Grid is a new zine and comix fest in Salt Lake City that will host zine-related events, workshops, readings culminating in our first annual zine fest on April 8, 2017 at the Salt Lake Arts Academy (844 S 200 E). We want to bring together folks from all across the city and state (and beyond!) to highlight the diversity of ideas and experiences of zine makers, and to provide a space for this to happen.
Okay, but what is a zine?
Zines hand-made, self-published, self-distributed publications; they are the gritter, less glossy counter-parts to mainstream magazines. They can be fancy (or not), are usually photocopied, but can also be letter-pressed, silk-screened, risographed, handwritten, etc. Zines are meant to be shared, and as such they are tangible and often cheap. Zines are infrequently profitable.
Anyone can make a zine, and no skills or special tools are required. Zines form a connection between people, even if it is just for a minute.
We’re a rag-tag group of people who are totally winging it.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors, Utah Humanities, Dr. Volt's Comics, Utah Arts Alliance and Hand Drawn Photo Booth, for supporting Grid Zine Fest.