Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Laura Szumowski

Cycling: A Guide to Menstruation is everything you ever needed to know about menstruation including the history of sanitary products. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout by the author. Cycling is the second book in the Women's Health Chapbook Series, following Tip of the Iceberg also donated by the artist to the library last year.


Laura Braun

Laura Braun is a photographer based in London.

London to Lisbon and back, November 2007 – June 2008.
Laura Braun, 2011
Digitally printed concertina book, hand finished in handmade, screen printed box, 11x9 cm, limited edition of 100, signed and numbered.
Many photographs have been taken on road trips, pictures of the towns and landscapes passed through without the pretence of a deeper analysis of them; images that tell not so much of the places visited as of the experience of being on the road. ’Trip’ is a collection of impressions of a journey, taken on Polaroid.

Edited by Melissa Castro Duarte and Laura Braun, 2004
Offset printed, A4 pamphlet / A1 poster, perforated
KNOTS was as a platform for the work of artists based around the world. A chain project, - pieces of thread joined by knots – the images are linked to each other by association, each one a trigger for the next, for a memory perhaps or an idea.
The first artist produced a work inspired by a found image. His work then travelled to the next artist to be in turn used as a point of departure for his work. This process was then repeated over and over.
Artists: Ulé Barcelos, Stuttgart/Lisbon Laura Braun, London Melissa Castro Duarte, London Thor Clarke, Fine Art, London Sophia Clarke, London Pedro Paulo De Souza, Sao Paulo Eder Paulo De Oliveira, Sao Paulo Maria Eisl, London Babak Ganje, London Othello De Souza-Hartley, London Eli Sudbrack (AKA Vivid Astro Focus), New York Helena Pessoa, Sao Paulo 

The Trip

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Laura-Marie Taylor

Laura-Marie Taylor lives in Sacramento, California with her husband
Erik Lundgren.

Laura-Marie started making zines in high school 20 years ago. She now
publishes the free perzine Erik and Laura-Marie Magazine. She also
makes the mental health zine functionally ill.

ELM 51
functionally ill 10

Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Microcosmic Orbit of Emix Regulus

Emix Regulus lives and draws in Brighton. She is inspired by esoteric thought, polyhedra and outer space. 

Deadtime Stories by Emix Regulus and Frater Alarph
Strassman Forever by Emix Regulus
Strassman Begins by Emix 

Thursday, 25 August 2011


Phlegm makes comic and paints walls.

100% hand made book. Postcard size book of illustrated type. Handmade and printed on recycled and unbleached paper. 28 screen printed pages in different shades of blue. The cover is a four colour pattern design with a silver foil embossed 'a' on the front and 'z' on the back, with printed inside cover too.


Jenny Song

"Some Cats" is a mini zine with drawings of cats Jenny has met this summer, and cat facts for good measure. The "Borrowed Bicycle" is a mini zine about what happens when a ghost finds a bike.

If you are interested in the Zines you can email Jenny at:

Some Cats
The Borrowed Bicycle

Eleni Kalorkoti

Eleni Kalorkoti is an Illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

John Broadley

John's latest hand made book of comic strips. He has made an edition of 41 copies and has around 20 left to sell.

Jimi Gherkin

Jimi Gherkin draws and writes his own Comix and Zines and has put books together and organised events since 2008 with a group he started with Comix Artist/ Writer Peter Lally, called Alternative Press. He believes in Self Publishing as being the most accessible arts scene he can imagine!

Electric Baby Zine

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Salford Zine Library Film.

Hello Self Publishers of the world,
as you may or not know the library has an exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery running from 15th October 2011 to 29th January 2012.

I am looking to show a film at the exhibition made up of short videos that contributers to the library have made of themselves. The video will explain why you personally self publish and talk about the zines you produce.

To submit please email me your short talking head videos no longer than five minutes to If you live in the north-west(U.K) we can arrange to come and film you.

I will compile and edit these together and add captions for the finished film. All are welcome to contribute to this project and I would like an eclectic range of zine makers to participate covering all the genres etc. So wherever you are making your zines it would be great to hear from you.

Any further questions just email me.