One Beat Zines, thezine-making collective/distro run by Sarah Broadhurst and Julia Scheele has announced the impending release of their third anthology since they launched almost exactly one year ago.
Identity – available for pre-order from the OBZ shop – is a book full of varied and diverse female voices writing and/or drawing about who they are, how they see themselves and how they feel placed in the world at large – featuring over 80 pages of personal essays, illustration, photography, comics, interviews, and collage work, printed on lovely recycled, uncoated textured paper.
The book’s line-up features the work of as many as thirty-three amazing contributors for this book – including, Hannah K. Chapman, co-founder of Comic Book Slumber Party: Stephanie Phillips, music blogger and singer in feminist punk band Big Joanie: Cherry Styles, the artist and zinester behind Synchronise Witches and The Chapess, Samya Arif, a feminist illustrator from Pakistan (profiled in VICE a while ago back here); Jordana Globerman, Marja de Sanctis, and Hannah Prebble, the girls behind OBZ’s best-selling zine Pink Spex (there’s a great write-up in Dazed here); Sabba Khan and Amneet Johal, two of the people behind the Alternative Press Fair; amazingly talented illustrators like Eleni Kalorkoti, Kelsey Wroten and Laura Callaghan, comics heroes Jess Milton, Sammy Borras, Lizz Lunney, Liz Greenfield and many, many more.
The 80-page book will premiere at Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds on 14th November 2015, and will be mailed out to pre-order customers by early December, in time for Christmas.
• For more information on this and other One Beat Zine projects visit: http://onebeatzines.com
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.