SUPER HAPPY AND PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THIS. WE ARE HAVING OUR FIRST ZINE FEST THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS AT GALLERY AFERRO IN NEWARK NJ.
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW, THE BETTYS ARE ALWAYS VENDING AT DIFFERENT EVENTS AROUND THE TRI STATE AREA, I HAVE BECOME PRETTY FRUSTRATED with THE MARGiNaliZATION OF FEMALE/LGBT/FLUID ZINESTERS. SO WHY NOT DO OUR OWN? WE ARE IN SEARCH OF SAID ZINESTERS YOU CAN APPLY HERE UPDATE: We have added our exhibitor list so far - we will be accepting apps until june 10th!
Leah Dubuc is a cartoonist and filmmaker living and working in the east side of Los Angeles, California. Dubuc has been writing and illustrating the on-going project After Lunch since mid-2012, and has since self-published seven collected issues of her work, which can also be viewed online at afterlunchcomix.com. She also enjoys bike rides, cooking and presents, if anyone is asking.
Self proclaimed as afro-dystopian art, Destiny Washington confronts her politics, fears, doubts and realities through countercultural aesthetic and process like screenprinting, collaging, scanner/copy art and graphic design. Heavily influenced what is considered grimy, street and throwaway, Brooklyn Waste passionately advocates for the legitimacy of urban and counterculture.
Linda is the founder and curator of a feminist festival Venusfest and artist and entrepreneur of the shop Creepy Gals. Through these outlets she promotes female empowerment and helps facilitate the conversation on society's views of women in creative fields and in all walks of life.
After barely escaping Miami a tragic gay teen goth, Derek Marks lived in the mountains of North Carolina, Albuquerque, and Seattle until settling in NYC. While studying illustration at FIT and dabbling as a singer/synth player in a darkwave parody band, he got his first illustration commission from Clarkson Potter. His work has been featured in Dazed and Confused, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Bullett, and the New York Public Library. He is the author/illustrator of Grace, Jerry, Jessica, & Me, 120 Minutes: The Interview Sketches, Nights & Weekends, and his newest comic, Fabulous Topless Woman. He lives in Brooklyn and spends his free time talking trash with his would-be supermodel cat, Cosmo.
Visual artist and musician based in New Jersey. My zine is a guide through my personal love philosophy that offers an alternative perspective to the traditional relationship model. My drawings and paintings include colorful and misshapen characters who perform in the humerous, sexual, and at times unfortunate routines of daily life. They are strongly connected to the narrative, exploring conversations about human relationships, nature, spirituality, the digital world and the spaces we inhabit.
Sy Abudu (@syjabudu) is from Los Angeles and now lives in Brooklyn, NY where she creates visual art and zines under the moniker great/grand/golden. Her work has been shown at the Boston Zine Fest, the Feminist Zine Fest, and the Overture Center for the Arts.
Grey Scales is a self made magazine that creates awareness about social issues through poetry, photography, art and journalism by editor and publisher, Stephanie Aliaga, and New York writers and artists.
Hazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, Queens-based cartoonist. Her comics include If This Be Sin (a collection about queer women and music), No Ivy League (about her teen job for Portland Pars & Recs), and Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers
Johnny Vommit Www.jahnnyvommit.com Art.Music.Comics.Rock&RollStuff. Amanda Aponte ( AKA Jahnny Vommit) is a visual artist and singer from New York City, recently graduated with her BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts. Her work is heavil inspired by the 70s and 80s punk/metal scene .
Eggleston received her BA in Visual Art from Ramapo College of NJ in 2005. She attended artist residencies at _gaia studio (Wonder Women 9: Superfood) in 2015 and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University (Summer Sculpture Intensive) in 2012. She is currently taking part in the Creative Capital Professional Development Program for NJ based artists. She lives and works in New Jersey with her family.
She has attended the School of Visual Arts and received a BFA in Cartooning. Kat's work has been featured in international publications and media with a bit o' Kat flair!
Photographer, born and raised in Los Angeles, California with Mexican roots. She found great inspiration from family photos and picked up photography using Polaroid’s and disposables. In 2011 she graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and at the end of the year made her move to NYC. She resides in Brooklyn, NY capturing moments through 35mm and Polaroid.
My work forms an allusive hybrid between drawing and writing by interjecting the subject matter with literature and symbols. My work is raw in the manner that it is left to the understanding of the viewer. Based on my experiences and everyday life, I portray society with all of its imperfections that we all enjoy. Through my work, I approach social commentary on popular culture and the highbrow art world. I attempt to give new context to popular preconceived perceptions of how art and writing can be manipulated into new forms.
I portray my art through printmaking and bookmaking – posters and the reinterpretation of well known written works and lyrics. In transposing popular words and lyrics, I want to create a new dialogue about what is culturally popular or sacred
Nancy Musinguzi is a documentary photographer and filmmaker from Somerset, New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Political Science in 2013, she incorporated both her academic background and skills in visual storytelling to create imagery that engaged audiences in conversations about identity, tradition, survival, ethics, belonging and home.
Most recently, she worked as an artist-in-residence in Minnesota with the youth advocacy non-profit organization, Youthprise, where she had the opportunity to install her work in three solo exhibits and one group showcase: Trayvon: On The Dawn of Freedom with Casket Arts, Youthprise: Accelerating Leadership and Innovation Beyond The Classroom with the McKnight Foundation, Nomadic 6: Travel & Hip-Hop Photography with PLOT Gallery, and Beyond The Line, a Black history month photography group exhibit curated by The Target Corporation.
Over the past 3 years, Nancy has amassed an array of clients ranging from start-up companies to youth non-profit organizations, corporate entities to local music collectives, that have all shared the vision of using media to positively impact communities for social and economic change. She recently started a grassroots multimedia company, Brick x Brick (BXB), to provide media services specifically for community-based artists, businesses and organizations. Nancy continues to spend her time collaborating under BXB with emerging artists, community-based organizations, businesses and brands on multimedia projects that promote and inspire positivity through the arts. The Time Machine is one of many multimedia projects produced underneath BXB.
No Shame Distro
WE ARE A ZINE DISTRO BASED IN PHILADELPHIA AND CENTRAL NJ AIMED TO SHOW WRITINGS AND ART BY PEOPLE OF COLOR
Rachel Hays is a comic artist living in the Bronx, originally from Idaho. Right now she is interested in botanical mythology, quilting, crystals and stories about pitbulls that overcome all odds. She's been hooked on DIY publishing since gluing her first story to a wallpaper swatch as a kindergartener.
Rachel LesserRachelLesserillustration.comRACHEL LESSER S A FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN THE NEW JERSEY/ NEW YORK CITY AREA. HER STYLE USES A UGLY-CUTE AESTHETIC WITH A POP SENSIBILITY. SHE LOVES COMICS, CARTOONS, PIZZA, FASHION AND DREAMING ABOUT HER FUTURE DOGS. SHE HAS A BFA IN ILLUSTRATION AT UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS AND IS CURRENTLY STUDYING AT SVA. IF YOU HAND HER A COKE SLURPEE AND GIVE A COMMAND, SHE WILL DO ANY TASK GIVEN TO HER.
Steph Guez or better known as Stephanie Rodriguez was born and raised in the Boogie Down Bronx. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2011. Since then she's been cranking out comics and illustrations. She enjoys 90's cartoons, obnoxious colors and slushy drinks. Steph Guez currently resides in the Bronx, NY.
Wyeth Moss is a Bronx-based multimedia artist exploring and creating intricate works within drawing, book-making, sculpture and fiber. Through a combined interest and love of psychology, science fiction, and nature, her work explores issues of sexual identity, femininity & archetypes, mental illness, abuse, and the connections between humanity and the natural world through a sub-conscious, other worldly perspective.