Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Long-Arm Stapler First Aid: A Chicago Self Care Zine Exhibit

Head's up to everyone in the Chicago area: from April 20-May 31 2013 there will be an awesome exhibit of zines that focus on health-related issues, curated by Liz Mason (Manager of Quimby's and publisher of Caboose) and Neil Brideau (comics artist and comics sommelier at Quimby’s, as well as an organizer of CAKE, Chicago’s Alternative Comics Expo).  I am thrilled that "The Worst" was chosen as one of the zines to be included in this important exhibit.

From the organizers:
"Care is a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility; a suffering of the mind; painstaking and watchful attention, maintenance, charge, and supervision. Self-care and first aid places these concerns towards oneself with a DIY mentality. Long-Arm Stapler First Aid brings together an assortment of zines and comics that address health-related issues ranging from mental to physical, personal to societal, and preventative to regenerative. These largely self-published works address, at times, incredibly personal experiences, usually with a large dose of wit."

In honor of self-publishing as a means to foster well-being, Spudnik Press is proud to host this exhibition featuring dozens of zine makers from across the country, including Edie Fake, Rinko Endo, Kathleen McIntyre, Ramsey Beyer, Liz Prince, Dina Kelberman, Sara McHenry, and more. 

Opening Reception:
April 20, 2013 6:00 – 9:00pm
The Annex @ Spudnik Press Cooperative
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 303

Chicago, IL 60622

More info can be found here!

*Image by Dina Kelbermann