Carla and I had a nice time at the 2009 San Francisco Zine Fest on Sunday. This week and next, I'm sharing some of the photos I took of the zinesters who came to sell their comics and zines. I'll post a new photo each day.
This is Amy Martin; she's autographing a copy of her comic book, The Single Girls, for Carla. Amy's business card says she's "obscenely feminist." She's not obscene, though. The characters in her comics mainly discuss their hang-ups, lets-downs, and infrequent moments of joy regarding dating and sex. Her drawing styles is loose and lively. If Jules Feiffer were a woman and had a comic book based on Sex and the City, it might be something like The Single Girls. I liked it!
The Single Girls cost $6 and you can order it from her website, Amy Martin Comics.
Previous San Francisco Zine Fest photos:
Sean Logic and his zine, The Great MySpace Swindle
Hellen Jo and Calvin Wong
MythBusters’ Adam Savage whipped up a perfect replica of Chewbacca’s bandolier and satchel.
Papercraft master Aliaksei Zholner made this exquisite pipe organ entirely from paper products. Here are his build notes, written in Russian. (via Laughing Squid)
William Pennings built this wonderful machine that automates the arduous but necessary task of sorting M&Ms and Skittles by color. (Insert Van Halen joke here.) “It’s pretty quick and sorts about 2 pieces of candy per second” Pennings says. “It uses Arduino microcontrollers and stepper motors for quick and precise movement. A TCS34725 color sensor […]
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