Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Call for Submissions: Two-Fisted Librarians #4! Plus: Our Next Appearance!

Now that you've all had you chance to read the first three issues of Two-Fisted Librarians (either online or in print) it's time for you to submit to issue #4!

The deadline for issue #4 is SEPTEMBER 30th!

"What?! But that's so soon! Why?! How will I write/draw/knit my not very long story/recipe/drawing by then?"

Well, I can't tell you how you'll get it done by then (perhaps magic or some sort of futuristic technology? You are librarians; I'm sure you can find that sort of information somewhere), but I will tell you why!

Two-Fisted Librarians will be at the Olympia Zine Fest in Olympia, Washington, October 23rd-25th.

Yes indeed! We will be travelling by strange contraptions (buses) to far off (more than 65,000 rods distance away!), foreign (we're in Canada) lands that have never been visited (by us) in order to provide the thrilling librarian themed adventures that the public craves, and we'd love to have issue #4 completed by then.

So submit your felted 3D statues of librarians fighting monsters, your fumetti photo comics of the horror that is The Taxonomist, your pinup drawings of modestly dressed librarians, your epic sea shanties of pirate librarians on the high seas, your hastily rewritten Dungeons and Dragons adventure where you fought some orcs in a library, or whatever it is your potentially deranged mind can come up with. The chaos of astral libraries! The sadness of books that are never checked out! The ghost cat in the library! Send them to twofistedlibrarians@gmail.com by September 30th!

All contributors will get a copy of the issue in which they're published, a "Two-Fisted Librarian" button unavailable anywhere else, and the amazing feeling of actually creating something!

Don't feel like you can create something? (You're wrong, but okay!) Why not trawl through old comic book covers and send us some that could be repurposed for the cover to our issue.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Issue #3 on Etsy!

Amazing! Fantastic! Uncanny! Only a month after issue #3 made its debut at the ALA conference, you can now purchase your own copy on our Etsy store!

Let us know if you have any questions!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Two-Fisted Librarians #2 on Issuu!

So you might have heard that Two Fisted Librarians #3 was available at the ALA conference in San Francisco a few weeks ago. It was! However, if you want to get your own copy you'll have to wait just a little bit longer.

To tide you over until then I've put the second issue on Issuu!

Here's the list of contents:
Reports from the South Bay Post by Adena Brons
The Informinatrix vs. The Book Thief by Irina Jevlakova
Submersion by Ean Henninger
How to Steal a Book in 1930s Chicago by Matthew Murray

Monday, June 22, 2015

Two Fisted Librarians #3

Yes! It's finally here!

Featuring work by Colleen Frakes, Adena Brons, Robert Perret, and Annie Gaines!

Two Fisted Librarians #3 will be available later this week at the Zine Pavilion at the ALA Conference in San Francisco, and other places soon after that.

We're always accepting submissions, so email me if you want something in issue #4!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Zine launch photos!

On Friday we had the launch party for Two Fisted Librarians at Lucky's Comics! It was a successful event and lots of people came (thank you!). Also, much to my amusement, it turned out that the employee working there that evening is getting their MLIS from SLAIS. I had no idea!

People crowded into the shop!

Ean Henninger drove up from Washington state to read an excerpt from his piece from issue two!

Anna Ferri read an excerpt from her story in issue one!

Adena Brons read an excerpt from her story in issue one! (Though she also has a story in the second issue.)

And if you look in the background of the photos of people reading you can see two comic pages in the window. These are a submission for the third issue of Two Fisted Librarians! If you want to be included you should start writing now!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two Fisted Librarians Launch Party! Friday, August 22nd, 6-8pm

What: A launch party for the second issue of Two Fisted Librarians, your favourite zine featuring weird fiction about libraries and librarians! (Facebook event page.)

Where: Lucky's Comics, 3972 Main Street, Vancouver

When: Friday, August 22nd, 6-8pm

Genres featured include: Steampunk! Dystopian post-apocalyptic! Horror! Crime! Mystery! Superhero! And more!

Come and pick up a copy of Issue #2 (and/or issue #1), meet the creators, hang out with cool librarians, see a preview of art from issue #3, find out how you can contribute to future issues, and more!

Check out the Facebook event!

Find out more about Two Fisted Librarians!

See you there!