International Zine Month was founded by Alex Wrekk of Stolen Sharpie Revolution/Portland Button Works. Throughout July zine makers, readers, distros, and libraries celebrate the power of self-publishing with zine fests, readings, zine swaps, and daily activities as part of this annual celebration of zines.
We are disappointed that we can’t have a physical display to celebrate the LL zine collection this year but our virtual exhibition Get your zine On! allows us to open up the collection in a way that is not usually possible to do in a physical display.
Using our favourite zines from the collection LCC library staff discuss their personal reactions to their chosen zines and the resulting mixture of reflections is a powerful way to experience the collection. The zines have been selected from those on display in the last big zine exhibition we had in the library, the LCC Zine Collection 10 year anniversary (more information below).
We hope you’ll find something that whets your appetite. Don’t forget that current students and staff can request to look at your chosen zines with a library booking – otherwise hold onto your socks and hopefully (all the fingers and toes crossed!) we’ll be back soon…
Explore the rooms of the exhibition:
- Mix tapes, tv, and movie marathons: fanzines from the collection
- Self-publishing as resistance: Political zines from the collection
- Getting personal: perzines from the collection
- 10 years of LCC zine collection
Once your completed your tour of the exhibition visit Voices from the Underground to watch four amazing zine makers read and discuss their work. A new video will be posted every Monday during July 2021.