It’s been a hectic week, but plans are coming along nicely for Bradford Baked Zine shop and we’re pretty excited. We’re on Twitter now, at https://twitter.com/Bfdbakedzines and through that we’ve virtually ‘met’ some lovely zine folks, who have sent us some zines for the shop, including South West London and Surrey Zines (@SWzines) http://swzinecollective.weebly.com/ who are going to come up to Bradford and take part in the zine week. This makes us very happy, to make contact with other zine collectives, and to meet folk who are prepared to travel from way down south for the event.
We’re also really chuffed to confirm that zinemaker Natalie Bradbury from Manchester, who makes the awesome Shrieking Violet zine http://theshriekingviolets.blogspot.co.uk/ and who last year organised the Victoria Baths Zine Convention in Manchester, is going to come and give an illustrated talk on on Shrieking Violet. Dates and times to be confirmed, but we’re delighted to have her over and have the opportunity to hear about her adventures in self-publishing .
Closer to home in Bradford we’ve been talking collaborations with our friends the fabulous HowDO?! Magazine http://howdomagazine.co.uk/ and are planning a meetup with them early next week to chat about working with them on a photocopy club project to make a collective Bradford zine in the shop space – exciting. Also we’re looking forward to meeting up with Bradford husband and wife small press super duo Black Pyramid Press http://blackpyramidpress.tumblr.com/, who are going to get involved in the week.
We’re getting excited about window shop displays, posters, and shop presentation, which of course is involving a ton of empty bean cans (luckily some of us work in catering) and which we think will look pretty nifty.
Hopefully we’ll have a load more events and collaborations to report back on in our next post, following our Monday night pow – wow in The Shoulder of Mutton where no doubt some Chocolate Stout will be imbibed and more plans will be made.