We’re starting off 2018 with the release of the third issue of From The Punked Out Files of the Queer Zine Archive Project. This issue combines the research of two summers of zinester-scholar-artist-librarians-in-residence at QAZP. It’s 56 pages of writing, thinking and analysis about queer sex zines, queer diy comics, POC zines, zine events, solar eclipses, road trips and frozen custard.
From the introduction:
If nothing else, this zine reflects one of the things that we excel at at QZAP, which is building community and friendship networks through queer zines. The vast majority of folks who do research and play in the archive start out as friendly strangers. After a week of reading, writing, chatting, cooking shared meals, watching Daria reruns, rocking out to queercore and eating frozen custard they become part of our collective logical family of smarty pants. And we love it that way.
This issue features work from Kai Linke, Dianne Lauerta, Alana Kumbier, Rachel Miller, Maggie Galvan, Jennifer Hecker and QZAP co-fournder Chris Wilde. Please conside picking up a copy and supporting QZAP and all the awesome research that comes out of our residency project.
In time for the Milwaukee Zine Fest we just got From the Punked Out Files of the Queer Zine Archive Project #2 back from the printers. From the intro:
"Issue #2 is showcasing some of the research that was done in the summer of 2015, and as this is the autumn of 2016, its di rigueur to apologize for the lateness of this publication. We were getting things in order back in the spring, and then our current summer residencies started and, well, there it is. Suffice to say that we're getting this out now, and are very excited to be doing so.
For those who are new to this zine, it is the product of the research done during our summer residencies at QZAP HQ.
For the past three summers we have invited scholars and artists to come an make use of the physical archive of queer zines. We ask them to make work for themselves, and also to contribute to "From the Punked Out Files..." as a way of further sharing the collection and enhancing all of our knowlege of the thousands of documents that have been housed at QZAP."
This issue features work from Amanda Stevens, Amber Forrester, Kelly Wooten, Jenna Bee, and QZAP co-fournder Chris Wilde. Please conside picking up a copy and supporting QZAP and all the awesome research that comes out of our residency project.
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been able to catch our breath and post a Queer Zine of The Day. Lots has been going on with us. Chris went to the Lexington Zine Fest in September to do a presentation. Milo is getting geared up for the Olympia Zine Fest next week where ze is participating on a panel. We’ve also been busy with the planning of the Milwaukee Zine Fest, of which we’re part of the organizng committee. That weekend, November 14, we’ll also be hosting our last zinester-in-residence for the season. Last year’s Z-i-R program created the awesome “From the Punked Out Files of the Queer Zine Archive Project,” and we’re super excited to publish the work from this year’s residents. Expect that to come out sometime at the beginning of 2016.
Moving on to the QZOTD, we are happy to present Sina Sparrow’s Boy Crazy Boy #1. Sina has been a long-time QZAP pal and is an amazing and active comic artist. In BCB #1 we can see the beginnings of his sweet style, and are treated to some delicious early 1990s pop humor.
It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve posted a QZOTD. We’ve been quite busy with our QZAP summer residency, reading queer fanzines, and getting ready for the autumn zine fest season. On that note, Chris, one of QZAP’s co-founders, will be in Lexington, KY this weekend at the Kentucky Fried Zine Fest. If you’re in the area you should stop by and see him. He’ll have copies of “From the Punked Out Files of the Queer Zine Archive Project“, among other things.
Now, for today’s QZOTD we’ve got a blast from the past… It’s Anonymous Boy!!! Specifically, Anonymous Boy Collection #2, but really you should check all of them out. Anonymous Boy has been making comics and music and DJing since the late 1980s. His work has appeared in a number of different publications, including JDs and several of the Y.E.L.L. zines from ACT-UP/NY. Most recently he was on a panel with Chris (QZAP), Rachael House (Red Hanky Panky, among others) and Elvis B. (Homos in Herstory) at the Queers and Comics conference that took place this past spring in New York City.