She/herExcelsior Springs, MO
art, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, kid-creator, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, political/activism, trades welcome!, zines under $5
My name is Mackenzie Cole, I'm 13 years old and live in Excelsior Springs, MO. I like to make zines and comics about lots of different things. My experiences at school, my pets, my friends and recently I've begun making more political and historical zines.
adult content, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), Queer-creator, trades welcome!
I make short zine comics with scanned in textures - about intimacy, food & the future.
art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, kansas city-area zinester, zines under $5
Howdy, I create and publish Dungeons and Dragons content in collaboration with Keegan Hudspeth (IG: @kc_codex) and we call ourselves Avocado Games! We make tabletop gaming zines for players of all skill levels. Grab some for your next game!
diasporan savant press
adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!
Some zines you can find in my press include:
blkmzc: ethnomusicology zines about different aspects of music and dance culture of the african diaspora (issue one: black banjo, issue two: don’t stop, get it get it, or the pan african roots of twerk)
a workbook for the end of relationships: a workbook that will hopefully aid people in reflecting on what they learned in different relationships, whether they are breakups from lovers or friends, leaving jobs, leaving behind an aspect of how they've lived or been (like in recover) etc, and move forward in a strengths-based way.
white cower!: a zine about the duplicity of white liberals
the god within: a philosophical commonplace zine about black queerness throughout the diaspora including anti-colonial/precolonial thinking on queer genders and sexualities
the audre lorde harm reduction workbook: a workbook for helping people harness their strengths to reduce any kind of harm in their life including toxic relationships, disordered eating, self doubt, and substance abuse
and now my watch begins: staying sober while staying woke (almost 6 years of sobriety my way): a zine about living in the Bay where I got sober and how challenging finding community in the mostly white sobriety spaces out there was. Also talking about how tricky dating is sober, my troubled relationship with AA, the white supremacist use of the word addict and how the war on drugs has affected my communities as a black and queer person, and more
and now my watch begins: staying sober while staying woke (almost 7 years of sobriety my way): a zine about moving to brooklyn and exploring the variety of recovery communities available in NYC including refuge, moderation management, AA, heart of recovery, and SMART. Also talking about the use of narcotics by colonial powers to undermine black and indigenous communities and how I've created my own sobriety program that helps me (and how others can, too)
SHLEFFED: a perzine about the unctuous dread of tinder and what folks put on their profile that gets that ass swiped left on with the quickness!
all the men are black, all the women are white, but some of us are FRESH: a zine inspired by Barbara Smith’s seminal work putting black women, trans, and queer hip hop artists directly in conversation with black feminist theorists (think thee stallion in convo with bell hooks)
pocket full of stars: black science fiction writers on their craft and the genre- a zine about mostly queer, women, and trans black scifi writers and how their intersections enrich their craft as well as the barriers that arise because of marginalization
a love supreme: meditating while black- a perzine talking about my personal journey as a meditator in 2000's brooklyn, oakland, 2010's brooklyn, and philadelphia, my experience of often being the only black person in these spaces, and the colonization of healing meditation practices and spaces.
i'm good! : a thirty day self appreciation journal - pretty much what it sounds like! a tool for people who are working on making self appreciation habitual
in my own voice: A DESC assertiveness script practice zine for folks who want to make use of DESC scripts habitual for 60 days
Recipes for rest and play: a zine/workbook full of playlists for romance, study, breakups, astral travel, and more (comes with links to actual spotify playlists!)
FACTS: about ingredients on labels
BRAIDS: about all the incredibly diversity of braid forms, styles, and utilities throughout the African diaspora
(Still working on a name): An anthology of poetry, essays, visual art, and crowd sourced data from BIPOC pursuing harm reduction and recovery outside of 12 step models.
Marylin Esther Hinojosa
She, He, They ThemKCMO
art, BIPOC-creator, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, zines under $5
Zines, prints and drawings by Marylin Hinojosa.
He/Him or They/ThemKansas City, MO
adult content, art, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Experimental zines! I spend a lot of time playing with old, outdated software and technology so a lot of my zines are like journals of my time spent with those things.
The Liberated Liberator: Absolute Veracity since 1647
art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, comix, free zines, poetry/prose/fiction
The Liberated Liberator, guarantor of absolute veracity since 1647, sails the treacly shoals between waking and dreaming. Our editorial staff delve through shelves full of alphabetized phrases, cogitating root verbs, mixing metaphors with a Quick Chop, reading the palmistry of the universe, as well as any possums we encounter. The result? The nighttime breakfast sandwich of 'zines, with a side of red dip! (Slightly more reasonable description: The Liberated Liberator is a quasi-surrealist, quasi-literary zine that includes fiction, essays, poetry, photos, illustrations, fake letters to the editor, wild pronouncements, and drastic exhortations.)
adult content, free zines, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, zines under $5
This is the first of many zines I intend on writing. I primarily write in the field of erotica and fantasy, but have decided to really wing stuff and write my first zine which includes funny stories from my life, poetry and thoughts and reflections on trans autistic seminary dropout life. I have previously been published in the Anarchist newspaper Slingshot and some other stuff but have never really had the self esteem to go out and write a zine. I am tremendously excited for you all to read about it. Click here to download PDF copies of my zine! Please feel free to donate so I can do physical copies in the future? To get a hold of a copy of my zine, please email me.
art, comix, kid-friendly, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, zines under $5
I make handmade mini-comics about monsters, robots, aliens, and other creatures, using a variety of formats and styles. My stories are all-ages, short, funny, sad, and sometimes existential. I like to experiment with alternative book structures and materials, and make something that could never be mass-produced by a publisher.
art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
hi im lyds and i love to make colorful, whimsical zines about fantastical creatures and post-teen angst.
adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, comix, fandom, first-time zine maker, free zines, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5
We are FanMinnetastic, the fun and friendly Twin Cities Zines meet up group!
Featured zines in our group this event are:
Covid-19 the Zine-Featuring Foxx, Jilly, Cam and Bennett's art, real life stories, and photography.
Grunge 90's fashion Zine by Cam and Foxx
Urban Yard Plants in Watercolor- by Jennifer
Bodyhorror Sci-fi webcomics Demon Eater and RED (R Rating) by Jilly www.demoneater.com
Poetry Zines By Cam and Foxx
We love to do trades! Please email for more info.
fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
I specialize in the raw and heavy side of zinemaking, broaching on topics such as mental illness, trauma, fear, and learning how to recreate, reinvent, and find a way to come out on top in the end. My work touches on the unique perspective I've gained over the years, being a queer alternative person and navigating my way through sticky situations and the twists and turns of life. My goal is to create work that resonates with people much like myself and to broaden the community and bridge the gap between things that may set us apart. My zines are representative of the things most would rather not talk about, but bringing light to them not only serves as a source of catharsis for me, but those who my work reaches as well. Message me anywhere for trades or to buy direct! Click here for my venmo link.
they/sheSF Bay Area
adult content, fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
i'm marina and i make black & white cut n paste style photocopied zines!! i write about trauma/ptsd, queer stuff, goth stuff, alt music fanzines, and perzines. i also publish my 18+ fanfic. my work def includes sensitive topics like abuse and sexual topics but each zine can get its own list of content warnings. i'm a nonbinary bisexual and a fat goth, as well as a chronically ill abuse survivor. you'll see a lot of graveyards and blood and medical devices and gore and abandoned places in my collage. my most popular zine is the hole is where the heart is, a zine about the marilyn manson album eat me drink me, but you also might know my perzine ressurwreckage. i normally sell exclusively through crapandemic zine distro but i'm also totally down to do trades or sliding scale or bundle deals if you're buying a bunch!!
No Good, Zines
compilation/collaborative, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Perzines, poetry, and philosophy from an anxiety-ridden, stereotypically depressed 30-something weirdo freezing to heck & back in Milwaukee.
Long Arm Stapler
compilation/collaborative, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator
I make zines about queerness, gender, mental health, and pop culture. I make two series fanzines: Karaoke Zine and Zine of the Hill. I have two coloring books, one called Dog Tinder, and one about breakfast foods. I make perzines about my gender identity and mental illness.
fandom, music, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, zines under $5
Thoughts Of You fanzine - a digital charity zine inspired by Beach Boy Dennis Wilson.
Pay as you feel (minimum £1) and all profits go to a homelessness charity.
issue one is more indie / art / wandering into perzine style than a trad Beach Boys fanzine.
Features unofficial t-shirts, photo features & art, personal thoughts on what Dennis' and some of his songs mean to me, including a little bit about being on the
autistic spectrum & emotionally abused, a combined kinda rant re claims the (current touring version of) The Beach Boys were going to play at the (2017) Inauguration / tribute to Carrie Fisher (inspired by a a spot of facebook wtf***ery on Dennis' offical page); tributes to a lost mate; why this zine is fundraising for homelessness charity Simon On The Streets - including my thoughts plus quotes re Dennis' support & connection with homeless people; Forever inspired artwork by artist/zinester Gino Dal Cin and more.
Content warning: contains brief mentions of abuse and mental illness, & a small amount of swearing.
She/herSt. Louis, MO
art, first-time zine maker, free zines, mental health, music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, trades welcome!, zines under $5
I’m Rachael, and I work under the name DEFCONZER0. My zines detail my cancer diagnosis and treatment, anxiety, and also two-sided music zines based on songs that have stuck with me.
art, free zines, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), music, Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Kirixin is an epicene designer and illustrator. They could have been captain of the football team, but decided to devote their life to comic books.
Currently working in comic production, their previous zines include themes of music, travel, ghosts, virtual pets, femininity in masculinity, and murder.
Email or DM on social media for trades!
art, BIPOC-creator, comix, zines under $5
Former KCMO resident, current illustrator/designer/comic creator. I like to create comics and zines about mythology and the supernatural, with a little dash of social commentary thrown in just for laughs. You'll find stories covering such fun/unfun things as capitalism, a general sense of unfulfillment, anxiety horrors, all that good stuff. Also got some cool merch if you wanna check that out, you know stickers, pins, all that other good stuff.
art, BIPOC-creator, comix, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, zines under $5
My most recent publication, Standstill, is a collection of comics recounting the March/April lockdown life from the artist's perspective. If you can't afford it, you can read it on SOLRAD Presents for free. Just go to solrad.co. I make illustrative zines focusing on objects, interior spaces, and domestic experiences. They range from photographic imagery to drawings to comics. Most are risograph printed through The Cowboy Ezra Riso Club, a risograph service I run for students at the Maine College of Art. Others are xerox or silkscreen printed.
art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), photography, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator
region journal centers the lives, conversations, and ideas of migrants, their children, and diasporas in the midwest.
She/her Independence, MO
adult content, art, compilation/collaborative, fandom, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir
Drawings I made in my free time.
art, BIPOC-creator, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator
Hello all! my zines typically center around race, queerdom, and personal identity. Whether through illustration, photography, or poetry- I seek to offer readers a pair of fresh eyes when confronting the world~OR just a solid taste of life through the mind of a caffeine-driven, free-livin', bi-racial homosexual ＼（＾○＾）人（＾○＾）／
art, BIPOC-creator, comix, mini-zines, zines under $5
I love making zines and art about off-world fantasy!
But I also dabble in pure sci-fi and pure fantasy.
I also hand sculpt and produce resin toys, as well as make stickers!
I absolutely love all things small, books, zines, art, toys etc-- if its pocket-sized, I'M THERE.
art, BIPOC-creator, comix, first-time zine maker, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, zines under $5
I have made two popular zines in my series Monstrous Zine: Vol. 1 and 2 are full of richer illustrated black and white drawings of different types of monsters within each respective 28 page zines. I also make comic books, such as a science fiction series named The Sixth World and a romantic LGBTQ series named Cat Witch, along with stickers and bookmarks.
The Beautiful Worst
she/herKansas City, Missouri
art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), photography, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator
The Beautiful Worst is a digital zine on creativity, curated by Kansas City based writer, Katie Li. Each issue showcases a different creator or aspect of creativity, with interviews, writings, tutorials, art + photography, and other internet sundries. Katie's philosophy is creativity is born at the intersection of the beautiful and the worst and hopes this zine can be a place where creators and audiences can share how we can bring more joy to our world.
The Beautiful Worst is free, you can subscribe at www.katieliwriter.com/zine. We are also accepting pitches for features! If you are an artist, writer, or creator, submit a brief description of your work and why you'd like to be featured to email@example.com.
He/ HimBrooklyn, New York
art, comix, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, zines under $5
I'm a multidisciplinary, freelance artist and practicing illustrator, comic artist, printmaker, and bookbinder from Brooklyn, NY. My work varies in theme and content, including fantasy, sci-fi, and writing. Over the past years i've self published multiple zines and mini comics. I experiment with different mediums like Riso and i bind my own handmade zines as well. Recently I've been working on a socialist anthology zine dealing with the recent protests, radical ideology, and revolutionary struggle.
JCDS Emerging Artists
We are applying as a collaborative group of mixed pronouns! 8788 Metcalf ave
OP KS 66212
art, Neurodivergent-creator, zines under $5
We have several zine creators
Ben Z: animal crackers of Asia (Animal crackers introduce the reader to different animals found in Asia)
Brad F: Brad created the super brad comic book that has been printed at the Johnson county print shop in a limited edition.
In addition to our zines we have one of a kind facemasks, paintings and hand fans we would love to share!
BIPOC-creator, mental health, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5
I have a ton of zines. Topics include: punk, depression, parenting, friendship, death, ghosts, and a bunch of other stuff
Rat Hands Press
adult content, art, comix, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, political/activism, Queer-creator, zines under $5
I create a variety of zines from short non-fiction and fiction, illustration zines, and informational. I am a printmaker, bookmaker, and zinester who combines these skills, making a range of simple printer paper zines to hand-bound informationals and chapbooks. I have co-coordinated a local zine fair for the past two years, and I often use my local Opossum Zine Distro, which will almost always have something from me inside. My work is displayed through Instagram highlights and can be purchased through DMing. CW/TW/ Note: my zine "Dead Kids Can't Paint" lightly/ abstractly touches on subjects of relationship abuse and fictional murder, and also contains drawn nude characters. My zine "If I come out" confronts topics of homophobia.
Hi, I'm Ejen from Austin, TX. For me taking photos is to document what is around me - people I meet, places I've traveled to. My photo zines reflect fandom community such as cosplay or kigurami. Please check out my links!
art, BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, music, perzines/memoir, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, trades welcome!, zines under $5
My name is Alexa Lima and I am the owner and zinester at Ulterior Zines. I primarily make perzines about my experience as a Black woman that contain collage art and black out poetry. I am creator of the compilation zine wakeATL, which was started in 2016 for my band WAKE, as well as the BlackOut Poetry Zine and a few other art zines. Please peruse my work and feel free to ask any questions. Happy KC Zine Con 6!
art, BIPOC-creator, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), Queer-creator
I’m a NY based Latinx freelance Illustrator who draws badass POC femmes being their unapologetic selves. I enjoy making zines, silkscreen prints, and other products that showcase my work. Please check out my work!
Hamilton Six Zines
adult content, BIPOC-creator, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), perzines/memoir, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Pity for Thyself, the primary Hamilton Six zine series, is a collection of email missives beginning in 2007 when “hamiltonsix”, who had just completed a creative writing MFA and quit his job in San Francisco, rather abruptly decides to take a one month sublease in NYC and put everything in storage and drive across the country from Oakland. Issues will chronicle romantic failures; alienation as a biracial individual in the queer community; the struggles of functioning creatively in an urban environment, the mediocrity of office life; attempts to impregnate a lesbian friend; a compulsion towards cultural consumption; and a heightened sense of existential malaise, longing, and despair. Juxtaposed with those pontifications to friends are the explicitly crude and desperate emails chronicling frenetic acting out through sex addiction. ADULT CONTENT. SENSITIVE CONTENT.
Additionally, there are individual zines: “Persona Non Grata” and “Mary Gaitskill”, transcribing two different and somewhat wistful conversations from the Scruff hook-up app, and “Cockblock List 2016” which is a catalog of every cultural event (concert, film, museum exhibit, reading, etc.) attended in a single calendar year which prohibited a single queer bachelor from hooking-up.
they/them and she/herKansas City, MO
art, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, photography, poetry/prose/fiction
My zines primarily contain my film photography and poetry. I use my work to explore the loneliness and isolation I've experienced and the connectivity I've found as a person experiencing Complex PTSD. I am donating all profits from my zine Western Style Stone to the KC Bail Fund and Black Visions Collective. I am currently working on a couple zines that incorporate DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) based activities to promote self-discovery. I also have one pin for sale :)
adult content, art, BIPOC-creator, comix, fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, photography, Queer-creator, zines under $5
A Zine For a Stranger: risograph printed, a perzine about drug abuse and mental health (NSFW)
Getting My Fill: risograph printed, a Tijuana Bible about masturbation (NSFW)
10 Years in Film: full color digitally printed, a film photography zine collecting photos taken from 2009 to 2019
Mushroom Cap Morphology: a laser printed minizine on classifying different mushroom caps
A Kakashi Sketch Zine: a risograph sketch/fanzine on Kakashi from the anime Naruto
Not Non-binary Brown Queer Enough: risograph printed, not being queer enough, not being non-binary enough, not being brown enough - struggling to feel a sense of belonging in marginalized communities
A new mix CD zine I'm working on featuring my favorite songs and snapshots of my life when I listened to them most (CD included, of course!)
Jessie Lynn McMains / Bone & Ink Press
they/them or she/herRacine, WI
BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, free zines, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!
I have several of my own zines and chapbooks available (perzines or poetry, take your pick!). I’m also selling the books and chapbooks I have published through my micro press, Bone & Ink Press. Bone & Ink has poetry, fiction, and nonfiction titles, and a focus on publishing marginalized writers. Most titles are available through my Etsy shop, but for my own zines and chapbooks, I am also open to trades, and do accept PayPal or Venmo as well. Plus, there a digital versions of some of my older zines available on Payhip or Issuu for free or pay-what-you-want!
Amanda and Nadia
BIPOC-creator, compilation/collaborative, first-time zine maker, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction
"Pandas and Blasphemy"
We are two Filipina Romanian and Filipina Jordanian artists who like to make zines about writing, food, motherhood, gags, and goofy things.
Shawnee Mission East Zine Club
August-he/him Arin-he/they Sydni-she/herPrairie Village, Kansas
art, compilation/collaborative, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, kid-creator, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
We are a group of high schoolers at Shawnee Mission East high school, and we make zines about a range of topics from gender identity to bones! We have created a few zines over quarantine that we compile digitally.
adult content, art, compilation/collaborative, comix, fandom, first-time zine maker, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Hello! just a girl that loves girls, making freelance comics and illustrations. My work themes are feminist and LGBT centric, with fantasy and sci-fi thrown in the mix. Expect lots of fun character designs and surreal scenes. Selling cute and colorful zines, stickers, postcards, and art prints. open to trades as well!
message me on instagram or depop!
art, compilation/collaborative, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator
Gutwrench Press is dedicated to better correspondence and connection through the Keep Writing postcard project, unique zines exploring our hometowns and collage!
cat moth crow
free zines, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, 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
Hi! My name is Dayna Moth, and I create zines under the moniker "cat moth crow". Welcome to my table!
I write zines about witchcraft (everything from sigils to altarcraft to tarot), personal storytelling (both factual and fictional), and mental health. I think that zines are an exciting and important way to build community and find connection, and I'm especially excited to trade zines with other exhibitors.. and maybe even make a few new pen pals in the process!
art, first-time zine maker, kid-friendly
I've made two zines collecting my drawings, an illustrated fairy tale/comic zine called Lindi the Dragon Slayer, and two collections of my long-form story comic "Warnerburg." I also have a story in an anthology zine ("Out of the Deep" released by the Let's Make Comics group in Chicago).
art, comix, mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator
Hello! I'm an illustrator, designer, and comic artist based in Brooklyn, New York. My comic and illustration work features rich detail and color, and my stories often explore love, anxiety and growth with a unique sense of humor.
I have comics, zines, prints, pins and stickers available at my online store.
Digital copies of my comics can be found here:
art, comix, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, mental health, Queer-creator, zines under $5
Zines and comics exploring the chaos of 2020, rad ladies, and the strangeness of the world. All zines can be viewed for free during Zinecon2020 on my website: britainbray.com.
Consider donated a tip instead at https://ko-fi.com/britainbray.
Kansas City, MO
Making comics, tees, buttons, art and more.
Anna Jo Beck
art, fandom, free zines, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
I make mostly how-to zines on life skills, such as: personal finance, voting, health insurance, bike flat repair, habit tracking, and Spanish grammar. I also have a series called Mini Movie Marathon that summarizes movies on a theme: issue 1 is the films Bong Joon-ho has directed, and issue 2 is "Drag 201" movies that feature drag, but are a bit obscure. I also write the sporadic zine review newsletter Zine Fiend (https://tinyletter.com/zinefiend) and am an organizer of Chicago Zine Fest.
She/HerKansas City MO
adult content, art, comix, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Linnea Nierman is an illustrator from Kansas City MO, who spends her time drawing odd things. An avid comic and zine-maker, she can also be found listening to music in basements or tending to her plants. Her narratives are influenced by her everyday life as well as those around her.
CRAPANDEMIC // julia eff
adult content, fandom, first-time zine maker, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
World's only goth zine distro!! Perzines & fanzines for 2020 mallgoths, the darkly-inclined, and the goth-at-heart, shipped from the Midwest by julia eff & friends. We got it all--cemeteries, witches, metal bands, mental health, MCR, nostalgia, survival, rage, cryptids, queer feels, a smattering of helpful DIYs & fascism-smashing minizines plus pins & patches & stickers & all the turn-of-the-millennium deadstock you can shake a stick at. Nothing over $6, almost everything under $5, all available on sliding scale & orders of any size ship free if you pay with Venmo or Paypal directly...just get in touch!
Triangle Head Universe
they/themKansas City, MO
first-time zine maker, mini-zines, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
The Triangle Head Universe will have a small assortment of mini-zines, mystery gift bags, and various other ephemera available to purchase online or through instagram!
Sale Into the 90s
Zines about minor historical events from the 1980s and 1990s.
he/himkansas city, mo
I write fiction and nonfiction short stories. Subjects include adolescence, music and true crime among others.
art, comix, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
I make zines and comics about challenges and laughs found in everyday life, and occasionally a I will make zines focused on aesthetics or fantasy as well. Either way, I enjoy including lgbtq+ people and diverse identities!
No Scene Zine
she/herLouisville, KY + Brooklyn, NY (contributors are in different cities)
first-time zine maker, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Welcome to No Scene, where all art is here. The thought behind No Scene is like reading a giant uncomfortable hug from someone you like but you’re not one of those hugging people, so it’s always just really awkward and you feel guilty that it’s awkward.
At No Scene we try our best to remove narrow labels and just plop out what’s in our head to the pages. It could be about cats and their jobs in society, it could be an op-ed about why Nutella is overrated, or maybe we just had an idea that tickled us about a fake company running an ad (see classifieds). Whatever it is, we want to create a place where satirical, silly or sometimes serious ideas can grow. And maybe we connect with another person out there who really likes doing 1,000 piece puzzles while listening to German Goth music. That’s really the ultimate goal - connecting with people who find human interactions difficult and frustrating. We're in this boat with you.
He/HimKansas City, KS
adult content, art, compilation/collaborative, comix, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5
I make zines, comics, illustrations, t-shirts, and pins about my intergalactic friend and accomplice BUTTMAN. My work is colorful and whimsical and full of sarcastic remarks, grimy settings, and strange creatures all wrapped up into the greasy package of the BUTTMAN UNIVERSE.
art, comix, mini-zines
I create Zines, Buttons, Prints, Pins and Graphic novels to explore the balance of positive and negative space. My zines range from portraits and creature studies to visual narratives and comic books usually with a sci-fi or other worldly theme.
kansas city-area zinester, perzines/memoir
I do perzines mostly, but I like to keep it open to anything! My new zine is called "Dogs," and is an illustration of a poem I wrote when I was eight.
Another one, New Flyer, is a narrative about my experience with public transportation and was made from drawings of folks I drew while riding the bus in Austin, Texas when I lived there.
I've done both of these risographic zines with the help of my friends Emily & Erik at the Center for Imaginative Cartography & Research in Houston, Tejas.
art, compilation/collaborative, first-time zine maker, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism
avant garde poetry mag out of nyc
the pain u feel is capitalism dying
She her they themKansas City Kansas
art, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!
Queer zines! Radical zines! Make self care and community care a priority!
Let's respond "I don't know" When google asks u if you've visited any stores recently 🤙🤙🤙
She/HerPortland, OR (kcmo originally)
free zines, mental health, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction, zines under $5
Zines of animal folk exploring depression, relationships, and being human.
art, first-time zine maker, kansas city-area zinester, photography, zines under $5
I have several years of experience in painting, but in these past few years I have been exploring ways to reduce images, and concepts, to their bare essentials that make them up. Exploring the ways to simplify and reconstruct these concepts has proved to be challenging after all the years of the fine tuned work I have done.
He/HimCurrently between houses, Kansas
kansas city-area zinester, mental health, poetry/prose/fiction
This table is made up of things written by me, Adam Gnade. It's either fiction or mental health stuff. My newest release is the novel This is the End of Something But It's Not the End of You. I guess my most popular one is the book The DIY Guide to Fighting the Big Sad. I'll also have masks, stickers, posters, shirts, pins, and the such.
She/themLone Jack, MO
art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, Queer-creator
My zines are basically lists that got out of hand. Cool cats I've hung out with, terrible bosses I wish I could forget, or a bunch of cool looking skulls because why not. Either made by hand or digital downloads so fans of zines can put one together themselves (instructions included).
Shuttlecock Music Magazine
he/himKansas City, MO
Shuttlecock Music Magazine is a publication dedicated to new and exciting music based in Kansas City, Missouri. Shuttlecock regularly publishes concert reviews, photo galleries, new music streams, interviews, and podcasts online, has printed several photo zines, and hosts all ages DIY shows.
She herLos Angeles
art, comix, perzines/memoir, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Comix zines about the beautiful mundanities of everyday life and interpersonal relationships
He/himAlbuquerque, New Mexico
adult content, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), perzines/memoir, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
I write a large variety of zines, mostly per-zines. Titles such as "Proof I Exist" are collections of true stores about me and my life, covering topics such as travel, music, addiction, etc. I also have a long-running zine called "Last Night at the Casino," which is a work-zine about my experiences as a casino dealer. The other "main zine" I create is "Behind the Zines," a zine about zines. Very meta and self-reflective of the zine community.
All of my zines strive to put my personal stories out into the world.
Get Gnar Zines
She/HerMilwaukee, Wisconsin (originally from Independence, MO)
art, kansas city-area zinester, mental health, mini-zines, music, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Get Gnar Zines started as a casual mini zine project fueled by boredom. But upon being partially furloughed from my job at a large university I started a weekly zine subscription service in 2020 where I created a variety of zines in both mini and half-size about various things I'm passionate about: mid-century modern design, female musicians, drinking beer in the shower, and chronic illness.
My zines use a variety of techniques including hand drawing and collage to create artistically distinct styles that speak about my passions and experiences with humor and wit.
they/themOklahoma City, OK
art, first-time zine maker, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction
nature ~ a zine takes you through my local botanical gardens. created in response to a now concluded Lockdown Exhibition on instagram. each page in this zine takes you deeper into your sense of self, relating the essence of the world back onto you. each page was watercolored by me, each poem is written by me, and the entire book was handmade by me. this is the only zine i've created and is available for purchase via digital download in my online shop. i'm working on getting print versions available as well. i hope to soon have more versions of my zines available in my store!
she/herKansas City, MO
fandom, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, perzines/memoir, zines under $5
Welcome to my "table"! This year I am shipping my zines directly to your door for free. 😎
I have zines about MANY topics, including feminism, creativity, and TikTok. I'm also trying to get rid of some dead stock of zines I have from previous KCZCs, so you may end up getting some random extras. 🎁
If you're interested in getting a free zine in the mail, fill out the form below! Also remember that the US Postal Service is currently being sabotaged by our fascist government, so they may take a few weeks to arrive. 📬
🔗 LINK: https://forms.gle/mWhJ6S86YyJGfSNo6
she/herKansas City, MO
art, compilation/collaborative, comix, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mini-zines, zines under $5
I make and collaborate in zines about fashion, animals, comedy, and horror, primarily through the lense of femininity!
Rachel R. Adler
they/them, he/himBrooklyn, NY
adult content, art, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), music, photography, Queer-creator, zines under $5
My zines collect fun illustrations coupled with various facts about everything from tigers speaking about conspiracy theories, to flowers and love.
D A V
adult content, art, comix, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism
I make long self-published graphic novel/comics made from altered photographs, with serious themes. They are not classic zines; they are self-published on amazon. I also promote some other books I've helped others put together - comics, photography.
he/himKansas City, MO
art, kid-friendly, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), music, photography, trades welcome!, zines under $5
NOS Press designs, prints, and produces short runs of books and printed matter in close collaboration with artists and other fine folk. The imprint was founded by Adam Lucas in 2018 in Kansas City, MO. NOS is an acronym for New Old Stock — things which were manufactured long ago but that have yet to be used. NOS tries its best to print on new old stock papers.
Pretty Good Co.
art, compilation/collaborative, comix, music, political/activism, trades welcome!, zines under $5
We make letterpress and risograph printed zines. The art in these zines include comics, illustrations, and visuals made from found materials. Zines are made from our studio in Waterloo, Iowa. During the quarantine, we've also been making collaborative zines with our local community drawing group to share their art and creativity .
art, kansas city-area zinester, mental health
I will be selling my own zines which are a mix of poetry, photography, and collage. I'll also be selling zines stocked at my shop, Mutual Exchange, which span topics from art to self help to herbalism.
Heather Andhercats Press
compilation/collaborative, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, zines under $5
My zines are mostly educational and DIY mixed with personal essays and illustrations. Topics range from scientific and spiritual explorations of plants and mushrooms, health (IUDs, words of encouragement paired with cats, meditations on grief) to a manifesto about Pizza and more!
Thayer NG Bray
HeKansas City Mo
adult content, art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5
My work is about interpersonal relationships comingling with ones relationship with oneself and body. My comics, drawings, zines, prints, and sculputres investigate fear, love, body dismorphia, psychic trauma, emotional friction.
he/himLos Angeles, CA
comix, kid-friendly, mini-zines, zines under $5
heysoupface makes comic zines just for you! And like you, these zines can best be described as silly, surreal, and sad. :->
She/herSwansea, Wales, UK (I attended KCZC #3 and #5 whilst visiting my girlfriend, hence wanting to apply!)
compilation/collaborative, fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Forever Incomplete is an ongoing perzine series about mental health, fandom, trying to be an adult, and accepting myself as I am. I have also written single-topic perzines and mini-zines on subjects such as periods, polyamory and fatness, and written and/or edited fanzines including Death Becomes Her: Gender and Related Politics in Crime Narratives.
All my zines cost less than $5. I'm always up for trading, particularly for other perzines, so please do get in touch if you would like to do that. I can also offer combined shipping if you message me on Etsy.
adult content, art, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Movie Reviews, Portfolio, Mixed Media and Collage, Macros/Memes, Haiku, Flash Fiction, Cut Text, Absurd/Surreal, Dreams
adult content, art, comix, music, poetry/prose/fiction
Cramhole is a zine written primarily by Billups Allen and sometimes collaboratively illustrated by friends.
Cramhole includes pop culture articles, fiction, and comics.
We've recently finished #6. Six contains fiction, comics about working in retail, and some horror spoofing. Information and extra content are available at cramholezine.com.
Also in production is Billups Allen first full-length sci-fi comic-
Among These Dark Blueberry Mills.
You may think Earth is in bad shape, but there are two alien species that would love to have it. Written and drawn by Billups Allen, Among These Dark Blueberry Mills is his first a long-form sci-fi comic. He hopes to turn it into a short series.
Esther Greenwood School for Girls
she/her, but happy with they/them tooLondon, UK
fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), music, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
The Esther Greenwood School for Girls is about language and our use of it, old and new. It is about our history viewed as inherently queer, a succession of opinions about pop culture viewed through the lens of disidentification. Our curriculum focuses on the contrast of modernity and absurdity, our passion being that of history-as-narrative and the secular retelling of significant events in our school calendar. We are committed to the highest standards of excellence, and, should you chuse to join us within our impressive school grounds in a bubble universe circa 1915, we hope that you will be richly engaged with the manner of stories and irreverent reportage we excel at.
Producing a nameless school fanzine according to an erratic schedule, you will find our headmistress suffers from what might be termed "a Jewish work ethic," and is thus incapable of doing anything but writing ceaselessly. It may be said that we overproduce. You may regret this.
Please consider booking your place one of our open days and enrolling with us here. The school bell is ringing. If you rush you can still make the bus.
Girls, on Film
Washington, DC area
fandom, free zines, zines under $5
"Girls, on Film" is hopelessly devoted to 80's movies. For each issue, we pick a theme and discuss a handful of 80's movies related to that theme. We cover all kinds of movies -- the good, the bad, and the meh. We've covered 80's movies about music, sports, the summer, food, working, role-reversals, animation, and most recently, robots!! We publish quarterly. All of our zines are available to read, for free, on our website at https://girlsonfilmzine.com/. We are suspending shipment of print copies due to the Coronavirus. We also invite anyone who's as hopelessly devoted to 80's movies as we are to guest write with us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Thanks, y'all. -- Stephanie and Janene
art, comix, kid-friendly, mini-zines, Queer-creator, zines under $5
Sean graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art. His independent comics focus on curiosity and adventure through traveling or misfit characters. Whether in a comic, illustration, or cartoon, Sean’s stories embrace a balance of innocent and cynical protagonists. He hopes to create diverse, relatable characters that the audience can witness their inner growth, discovery, and individuality. Learn more at www.smdempseycomics.com !
art, compilation/collaborative, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Coin-Operated Press is an artist-led organisation established in 2020. We are based in Scotland and run by zine-makers Katie Mayes and Chloe Henderson. We host workshops, run zine fairs, create educational online content, produce, publish, and distribute our own collaborative zines.
What is a zine? A zine is a booklet-style artwork that you make yourself, and give away, swap, or sell for the cost of printing. Zines enable adaptable learning and provide a creative outlet that can be accessed by anyone regardless of experience or skill level. We use our talents to help others to develop their own through the power of collaborative support.
We aim to welcome our own community of an open and fluid collective of people of all genders, sexualities, ages, races, abilities, and backgrounds to get involved in Coin-Operated Press. As a company, we strive to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. We value intersectional feminist culture and are especially interested in working with the LGBTQ + community and marginalised folks.
We believe everybody is an artist, and all you need are the right tools and a little encouragement to have your voice heard in your own handmade publication.
art, free zines, mini-zines, poetry/prose/fiction
Katherine Montalto is an artist, writer, and weirdo. A long time ago she was a chef. Her non-fiction work has been featured in Detroit Metro Times, Arthopper, tango-echo, The Local Dish, and Randomville. Her poetry has appeared in Juked and her fiction in Feed Your Monster and Medusa Laughing Press. A zine she made when she was 13 is part of the ‘Riot Grrrl Movement of the 90s‘ collection at Duke University Library. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the MONA Museum of New Art Detroit. She makes monthly zines of her artwork, prose, and poetry. See her work at KatherineMontalto.com
James & John Coats
Des Moines, Iowa
adult content, comix
James & John are twin brothers making comics about dinosaur barbarians, weird monsters, high adventure and intense drama. Dino Beasts is their current series.
He/HimKansas City, MO
art, kansas city-area zinester, music, photography
MODERN MIXTAPES MAGAZINE:
A zine celebrating mix-tape culture. Each issue features music and pop culture theme memes, collages, faux-ads, and themed playlists based of fictional movies, scenarios, etc. Especially for fans of metal music and culture, although the zine is not limited to just those genres.
Collections of hand made collage images, combining images from THRASHER and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazines, by superimposing images of skaters into beautiful images of the world around us via NatGeo.
JUST SOME RANDOM SH*T:
A collection of random drawings, writings, and memes pulled from my collection of personal journals.
she/herKansas City, MO
art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, Queer-creator, trades welcome!, zines under $5
MonkeyDude Comics is a duo, Artist @arthsimon and Writer @kyliecolours, and our desire to entertain comes from our passion for creating. We will have zines of friendship, absurdity, and magic featuring mermaids, sallygoats, witches, wizards, pigs, and octopi from our upcoming webcomic The Adventures of Sallygoat Kylie! The zines available are: How To Bake Cake Mix Cookies, WUSD Exclusive, Trashcan Debra, and Et Tu Brutus. Please send us an e-mail on which zine(s) you would like (it will be mailed to you unless you prefer print-your-own) and you will receive our VENMO for sending payment; all zines are $3 and you can see them on our social media pages. We also welcome virtual zine trades (we'll send a print-your-one copy of one of our zines in return for your trade)!
adult content, poetry/prose/fiction, zines under $5
Shibboleth - A zine of alien encounters, government conspiracies and cover ups, plus reader-submitted sightings and theories. If it’s weird and it’s out there, it’s in here. Some swearing and potentially triggering concepts around abduction
Print $3 (plus FREE digital copy)
She/herLeavenworth county KS
comix, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, mental health, mini-zines
Magic! Mystery! Fantasy! With a dose of comedy, self-care, and a splash of gothiness, Eternia Press is a publishing house based out of Castle Grayskull with a branch office for mail-order on Snake Mountain. We have the POWER!
he/himKingston, Ontario, Canada
art, compilation/collaborative, mental health, mini-zines, perzines/memoir, poetry/prose/fiction, zines under $5
Pocket Thoughts is a random bit of everything - you'll giggle, you'll ponder, and you'll wanna read them again and again. Featuring rants, art, poetry, comics, photography, and more....
adult content, fandom, first-time zine maker, mini-zines, trades welcome!
An animation-influenced comic artist, k.e. draws messy people with messy lines. Creates IRON CROWN and has works in various zines and other ephemeral nonsense.
The non-artistic-statement-bullsh*t version is this meatbag likes drawing sleezy hot villains (always has) and likes drawing sleezy hot leather. that's about it.
adult content, art, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, political/activism, trades welcome!, zines under $5
My name is Chloe Henderson. I am an Edinburgh-based interdisciplinary artist. I am an illustrator, filmmaker, zine-maker, and jeweller. 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. Through my illustration work, I journeyed into the world of zine-making. I set up the company Coin-Operated Press, in 2020, with my business-partner Katie Mayes, where we host workshops, run zine fairs, create educational online content, produce, publish, and distribute our own collaborative zines. I make zines inspired by my experiences with anxiety, love, feminism, geocaching, and cats!
Explore Your Own Garden
art, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), perzines/memoir, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator
My zines are mostly photography based as I use taking photos as a tool through which I can experience and understand the world around me. I like documenting things that are unnoticed or taken for granted. I like looking at the everyday through a different perspective that makes it exciting. There are always new things and places to discover around you, even if you think you know your home well. I usually have something written alongside my photography to help my zines tell a story.
I have the following zines for sale:
Explore Your Own Garden: a zine with a written story and photography focusing on the everyday and banal things around Norwich, UK, where I studied.
Beast from the East: a zine with poetry and photos taken in Norwich during the cold wave in 2018.
The Study of Toilets: a zine with photos of different public toilets alongside stories people have submitted about things they have experienced while using a public bathroom.
Hanami: a zine with photos of cherry blossom trees and surroundings, taken in April 2019 in Nagoya, Japan.
The Fight for LGBT Rights in Poland: a zine about prominent LGBT people from Poland, as well as some information about what LGBT people deal with there.
Pizza Face: a zine detailing my experience with having acne.
Lost in Warsaw: a photography and text based zine about my trip to Warsaw, Poland in 2018.
Nothing Has Changed: a photography zine about my visit to my hometown in Poland, where nothing seems to have changed since I moved to England more than 10 years ago.
Zines are available digitally/ physically depending on availability!
art, comix, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), perzines/memoir, zines under $5
Lino prints // Riso Prints // Postcards // Humor Writing // Comics // All made with a dark sense of humor, and bold line work.
Taco Tuesday Comics
art, compilation/collaborative, comix, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, trades welcome!
As with many living creatures we need two things: food (IE: tacos) and fun (IE: zines.) Hence Taco Tuesday Comics came to be, a weekly zine drawing party over tasty hand food. We are a free-flowing bunch and we regularly experiment with both style and content. Our topics have included things like people falling, cats finally killing us, disappointment, butts, the moon, growing extra hands, pooping oms, monsters living under toenails, and more. We sell zines, books, stickers, art, and hair clips. WE LOVE TO TRADE! What's not to like about trading? You get to read other people's zines AND other people get to read your zines! So for the other makers out there please visit our store and propose trades for anything we are selling.
SUPPORT THE POST OFFICE WITH FREE STICKERS! For the week of the KC Zine Con we are doing a special offer, follow our instagram page and DM us an address and we will mail you stickers, for free. We buy the stamps and you support the post office by making us buy a lot of stamps! Everyone loves stickers!
art, first-time zine maker, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, photography, political/activism, Queer-creator
Welcome to the RootCat store! I am a graphic design student at the University of Central Missouri with an interest in making creepy and cute work for people like you. In these works I explore mark making, witchcraft, modern patterns, mental state, revolution and relationship dynamics through a wide variety of media. One day I hope to share work I am passionate about and maybe change the world for the better. Until then, explore the shop and feel free to contact me with any questions!
Kansas City, MO
art, BIPOC-creator, first-time zine maker, kid-friendly, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mental health, mini-zines, music, Neurodivergent-creator, perzines/memoir, photography, poetry/prose/fiction, political/activism, Queer-creator, zines under $5
Our table will feature a wide array of different publication projects from students and alumni in the Graphic Design department at Kansas City Art Institute — from class projects, to departmental collaborations, to self-initiated projects.
Allison Morris Lesch
she/herSaint Louis, MO
art, kid-friendly, mini-zines, music, trades welcome!
I create zines as an extension of my art practice. My zines are often drawing-based and thematic; they explore subjects that are dear to me or play an important role in my life. Regardless of topic, I take pride in making mindfully-designed, well-crafted books that are art pieces in themselves.
art, compilation/collaborative, comix, fandom, identity (queer/LGBTQIA, POC, feminist, etc.), Neurodivergent-creator, Queer-creator, zines under $5
Hey I'm Ray! I mostly make comics and I have a handful of zines and other merch too. Most of my work is fictional stories, ranging from punk drama to cannibalistic serial killers to essays on why Quentin Quire is gay and Marvel's been writing him wrong all these years. Here's a list of my books/zines and what they're about:
Anchored - Short comic about a lobster trapper falls in love with a selkie, and learns what home is. Very gay! I'm also selling the original art pages from this comic.
The Ties That Bind - Fancomic of Death Stranding about the importance of friendship.
The Collector - Short comic about a serial killer who collects teeth. Creepy!
Knives Out - Zine about sensual stabbing and light cannibalism. Also creepy!
Quentin Quire Is Gay: And Here's Why - Zine essay about Quentin. Yes he's gay, shut up Marvel you don't know what you're doing.
Local Haunts - An anthology about urban legends, featuring a story of mine about some teens who search for a portal to hell.
he/himKansas City, MO
art, comix, kansas city-area zinester
My zines are psychedelic comics about space wizards and crystal witches. The stories range from struggles on alien planets to more poetic and abstract sequences. Urscape #1 is my newest zine, a self-published mini-comic from April 2019. It’s an enigmatic journey through 20 pages of textural, intricate black-and-white drawings. I'm also selling two of my comics that were published by small presses: Tales from the Hyperverse, a 40-page, brightly colored comic that collects short comics I drew from 2009 to 2017; and Vortex, my first graphic novel from 2014.
she/herKansas City, MO
art, comix, kansas city-area zinester, mini-zines, zines under $5
I make informational zines about personal topics of interest as well as visual narrative comics.
Sweet Universe Studios
She/HerDes Plaines, IL
art, mini-zines, photography
Sweet Universe Studios currently produces 2 photo zines. The first is Sweet Universe, which explores strange, new planetary terrains that were created from baking messes in my kitchen! It is a lighthearted zine that makes you look at something ordinary, and process it as something out of this world! The second zine is called Electric Skies, which is a compilation of photos of power lines and man-made lights against sunsets and sunrises. It is a little pocket-book of calm and is just something nice to look at in this crazy world we live in. We also sell a couple of stickers and some 5" x 7" prints as well.
HeKansas City, MO
art, free zines, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, instructional (cookbooks, how-tos, etc.), mini-zines, trades welcome!, zines under $5
Hi there, I make zines, art, and items about the outdoors, paranormal stuff, supernatural stuff, alien stuff, occult stuff, and/or dogs.
I have zines, buttons, prints, shirts, and original art for sale, and I'm offering free shipping if you spend over $10 in my shop. Thank you!
he/himWest Des Moines, IA
art, compilation/collaborative, poetry/prose/fiction
My zines are mini-portfolios of dark ink drawings and chapbooks of my brother Robert's writing.
they/them, he/himKansas City
art, compilation/collaborative, fandom, kansas city-area zinester, kid-friendly, poetry/prose/fiction, Queer-creator
KC_Codex Gaming Zines and Collectables
My friend Tyler (@TyAb on insta) and I write, layout, and illustrate our own custom D&D zines, and other gaming collectables like character sheets, posters and stickers! Together we are Avocado Games.