Archive | August, 2013

Interview with Richard Alexander of Richy Vegas

28 Aug

We’re really excited about the response we’ve gotten so far when we had pre-registration open! If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry – we’ll be opening general registration again soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, check back here often as we begin to feature interviews with our tablers for ZFH 2013! The first up is with Richard Alexander, whose work, uniquely produced on paper plates, features his life with schizoaffective disorder. Read the interview below!

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What is your favorite part of zine fest?

I like to talk to people about my work when they stop at my table.
 
What is something that you’re looking forward to about the 2013 Zine Fest Houston?

I’m going to take at least thirty minutes off from my table to check out the other tables.  It helps break things up a little.
 
What made you decide to participate in the 2013 Zine Fest Houston?
 
I like the one day format as opposed to two days for most events like these.  I sell just about the same amount of stuff in one day at Zine Fest that I sell in two days at other events.
 
What new projects are you working on this year?

I’m working on part 2 of a two-part story for Richy Vegas Comics.  I will have part one available at Zine Fest.
 
Why does self-publishing appeal to you?
 
My comics are drawn in ball-point pen on paper plates.  The unusual materials and round format don’t exactly interest publishers in taking a chance on me.  In 1998 I sent work to Harvey Pekar for him to look at.  He said that I would probably have to self-publish, which has turned out to be true.
 
What is the concept behind your zine/zines?

Richy Vegas Comics comprise a memoir of my struggles with mental illness.  The round format allows me to play with conventional narrative presentation and break it down a little.  I still have a great interest in readability and accessibility, though.

Registration is currently CLOSED~!

16 Aug

Thanks to everyone who registered already! We have a great group coming together. REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Stay tuned for more info.

And stay tuned for a wrap up of our trip to the Portland Zine Symposium! It was such a treat!

Zine Fest Houston 2013 LIMITED Pre-Registration NOW OPEN!

1 Aug

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Yes folks, it’s finally time. We are opening our pre-registration period until August 15th!

“What kind of tables are available!? How do I get one!?” You may be asking yourself these and other like questions. Fortunately, we are forward thinking individuals and we have provided you with attractively formatted informational web graphics to assist you on this journey!

HERE is the information about registration, table sizes, and pricing.

HERE is the official Zine Fest Houston 2013 Registration form! 

We can’t wait to see everyone’s applications; this is definitely going to be a heckuva fest.

 

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