Co-zi LV, a Comic and Zine Fest Launches Aug. 3rd at The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas's first comics and zines fest in partnership with The Jolt Coffee Co. launches August 3rd. Co-zi LV is dedicated to self-publishing and print media. Proceeds from the event to benefit The Center.
The Jolt (meaning Jump on the Love Train) is the sister shop to TIABI @iwanttiabi, both founded by Tiffany Stiles. The Jolt specializes in locally roasted coffee, good eats, and are located inside The LGBTQ Center.
The Center is an organization that promotes activities that support the well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and Southern Nevada residents of moderate to low income.
The Comics and Zines Fest is an event to benefit not only indie publishers in Las Vegas, but to also help collect cash donations to help continue The Center's mission of providing valuable services and education to Las Vegas's LGBTQ community.
If you plan on coming by Comics and Zines Fest August 3rd, please consider making a donation to The Center at the door.
Here are some of the presenters scheduled to appear:
Tiffany Salerno is a photojournalist documenting local Las Vegas music culture. Her self-published zine, I'M AN ALIEN, is a visual guide to local music consisting of band photos, live performance shots, interviews, and writing from various musicians. You can follow her progress on the current issue, Metal: Volume 2, on the instagram account @imanalienzine and on Facebook at facebook.com/imanalienzine.
Local musician and abstract expressionist painter Brian Gibson is known for doing vocals and guitar for the band Wax Pig Melting. He started his zine, ABRASION IS LOVE, a local DIY publication, to highlight bleak/minimal micro-prose poetry and takes contributions from writers nation-wide. You can see it online at https://teamkilleveryone.
The Canon, established in the Spring of 2019, is a quarterly art zine created by the Vegas Occult Art Collective (VOAC). Featuring original artwork, writing, and music, the Canon's motto is ""efficimus brevitātem et levitātem arcanīs,"" bringing brevity and levity to the occult. Learn more at findthecanon.com
The Las Vegas Zine Library (@lvzinelibrary) was established in 2010 by Jeff Grindley. Formerly in Emergency Arts, now located in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, the Las Vegas Zine Library has been a force for bringing zine culture to Las Vegas.
Ian is a storyteller/teacher/husband and dog dad, who just wants to be equal parts Jack Kirby and Patrick Swayze when he grows up.
@FeralPublication make comics that are working class humor as well as zines about issues from a POC perspective. He sells his zines on his Etsy and does zine reviews.
Laura-Marie brings mental health zines, poetry, Resisting Capitalism for Fun, and text-heavy perzines, bound with thread and made with love. She's been making zines for 29 years. Facebook.com/functionallyill
Monet Green (she/her) is a graphic design student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who creates zines related to personal life, ephemera, and existence "The work I create is about personal experiences and existence, often utilizing photographs and ephemera. I enjoy showcasing the ordinary in ways that seem a little strange.”
Check out the map below to find the festival once you are inside The Center:
More info: Co-zi LV