I consider myself pretty lucky to have gone to the first ever Atlanta Zine Fest. It was a very nice event with speakers, workshops, snacks, beer, and ZINES! Day two was a little stormy, so attendance was smaller, but day one was pretty bumping. Here are some blurry pictures from the event (my camera was found in a trash pile, so you get what you pay for, right?) Also special thanks to Amanda Mills and all of the other people that worked hard to make this happen.
I also brought home a couple zines that I really liked and wanted to mention. This one is an Elvis collage art piece by my first friend and the zine fest, Edie!
Next is a somewhat monthly newsletter about anarchist actions (as well as other actions) happening in the Atlanta area called Atlanta's Burning. Think Modesto Anarcho but for Atlanta. Issue 7 has an especially riveting account of an unplanned riot against the police in Edgewood neighborhood. Their website is www.blackdoordisto.wordpress.com
And one person I found especially interested was a younger person named Mary E. Golding, aka Meg. Mary does a variety of comics that are really great all around, and you can see her stuff at www.meghasissues.com