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Make Your Own Zine + Whipper Snapper Nerd Book Signing

March 31, 2018
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Creativity Explored

3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Selection of zines by Creativity Explored artists

Make Your Own Zine

Join "zinemaster" Jaime Crespo and several CE artists for this drop-in workshop to create your own self-published zine.

Inspired by Whipper Snapper Nerd, the art zine series that was started over 25 years ago by Harrell Fletcher and Elizabeth Meyer, this program will show you how to create a zine and circulate your values not covered regularly by mainstream media. 

Zine-making is a great way to produce new and alternative works of art and design, and collect and share existing, but underappreciated work with other creatives and enthusiasts. Whether you decide to incorporate a hand-crafted element or focus your content on a niche audience, this informative and fun workshop will allow you to create your own print media.

Beginners Welcome!

Whipper Snapper Nerd Book Signing

Co-curator/editor Elizabeth Meyer and featured Creativity Explored artists will be signing copies of the new Whipper Snapper Nerd book throughout the zine-making workshop.



About Whipper Snapper Nerd (the book)

Whipper Snapper Nerd is an unexpected compilation of divergent artwork and writing created by ten Creativity Explored artists. Originally appearing in the 1990s as small-edition photocopied zines produced by Harrell Fletcher and Elizabeth Meyer, each of the first eight issues was devoted to an individual artist, including Michael Bernard Loggins, James Miles, John Patrick McKenzie, Barbara Doehrman, David Jarvey, Andrew Li, Robert Margolis, and Diane Scaccalosi. Celebrating the original Whipper Snapper Nerd's 25th anniversary, this snappy compilation also includes excerpts from two new zines featuring work by Gerald Wiggins and Christina Marie Fong.

About Jaime Crespo

Crespo is an American multi-artist, musician, and writer of Mexican/Yaqui descent. He is best known for the underground comic strips Tales From the Edge of Hell and Slice O' Life/Slices, as well as the comic books Narcolepsy Dreams and Numb Skull. Crespo is currently the creator of the comic book Tortilla and is working on his first graphic novel Turk Street Serenade, an account of his time as a janitor/maintenance man at a San Francisco SRO hotel in the mid-1980s.

Crespo's work has appeared in numerous publications such as the SF Bay Guardian, the North Bay BohemianSnickerX-RayBagazineDeadbeatLa Voz de Puerto RicoPrism (NYC), Harpoon and many others. He is also a recurring participant in the Latino Comics Expo. 

About Elizabeth Meyer
Whipper Snapper Nerd co-curator and co-editor Elizabeth Meyer has worked in programming and development at several Bay Area arts and media organizations, including Artists’ Television Access, Independent Television Service, and Not In Our Town. She currently serves as Grants Officer at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. 

Event Details

Saturday, March 31, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(in the Creativity Explored studio) 

* Drop-In Workshop (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
* Whipper Snapper Nerd Book Signing

Free and open to the public
 ($5 materials donation suggested)
* Adults and kids welcome




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