Update: MARCH 2009
TEEN ZINES still open!
Issue 5, the SOUND ISSUE
Seeking Teen Takeover
.CALLING ALL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS, ARTISTS, WRITERS, and FUTURE PUBLISHERS: I hereby invite teens ages 14- 18 to take over Slumgullion. Learn the history of small presses, and how to start one yourself via a week-long internship-style class at the ZACC. During the week, we'll create one anthology and at least one personal project ( your own book of your own comic, poetry, drawings, or misc. content.). Bring along work that you have already created, but also be ready to create fresh work. On Saturday morning we take the Bicycle-powered bookmobile to the Saturday Market and hawk your wares like small press publishers have done since the dawning of the printing press. You will get the profits from whatever you sell, just like all other ZACC artists. You will also be able to place your book/zine in the ZACC shop, and on the Slumgullion Etsy website (ZACC shop and Etsy site require a 20% commission). Consider this week a training for possible future Slumgullion takeovers on your own. Yes. If you do well in this class and prove trustworthy, you can use the bookmobile other times, and you will have the opportunity to be a main organizer for Slumgullion. Posted on 4-1-09 by debby |  comments
Announcing: KIDS COLLEGE
.Slumgullion is integrating into the Zootown Arts Community Center, and I am busy at work developing new programming and making the Printshop a reality. Soon, this website is going to link up more with the ZACC one. Also, I want to announce our new Afterschool program at the ZACC. It's a chance for kids of all ages to make zines and comics (and all the things that go along with that like poetry, journalism, and drawing). For teens, we have Kid's College, an internship program that allows you to create art at your own level and learn how to teach and work on collaborative projects as well. Please contact me at info at .....slumgullion dot org or sign up at www.zootownarts.com! (if you don't see the signup sheet, call 549-7555 to register!) Posted on 3-16-09 by debby |  comments
Teen Zine Club's first issue
.click on "more" to see photos Posted on 12-23-08 by debby |  comments
A quick update
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Here is whats up for Dec/ Jan:
Currently the Teen Zine Club is our ongoing class. Thursdays after school. The kids just made Issue 1 of thier new zine "Emotions for Gummies" and we are all having a great time. Upcoming:
A second group of TEEN ZINE will be forming in January 2009! Capacity is 8 kids, age 12-15. Once I hear from 4 kids who want to sign up, I can start the class. Right now the current Teen Zine club has room for one or two kids. Please let me know if you are interested, it isnt too late to join.
Printshop plans are still in the works. An extra special thanks to all who came to the Clothing Swap Fundraiser... and if you missed it, keep your eyes peeled for another one upcoming! Extra extra special thanks to Thea from the RandomTaskEngineer.com. Go check her business out. She does random tasks for you. She made the clothing swap be the most relaxed, easy , fun event Slumgullion has ever had. How wonderful! Thanks Thea!
I am looking for help with the zine library. If anyone even wants to volunteer let me know. Volunteer once, or ten times. Its up to you, any little bit helps out a lot. It needs to be catalogued so people can check out zines.
Also, if you're interested in being a guest artist for the teen zine club let me know! Posted on 12-15-08 by debby |  comments
DECEMBER EVENTS and NEWS
. Starting in January, Slumgullion's studio walls become a Print Gallery. This is a fundraising effort for the Print Gallery to be erected in the soon-to-come Community Printshop. For printmakers and zine makers, only! Zine pages, comic panels, band posters, woodcut prints.. you name it. Contact me if you are interested in a show!
TEEN ZINE: i.e The Zine Association for a Better America, has now begun their first zine project: "Emotions for Gummies." Soon to be available at the ZACC! Please support this program by purchasing this zine, donating money earmarked for the Teen Program, or sending me interested teens to take the class. Thursdays, after school.
A kid's ZINE WORKSHOP is coming soon! please let me know if you have younger kids who want to make zines. Comic artists, poets, budding journalists, and doodlers of all kinds welcome!
EXCLUSIVE 10-minute Reading Series LAUNCH! First Fridays, at the ZACC, in the Slumgullion Studio. Starts JAN 2/ We'll post reading times on the door. A limited number of people will be able to enter each reading, like at the fair. Wander thru ZACC and check out the art while you wait your turn. A line-up of readers is already forming. Wanna read Friday Jan 2 or Feb 6th?
We have been having e-mail issues but they are being resolved. Look for me on Facebook and Twitter as another contact option. (DebbyFlorence)
Rapid Memo Typing Service will be LIVE on the scene at the ZACC SPECTACULAR DECEMBER 14th! See http://www.zootownarts.com . Slumgullion Studio! Typing on demand! We will make a POETRY/STORY gift for you, just tell us a name and a subject and instant typing will commence.
COMMUNITY PRINTSHOP: I have created program descriptions for this amazing project, and need help posting stuff on the web. We need volunteers , and anyone that wants to help with fund raisers. Contact me for info.
ZINE LIBRARY taking donations! Ask me how! Thanks for all your support and good cheer! Posted on 12-3-08 by debby |  comments
|Above are images of the Slumgullion Bookmobile, our old studio, and some of our zines. This image changes each time you refresh this page. Click on the image to see them all on the Flickr site.|