Announcing The UPC 2012 at Lawn Gnome Publishing


We’re back!!!!

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!

We are dividing up the day into time slots!

11am – Food
Noon – Family & Kid Friendly
1pm – Jewelry, Crafts, & Shtuff
2pm – Bicycle Maintenance
3pm – Public Art, Collages, & Stencils
4pm – Comix, Narratives, & Poetry
5pm – Music & Culture Review
6pm – Sex & Gender
7pm – Politics, Culture, & Anarchy

UPC focuses exclusively on underground, independent, and small press comix and zines, publishers and creators.

Come join us for a weekend of zines, comics, skillshares, music, food, DIY art and crafts, and fun. Admission is FREE to the public before 8pm! Trading of artwork and publications amongst exhibitors and attendees is strongly encouraged.

2012′s UPC event will be held at Lawn Gnome Publishing in Phoenix, Arizona on March 17, 2012.

Please visit our Table page for information on signing up to exhibit your work at the next UPC:

Contact us at for more information.

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 if you would like to volunteer!


One comment

  1. I was published underground in the mid 1990’s for my Luhey dog cartoons. I wished I had stayed in zines because there’s a lot of talented artists and being part of it was a wonderful experience. Good luck to you. I think the small press network is great
    T.R. Miller

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