Darin Klein & Friends Present: ‘Zine Fest 2012!

Folks browsing the displays

"FREE BOOKS" from the Miracle Bookmobile

JIMMY: Jimmy and Brent

In conjunction with
Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge

January 28 – February 25, 2012

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2685 S La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 838-6000

Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
special program hours
and by appointment

‘Zine Fest 2012!
Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday was amazing! With such a great assembly of creative exhibitors, it’s no wonder so many enthusiastic people came out to support the hard work of local producers and purveyors of independent publications. From the smutty to the sublime, from the haunting to the hilarious, there was definitely something on hand for anyone who had a few bucks to spare for portable, page-flippable art and literature. What about our sisters and brothers with no dough in their pockets, you ask? Not to worry – the Miracle Book Mobile was on hand to distribute free reading material to attendees, regardless of their financial status. Folks picked up all kinds of things: ‘zines, art books, fiction, non-fiction, LGBTQ studies, and more! Ultimately, today’s program expands upon the themes addressed in Tilt-Shift LA. Whether ‘Zine Fest 2012! participants are gay, straight, or in between, I consider them all additional artists in the exhibition and I stand behind the importance of providing a platform for their work.

A very special aspect of today's festivities was the release of JIMMY #4: Tilt Shift LA. Edited by yours truly, this issue of the rad LA queer 'zine is chock-full of writings and artworks from the artists in the exhibition I curated, Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge. Get a copy at www.jimmythezine.com.

Thanks to all our attendees and to the wonderful exhibitors!

21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves, Box of Books, Double Break Gallery and Shop, Glaciers of Nice / Sumi Ink Club, itch, JIMMY, Night Papers, prvtdncr & bodega vendetta, Public Fiction, Christopher Russell, spunk (1993-96), and Starrfucker. Plus free reading material from The Miracle Bookmobile!

Still ahead at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles as part of Tilt-Shift LA:

Saturday, February 18, 6-8pm: itch
Experience an intimate and intense dance performance by members of the itch community, whose interests and practices converge in a happenstance yet curiously fortuitous bricolage. itch is an evolving art project qua artist forum cum journal/‘zine published in LA.

Admission to all programs is free of charge

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