An exhibition showcasing highlights for the ZAPP (Zine Archive and Publishing Project) zine collections is now on view in the Level 8 Gallery at Central Library. “From the Archives of ZAPP” runs through August 31, 2019 and showcases a small fraction of the cultural treasures found in the ZAPP zine collection, focusing on locally made zines and self-published comics, riot grrrl zines, zines representing voices from traditionally marginalized communities, and zines featuring unique and creative design elements.
ZAPP was a volunteer-run organization dedicated to preserving and promoting self-publishing in Seattle and beyond. Originally part of Richard Hugo House (who donated the collection to SPL), ZAPP collected and maintained a library of over 30,000 zines, minicomics and other self-published and small press titles.
We are hosting a few events in conjunction with the exhibit: two guided tours of the exhibit and ZAPP zine collection, a zine making workshop, and a screening of the zine documentary “$100 & A T-Shirt.”
Much of the material featured in the exhibit was originally curated in partnership with North Seattle College’s Gallery Coordinator Amanda Knowles and Professor Kelda Martensen and displayed at North Seattle College Art Gallery.
The complete ZAPP zine collection is housed on Level 7 of Central Library across from the elevators. The zine collection is open to the public every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Librarians at the Seattle Public Library created this list of resources to help you learn about zines, zine culture, and how to make your own zine with these resources.
~posted by Richard V.