Our group is made up of young adults in their 20s who are friends. Otherwise, our identities begin to diverge from one another. The majority of us are neurodivergent/mentally ill/mentally disabled and queer. Some of us are people of color, some of us are white. I know for a fact that at least one of us (me the person writing this) is Latino, but I won't speak for anyone else in Prickly Pear Zine Collective. We are visual artists, story tellers, and zine enthusiasts.
Avra wants to be known as a chicana fashion designer and artist, She photographed and wrote the zine herself.
Koinuko and Atomic Gothic are longtime friends and collaborators - it's about time they've boothed together at Zine Fest! Much of our work discusses queer relationships through comics and media analysis. We are also vocal supporters of personal and expressive website spaces, like the Neocities community.
I’m a photographer and darkroom printer based in Hong Kong and the USA and I’d like to submit many zines to be considered for the PHX zine fest. I’m currently working on a series of zines that revolves around Phoenix.
Sean Jewell is a 35 year old who has held many roles but beneath all of them, creativity pulses like a JUNGLE bassline--'DUFF, DUFF, DUUF'.
Bring your used books, music, movies, and games to Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. There's no better place to trade in your used stuff because we are truly your one-stop-shop for the holidays. Discover musical instruments, video game systems, home decor, and of course - plenty of books!
We're ramping up our free events both in-store and virtually this holiday season; including our annual favorite, Photos With Santa. We are a locally owned Arizona small business with 6 locations state-wide, which means there's bound to be a Bookmans Entertainment Exchange near you!
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Zia Records opened in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona and has continued to be at the forefront of independent music retail in the Southwest since then. Zia is the pre-eminent indie retailer in Arizona and Nevada, offering a wide variety of new and pre-owned music, movies, books, video games and more.
For over 30 years, Zia has been host to hundreds of in-store performances with national and local acts. Zia continues to be a significant part of the local music community in Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas. In addition to music, movies, books and games, Zia carries an array of pop culture accessories and gift items. You can shop 24 hours a day at www.ziarecords.com!
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Changing Hands Bookstore with two locations, one in Phoenix and one in Tempe offers new and used books, unique gifts, toys and more than 300 author events every year.
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Stardust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We operate two reuse centers for home improvement which sell gently-used, salvaged, and surplus building materials at affordable prices. Additionally, we provide deconstruction services that salvage building materials, divert waste from landfills, and support sustainability in the community.
Founded in 1997, Stardust was created when local philanthropist and co-founder Jerry Bisgrove was about to undertake a complete home remodeling project. The first step of the remodeling process was to remove everything from the home, essentially gutting the structure in preparation for a rebuild. The weekend before demolition was scheduled to begin, Jerry and his wife told a friend to take whatever she wanted from the house. When Jerry and his wife returned to inspect the property, they were surprised to discover the usable material from the house was gone, including cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, electrical supplies, and flooring. They asked their friend what she did with everything. She said she used some of the materials to remodel her own home, sold items to friends and relatives, and gave materials to those in need. It is from these humble beginnings that Stardust was born.
Stardust partners with Gifts In Kind: The Gifts In Kind (GIK) program provides material donations to non-profit organization needing various commodities. GIK allows non-profit organizations access to large quantity and bulk donations of usable materials received by Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies (SNBS) from local retailers. Items received through GIK may not be sold, bartered, traded, auctioned, raffled or otherwise used for monetary or financial gain by the non-profit organization or their clients.
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The i.d.e.a. Museum is a hands-on art museum that inspires young minds to explore the boundless realm of creativity. Through interactive STEAM experiences, children will be introduced to all art mediums, from visual to literary arts, allowing them to express themselves freely and safely.
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Wasted Ink is a zine hub in Phoenix, AZ that provides international distribution, printing services, the annual Phx Zine Fest, and an extensive zine library - all dedicated to uplifting voices of historically marginalized creators who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, disabled, chronically ill, or neurodivergent.
Self-publishing has always been a form of resistance and subversion, allowing writers and artists to speak directly to their lived experiences while shaping their culture. Wasted Ink aims to honor this tradition and support as many zinesters as possible in utilizing the freedom of the press.
Wasted Ink collaborates in community with Palabras Bookstore, Abalone Mountain Press, and Pachanga Press at Nurture House; and SATURNHEX and Shut Eye Press at Paper Jam + Print.
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Wasted Ink Publishing
Paper Jam + Print Website
Brick Road Coffee is a locally owned coffee shop in Tempe, Arizona serving artisanal coffee, pastries and pizzas. At Brick Road, everyone is welcome. We are LGBTQA and sober-community friendly. In fact, "community," is very important to us. We're more than just a fabulous little coffee shop; we're a quirky, vibrant, and inclusive community that's all about good vibes and great coffee.
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Related Records is an independent record label based out of Phoenix, AZ. The music and art released on this label is not genre specific, but everything is limited to less than 500 copies. The label is run by Ryan Avery and was started in 2013 while they were majoring in music business at Phoenix College.
The only common thread for the things Ryan puts out on Related Records is that Ryan loves all the artists a lot and considers them all part of their chosen family. Ryan enjoys all kinds of art and the label reflects that - religious zines, queer themed tribute compilations, riot grrrl, commercial jingles, comic books that compliment musical albums about the oil industry, skate punk, poetry, whisper vocal comedy covers of indie artists, british homocore, pop, experimental, electronic, benefit mix tapes, ska, friendship zines, party music, acapella sing songs, story telling, shaggs-worship, weirdo religious music from the 60s, tribute albums to unpopular albums by popular bands, kraut rock, explicit homosexual lyrics, jazz, artists that are obsessed with very specific themes, noise, soundtracks to movies that were never released in theaters, garage rock, bedroom pop, art-goth from Germany, perverted vaudeville, folk, grindcore, whole compilations made up of stage banter, novelty, sound collage, high-brow+low-brow art concepts, early 2000's+1990's nostalgia, freak-folk, hardcore, hip-hop performed by space aliens and old people, new wave and MORE!
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The Trunk Space is a non-profit 501c3 arts organization. Trunk Space is a meeting place for the culturally curious explorer. We're a place for art, music, experimental theater, performance art, circus sideshows, vaudeville, and other creative acts you just can't pigeonhole. We bring together creative types and weary travelers looking for a home.
The Trunk Space is located on the property of Grace Lutheran Church, 1124 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, 85004. We will continue to provide an open, uncensored space for performance and art of all kinds, with an emphasis on that of the weirdo persuasion.
Parking is free for Trunk Space patrons in either of the Grace Church parking lots. They are a drug and alcohol free space. Please do not bring or participate in these things while you are at Trunk Space or on the property.
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There Space is the only Membership-based screen print studio in Arizona. They teach printing daily through a 1-on-1 system and have a passion for connecting communities through the act of silk screening. With a walk-in friendly environment check them out anytime in Central Phoenix!
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Girls Rock! Phoenix is a nonprofit organization made up of local musicians, community organizers, and music enthusiasts that empowers girls and gender nonconforming kids through music education, creation, and performance.
Fuerte Arts Movement is community led organization working toward human rights through artful action.
I love horror movies and illustration. I hate how the femme characters are shallow or just there for sexual tension. My goal with this zine is to take these incredible women, give them a story about their personal story and re-illustrate them.
Among my other publications is "Olly Olly (Oxen Free)" started in 2011, of which there are two issues to date. Many of my publications have an LGBTQIA++ focal point, examining topics such as coming out as Queer in my early 30s.
I am an illustrator and comic artist, who stumbled into the zine scene back in 2015 in Seattle. It wasn't until 2016 when I made my first zines, one of them being a printed copy of my webcomic "Strange But Beautiful."
Mi Casita Press (MCP) is a femme led alternative publishing press. Mi Casita Press aims to empower QTBIPOC through printmaking, print, and community entrepreneurship.
My zine contains two two-length poems, one of which was performed live in front of thousands of people when I opened for bestselling contemporary poet Rupi Kaur at The Orpheum Phoenix in June 2022.
Ann Drew is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer toiling away under the hot Sonoran sun. Her multitude of skills included but aren't limited to: alligator wrestling, finger skateboard flip tricks, and hunching over her computer whispering nonsensical words into Adobe.
I have created a variety of zines that primarily concentrate on content such as work (in various mediums) by multiple illustrators as well as zines I have created of my own work (35mm film photography).
My name is Jazz Torrez, I'm an archivist and an artist. My Fruit Salad zines share snippets of my life experiences, dreams, and memories through the use of illustration, which is my preferred way of expressing myself and telling stories. Many of my drawings are about family, growing up in El Paso, Texas, and healing, mostly with a sense of humor