaborative, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


The first kind of zine that I illustrate are educational and information-packed in order to teach people about anthropological and mental health concepts such as human evolution, who our ancestors are, and what Harm OCD is. I also like to create more fun and light-hearted zines filled with some of my illustrations, like my cupid girl series!

        Venmo


Eucalyptus Season

they/them
Dallas, Texas -- but I lived in KC for 5 years


art, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Eucalyptus Season (M) is a queer, nonbinary, multidisciplanary artist. Their work explores queerness, disability, and the feeling of not-being-at-home in their own body. They view their work largely as an experiment exploring the languages of poetry, drawing, and comics. At KC zine con they will have original zines and free stickers!

        


LaBudde Special Collections - UMKC


800 E 51st Street; Kansas City, MO 64110


Sponsors and Community Partners


LaBudde Special Collections is an archives located at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. LaBudde has been working with KC Zine Con since the first Con in 2015, collecting zines from creators and adding them to the archives. Since 2015, our Zine Collection has grown to include over 2,600 zines from dozens of genres, heavily representative of Kansas City and the larger Midwest region. We're accepting donations from creators for eternal preservation and research. Come chat about the archives!

        


Dean Stewart

they/them, he/him
Kansas City, MO (near Grandview)


art, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


My black-and-white zines feature a combination of my poetry or prose alongside traditional art. They are personal, exploring themes such as neurodivergence, gender, and recovery from unhealthy relationships. As examples, one zine, "Primordial Evil" is an exploration of gender dysphoria, sensory difficulties, and moral relativism. Another zine, "I Have Considered the Lilies" pairs visuals with the lyrics of a Connie Converse song as a tribute to the artist.

       Venmo


Sophie Jewel

She/her
Lees Summit, MO


adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, political/activism, Queer-creator, zines under $5


Mostly pinup art and adult comics, inspired heavily by vintage novelties and the retro low-brow scene. I am primarily an illustrator and painter, but have recently started drawing comics of adult situations and making zines out of compilations of my sketches.

       Venmo


speedlag

he/him/they
Kansas City


art, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, zines under $5


My zines are closely related to the artwork I make. Small explorations of ideas that take hold when my mind wanders. A zine of illustrations exploring shape and form. A zine of storyboards from a short animation. Really just reasons to share visual pieces of beauty with the world.

       


Kenzy Robbins

they/she
KCMO


art, compilation/collaborative, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), music, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


Focus on intersectional feminism, GRRRL power, and equality. We’re attempting to make the KC punk scene a safer space for young fems by talking about the issues we face within the scene and how we can combat those issues.

         Venmo


Brendan Williams-Childs and Marigold Stratford

He/him and ze/zir
Lawrence, KS


art, compilation/collaborative, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, zines under $5


Two queer creative critters (plus collaborators) making zines about translation, sci-fi, trans/queer experience, and film.

         


Casper Warren

They and He
Minneapolis, MN and Kansas City, MO (but primarily MN)


art, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), Neurodivergent-creator, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


Casper Warren is an illustrator, comics maker, poet, writer, and punk crafter with an ardor for nature. They are rampantly mixed media, but are in a long term relationship with colored pencils. Their work focuses on queer liberation, science communication, and the poetry of growing things.

      Venmo


Mariah Markt

she/her
Kansas City, MO


art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.)


An illustrated celebration of fat femme bodies.

       


Chloe Henderson

she/her
Edinburgh, Scotland


art, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


My name is Chloe Henderson and​ I am an Edinburgh-based interdisciplinary artist. I make art inspired by the natural world, mythological creatures, faerytales, nerd culture, and the radical idea that humans should be kind to every living thing. I am one half of Coin-Operated Press, and when we are not running workshops and hosting zine fairs, I make zines inspired by my experiences with anxiety, love, feminism, geocaching, and cats! In my spare time I tame unicorns and swim with mermaids.

      


Emory Brown

he/she
Lincoln, NE


adult content, art, fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Hi, I'm Emory! I make zines about queer love, mental illness, art, and whatever else I feel like.

        


Head Full of Soup

they/them
3918 Warwick Blvd, KCMO 64111


art, compilation/collaborative, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I am an independent, queer, diy zinester. My work covers a wide range of topics, from socio-political advocacy to environmental sustainability to step-by-step how-to's. I use eco-friendly/cost effective printing methods combined with recycled, repurposed, and second-hand materials, keeping my zines as affordable as possible. I hope to bring new, unique perspectives to the table and prompt conversation within the community about ways to better support one another.

        Venmo


Abigail Byrd-Stapleton

She/her
Knob Noster, Missouri


art, free zines, mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, poetry/prose/fiction


I am a poet and artist who produces visual poetry, collages, educational zines, and mini chapbooks.

         


Ren Reeder

He/him
Greenwood (right outside of Lee's summit)


adult content, art, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, political/activism, Queer-creator


I make autobio zines to help my mental health and show other people that they aren't alone in their experiences.

         Venmo


Sio Gallagher

she/her
Kansas City, MO


adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, perzines/memoir


I am a Canadian visual storyteller illustrating the nuances of life through humor, pop culture references, and sly observations via zines, prints, and stickers.

        Venmo


Moth and Candle

she/they
Kansas City


art, kansas city-area zinester, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.)


Moth and Candle publishes zines on Tarot, Candle Magic, and other divination practices.

        Venmo


Jenna Appleseed

she/her/they
England


fandom, music, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, zines under $5


Thoughts Of You, a digital charity fanzine about Beach Boy Dennis Wilson. All profits go to a homelessness charity. 2 issues ft unofficial t-shirts & unusual merch, Dennis as the true surfer of the Beach Boys, archive interviews, coverage of virtual zinefests (inc KC Zine Con 6 & 7), odd vinyl cover art, thoughts on what Dennis’ & some of his songs mean to me & fans, cartoons, & Dennis’ support & connection with homeless people. CW: contains brief mentions of abuse & mental illness.

      


Hgdesignwork

She/Her
Lawrence, KS


art, first-time zine maker, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), trades welcome!


As a student and graphic designer; Hayley's zines range from stories from life in college to design related topics to being born and raised in the midwest/KC. Her zines often explore various forms of printing and binding, made with love!

         Venmo


Mary Gladbach

she/they
Warrensburg, MO


art, first-time zine maker, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I like to make colorful fantasy art and zines about girls and mythology

         


Adrian Sparrow

They/them
St. Louis, currently


art, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, zines under $5


Comic zines featuring my slice-of-life comics, with at least one zine focusing on the loss of my parents. Alongside these comics and illustrations I’ll also be sharing a zine of my written work. Would like to table with Max Dlabick.

        


Megan Cason

They/Them
Kearney, MO


art, fandom, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


My zines depict wholesome short story narratives centered around nature, queer romance, and fantasy. Whether it be a cowgirl looking for her girlfriends necklace throughout the Wild West or a frog trying to relax in an overstimulating environment, these works strive to tell relatable stories and create a safe space to escape the trying realities of day to day life.

         Venmo


Acadia Kandora

She/Her
Fayetteville, Arkansas


art, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, perzines/memoir, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


My work is a combination of zines & prints that examine my relationship to nature and the idea of nature as both sanctuary and armor. I use landscape theory, ecofeminist themes, Deep Ecology, & modes of disruption such as the glitch to share personal narratives as a bisexual woman while calling attention to the importance of preserving local nature. Each piece holds a taste of my experiences told in a non-linear fashion and wanders through the strain of narrative, humor, & the ephemeral.

        Venmo


Lish Hoerman

She/They
Kansas City, MO


art, comix, kansas city-area zinester


macabre with a candy coating - original characters, strange stories - contrasting dark themes with bright color palettes in an illustrative style

      Venmo


Torrie Nova

she/her
Olathe, KS


adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, mental health


My zines are compilations of artwork and comics created by me, usually featuring a recurring cast of characters. The tone is lighthearted, uplifting and wholesome, but topics often include mental health struggles as well as very mild adult content/language.

        


Neither/nor Zine Distro

they/them
Kansas City


art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, comix, fandom, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, Sponsors and Community Partners, zines under $5


Neither/nor Zine Distro is a zine destination and resource in KC run by KC Zine Con co-founder/organizer Jaydream. In addition to an online shop they also curate a selection of zines for various brick and mortar shops in KC. Neither/nor predominantly carries local (KC), personal, DIY, self-care, self-help, radical/political, identity politics (gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.), fanzines and feminist zines.

       Venmo


Rae White

they/them
Brisbane, Australia


art, fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, zines under $5


I'm a non-binary transgender zine maker and award-winning author based in Australia. I write zines, poems, books, and games. I've written over 20 zines, often about the things I love (like Animal Crossing and plants), and often drawing on my experiences as a queer and transgender person. I hope you enjoy reading my work :)

      


Didi Beetle

she/they
Kansas City


art, comix, fandom, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I am an independent creator who graduated from KCAI. I make colorful comics about my animal and anthro characters. Midwest Zine Fest was my intro to zines, i fell in love and am so excited hoping to table this year! I'm making 2 new zines for the con. -36-page BW original zine: Razor Rabbit, my "pilot" issue for a longer comic! -12-spread color Splatoon zine: Headache -16-spread original zine Wizards Hate Princesses, a cute story about siblings -8-spread color original zine MYRAH

      


Heather Andhercats Anacker

She/her
Kansas City, MO


adult content, art, compilation/collaborative, kansas city-area zinester, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, trades welcome!, zines under $5


My zines are zines are a mixture of educational/DIY information, paired with personal essays and hand drawn illustrations. Topics covered include: scientific and spiritual explorations of plants and mushrooms, mind/body wellness, a pocket guide to mending and more.

        


Isaac Duff

He/Him
KCMO


adult content, art, comix, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, trades welcome!


Noose & Lemmy is a comic series about two buddies fighting their way through a post apocalyptic wasteland.

        


Moos-a-dee & Rose's Clay Things

RW Singh (Moos-a-dee) - they/them; Rose Morris - she/they
Lee's Summit, MO


art, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, Queer-creator, Sponsors and Community Partners, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Moos-a-dee: Zines about technology, queerness, art, and learning. Rose's clay things: Slice-of-life, hobby, and habit zines, and selling claythings.

        Venmo


Late Nite Scribbles

He/him
Kansas City


art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, zines under $5


I’m a Kansas City based zinester who works in old school pen on paper. Things I tend to draw are robots & strange creatures. Come check out my latest zines and mini-comics.

         


TACK Comics

they/them
Kansas City, MO


compilation/collaborative, comix, kansas city-area zinester, Queer-creator


TACK is an independent publisher/distributor that is dedicated to hosting artists who have an interest in delving into sequential work. Open to all artistic approaches, we encourage experimentation otherwise not commonly represented in a typical comic. Overall, TACK Comics is a space for unique voices and a lack of regulations! Right now we have six released issues hosting over 30 artists in/around the Kansas City area in our collaborative series "TACK".

        Venmo


Random Asymetry

She/her They/Them
Blue Springs MO


art, comix, fandom, free zines, kid-friendly, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction


Short stories, art zines, fun facts zines, coloring zine

         


John Elizabeth Stintzi

they/she
Kansas City


adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), photography, poetry/prose/fiction


I have a scifi comic I'm starting to serialize, so that is my main content. I also would potentially bring some copies of my other books (published by indie presses), but the main thing would be my comic and potentially some other swag (stickers etc) that I might create if I'm accepted by the con. Maybe also some print some photos, as I also do photography.

       Venmo


Force

She/her
Kansas City, Missouri


art, comix, first-time zine maker, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, music, Neurodivergent-creator, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, zines under $5


The type of zines I will distribute will be focused around more obscure music, other short fiction and other informational topics including my original characters and my fictional worlds. I will also be selling copies of my comic’s first and second chapters.

        Venmo


Bernie Jean Schiebeling

she/they
Lawrence, KS


art, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator


I make queer zines that combine digital collage with poetry, essays, and fiction. Sometimes these are purely personal, and sometimes they connect to larger issues like medical care or industrialized labor. My 2023 project is making a zine every month.

         


TheinFinnite

They/them
Lee's Summit


art, first-time zine maker, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


I liked to combine art and writing, and most of my zines are exploration of things fantastical in nature with characters or creations that tell a story. Some are compilations of things I've made for my Dungeons and Dragons games. Others showcase characters with designs and features based on fantasy in general. My character based zines can be slightly suggestive but none are explicit.

        Venmo


Lydia Halo (lyds69)

she/they
Lawrence, KS


art, comix, kid-friendly, mini-zines, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


im an illustrator that loves cute and colorful with an edge. my art and zines are influenced by comics and cartoons/anime. i'm hoping to have a short comic finished by zinecon! i also make and sell stickers. please check out my itch.io or my other social media for examples of my zines/work :-) p.s. i would love to be considered for a full table since 3ft of space has been leaving my spread a little squished lately. but i'll settle for a half if its all that will be available. thanks!

       


Thayer NG Bray

He/him
Kansas City


adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, mental health, mini-zines, trades welcome!, zines under $5


My work is about the human body, individuals relationships with others and themselves. Love, fear, shame, joy, contentment. Trying. I also bind blank books for artists and journaling.

         


Honeybee Small Press

they/them
Lawrence


identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I make zines about coffee, small books of poetry, and niche subjects I find interesting!

         


cat moth crow

they/them/she/her
kansas city, mo


free zines, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Mostly witchy zines, but also some perzines and poetry.

        Venmo


Megan Jones

She/Her
Kansas City, MO


art, first-time zine maker, free zines, mini-zines, zines under $5


My zines will be a compilation of vintage collage art and other designs – a mini art look book and a short story. I also plan to sell collage art prints/postcards.

         Venmo


Brent Ghostpipe Cox

he/him
kc mo


art, comix, zines under $5


I have a few art zines that are very mycelium inspired, meaning comic like illustrations of natural history decay. I will also have a field guide to common fossils of the kc metro area.

         Venmo


Ruby Teeth Homestead Literary Farmstand

we're a group so various pronouns
Tonganoxie, KS


art, comix, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, music, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism


We're a brand new mobile bookshop made up of all the things created at (or published by entities based at) the Ruby Teeth Homestead farm. That includes work from Eternia Press, Hello America Stereo Cassette, Three One G, Adam Gnade, and Bread & Roses Press.

         


Catherine Rybak

She /her
Kanas City


art, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, zines under $5


I make zines of fun silly animals like birds, tigers, dogs and even plants and nature. I like to create fun zines that even unfold into a little poster for an extra surprise!

         Venmo


Linnea Nierman Illustration

She/her
Kansas City, MO


adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, perzines/memoir, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I make zines about all sorts of stuff! I have comics, and art zines, auto-bio zines, and fantasy comic zines. I also have art prints, patches, and stickers.

       Venmo


UMKC Department of Media, Art and Design


KCMO


AAPI-creator, art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, comix, first-time zine maker, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, photography, political/activism, Queer-creator, Sponsors and Community Partners, zines under $5


The UMKC Department of Media, Art and Design (M.A.D.) is excited to be participating in the eighth annual KC Zine Con at the Gluestick Sponsor level. Our table will feature zines, prints of various methods, tees, postcards, buttons and more designed and produced by students of UMKC M.A.D.

         


Oracle Natural Science

she/they
Kansas City


art, kansas city-area zinester, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.)


Oracle Natural Science publishes zines on a wide range of topics that encourage a connection to the natural world including taxidermy and insect pinning instructional zines to informational zines on animals, crystals, and various magic practices. “Science is magic!”

        


Britain Bray

She/her
St.Louis


art, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, Queer-creator, zines under $5


Fantasy and Sci-Fi zines, prints, stickers and comics!

        Venmo


Primary Witch

She/Her
Leawood, KS


art, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I'm a creator of silly, goofy zines for silly, goofy guys! I like making zines of the simpler things in life, i.e. worms, sketches, and the similarities between a princess diaries fan and a lord of the rings fan...

        


Leo Gajewski

they/them
Kansas City, MO


art, comix, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, mini-zines, Queer-creator, trades welcome!


i make silly illustrative and comic zines!!!

        Venmo


Triangle Head Universe


Kansas City, MO


art, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, Queer-creator


The Triangle Head Universe is a lifestyle brand for the interdimensional traveler (that’s you!) Using advanced portal technology, they offer a vibrant selection of colorful collectibles such as stickers, zines, handmade accessories, and curated vintage apparel. Allegedly created by Sales Ambassador, Evan Maddox, she discreetly serves as the chosen liaison for creative partnerships and customer relations between the New Atlantean realm and our known dimension.

       


zoeythekat

she/her
Kansas City


comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, zines under $5


I write cute things about anxious people! I'm kind of fat, very anxious, and a little queer. Most of my characters are, too.

        Venmo


Alyssa Pisciotto

She/ Her They/Them
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


art, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


The zines I create range from per zines, instructional zines, comics and art books. I like to bring my fine arts practice into my zine making through the media of art books. Art books are one of a kind and each zine is unique. They feature hand painted or drawn pages. This is in contrast to the rest of my zines which are all copies of the original. Thematically my zines range from art making, slice of life, mental health and queerness.

        


Lala, Oh No!

She/they
Kansas City


art, comix, fandom, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Zines and comic stories inspired by video games, wizard shenanigans and cats... Lots of cats.

        


Adam Sullens

he/him
south Kansas City, MO


art, compilation/collaborative, comix, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, zines under $5


I have a variety of zines, from short comics to art compilations of my past illustrations. Most of my work is humorous in nature, like word play, or some silly lil' doodles.

      Venmo


Curse of the Wasteland

He/him
Overland Park, KS


art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly


I will be bringing my first three comic issues along with a few other zines. I also plan on bringing notebooks, stickers, and prints.

        


Cookie Puno

she/her
St. Louis, MO


AAPI-creator, fandom, first-time zine maker, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Sketchbook zines; riso comics and prints featuring original characters and fandom

         Venmo


John F. Malta

he/him
West Bottoms, Kansas City


art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, mental health, mini-zines, music, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, zines under $5


John F. Malta is a visual artist and zine maker based in the West Bottoms neighborhood of Kansas City. He is the creator of the punk comic odyssey Haunted Francis and editor of the long-running art zine anthology Universal Slime.

       


Casey Babb

he/him/they/them
Warrensburg, MO


adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Zines featuring art, short stories/flash fiction, collage work, haiku, movie reviews, FAKE movie reviews, printmaking, sketchbooks, and more.

      Venmo


Max Dlabick

they/them
Midtown KC


adult content, compilation/collaborative, comix, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I'm Max, a queer NB webcomic artist, and want to sell some of my books and zines and things! I have plenty of copies of a self-published comic anthology I made last year, and a few copies of collaborative zines I've been in that I want to sell. I've got an Etsy shop full of inventory I plan to bring- www.etsy.com/shop/FiddlinWeasel. I'm also working on new things for this year like block printed stuff. Cool!

       


Jared Valburg

He/Him
Kansas City, Missouri


art, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5


"Encounters with Nameless Spirits" is a puzzle zine exploring themes or death, loss, and identity. Each volume contains three spirits represented by an illustration, a poem, and a hangman-style puzzles to determine the name they had in life.

        Venmo


Cas Cyan

he/they
Attended school in KC, I'm currently living in Mississppi, But I am looking to return to the KC area mid year


art, comix, first-time zine maker, kid-friendly, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


The zines I have made previously have all been illustrative with a small story line, but no text. I'd like to make some zines (also for this con) that has some text in them, like descriptions of objects for a knick knack zine for example. Aside from little stories I'm also drawn to zines that are collections of things such as outfits, objects like rocks, sketchbook pages ect. I'm also interested in life story type zines as well.

        


UMKC Regnier Institute


KCMO


Sponsors and Community Partners


The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs helps facilitate early-stage startups from the concept phase to a sustainable launch in a safe environment of learning, experimenting and mentoring. We offer formal entrepreneurship education to enrolled UMKC students and we provide educational opportunities for members of the community who are looking for guidance and support as they prepare to launch new ventures.

       


TJ Hanscum

He/Him, They/Them
Kansas City, MO


adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, trades welcome!, zines under $5


Adventures of Buttman and his friends, colorful, detail-packed zines and comics

       Venmo


Chloe Soe

she/her
Overland Park, KS


art, compilation/collaborative, fandom, first-time zine maker, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), music, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5


I've mostly tabled at art fairs (so my attached picture doesn't have any zines), but I would table with zines about fatness/bodies, queerness, and the discography of indie folk singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. I would also have some lino-cut prints available as both patches and and cards, which you can see some examples of in the photo.

         Venmo


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