One of the first things anyone asked during Sunday afternoon's inaugural Dallas Zine Party was, "Who are all of these people?" That same question was why the event's founder, Randy Guthmiller, planned this afternoon in the first place. Who were the people in and around Dallas making zines? What did they look like? If someone put them all in one place would there be similarities? Stark differences? Would they have fun?
Dallas Zine Party was born, and what a party it was. Several hundred people showed up to peruse the tables stacked high with small paper magazines. There were glossy editorials like Austere Magazine and THRWD; there were peeks inside artist sketchbooks, like Rob Wilson's zines, filled with drawings of his dog, whom he adorably refers to as his intern, or people he saw on the subway. The variety made for an exciting journey, weaving through tables, then escaping the heat with a cold beer inside Wild Detectives, then back outside to weave through more tables.
Randy Guthmiller, organizer of Dallas Zine Party and publisher of SHAPES zines, was wearing overalls and a Mary Engelbreit hat at his table of zines. He publishes zines from local artists and photographers Evan Henry, Patrick Romeo, Larry Carey and more. (Oh, and me!)
Rob Wilson's zine is like peeking into his sketchbook.
Dwayne Carter uses Dallas artists to create a post-apocalyptic narrative. This zine is called "Madness."
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