The Zine Machine Printed Matter Festival will highlight local artists this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Durham. The festival will feature all forms of printed matter, including zines, comics, prints and books, in addition to talks by artists. This is its third year and the event is free of charge.
The festival will take place in the Durham Armory. Co-founder and printmaker, Bill Fick mentioned they are adding talks by local artists and critics this year.
“We’ve got Jenny Zervakis, who is a pretty well-known zinester, who will be speaking to Rob Clough, who is a comics critic and a writer about zines and comics,” Fick said.
The artists will have conversations with each other in front of an audience, discussing their place in the zine world. Bill Brown, who occasionally teaches a first-year seminar on zines at UNC, is another co-founder of the festival. He mentioned Kelly Wooten from Duke University, who will be giving a talk about women and zines called “Rebel Girls and Bamboo Girls: A history of women and zines.”
Along with talks, artists will be showcasing and even selling their art. UNC student Michael Quint is planning on attending the festival in hopes of purchasing some zines.