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365 Zines a Year: Two Fisted Librarians - comics, fictioon & art created by librarians concerning libraries

365 Zines a Year: Two Fisted Librarians - comics, fictioon & art created by librarians concerning libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it


"Two Fisted Librarians is a collection of fiction, comics, and art created by librarians concerning libraries and librarians. The deadline is April 30th.

We’re looking for stories that fondly recall the pulp magazines of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s, and comics of the ’40s and ’50s. Mad science, weird fantasy, occult horror, spicy mysteries, noirish romances, thrilling adventures, and whatever else.

Want to write about a library that uses steampunk technology, a cataloguing system so obtuse that it drives those that try to use it insane, or a librarian who has to track down a Nazi zeppelin in order to get an overdue book? Go for it! Send an email or check out the blog for more info."

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Librarians in comics or zines! Request for contributions.

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Zines! | Unbound: Speculations on the Future of the Book

Zines! | Unbound: Speculations on the Future of the Book | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @laurareiner: Awewome post about zines and libraries by my awesome colleague Alana Kumbier: http://t.co/t33DYikq...

 

"When students come to the library to make zines in the Book Arts Lab, they discover one of our campus treasures: a workshop full of printing presses, wood and metal type, bookbinding tools and many other (less-spectacular) supplies for zine-making. And they meet our book arts director, Katherine McCanless Ruffin, who can serve as a teacher and guide for future adventures in self-publishing. Most importantly, when students make zines with us, they claim the library as a space for making and creating knowledge, texts, and community.

As they produce their zines at the end of the semester, I’m proud that our students join a constellation of zine-makers, radical librarians, teachers and archivists, feminist scholars, and community arts organizers dedicated to this form of knowledge articulation, material-cultural production, creative work, and political action. And that they get their hands on some scrap paper, markers, glitter and glue in the process."

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