Thanks to all for making 2015 Print + Resist such an amazing event. Check out event photos here!
Thanks to all for making 2015 Print + Resist such an amazing event. Check out event photos here!
Feast on the menu of workshops and talks at this year’s Print and Resist!
11:30 am – 12 pm: UW Comics Club, “Imaginary Friends: Making Collaborative Comics” with Captain Santa
You can make a character out of anything, just ask Pixar. In “Imaginary Friends,” we’ll do some fun drawing games you can use anywhere, whether your characters are high-def or a circle with a smiley face.
1 – 1:30 pm: Nicolas Lampert, Climate Prints Project
Milwaukee-based interdisciplinary artist Nicolas Lampert will be talking about Climate Prints, a website/activist infrastructure project that shares downloadable graphics on Climate Justice and puts this work directly into movements.
1:45 – 2:45 pm: John Porcellino, “A Personal History of the Early Zine Days”
Comics artist John Porcellino, creator of King-Cat Comics (running since 1989!) and author of The Hospital Suite (Drawn & Quarterly, 2014) will be showing some of his early work and talking about discovering zines and self-publishing—how he got into zine-making in the first place.
3 – 3:30 pm: Joe Brusky, Lane Hall, and Lisa Moline, Overpass Light Brigade
The Overpass Light Brigade was forged in the activist climate of the Wisconsin Uprising, a loose and inclusive affiliation of people dedicated to the power of peaceful protest and artful activism. Their messages shine at night over highways and other public spaces. In this talk, they will be discussing OLB’s actions and methods, showing images and videos, and taking questions from the audience.
4 – 4:30: UW Comics Club, “Great Works of Literature with Cartoons” with Captain Santa
In this workshop, we will start by recalling books, stories, and cartoon characters we remember from youth. Then, by picking from the lists at random, we will create illustrations depicting a scene from a book or story with a cartoon character!
Plus all-day book-making and zine-making workshops!
Hot off the press, the official 2015 Print & Resist poster, featuring stunning art by Claire Warhus of Snaggle Tooth Arts in Madison, WI!
Exhibitors for 2015 Print & Resist!
Alex Williams, Madison, WI
Printmaker, cartoonist, and illustrator who makes screen prints, woodcuts and prints small editions of comics. His ultimate goal with is to create a self-sustaining artistic practice, which in and of itself is subversive to the existing systems.
The ArtWrite Collective, Madison, WI
The ArtWrite Collective uses art as a tool for equity and for justice, cultivating a resilient community through creative youth development, activist artist development, and public aesthetic diversification.
Print journal of social observation, cultural analysis, and political satire. Patrick JB Flynn is the art director of The Baffler, soul proprietor of The Flynstitute, and occasional dabbler in art.
Brad Gottschalk, Madison, WI
Fiction in comics form that covers a range of styles from surrealism and adult fairy tales to slice of life realism.
Burn Something Zine, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
Burn Something is a submission-based alternative media space for women of color and queer women of color in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. It’s currently a one-woman operation run by Adrienne Doyle, who is also working on forming a writing circle and other community building spaces around the zine. The full vision of the zine includes a collective of women of color to run the zine and plan events, and a community that uses the physical and non-physical spaces of the zine for connecting, healing, seeing and hearing each other.
Catie Rutledge, Madison, WI
Artist whose work focuses on feminist ideas and personal trauma. She makes performances, zines, poems and paintings.
CHOPSHOP / Derrick Buisch, Madison, WI
Derrick Buisch is a Professor of Art at UW-Madison. Over the past several years he has instigated a number of mail-art events/exhibits including the drawing/image zine CHOPSHOP. The fourth and most recent installment features rabbit drawings from 80+ artists.
Chris Richardson, Madison, WI
Hand drawn and hand lettered comics on themes of DIY, recycling, and trial/error. Diddley Bow Blues is about a teenage kid who makes his own instrument with mostly found materials, and A Cartoonist’s Guide to “Responsible” Drinking is a series of semi autobiographical narratives about hard learned lessons of recreational drinking.
Claire Warhus / Snaggle Tooth Arts, Madison, WI
Illustrations, Ouija boards, posters, and other eerie arts by
commission. Creator of zines Crucial Twat and How It Feels and Madison Print & Resist posters two years running!
Dan S. Wang, Madison, WI
Writer and artist known for his research, theorizing, and print media art work about the politics of the global Midwest. The print media works circulate in activist circles, social movement contexts, and internationally through the world of critical art. Will have books, posters, cards, and work from many collaborative projects.
Dave Dugan / Zen Comix, Iowa City, IA
Cartoonist and comic book maker—creator of fiction, autobiography, political cartoons, and lately, paper itself.
The Ladydrawers are an unofficially affiliated group that researches and publishes comics and texts about how economics, race, sexuality, and gender impact the comics industry, other media, and our culture at large. Delia Jean is an artist from the North Side of Chicago and a frequent collaborator with Ladydrawers. Among other things, she is a comics-maker, a workshop-teacher, and a portrait-sketcher.
Ditch Lily, Madison, WI
Online press/literary collective bringing interactive installations to Print & Resist, including LIT, a choose-your-own-adventure story presented in visual format through a series of handmade books. Drawing on regional history, LIT consists of sixteen different variations on the story of a circus fire in early 20th-century Wisconsin.
Duffco, Madison, WI
Institutional front for artist, designer, and long-time observer of the American scene, Michael Duffy.
em mccarty, Madison, WI
Artist, zinester, and creator of graphic novel moses jones: apocalyptic mama. moses jones is a mother of four in a dystopian future where survival requires a katana and a sense of humor.
Gabby Diekhoff, Madison, WI
Maker of Clitorally, an unapologetically feminist zine that features narratives, rants, poems, advice, recipes, lyrics, photography, illustrations, collage, etc. to express our frustrations with the patriarchy through artistic means.
Jesse Hedman, St. Paul, MN
Comic artist and bookmaker who says most of his books are very sarcastic and crude, but his newest flagship series No Matter Where, I’ll Follow is about a modern American revolution from the eyes of two refugees trying to find a place to live. It’s a very serious dialogue about the consequences of rising up without representation or consideration for the people.
Finding alternate ways of engaging with the world outside the typical consumerist marketplace.
Just Seeds Artists’ Cooperative, Milwaukee, WI
Decentralized cooperative of 25-plus artists living in cities across North America, all of whom work in print media and are engaged in activist campaigns. Will be exhibiting recent prints, books, and other publications.
Kimberly Dunham, Madison, WI
Upcycled paper products, masks, and more!
Lacey Smith / Luluweird Design, Madison, WI
Graphic design student with a focus on screen printing, especially hand-printing posters for bands within the punk/metal/weirdo scene. Will be debuting a screen printed zine featuring photos and interviews with awesome creative personalities in Madison.
Lester Dore, Madison, WI
Woodcut printmaker in the old school tradition and longtime activist in peace and justice movements, inside and outside the USA.
Lewis Koch, Madison, WI
Conceptual photo books, assemblage + text, social documentarian picture making, subtly poetic wails, absurdist images, and stickers of enlightenment, all calling attention to the unremarked-upon elements of everyday life. The work has been shown in garages, on kiosks and billboards, as well as in museums and galleries across the U.S. and internationally.
Madison Infoshop, Madison, WI
Radical resource center, zine distributor, and hub for past, present, and future affinities and radical networking.
Matthew Stolte, Madison, WI
Creator (and collaborator) on books, chapbooks and zines of visual, concrete and avant poetry.
Maxwell Singletary, Minneapolis, MN
Underground cartoonist/illustrator. Brainwashed by processed sugar soggy Berry KIX and the golden age revival of cartoons of the 1990s (Tex Avery, Bob Clampett), his work entwines the hyperbolic and universal language of cartooning with the adulterations of modern american life.
Mike Olson / Science Painted, Madison, WI
Home-publisher of a variety of cheap prints and zines of imagery dealing with the power structure, man’s inhumanity to man, and the common plight of the 99 percent.
Mikki Jay, Madison, WI
Illustrator, printmaker, and comics artist, bringing prints, T-shirts and other goodies!
Molly Mitchell and Laura Zimmerman, Madison, WI
DIY bookbinding helps to make information and art more affordable and accessible. Make your own journals and notebooks, edit a classic, put an old book back in print. Hands on at Print & Resist: making recycled notebooks!
Overpass Light Brigade, Milwaukee, WI
The Overpass Light Brigade was forged in the activist climate of the Wisconsin Uprising. Their messages shine at night over highways and other public spaces. They are a loose and inclusive affiliation of people dedicated to the power of peaceful protest and artful activism.
Patchwork Printshop, Madison and Milwaukee, WI
Storefront for Lesley Numbers’ hand-drawn and screen printed posters, cards, and more, made with love.
Polka! Press, Madison, WI
Collective of 8-12 artists and designers who produce a diverse mixture of original printed artworks. Polka! Press promotes a vibrant local printmaking culture by offering access to printmaking facilities, and providing educational opportunities.
Rainbow Bookstore Co-op, Madison, WI
Madison’s independent, cooperatively owned, and collectively managed bookstore providing books and social space that challenge the status quo.
Robert Stevens, Des Moines, IA
Woodcut print artist who also makes zines about growing up gay in the eighties.
Spooky Boobs Collective, Madison, WI
A feminist collective that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. They believe in the power of design and the strength of printed material to promote social awareness and change. Pulling from the history of design and print, SBC creates controversial art installations.
Stacie Arellano, Madison, WI
Artist, print-maker, author and creator of Tribute Waters, a nautical fantasy adventure graphic novel series. She has been drawing and publishing comics since 2003.
S.V. Medaris / Market Weight Press, Mt. Horeb, WI
Printer of woodcut broadsides and t-shirts on meat production.
In her other life, Medaris is a fine artist.
Publishing collaborative work since 1998! Half Letter Press is a publishing imprint run by Temporary Services (Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer), producing offset printed works and Risograph-printed booklets and posters. As a press, they are dedicated to supporting people and projects that have had difficulty finding financial and promotional assistance through mainstream commercial channels.
UW Comics Club, Madison, WI
The UW Comics Club includes students and alumni, whose goal is to challenge each other to create diverse comics and cartoons. All the founding members were students of Lynda Barry, and seek to apply what they have learned about drawing in diverse fields, from history to economics to biology.
Wisconsin Books to Prisoners, Madison, WI
Volunteer project to supply incarcerated persons with quality reading material of their choice.
WW3 Illustrated, New York, NY
World War 3 Illustrated is a semi-annual comix and graphics magazine. Founded in 1979, by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, World War 3 Illustrated was among the first American magazines to treat comics as a medium for serious social commentary and journalism.
Xexoxial, West Lima, WI
Publisher of experimental literature, concrete poetry, retro-hypertext, visual language mashups, and avant garde mind-writing/ear-bending permaculture.
Madison Print & Resist 2015 is a day-long festival of political print media, zines, experimental publications, and workshops related to the world of art, DIY culture, and political action. We’re looking for subversively creative print/media artists including zinesters, printers, poster-makers, and activist designers. Check out last year’s exhibitors and photos from the event.
Print & Resist 2015 will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 11am to 5pm in the beautiful, light-filled third floor of the Madison Public Library in downtown Madison, WI. Tables available include 3’ x 6’ rectangles or 5’ circles. Tables are shareable, so let us know if you require a full or ½ table. Printers and poster-makers please note that there are spaces well-suited for combination wall + table displays. If you would like such a space, please indicate this as a preference when you apply.
There is neither a table fee nor an application fee. However, we will ask for a 5% commission on any sales you may conduct at the event, will all proceeds going toward future event costs.
TO APPLY: Please send us a description of the work—zines, posters, prints, books, etc.—you intend to display. What are they about? How are they made? Do you have a philosophy or purpose? Are you a distro? Pictures, or links to images online, are preferred but not required. If you are able to bring your own table please let us know.
There will also be space for workshops, so if you’d like to propose a workshop, demonstration, skill-sharing, or presentation, please send a description of your proposal and indicate the length of time, facilities features, or A/V equipment you’d require.
NOTE: While the organizers will make every effort to satisfy each participant’s particular needs, they reserve rights to make all final decisions about table and display arrangements, in consultation with Library staff.
Deadline for application is October 1st. We will get back to applicants no later than October 8th.
Applications or questions may be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings and salutations!
Welcome to Madison Print & Resist 2014! We’re a week out from the event and so very excited to meet you all! Below you’ll find information for visitors as to what to expect. If you’re one of our talented exhibitors, you will be receiving an email with even more details!
WHERE : Third Floor of the Central Library in downtown Madison, 201 West Mifflin Street
WHEN : Saturday, Nov. 1st; Event Hours 11AM – 5PM (Library Hours 9AM – 5PM)
WHO : Over 40 zinesters, printers, artist-activists, and paper-crafters from the Midwest and beyond; Check our 2014 Exhibitors page for details!
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE :
12PM – 1:30PM – No Dane County Jail Working Group : A presentation by Dane County residents who believe in abolishing the prison industrial complex. Their public awareness campaign has included the creation and distribution of a zine which draws critical attention to the recent proposal for a new $150 million jail in Dane County and presents concrete suggestions about alternatives to incarceration.
12PM – 1:30PM – Silver Buckle Press : Tracy Honn from Silver Buckle Press, a working museum of letterpress printing in Madison, will be helping adults and children print a small “Bread & Roses” broadside on a sign press with wood type.
1:45PM – 2:30PM – Mud-stenciling Imagery and Politics (Part 1) : Is there an eco-friendly way to educate the public for social change? Why, yes, there is thanks to mud stenciling! We’ll give a brief history of this popular medium with some recent Wisconsin examples, talk about the response from authorities and bystanders, and then – weather permitting – create and share some of our own mud-stencil designs in downtown Madison.
2:30PM – 3:30PM – Mud-stenciling (Part 2) : Learn how to cut a mud-resistant stencil, mix your “paint”, and go forth to decorate your urban landscape!
ONGOING WORKSHOPS AT EXHIBITOR TABLES :
Mail Art – Jennifer Falkowski, founder of MAGMA (The Mail Art Guild of the Madison Area) will offer you the chance to make some mail art of your own. She will host a table full of art supplies for your amusement and benefit. Sit down and make a postcard to send out to the mail art world at large.
Notebook Making – Laura Zimmerman, a DIY bookbinder, will provide materials and instruction on how to make a simple notebook from found paper.
Printmaking – RedLine, an “urban laboratory” in Milwaukee, offers artist residency, exhibition, and education programs, all of which focus on social justice. They’ll be providing visitors with an opportunity to do printmaking.
DIRECTIONS (by car) :
From the eastbound or westbound Beltline (Hwy 12/18), take the John Nolen Drive/Exit 263. The ramps feed onto northbound John Nolen Drive. Follow until downtown comes into view, look for the Broom Street left turn lane. Turn left onto Broom Street, follow about five blocks to W. Mifflin Street. Turn right onto Mifflin Street. Central Library is one block down.
Approaching from the east along East Washington, follow until the capitol is in view. Prepare for a left turn onto Blair Street. Follow to the end of Blair, where traffic is routed in a righthand/western direction onto John Nolen Drive. Once on John Nolen prepare to turn right onto Broom Street in a half mile. From Broom follow as above, to Mifflin.
There is very limited street parking on the streets immediately around Central Library, and those spaces may be full or blocked because of the Farmers’ Market. There are several city-run parking ramps in the area. The nearest to the library is Overture Center Garage, with an entrance at 318 W. Mifflin (on Mifflin asper the directions above, but one block before you reach the library). The cost is $5.00 for the entire day.
BEWARE THE FARMERS’ MARKET & FREAKFEST :
Print & Resist participants may encounter hassles with traffic and parking due to the Farmers’ Market and Freakfest, both scheduled for November 1st. The Farmers’ Market will be in full swing by 10AM and takes up the inner ring of Capitol Square, effectively closing it to car traffic. The market closes at 2PM, so traffic around the square should be freed up by the end of Print & Resist at 5PM.
Freakfest is Madison’s annual Halloween street party scheduled for the same Saturday night. It draws many thousands of partiers and takes up the length of State Street. Gates open at 7PM but some of the streets around the area (including near the Central Library) may already be closed off or redirected by then. In both cases, give yourself plenty of time and know that traffic modifications may throw off your GPS.
Thanks, all! We look forward to seeing you next Saturday. Help us spread the word!