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.
Milo is currently at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, where they are presenting on a panel about queer zines and libraries for the LGBTQ Round Table. (thus the soup: ALA LGBTRT at ALAAC2016.) In preparation they made a minizine for the talk, and is making it available here for download as a printable PDF.