Zine of the day : SHALTMIRA (Vilnius)

What’s the name of your zine/ distro?
I work under my SHALTMIRA label and I’ve already published two zines : “Excessive Voyeurism” and “Red, sore and itchy”. Also I’m having lifelong affair with illustrations, comics and body-art.

Where are you from?
Lithuania (Vilnius).

What are you bringing to this year’s zinefest?
I’m bringing wicked art zine “Excessive Voyeurism”(http://shaltmira.weebly.com/zines.html) and my comics zine “Red, Sore
and Itchy” (http://redsoreanditchy.blogspot.com/). Also stickers and T-shirts with my artworks.

What are your influences?
I’m into propagation of  weird, grimy and nonconformist art and interested in graphic violence, human body, nudity, (auto)eroticism, taboo, obsession, aggression, degeneration, horror, grotesque, erotic XVII – XX centuries engravings, mental disorders and rare diseases, dark sides of human nature, along with absurdness we all experience in everyday life and misunderstandings of human relationships.

Why zines?
I find it meaningful to work with kind-of-similar-thinking artists for one goal and create the final piece, which can wander around the world with our message(s). It’s also a good way to build stronger
communication between artists. And I still believe in traditional format and techniques being actual in our times.

What are your expectations of the zinefest?
Hope to meet interesting people and find new collaborators for next my zines’ issues. Also to sell/trade my zines with other artists.

Discover and meet SHALTMIRA at Zinefest Berlin 2012, 3-4 November @ SFE – Gneisenaustrasse 2a 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg.

Zine of the day : Musen-Mag (Berlin)

Wo kommst du aus?
Original Erlangen, aber die Musenstube ist ein neukoellner Urgewächs.

Was bringst du zum das
Comics und Bücher vom Jaja-Verlag und schönes illustriertes aus der Musenstube

Was sind dein Einflüsse?
Neukölln, Berlin, Musenstube, Skizzenfestival, Big Draw, Comics, Illustration…

Warum zines?
Einfach machen machen machen… Der Öffentlichkeit einen Einblick geben in das Tun der Musen und unserer kreativitaet und produktivem Schaffen.

Was sind dein Erwartungen für das zinefest?
Austausch mit anderen Kreativen und den Besuchern zeigen, wie kreativ und toll wir alle sind!

Website

Discover and meet Musen-Mag at Zinefest Berlin 2012, 3-4 November @ SFE – Gneisenaustrasse 2a 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg.

Zine of the day : Tinet / Kommie Komiks (Berlin)

Where are you from?
I was born in a small industrial town in southern Sweden, grew up in various places in Sweden, Germany and Finland, and now I live in Berlin.

What are you bringing to this year’s zinefest?
Several comics zines in English and German, among them …

  • “Eva” (D), “Briefträgerblues” (D) and “Asbestos Hearts” (EN), feminist action thrillers and rape-revenge stories about a woman who works as a prostitute and kicks ass.
  • “White Nights” (EN), a slightly gore-y story about a wizard’s apprentice/slave in the dull Finnish countryside in the 1970’s.
  • “Hourly Comics Day 2012” (EN) – as the title hints, a comic in which I chronicled one day of my life as it unfolded. I drew myself as a piggy.

What are your influences?
“Akira” and Tove Jansson. Hong Kong cinema.

Why zines?
I like the workers to control the modes of production.

What are your expectations of the zinefest?
That people will hate me because they think I draw MENGÄ.

Website: www.kommiekomiks.com

Discover and meet Tinet / Kommie Komiks at Zinefest Berlin 2012, 3-4 November @ SFE – Gneisenaustrasse 2a 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg.

Zine of the day : Klebstoff (Dresden)


Wie heisst dein Zine/ Distro?
Klebstoff

Wo kommst du aus?
Dresden, germany

Was bringst du zum das zinefest?
Ganz viel Klebstoff und überraschungen

Warum zines?
Damit man nich alles im internet kucken muss

Was sind dein Erwartungen für das zinefest?
100m buffet mit vielen schönen leckereien und die ganzen verrückten mit ihren heften

Discover and meet Klebstoff at Zinefest Berlin 2012, 3-4 November @ SFE – Gneisenaustrasse 2a 10961 BerlinKreuzberg.

Distro of the day : Refuse (Berlin / Warsaw)

What’s the name of your distro ?
REFUSE RECORDS/DISTRO

Where are you from?
Berlin/Warsaw

What are you bringing to this year’s zinefest?
Zine part of the distribution, incl. some latest HC/punk oriented zines like “It’s Just a Phase”, “Just say yo”, “Tigersuit”, “Words upon words”, “Maximum Rocknroll” as well as more social/political magazines like “Fifth Estate”, “Talk The Walk” or “Earth First”. Also, bunch of Polish-language zines.

What are your influences?
DIY Hardcore Punk, straight edge and progressive movements.

Why zines?
Zines are integral part of the DIY culture and great outlet to share views, opinions and stories. Especially important in a age of webzines and messageboards crap.

What are your expectations of the zinefest?
Good influence and motivation for zinemakers to start new zines or keep their own zines in print.

Website

Discover and meet Refuse Records/distro at Zinefest Berlin 2012, 3-4 November @ SFE – Gneisenaustrasse 2a 10961 BerlinKreuzberg.