The Scranton Zine Fest is just around the corner and I for one am very excited. Every year this is a fun, lively event, and this time, in addition to tabling with my zines, books, tote bags, and stickers, I will participate in a panel discussion on zine culture. Zine sales take place on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Be there or be square!
I'm excited to announce that I'll be doing some events this summer in the beautiful state of Delaware. At the end of June I'll take my book, Cats I've Known, to the beach for two signings, one in Bethany Beach and one in Rehoboth. Please come see me and get a copy of my book, or get yours signed, and/or tell me stories about your cat. I would like that.
Friday, June 29, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 pm
I'm very excited to announce that Cat Party #2, a zine anthology that I edited, will be available for purchase in another week or two. Cat Party #1 is an excerpt of pieces from my book, Cats I've Known, that we put out a few months before the book was published in order to get people excited about the full-length book. This time around I invited a handful of artists and writers to contribute comics, drawings, and stories about cats they've known, and I was really bowled over by how beautiful and thoughtful their submissions were. The contributors are:
- Nicholas Beckett, who made the gorgeous illustration above
- Mardou, author of the critically acclaimed graphic novel Sky in Stereo
- Keet Geniza, illustrator, writer, zine maker
- Trista Vercher, the illustrator and comics artist who illustrated my book
- Dame Darcy, an artist and performer whose comics I've admired for a long time, and
- Joe Biel, activist, filmmaker, and founder of Microcosm Publishing
- And me too, actually. I wrote an essay for this zine as well. :)
The zines cost $3 each, and you can pre-order them on my publisher's website. I'll be selling them myself on my website and etsy shop, too. Check back soon!
A few weeks ago I led a zine workshop at a lovely new maker space in Philadelphia called the Tulpehocken Exchange. It was a sweet afternoon of industrious creativity, snacks, and chats. Together with my husband Joseph Carlough, I'll lead three more workshops over the next three months. Sign up here.
MAKE A ZINE
Katie Haegele and Joe Carlough lead this zine making workshop at Tulpehocken Exchange. This is Part I of a three part series. Classes will take place monthly, on the third Sunday of each month. Take one class or take all three, it’s up to you.
Date/ Time: Sunday, February 18th from 1 pm – 3 pm.
Location: 47 East High Street, Philadelphia (in Germantown).
Price: $15/ online, $20 the day of the event
Light refreshments will be served.
What is a zine you may ask? It’s a self published, small circulation book. DIY. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine
Katie Haegele is a writer, zine maker, and book critic who lives in Philadelphia. She is the author of the memoir White Elephants, and the essay collection Slip of the Tongue: Talking About Language. Her written works have been published in Utne, Bitch, Adbusters, The Comics Journal, Philadelphia Magazine, The Believer Logger, and elsewhere.
Joe Carlough has been making zines under the name Displaced Snail Publications for the past ten years. He’s quietly entered the world of DIY publishing, becoming the zine and book maker for such outfits as QuillsEdge Press, Joyful Noise Recordings, and a range of clients from budding poets to Random House authors. He owns three different printers, six unique staplers, and literally tens of thousands of sheets of paper. Find him online at displacedsnail.com.
My zine, Boner 4ever—a veritable love note to Philadelphia—was featured in the Japanese-language arts and culture magazine HEAPS. If you don't read Japanese Google translate (or any other machine translator) will give you a really weird version of the interview in English.
In the last days of 2017, Sara and Steven interviewed me for their charming and popular podcast, The Purrrcast. The tagline: "Talking to cat people because we can't talk to their cats." Sure enough, we talked about my cat, their cats, and my book about cats. Have a listen here.
The Scranton Zine Fest is one of my all-time favorite zine events: It's eclectic, friendly, well-attended, and different every year. This year it will take place at the Leonard Theater, a newly renovated space that was built in the late 19th century as an opera house.
This year's event will include a panel discussion—and I'll be a part of it! The fest goes from 12-5, and the panel is from 3-4. I'll be appearing with fellow zine makers and organizers Dawn Graham, Gossamer Rozen, Rachel Casiano Hernandez, and Josh Schafer.
More details as I have 'em.