All events are free!!!!
Saturday May 6th at Downtown Books and News
3:30 – 5:00pm: Zine Making workshop with the Talismanic Potato
5:00pm: Zine readings by our vendors
Downtown Books and News is located at 67 N. Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC
SUNDAY May 7th. at The Refinery Creator Arts Space, 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
930-11am Vendor load in and set up.
11am-4pm The Second Annual Asheville Zine Fest is open to the public. Come on out!
Nathanael Roney is an artist and pedestrian holding home and studio in Asheville, NC. The majority of his work begins with something to do, and a black line drawing. He predominately uses the pen, paper, prints shops and paint. He also writes language of his own.
He’s produced numerous small books, zines, papers and pamphlets, most of which collect the drawings, comics and original prose he produces daily.
MindFull Collaborations creates space for exploring wellness through making contributor-based zine publications, organizing events, and utilizing art to foster a dialogue about mental health, its stigmas, and the complex role it plays in our society. We encourage the act of creating in any form as we believe expression is both an effective coping strategy and an important tool in sharing our unique experiences and connecting with others. Ultimately, MindFull Collaborations is a platform that brings individuals together through creative expression with the intention of establishing a sustainable community of support, encouragement, and empowerment.
Lauren Devora has been writing ever since she knew how to use a pencil. Children of Lilith was first imagined during a particularly rough session of math homework when Lauren was 15. That night the story gained 25 pages and a cast of characters. Her math homework was never finished. And now after 10 years, she is beyond giddy to witness her book go off into the world. Lauren currently lives in Asheville, NC with her giant gentleman dog Odin in their cozy little bungalow in the mountains. She can be found at local breweries, coffee houses, and any house party with a bonfire and red wine. She can also be summoned by looking into a mirror and saying “decaf is evil” three times. She’s busy working on the second installment of the Children of Lilith series, as well as several other projects.
Buño is a small publisher founded in 2016, by Ulises Farinas and Storme Smith. We publish graphic novels and comic books by new talented artists. We look for fresh and unexpected work, and believe in diverse and dynamic projects and creators.
The Bearded Lady Zine is a zine written by a Muslim dame of color and rascal” The Bearded Lady Zine aims to curate a safe space for the gilded folks of marginalization.
Camelot Collective consists of two artists, Alex and Carolyn, trying to make understated but still emotionally evocative work. Alex is a burned-out software developer influenced by GeoCities sites, byzantine icons, and 1960s era advertisements for kitchen implements. Carolyn just completed her PHD in Evolutionary Biology and runs a dog photography/daycare business. She is inspired by native insects and Rhombicosidodecahedrons.
Stephen Kane is yankeepope, a comic about ducks, small talk, and occasionally the alienation of labor. He has drawn President Lincoln’s portrait approximately 8 times in the past year.
PM Press was founded at the end of 2007 by a small collection of folks with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience. PM Press co-conspirators have published and distributed hundreds of books, pamphlets, CDs, and DVDs. Members of PM have founded enduring book fairs, spearheaded victorious tenant organizing campaigns, and worked closely with bookstores, academic conferences, and even rock bands to deliver political and challenging ideas to all walks of life. We’re old enough to know what we’re doing and young enough to know what’s at stake.
We seek to create radical and stimulating fiction and nonfiction books, pamphlets, T-shirts, visual and audio materials to entertain, educate, and inspire you. We aim to distribute these through every available channel with every available technology, whether that means you are seeing anarchist classics at our bookfair stalls; reading our latest vegan cookbook at the café; downloading geeky fiction e-books; or digging new music and timely videos from our website
/HYUN GI/ makes zines on poetry and herbalism. The zines/books are scattered thoughts on emotional/physical closures and poems of the melancholy. They make handmade journals out of wood and plexiglass, binded together with a coptic stitch.
Glen Paul Richardson is a teacher, storyteller and illustrator who happens to own several cats. He’s a beach bum and has an peculiar fascination with mythology. Follow him at