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Zine fest report

07/08/2012

Click here and here if you want to see some photos of Otto selling his zines. There’s also some pictures of our stand here and here.

Toby Morris, whose lovely book I got my hands on, is recording the first year of his son’s life here.

I wish I could find that interview where Jonathan Lethem extolls the virtues of working in a bookstore. But alas, I cannot. I’m sure he would have said something far more insightful than what I suggested.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    07/08/2012 9:10 pm

    $179 – that’s alright! Good work between the two of youse.

  2. 07/08/2012 9:25 pm

    Woah! I hope that keen bean with the curly hair is a representation of me! If it is, I’m very touched because not only a) do I feature in one of your comics but b) you made me look fantastic!

  3. 08/08/2012 10:34 am

    Kelvin told me later that he felt a bit guilty not buying your stuff

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      08/08/2012 10:43 am

      Haha, I could tell it wasn’t really his cup of tea.

  4. zenpeacekeeper permalink
    08/08/2012 1:44 pm

    Nice work, both of you. I think maybe we should all work in bookstores, but I’d feel funny about recommending my own book. So I’d have to rely on all the other writers to sell it. And vice versa, I guess.

  5. Vanessa Berry permalink
    09/08/2012 12:44 am

    I bought your Boiled Egg theory comic, I love it! I wish I’d bought more of your zines now – I was in a rush to get back to my own stall so quickly bought the boiled egg and sheepy and didn’t browse properly. Do you have an online store? Enjoy the zine sneakers!

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      09/08/2012 9:59 am

      Thanks, Vanessa – I’m sorry I didn’t get over to your stall! I am planning on sorting out an online store, or maybe we could do a swap.

      • Vanessa Berry permalink
        09/08/2012 11:22 pm

        I’d love to do a swap, I will email you soon, rather than clutter up your comments with swap logistics!

  6. 19/08/2012 3:52 pm

    I’m like the least generous bastard in your strip; I can’t remember where we first met but I think it might have been through Emma Martin. Right or wrong? – Bryce

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      19/08/2012 4:02 pm

      Yep, that’s right – probably at Bessie or Eli’s birthday party.

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