2014’s Underground Publishers Convention is March 8th!

The Underground Publishers Convention is a small press/distro, zine and comics symposium held annually in Phoenix, Arizona.

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This year’s event features live music from

♫ JJCnV
♫ Battered Suitcases
♫ Shovel

This year’s zine, comic & art tables will feature work from
✐ Tilt Magazine
✐ Matlock Fanzine
✐ Fruits the Cat
✐ Brad Dwyer
✐ Pool Boy
✐ Modern Times Magazine
✐ Fair Dig Press (Los Angeles, CA)
✐ Frenchie Loves Satan
and more!!

✂ This annual free festival, going 5 years strong, features some of the best local and national underground publishers of zines, comics, magazines, and books, along with handcrafted DIY items, art, and local music. Trading of artwork and publications amongst exhibitors and attendees is strongly encouraged. We’ll also have free giveaways and a zine making table for community members.

✂ 2014′s UPC event will be held at Lawn Gnome Publishing in Phoenix, Arizona on March 8, 2014 and will be a supplement to Art Detour.

Want your own zine table? We would love to have you! Email us at lawngnomepublishingATgmailDOTcom or upcphxATgmailDOTcom

Have a workshop you would like to teach during the day? Email us at lawngnomepublishingATgmailDOTcom or upcphxATgmailDOTcom

See you March 8th!

This Year’s UPC! March 2nd!

The Underground Publishers Convention is a small press/distro, zine and comics symposium held in Phoenix, Arizona.

✂ This annual free festival, going 4 years strong, features some of the best local and national underground publishers of zines, comics, magazines, and books, along with handcrafted DIY items, art, and local music. Trading of artwork and publications amongst exhibitors and attendees is strongly encouraged.

✂ 2013′s UPC event will be held at Lawn Gnome Publishing in Phoenix, Arizona on March 2, 2012 and will be a supplement to Art Detour and SXSR Music Fesitval.

☻ This year, we invite you to discover zines by:

Pool Boy Magazine
Joy Young
Brandon Huigens
Jeff Ralston
Aaron Johnson
Ryan Avery
The Cult of the Yellow Sign
Pages Per Content
Tempe Starving Artist
Christian Filardo
and more!

(Want your own zine table? We would love to have you! Email us at lawngnomepublishing@gmail.com or upcphx@gmail.com)

Other events going on concurrently with the UPC that weekend include:
☻ First Friday, March 1st, we will host a mail art and paper crafts exhibit inside the bookstore curated by Jo Novelli, Brian Harrison and Billie Speece. Submissions must be mailed out and received by February 20th to be included in the show.

Lawn Gnome Publishing
905 N 5th St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

25th Art Detour:

a weekend chock-full of arts related tours, exhibits and activities. The event is free and offers programming appropriate for all ages.

Activities include arts related tours, exhibits, hands-on kids’ activities (Kids’ Detour!), music and performance art, and much more.

♫ Live music will be provided by the South by South Roosevelt (SXSR)  music festival: https://www.facebook.com/sxsrmusicfestival

UPC is produced with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, writers and artists along with local business support and Phoenix’s unique and talented arts communities. Email Lawn Gnome Publishing at lawngnomepublishing@gmail.com or upcphx@gmail.com  if you would like to volunteer!

Announcing the 2013 UPC at Lawn Gnome Publishing

Another year, another zine fest!

Join us for the 4th Annual Underground Publishers Convention at downtown Phoenix’s small press hub Lawn Gnome Publishing on Saturday,  March 2, 2013 from 10AM to 1PM.

The Underground Publishers Convention is a small press/distro, zine and comics symposium held in Phoenix, Arizona.

This annual free festival features some of the best local and national underground publishers of zines, comics, magazines, and books, along with handcrafted DIY items, art, and local music.

The convention also presents Skill Share Sessions, where experienced and subversive authors, artists, and publishers will give brief how-to lessons on everything from self-publishing to brewing beer, making stencils, screenprinting, making public art in the community and more!

Lawn Gnome Publishing is a boutique publishing house dedicated to showcasing the work of first-time authors and talented local up-and-comers located at 905 North 5th Street in Phoenix’s SORO arts district.

email us at upcphx@gmail.com for info on volunteering, tabling, and attending.

More info and a flyer to come soon!