Friday, August 21, 2009

Cartooooon Art Museum!

Hey Everyone!

Just a friendly reminder to stop by the Cartoon Art Museum tonight (8/21) for a cool reading of awesome comic artists! Woo!

We're also having a cool afterparty Saturday night! Come check it out!

Anyhoo, Monkey + Seal are going into hard-core production mode to bring you cool swag to purchase at the Zine Fest this weekend! Be there! Our next post will probably be after the fest, but we'll do our best...maybe some live blogging?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Selling Tips

This was posted on the official SF Zine Fest Blog a while back, but we thought it is always pertinent to share: The No Media Kings have a great little article with tips on selling your wares...check it out!

One of our favorites is:
Take loads of change. It’s the one commodity that’s always in short supply at a market and you don’t want to miss a sale because you don’t have the right change or have enough change. A receipt book can sometimes come in handy too.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cool new events, fun time!

Hey Everyone, come check out these awesome Zine Fest-related events this weekend. Monkey + Seal will be there, so you should too!

Look At Me! - Auto-Bio Comics Read by their Creators

• Friday, August 21 7 p.m. to 9 p.m - Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St between 3rd and New Montgomery
$5 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
All proceeds benefit SFZF and CAM!

Visit the Cartoon Art Museum for an evening of live readings of true-life stories, with featuring the work of:
Tessa Brunton,
Ricci Carrasquillo,
Jason Martin,
Melaina, and
Joey Sayers!

SFZF Benefit Show & Afterparty
• Saturday, August 22 9 p.m onwards - Amnesia
853 Valencia St between 19th and 20th
$7 donation

Proceeds benefit SFZF!

Our first-ever official Zine Fest party and music showcase!
Presented by Smile, the show will feature awesome bands, animations, and DJs...

Jeepster (Sacramento)
Fleshtone (Portland)
Hyperpotamus (Tokyo/Madrid)
and an animation screening by Wu of Ghost Family
DJ Neil Martinson (SMiLE!) spins psych, pop, soul, glam, disco, bubblegum, laserboogie, etc.

Come hoist a beer and boogie down with all your fave zine pals!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Production mode

So sorry for neglecting our little bloggy for a while, but Monkey + Seal have been hard at work prepping for the Zine Fest this weekend.

Monkey is putting out a new zine called (aptly titled) "The Monkey Zine" which will have a fold-out coloring poster, never-before-seen short stories, some poems from his poetry slam days, an article on medical ethnobotany, and more!

Seal will be doing an all-day painting demo both days, and will be selling some of her newest work (as well as some prints!).

We'll have 1" pinback buttons, the Bad Date Zine (issues 1 &2), The Story of Seal, the True Ghost Story zine, and hopefully more (depending on how crazy we get). We are also hoping to sell some cool-ass bookmarks and greeting cards that some of our friends make. We've also upped the ante on our table display, so hopefully it'll be easier to shop!

Anyhoo, off to bed so we can get up early tomorrow and get crafting! We hope to see you soon!