The Stall Holders
We are now taking bookings for Leeds Zine Fair 2017!
Hayley Wells is currently studying at Cambridge School of Art where she creates books and zines exploring modern life, loneliness, and the human-animal relationship. Being a bit of a punk at heart, Hayley has a strong DIY ethos that forms the basis of her working process. Her work is often subversive and incorporates her vegan anarchist politics, but sometimes she just loves drawing cats.
I Speak My Truth is a community and a collective that comes together to facilitate honest conversation about sex, sexuality and the body through poetry, prose and art. We create collaborative zines on themes such as masturbation and also provide a platform for individual artists to share their own zines at our poetry nights.
Brained by two brothers from Huddersfield, Man-Flag Shandy zine is a void so lacking in comprehension-of-self that its emptiness ultimately reaches out, tickles your nose and tells you to mind where you go.
Their first issue documents its own birth, then (like all of us) struggles as it attempts to understand who why where how and what the fuck it is, stumbling along in a confused world of truth and falsity as it tries and fails to be the magazine society wants it to be.
They welcome questions at the fair.
THOUZINE: making and distributing zines on anarchism, music, girls, poetry, popstars, writing and writers.
Black Lodge Press is a DIY publishing print specializing in riso-printed comics and zines with a radical ethos. We support and involve inclusive communities of creative people, publishing work that celebrates feminism and queer culture!
Rachael House is an artist who makes events, objects, performances, drawings and zines. She will be selling hand made ceramic medals for deserving trouble makers, risographed zines, radical name tapes and more feminist rabble rousing goods to buoy us up in these difficult times.
The Screever is a little punk zine based one half in the West Midlands, and the other in Northern Scotland. They make zines, draw comics, read old novels, and also release bits of music including annual compilation tapes. They don't get out much.
Queer Arcana distro stocks zines about queer and trans life; witchcraft and astrology; mental health, autism and self-care; DIY music, feminism and radical politics.
Jacob Louis Beaney's work is a mix of confessional autobiography and absurdist tragicomedy.
Kristyna Baczynski is an illustrator and Eisner-nominated comics creator. She works from her studio in Leeds, making zines, self-published comics and printed treasures on her rickety old risograph machine.
Wur Bradford is an open, inclusive arts and social space situated in a stall the city's Kirkgate Market, exploring how we can make change through creativity and collective action. We make zines together and separately, documenting the things we do and the ideas that are important to us.
Estd 2008, Zineswap is a service that allows you to swap your zines through the post. You send us your zines, we send you a random selection of other zines in return.
At the Leeds Zine Fair we will have a dedicated area where you will be able to browse our ever growing archive of 200+ zines from all over the globe and throughout the day there will be a 'Drop & Swap' box for all your swapping needs.
So pop by, say Hi and get your Swap on!
Cath is a Comic Artist from Liverpool, mostly known for her online comic 'You, me and the devil makes three'. She draws inspiration from her life and creates quirky stories about Satanist old ladies, evil boyfriends and unemployed ghosts.
Laura Alice is a print maker and illustrator based in West Yorkshire. Her work is inspired by birds, nature and luminous surreal colour. She has put together and collaborated on a number of zines exploring the links between birding, nature and positive mental-health .
Sugar Paper Gang: zines about crafting, race, class, art, popular culture and crisps! Something for everyone including pins, badges, prints and stickers!
Manuel Rodriguez Navarro Works with acrylic paints in black, white and gray tones on plain paperboard. His interest focuses on social and political issues. Born 1973 in Santiago, Chile. Studied art at the "Finis Terrae" University in Santiago, Chile, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts (Master of Fine Arts), European Animation Masterclass at the Television Academy of Central Germany in Halle (Saale). After living in Valencia, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, Manuel Rodriguez currently lives and works in Münster.
Saffa Khan is a Pakistani Illustrator & visual artist, creating autobiographical work surrounding identity, faith, sexuality & mental health, through illustration, print making & self publishing. She also runs @feelingspress & @poorpalsclub.
We have been self-publishing comics in London for the last year but have been producing work for the last four. We collaborate at every stage of the process when making comics and have been fitting in twenty-five hours a week around our A-levels. Our first release was the one hundred page graphic novel ‘Strange Road to Fairview’ which told the story of a friendship between a man and a moth. More recently we’ve released ‘Cheeky Monkey’ the story of a simple-minded man-ape who slowly unravels a mystery. This was a much bigger release as the hundred copies we had of ‘Strange Road to Fairview’ sold out very quickly meaning we increased the quantity to six hundred copies. We are both eighteen years old and are focusing on comic illustration from nine to five for the next year. We’re exhibiting at both international and national conventions over the next year and would love to add Leeds to our calendar. At the convention we will be selling ‘Cheeky Monkey’ as well as related merchandise and original art.
I make little zines about queer feminism and my pop lady sheroes, many of them inspired by chats with rad women at the Feminist Library in London. I'm also working with a bunch of brilliant grrrls on a bigger zine about women and work - having it, not having it, and dealing with people while doing it. It's going to be angry and ranty and hopefully pretty funny.