Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Remember last year when there was that awesome Winter Zine Market at Thistle Hall?
Well it's back again as part of Wellington Comic Con, this time on Saturday June the 4th! That’s the first day of Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Its in the top floor of Thistle Hall again (on the Southern end of Cuba Street for those who don’t know their way around Wellington) starting at 12 and finishing at 5 pm. Unfortunately it clashes with the Tauranga Zinefest but if you can’t get to that one then you can come to this one instead.
The callout to zine makers is now open so if you want a space email .
Due to limited space we are only offering half tables which will cost a five dollar rental charge for the day. You can pay this money to me on the day. (Although there may be full spaces available closer to market day.)
So if you are interested, let me know:
Your name and/or zine project name.
How many seats you’ll need (either 1 or 2 for a half table)
and whether you’d be interested in a full table for $10 if space became available.
Thats all I can think of for now. Feel free to ask any questions and if I remember any more important information, I’ll let you know.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hey zinesters! Stallholder applications are now OPEN! This year's Wellington Zinefest will be held from 12 – 5pm, Saturday 28 November @ Ivy Bar & Cabaret, 49 Cuba St, Wellington.

Make your submission now and share it with all your pals! Let's fill up our new venue to the brim!

Also! Our friends at The French Art Shop Wellington are very kindly offering any registered stallholders 20% off all non-discounted products from now until November 20th! Just show your confirmation email either printed out or on your phone to receive the discount.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hey Zine Enthusiasts! 

Wellington Zinefest Committee members Ellen, Cathy and Hamish are running Kids' Zine Workshops as part of their public programme next month!
Every Sunday at 2pm in September we'll be teaching kids how to make different types of zines, at the Wellington Museum on Jervois Quay.
If you have or know of kids aged 8-12 who are budding writers, zine makers, creative geniuses, send them our way! We have a capacity of 10 kids, so book your space fast. Parents/Guardians are welcome to come along.
The French Art Shop have generously donated materials so we could make individual zine kits for you!
If you're keen to sign up, or have any questions, please email Ellen at

 (A few of us got together and tested out the activities - turns out they're super fun for all ages!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hey Zinesters

This is just a quick post about the great French Art Shop. They are helping out the zinefest committee and are great for zine supplies. They have a sale on until the end of the month. Here's their facebook page for more information.

They have helped us out for the children's workshop we have planned for September. By the way, if you have any kids that would be interested in attending some zine workshops let me know by messaging the zinefest facebook page with the following link

Also a reminder that the Winter Zine Market is this Saturday, the 18th of July, at Thistle Hall. Stall places are still available but get in quick.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Application for Winter Zinefest are open!

Applications for the Wellington Winter Zine Market on July 18 are now open! Spaces will allocated on a first applied first served basis. Because the Thistle hall space is a little bit smaller than the James Cabaret space, there will be fewer spaces available so get in quick. In order to cover the costs of table hire, and posters and other admin costs, there’ll be a $5 fee for stall holders, which you can pay on the day. Everyone will get half a large trestle table. There’ll be no full-table spaces available so if have a lot of zines to sell, you may need to leave some at home. If there is enough space for us to have a full table we’ll let you know before the market. There are a couple of small tables available that someone can occupy and those are available to people that turn up early.
The zine market opens at 12 pm noon so you’ll need to be there sometime between 11 and 11.50 am to set up. If you find that you need to cancel, let us know as soon as you can, so that we can notify the next person on the waiting list. In order to make the zine market as comfortable as possible we would prefer not to have more than 3 people behind a table at any one time. At a squeeze we can maybe fit 4 people behind a table but if there’s a large group of you, consider taking turns behind the table instead of cramming everyone in at once.
Email them to What we would to know in your application is your name, contact details, the name of your zine or organisation, and whether you need seating for 1 or 2 people (so that if there’s 2 of you, we’ll get you to share a table with 1 person sitting their space and vice versa). And also please remember that the zine market is for people who want to sell (or swap) predominantly zines/small print/ self-published material so if you want to sell mostly other things please consider selling them somewhere else.
So yeah, get in quick. It’ll be awesome!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Winter Zinefest!

Wellington Zinefest is bringing you a Winter Zinefest! Book mark Saturday 18th July now and keep your ear out for the call for stall holders coming soon!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stall Holder Interview 4 - Dave Tulloch

When did you start start self-publishing?
1991. Wow, that date scares me. But that's when it started.

Primarily you’ve been a writer of comics with other people drawing them. How many many artists have you collaborated with over the years? Who have you collaborated with the most?

I have collaborated with so many artists I wouldn't know where to start counting. One recent project (Duck and Quail) had ten artists alone. At a guess somewhere between fifty and a hundred people.  Recently, the most numerous collaborations have been with an artist from somewhere in the UK who only identifies himself as Skreem.

How many issues of Pistake did you produce? And when did you stop making them?

There were 12 issues of Pistake, the last one in 1994.

Before you started your website, did you publish any other comics or zines outside of Pistake?

After Pistake finished Straitjacket Ninja had a story in Corn Stone's UFO#1, and the nutty ninja was also published in the US by Kitchen Sink in an anthology title. But aside from that I wrote only prose for a while that ended up in a variety of publications from the School Journal to US textbooks on the History of Science.

Is it easier to self-publish now than when you started?

Yes and no. Yes, you can web-publish easier. No, printing was cheaper in the 90s. All the early Pistakes were photocopied for next to nothing, which is why we sold them for next to nothing. Now even printer ink is expensive, making physical self-publishing a problem.

When did you start your website? And can you give me a link to the home page so people reading this interview can check it out?  Um, it started a few years ago now ... not sure exactly when. 2011?

Do you use your website to promote your printed material or is it the other way round?

To promote my website. I can make some cents out of my website. I lose some dollars from the printed material.

You have two major works involving Playmobil figures, One of which is Utterly Rucked which I believe is available as a six booklet set. Will you be selling this at Zinefest? and can you give some background information on it?

Utterly Rucked is a horror/whodunnit/comedy about a rugby team getting slaughtered one-by-one while touring NZ. It was done after watching a terrible Australian cricket horror movie, and me saying I could have written something better that that. My wife said, "Okay then, prove it." My family helped me make the comic by sewing little rugby jerseys, making props, and helping with the photo shoots. It will be available at Zinefest, along with some postcards.

The other major playmobil story on your website is 'Character Development’. Whats that about? And how many pages is it now? Are there any plans to print that out or is it too big?

Character Development is a fantasy parody tale, currently on hiatus. It's over 1200+ pages, so too big to print. There will be a sampler comic available at Zinefest that has three episodes that make up the Game of Scones storyline.  New pages of Character Development will start being posted again in 2015.

Your current project appears to be ‘All unicorns to battle stations’, which you draw your self. Can you tell the readers something about that project?
It should be subtitled "David learns how to draw". It's main purpose is to make me draw everyday. It started out as 'cute' tales of my family, but now various other random things squeeze themselves in there as well, such as a celebrity agent who is managing Jesus on his second coming, and some animals fighting aliens on the moon. Two collections of AUtBS will be on sale at Zinefest.

Do you have any other zines on sale that you’d like to bring to our reader’s attention?

I'll be selling some other bits a pieces, including Tortured Plastic, which was a one-off collection of various collaborations with three artists. Duck and Quail, which collects 80 strips that appeared on the Drunk Duck website, drawn by ten different artists. There should also be some other stuff if I get myself sorted out in time.