Grand Rapids Zine Fest

Our Safer Space Policy, Schedule, and Exhibitor List


The first annual Grand Rapids Zine Festival celebrating self-publishing with a festival of exhibitors, readings, and workshops. Free and all ages!

-Our Safer Space Policy:

Grand Rapids Zine Fest is organized to create and uphold a space that is not ruled by commercial interests, publishing giants, sexist, racist, ageist, ableist, and/or trans*/homophobic individuals. It is a collectively shared and generative space wherein all peoples involved are respected and cared for. For these, and a number of other reasons, GRZF will not tolerate zinesters, zines, or attendees who promote what we are working against.


The schedule for GRZF August 24th!

9-11: Tablers and Volunteers arrive at the 106 Gallery to set up.

-GRzinefest begins at noon-

12-1: Panel Discussion on a cartoonist’s education with John Porcellino, Drew Damron, and Sam Carbaugh.
1-2: Workshop led by Rachel Foss “Jam Comics: collaborate with others on an improvisational comic.”
2-3: Workshop led by The Bandit Zine
3-4:Workshop led by Karen Heeringa “Scriptwriting 106: flex those writing muscles by writing a script that no one will ever act out”
4-5: Workshop led by Beth Hetland “One Sheet Wonders:
Mini-comics with only ONE piece of paper!”
5-6: Readings by exhibitors (email us at to sign up!)

-GRzinefest ends at 6pm-


The Exhibitor List:

Andy Gabrysiak
Issue Press
Colour Code
have company
SMASH Printing Press
twelveohtwo zine distro
Humble Pie
Love Bunni Press
The Bandit
Rachel McKay
The Creative Notebook
Rachel Foss
Your Secretary, Archiving the Underground
Leslie Perrine
Wasted Potential
Stranger Danger Zine Distro
Fort Foot Comix
Sprout Anarchist Collective
Hooray for Comics
Stranger Two Stranger
Flat Mtn Press
Ben Bertin
Ian McDuffie
Peachy Keen
Yeti Press
Tigers Sniffing Catnip (Sara Chittenden)
Drew Damron
go it alone (together)
Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC)
HBC Publishing
Stephanie Emanuele
Humor Cake
Drew Brockington
Wandering Llama
boxcutter distro
Crable Zines
Deep Water Earth First
These Things Happen
Sam Carbaugh
John Porcellino