The deadline for our Summer 2012 issue is the 24th of June.
Send us your submissions at email@example.com
So you have heard who is gonna be there, now do you wanna hear how we are going to entertain you?
Well, as you know the fair kicks off at 11am. So we thought to ease you into the day we’d play some great beats to browse books to and who have we got cueing up the tracks? None other than 2011 cover artist Ross Hamilton Frew. Expect some electronica Floating Points, Boards of Canada, Nico Jaar, some post disco stuff like Arthur Russell and of course YNYs favourite just now Shangaan Electro featuring the Tshetsha boys and Zinja Hlungwani. EPIC.
From 1pm we will have Dutch visual artist Sybren Renema playing his sax, reading from his latest book and tinkering around with his laptop.
Then at 2:30 we will be hosting a talk about why we should self publish with &Labels and Ross Christie from the Superclub. This discussion is open to all and we welcome anyone to join.
Finally if you thought we were spoiling you too much we have a little surprise lined up from one of our stall holders which will happen from 3:30. oooooh exciting…
This is a FREE event to launch our new Spring edition, however it would be nice if you bought some zines whilst you were there.
One last thing, where are you gonna be on Saturday between 11 and 4?
Yup that’s right at Chambers East hanging out with us. OH YES!
Here at YNY HQ we are counting down the days with excitement because not only does our new issue launch on Saturday but we will also be hosting Dundee’s first zine fair. HOORAH. So wanna know who is coming and what we have lined up? Well look no further as we have comprised a wee list of all the stall holders plus a little info on what each stall will be selling straight from the horses mouth. So dun dun dun……. the stallholders are
Superclub, femtyechrome, Team Girl, Zug, SCREE, Paul Milne, Whimsical Lush!, Stuart McAdam and Neil Scott, Becca Clark and friends, UniVerse, Before Saw Dust, Val Norris, Norman Gubra and &Labels and Satellite Zine. + we will also have a FREE table where information, free zines and the likes can be left for people to pick up at their own choosing.
Each member of the fair has very kindly written a ‘short’ description of what they are selling read on to find out more.
Paul Milne will be selling Guts Power
Guts Power is a comic by Paul Jon Milne that is about muscles and sentient gases, unemployment and crossdressing, in a futuristic Scotland set in the near past.
Norman Gubra will be selling wee books of poetry, pictures and nonsense.
UniVerse will be selling Anthology One
Anthology One, is the first issue, and features work from the students on Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design’s (DJCAD) Comic Art and Graphic Novels Module. Module Leader Phillip Vaughan said, “We have created an imprint called UniVerse to promote and publish up and coming work from the next generation of comic creators! This is the best of the work from the first cohort of the module, which (staggeringly!) was run over 12 weeks for one day a week during Semester 1 of Communication Design Level 3 (encompassing Animation, Graphic Design and Illustration undergraduates). This year we plan to roll the module out to other undergraduate areas of the art college. We hope you will be as impressed with the diverse and professional results as we are!”
Superclub have selected some of their favourite publications including comics by Malcy Duff, John Porcellino and Joakim Ojanen; zines by Nazi Knife, B.L.A.D. and Retard Riot and artist books by Lachlann Rattray, Matthew Swan, Ross Christie and C.F.
Team Girl is a collective of all-female comics creators, covering all ages and backgrounds. Based in Glasgow, they aim to contribute to the increasing presence of women and girls in the indie comic scene, producing work that is original and entertaining. But mostly, they just want to have fun making comics! The latest issue of Team Girl and other paraphernalia will be available to buy at the fair.
The internet is my only true friend.
I love the internet and the internet loves me.
The zine which will be on sale is a collection of images made by me, for my friend the internet.
ZUG ZUG ZUG ZUG
ZUG ZUG ZUG ZUG ZUG
A drag of a fag. A swig of a drink, a move in a game, is an ignorant translation of a word more commonly thought of as meaning train. When I found however, that hiding behind the Germans big-fast, national toy, was a tiny wee word that translated exactly everything that constitutes my life, I kind of understood the 42 thing about the universe. Perfect, a word that sounds like something out of Donald Duck. KABOOM.
BANG….ZUG The Guttural, commander of my universe. And so in that high speed sweeping under the carpet of the train, I got a grip on my anxiety, I gave name to my existential boredom, and that name was ZUG.
ZUG the great and terrible, but mainly pretty pathetic. Rejoicing in my newly named boredom I saw that the smoke exhaled from my cigarette, the booze stained air round my head, the space frozen with concentration between my own hand of cards and my opponents was not just wasted time. Not just ways of using up seconds till I die, they’re ZUG!!!
ZUG heavily on this ‘zine, if you find yourself smoking, drinking, playing or making doodles on your fone-book, realize you are not alone in your boredom and share that realization with us.
Satellite Zine plus transatlantic hook up
The Satellite Zine is a DJCAD publication aimed at talking about things going on around Dundee and the University. There are articles, showcases, comix, and other fine things in this free publication. We will have our new Issue 6 ‘The Seen’ along with our back issues.
The Satellite Zine held a one-page zine making workshop at the end of February to introduce people to how easy and fun making a zine can be. We will have the 9 zines made that evening available.
We also have work from American zinesters. Anna Thoreau will have her latest zine. You can find her work here.
Dan McCloskey, founder of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writer Residency program, will also be contributing.
Rebecca Clark and Co -
It’s going to be eclectic; some screen printed zines, lots of one page zines, signs of stitching, photocopies….
Before Saw Dust
The structuralists are randomly invading the periphery but it’s mostly still spontaneous… an ongoing collective zine put together by MFA students at the ECA. Jo Priestley will be manning the stall who hails from Australia and makes zines.
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Whimsical Lush! Toadstools, castles, rabbits, woolly creatures, prints, cards, mugs, stickers, t-shirts and much more… Check it out!!
The Glad Rag
The Glad Rag is the literary arm of the Glad Cafe project. The Glad Cafe dream is to establish an Arts Hub on the South Side of Glasgow, based in a cafe bar venue. For some years now the South Side has been burgeoning with artistic talent: musicians, writers, dancers, sculptors and artists of all kinds. The Glad Cafe wants to provide a space where people can come together in and across different spheres of activity, philosophies, cultures and age groups to share ideas and to foster and showcase creativity.
With this in mind, the production of a zine to feature contemporary writing and artwork seemed an obvious development. The spread of work offered within demonstrates the belief that we are immersed in an artistic community that should be valued and celebrated.
an arts+writing little magazine based in Edinburgh. The magazine is inspired by the tradition of hand-made poetry magazines from the late 1950s/early 1960s such as Migrant and Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. Each issue is typed on the typewriter, and is
manually assembled with scissors, glue, and much time next to a photocopier. SCREE comes with a supplementary music cd.
Descent by Stuart McAdam and Neil Scott
Two artists follow a river from source to sea. This book documents the journey travelled by foot and canoe along the Rivers Isla and Tay in Scotland.
Made to accompany the exhibition Descent, held at Tin Roof, Dundee, in September 2011
Val has made a new comic entitled My Funny Valentine or Chet Baker Made Me Late for Work’ for the zine fair . This is a precursor to her Guest Zine project which she is producing in conjunction with YNY and will be launching later in the year.
Exhibitions at DJCAD’s gallery periodical
So, what are you up to on Saturday 24th March? If that’s nothing, then good. If you’ve already got plans, then change ‘em. Because something very big is coming to Dundee. No wait, something VERY BIG is coming to Dundee… there, that’s better.
What’s coming is the Yuck ‘n Yum 2012 Dundee Zine Fair, an all day festival to celebrate the thriving scene of self publishing across Scotland and the world beyond. At Dundee’s City Chambers from 11am to 4pm we’ll have an array of tables for all you crazy zinesters to pitch up and offer the world your wares. A 3-foot wide table space can be hired for £5, and whatever type of zine you got, we wanna see it. For further info, email firstname.lastname@example.org and your queries will be answered. Space is limited, so don’t dilly dally!
PS oh yeah the spring 2012 issue of Yuck ‘n Yum will be launched at the event too. Send us art, you know you want to.
Yuck ‘n Yum are delighted to announce that our new cover artist for 2012 is Helen Flanagan.
Helen is a photographer based in Birmingham, returning there after graduating from Falmouth University of Arts in 2010. Her photography captures human fragility with a delicacy in framing and slightest of touch. She has exhibited across the UK and has been featured in multiple photographic publications including Dazed and Confused magazine. She is also cofounder of Books & Others, a project aimed at promoting photographic works, with visual artist Alex Bailey.
We at Yuck ‘n Yum are very excited to have Helen as our first photographic cover artist and are curious to see what direction Helen takes YNY in 2012. Helen has been featured twice in Yuck ‘n Yum in our summer and winter editions of 2011. You can view these works amongst others by heading to our zine archive.
You can read a nice interview about Helen’s project ‘No Strings Attached’ courtesy of It’s Nice That magazine here and view her photography and other projects at www.helenflanaganphotography.co.uk, www.booksandothers.org and www.whenimsleepy.blogspot.com
We would also like to say a big thank you to Ross Hamilton Frew who is handing the baton over to Helen. Ross produced four stunning covers for us last year and we wish him all the best for the future.
The deadline for the Spring 2012 issue is the 24th of February.
Yuck ‘n Yum are proud to announce our two commissioned Guest Zine Projects: Valerie Norris with Steven Myles and Michael Lacey.
Val Norris is a Dundee based artist who works within the medium of drawing. She has exhibited extensively with her most recent work featuring alongside Alex Frost and David Shrigley.Steven Myles is a musician also based in Dundee, they share a an interest in song-poems, and will be creating a zine dedicated to the musical phenomenon.
Song-poems peaked in popularity between the 1950s and 1980s in America, originating from the slightly dubious commercial enterprise whereby music publishing companies would place adverts in magazines, soliciting lyrics from the general public and for a nominal fee arrange, record and press the “song-poem”. The basic premise is “We’ll set your song, your poem, even your goddamn shopping list to music; we don’t care what you give us, so long as your checks don’t bounce.” The undiscerning, democratic nature of the genre allows the opportunity for the full spectrum of the imagination to be expressed – from the banal to the transcendent, to the downright weird. Val and Steven will explore this rainbow of eccentricity through a collection of essays, experimental texts, cartoon strips, drawings and photographs.
Michael Lacey is an artist, illustrator and writer based in Glasgow and Liverpool. He graduated from Glasgow Art School in 2009. Michael’s work has been described as bold fragmented filmstrips. His most recent commission sees Michael join treasured Scottish artist Alasdair Gray as the only other artist to create a mural for Ubitqitious Chip. Michael will create a comic from a body of work he is currently working on.
He describes it as ‘A mess of drawings and lies concerning giant birds, dying ghosts, haunted boats, dogs carved into cliff faces, enormous brains in glass spheres, waterfalls of pianos, mutilation (self and general), rivers of blood, flooded hotels, dangerous playgrounds, accidental murders, magical circuses, abandoned mazes, pointless rituals, headless swordfighters, ballet-dancing goats, endless staircases, cavernous graves and deserted hotels pitching themselves into the sea.’
These projects will be developed by the artist over the next few months, Yuck ‘n Yum will then produce, launch and distribute the zine. We will be keeping you updated with progress and key dates along the way through the usual channels.
Yuck ‘n Yum would like to thank the Hannah Maclure Centre for their generous support in making this project happen.
Love from all the Yuck ‘n Yum team.
HOHOHOHO HAHAHA Merry Christmas from Yuck ‘n Yum!
Since we think you’re all pretty great, we’ve given you the best present of all: Yuck ‘n Yum’s Winter 2011 issue!
Check it out online (see that big picture at the top of the page), or find it at any of our stockists (see that list of suppliers on our “The Zine” page). If you’re really festive, you can download the PDF, print it off, roll it up and use it as a prize in a christmas cracker.
Wednesday 14th of December
Hannah Maclure Centre
Join Yuck ‘n Yum for a wee festive soiree to launch the winter 11 edition. Expect mulled wine, creepy santas and a mexican treat!
The latest issue
Featuring: Cos Ahmet, Kris Harzinski, Levi Bunyan, Ale Siniestro, Lotte Fisher, Ben Robinson, Luke Cloran, Ger O'Brien, Gabriele Jogelaite, Eva Angermann, Alec Finlay, Susanne Lund Pangrazio, Emer Tumilty, Lucas Battich, Ross Hamilton Frew, and Lydia Brownlee.Read & download Yuck 'n Yum back issues
We are always looking for submissions for future issues of Yuck 'n Yum. We invite anyone to submit work for consideration to email@example.com
Yuck ‘n Yum is a not-for-profit group and the zine is free, so work is accepted on a voluntary (i.e. unpaid) basis. By sending us your work, you consent to our publication of it in print and online. Free paper editions are available at our launches, and are sent out to several galleries and distributors (see our list of distributors, below). PDF versions are always available online for you to print out yourself.
Yuck ‘n Yum is distributed as a physical on-paper zine, but is also made available in an online edition. You can submit a single piece that will be included in both editions, or you could take advantage of the internet medium to produce alternative work for online publication. Our print edition is entirely black and white, so you could, for example, provide an alternative colour version for the online edition. Alternatively, you could send us totally different media: an audio project, a short video or animation for example. It’s totally up to you.
Format guidelines: The printed image will be black and white, and quite high contrast - bear this in mind. Each page in the zine is A5. Images should be 300dpi resolution. We prefer to receive images as jpegs (if a photograph) or pngs (if a line drawing). If you send us something low-res and we want to include it, we will probably get in touch to ask you for a high-res version before the zine goes to print. Written articles should be saved in a format compatible with Microsoft Word. If you are interested in submitting a sound piece or video work for the online version we would prefer audio work in mp3 or ogg format, and video work as a Quicktime mp4/mov file or ogg.
The deadline for our Autumn issue is the 23rd of August 2013.
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