2015 Photos Are Up!

Thanks to all for making 2015 Print + Resist such an amazing event. Check out event photos here!


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2015 Workshop Schedule!

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!

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Official 2015 Poster!

Print and Resist Poster

Hot off the press, the official 2015 Print & Resist poster, featuring stunning art by Claire Warhus of Snaggle Tooth Arts in Madison, WI!

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2015 Confirmed Exhibitors!


Exhibitors for 2015 Print & Resist!

Alex WilliamsMadison, 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.

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The ArtWrite CollectiveMadison, 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.

The Baffler/Patrick JB FlynnCambridge, MA/Madison, WI

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 GottschalkMadison, 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 RutledgeMadison, WI

Artist whose work focuses on feminist ideas and personal trauma. She makes performances, zines, poems and paintings.

CHOPSHOP / Derrick BuischMadison, WI 

CHOPSHOP4_Rabbits_Install_MARIAsDerrick 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 RichardsonMadison, 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

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. WangMadison, 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 ComixIowa City, IA

Cartoonist and comic book maker—creator of fiction, autobiography, political cartoons, and lately, paper itself.

ladydrawersDelia Jean / Ladydrawers CollectiveChicago, IL

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.

DuffcoMadison, WI

Institutional front for artist, designer, and long-time observer of the American scene, Michael Duffy.

em mccartyMadison, WImoses

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.

John Porcelino / Spit and a Half / King-Kat ComicsSouth Beloit, IL

Finding alternate ways of engaging with the world outside the typical consumerist marketplace.

flatfileJust Seeds Artists’ CooperativeMilwaukee, 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 DesignMadison, 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 DoreMadison, 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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAConceptual 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 InfoshopMadison, 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 PaintedMadison, 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 JayMadison, 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 BrigadeMilwaukee, WI jenna-money-≠-speech-copy

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 PrintshopMadison and Milwaukee, WI

Storefront for Lesley Numbers’ hand-drawn and screen printed posters, cards, and more, made with love.

Polka! PressMadison, 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-opMadison, 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 CollectiveMadison, 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 PressMt. Horeb, WI

Printer of woodcut broadsides and t-shirts on meat production.
In her other life, Medaris is a fine artist.

Temporary Services / Half Letter Press, Chicago, IL and Fort Wayne, IN

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 ClubMadison, 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 PrisonersMadison, WI

Volunteer project to supply incarcerated persons with quality reading material of their choice.

9b012c_b27849092a394d9297fab94925f42764.png_srb_p_353_414_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srbWW3 IllustratedNew 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.

XexoxialWest Lima, WI

Publisher of experimental literature, concrete poetry, retro-hypertext, visual language mashups, and  avant garde mind-writing/ear-bending permaculture.

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Print & Resist 2015 Call for Submissions!

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Save the Date: Madison Print & Resist Oct. 31, 2015


Consider collaborating on a zine project with your friends this summer!

Greetings and salutations!

This year’s Madison Print & Resist will be Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM, at the beautiful downtown Madison Public Library. Be on the lookout for exhibitor submission details this summer. We will be updating our blog with more information and confirmed exhibitors as we enter fall.

See you in October!

~ the Madison Print & Resist organizing collective


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Welcome to 2014 Print & Resist

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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!


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!


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.

PrintmakingRedLine, 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.


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!

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