IPRC INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING RESOURCE CENTER February March
WORK SHOPS + EVENTS
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING RESOURCE CENTER 1001 South East Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
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Monday: Noon – 10 PM Tuesday – Thursday: 4 – 10 PM Friday: Noon – 6 PM Saturday: Noon – 6 PM Sunday: Noon – 10 PM* *noon – 5 PM Youth Only
Orientations are held at the IPRC on 2nd Thursdays at 7 PM and 3rd Saturdays every month at 3 PM for new and prospective IPRC users. Participants are given a tour of the facility, an outline of policies and procedures, as well as membership information. Telephone 503/827-0249
Justin Hocking, Executive Director A.M. O’Malley, Program Coordinator Michael D’Alessandro, Community Resource Coordinator
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING RESOURCE CENTER
The IPRC and its Outreach programs are supported by individual donors, as well as generous grants from The Meyer Memorial Trust, The Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Miller Foundation, The Oregon Cultural Trust, and The Collins Foundation. Support the IPRC at www.iprc.org 3
AbOuT THE IPRC
The Independent Publishing Resource Center facilitates creative expression and identity by providing individual access to the resources and tools for the creation of independently published media and art. Since its inception in 1998, the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work. The IPRC is an Oregon 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit organization.
ZINE LIbRARy Our zine library has more than 7,500 self-published and independently produced publications. We have one of the largest zine libraries in the world. You donâ€™t have to be a member to check out a zine either! From art to comics to music, youâ€™ll be able to find something good! The zine catalog is also on our website at library.iprc.org.
WORKSHOPS Make the IPRC your educational resource. The center offers a variety of workshops related to publishing, writing, comics, and much more. The workshops are designed to give participants hands on experience, which they can apply to their individual projects. Pre-registration is required as spots are limited. Register online at iprc.org or at our volunteer desk. 4
RESOuRCES Need some advice? Want to know like-minded people? Volunteer Staff are available during open hours to answer questions and the center is a great space to network, or to organize regular shared interest groups.
WORKSPACE Need a place to staple your zine? A copier? A computer to layout your book? Weâ€™ve got all that and more. The IPRC offers access to resources and equipment to aid in the production and distribution of publications at an affordable rate. We have new iMac computers with Adobe Creative Suite 6 and MacBook Pro laptops. There are also color and black & white copiers, letterpress studio, perfect binding machine, silk screen studio, resource books, art supplies, work tables, a guillotine cutter, scrap paper, typewriters and more!
SPACE RESERVATION We are happy to host meetings, groups, and brain trusts. However, in order to better serve you, reservations are apprecated. To reserve a classroom or other space, (loft, library, etc.) email A.M. Oâ€™Malley at email@example.com.
AT A gLANCE : FEbRuARy & MARCH EVENTS AmaZine Day! Saturday, Feb 9, 7pm Show & Tell Friday Feb 22, 7pm Raiders of the Lost Archives. 24 hours Saturday, Feb 23, 10am - Sunday, Feb 24, 10am book Release Party “Here” by Lindsey Kugler Saturday, March 23, 7pm
WORKSHOPS Illustrator Sunday, Feb 10, 3pm - 5pm beginning Screenprinting Tuesday, Feb 12, 7pm-10pm Print Camp! Saturday & Sunday, Feb 16 & 17, 10am-5pm Travel Writing 101 Sunday, Feb 16, 4pm Letterpress Saturday, Feb 16, 11am-5pm Websites 101 Sunday, Feb 17, 7pm - 9pm 6
bindfast 5 Wednesday, Feb 20, 7pm - 9pm Espresso book Machine Sunday, Feb 24, 4pm beginning InDesign Sunday, Feb 24, 7pm - 9pm Editing 101 Thursday, March 3, 7pm Letterpress Saturday, March 9, 11am-5pm Illustrator Sunday, March 10, 7pm - 9pm Photoshop Thursday, March 21, 7pm - 9pm Letterpress Saturday, March 23, 11am-5pm Advanced InDesign Sunday, March 24, 7pm - 9pm Posterpress Saturday, March 30, 4pm
GES A LL A S AY SUND PM -5 NOON
We love young zinesters! Every Sunday, from noon-5PM, the IPRC becomes the Zine Canteen, a free drop-in space for young people to work on publishing projects with the occasional youth workshop.
OuTREACH Our boundaries extend beyond the walls of the IPRC. The outreach team takes self-publishing to schools, libraries, treatment centers and other venues. Our latest initiative is the Media Action Project (MAP), which teachers media literacy, critical thinking, and making skills to youth.
MEMbERSHIPS Become a member of the IPRC! Yearly memberships start at $35 for three months, $55 for a year, and are on a sliding scale. Members have access to the center’s workspace & equipment, discounts on workshops, and reduced rates on copies. Most importantly, members support the IPRC’s programming.
LONg ARM STAPLER LEVEL $35
3 month membership 20% discount at Paper Plus 10% off ADX Membership 10% off SCRAP used material Library Membership IPRC button pin
MIMEOgRAPH LEVEL $55 – $99
1 year membership 20% discount at Paper Plus 10% off ADX Membership 10% off SCRAP used material Library Membership IPRC button pin IPRC audio zine
Join in person at 1001 SE Division Street or online at iprc.org/join ! COPIER LEVEL $100 – $199
1 year membership 20% discount at Paper Plus 10% off ADX Membership 10% off SCRAP used material Library Membership IPRC button pin IPRC audio zine Zine of the Month Membership
LETTERPRESS LEVEL $200+
2 year membership 20% discount at Paper Plus 10% off ADX Membership 10% off SCRAP used material Library Membership IPRC button pin IPRC audio zine Zine of the Month Membership A free workshop of your choice 9
AMAZINE DAy! A miniature small press & zine fest, presented by the Portland Zine Symposium featuring zines, writing, comics, live music, art, yetis, free beverages, books, pizza & good people! Sign up for a slice of table for $5 in person at the IPRC, by February 8th. At 5pm there will be a Valentine (or Anti-Valentine) themed reading featuring comics and writers such as Gabrielle Holden, Liz Moyer, Emily Kendal Frey and others! Saturday, Feb 9, 2pm - 7 pm. Free & Open to the public
SHOW & TELL Join us for a live performance of Certificate Program student work. Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction and Comics will be presented in multiple formats! Friday, Feb 22, 7pm Free & Open to the public
bOOK RELEASE: “HERE” by LINDSEy KugLER Join Certificate Program alumni Lindsey Kugler to celebrate the official release of her book HERE. Lindsey completed HERE as a student of the IPRC’s Certificate Program in Independent Publishing. The book is published by University of Hell Press, a local Portland imprint. Eirean Bradley will host the event. Elissa from Backtalk PDX will give tarot readings. Sara Renberg will perform musical improv. Lindsey Kugler will read along with guests Robert Duncan Gray, Johnny No Bueno, Justin Hocking, Liz Moyer and A.M. O’Malley. This event is free and open to the public. You are encouraged to buy a book. Saturday, March 23, 7pm Free & Open to the public
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVES With your help, the IPRC successfully made the “The Crossing.” For the next stage in our journey, we have to descend down into the depths of our massive uncatalogued archive, to bring a treasure trove of zines back up into the light. Join us as we burn the midnight oil as we adventure into a labyrinth of zines waiting to be read. For 24 hours straight, we’ll read, catalogue, eat delicious food, drink coffee and help build up the world’s largest zine library. With over 20,000 uncatalogued zines, you’re sure to find a treasure. Hardcore Raiders will read for 24 hours, while lighter Spelunkers can simply stop in for a few hours of reading. Register for the event or pledge a few bucks to support a Raider at iprc.org. Saturday, Feb 23-24, 10am - 10am. Free & Open to the public
PRINT CAMP! 2013 This is an annual weekend long intensive covering beautiful print and binding methods available at the Center. Completion of these classes gives members access to the print & bind areas during supervised hours. Bring your project ideas, layouts, or illustrations to get started. All materials will be provided. SATURDAY 10am - 5pm Letterpress
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Saturday, Feb 16 & 17, 10am - 5pm $100 members / $150 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org
TRAVEL WRITINg 101 Have you returned from a trip with stories to tell? Are you planning to bring your notebook on your next journey? Taught by Bill Donahue, a journalist who has reported stories in over 20 countries, for magazines ranging from Wired to The Atlantic, this class will help you to turn your travel adventures into cogent narratives. We will look at seminal works of travel journalism and the basics of storytelling, character and scene development, as we discuss studentsâ€™ story ideas and manuscripts. Instructor Bio: In 25 years of reporting adventures, Bill Donahue has kayaked through the concrete drainage ditch that is the Los Angeles River, ridden all-terrain-vehicles with hardened criminals through the stripmined hills of West Virginia, biked the streets of Shanghai, and snuck into Manuel Noriegaâ€™s abandoned beach house in Panama. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Best American Sports Writing, and Best American Travel Writing. He has been nominated for a National Magazine Award two times, and he won the gold medal in the Adventure Travel division of the 2012 Lowell Thomas Awards. With his daughter, Allie, he is the co-editor of the zine, biff. His website is billdonahue.net.
Instructor: Bill Donahue Sunday, Feb 16, 4pm $10 members / $15 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org 14
EDITINg 101 Grammar errors, typos, factual blunders, and formatting goofs can put a black eye on even the most brilliant writing. That’s where copyediting and proofreading come in! Publishers of every scale and stripe benefit from the process of going over their material with a fine-tooth comb, getting the text spicand-span, every hyphen and apostrophe in place. In this workshop, we’ll go over the basic tools and techniques of the copyediting trade, including: * Chicago vs. AP style * Developing a style guide * Marking manuscripts (in Word, Adobe) * The stages of copy to proof Helpful online resources and handouts will get you on the path to grammar nerd-dom! Instructor Bio: Califia Suntree has been wielding the red pen since the early ‘90s, when she copyedited her high school newspaper. As a grown-up, she worked as an editor at HarperCollins, managing editor of start-up magazine 02138, and copy chief of several other start-up publications in New York. She is currently copy chief of Worth magazine and a freelance copyeditor at Wieden+Kennedy.
Instructor: Califia Suntree Thursday, March 3, 7pm $15 members / $25 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org
LETTERPRESS Learn to set moveable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. Youâ€™ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100-year-old equipment! Successful completion of this one-day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing! Instructors: Michael Dâ€™Alessandro, Becca Taplin, and Chloe Fields. Saturday, Feb 16, 11am - 5pm Saturday, March 9, 11am - 5pm Saturday, March 23, 11am - 5pm $70 members only Register online at iprc.org
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bEgINNINg SCREENPRINTINg In this one-day class, students will learn the basics of screenprinting; tools and materials will be covered, as well as techniques ranging from pre-press, exposing an emulsion-coated screen, all the way through screen reclamation. Students will be able to print a one-color design of their choice, and should come to class with a black and white image smaller than 8.5Ë? x 11Ë?. After taking the IPRC screenprint class, students will have access to the IPRC screenprint studio during open studio hours. All materials are provided. Instructor: John Isaacson Tuesday, Feb 12, 7pm - 10pm Wednesday, March 20, 7pm - 10pm $50 members only Register online at iprc.org
POSTERPRESS Expand your letterpress printing knowledge: the poster press allows you to print on larger format sheets of paper using uniquely designed components. Make broadsides and event posters and learn the fundamentals of this special, fast lockup flat-bed press. After completion of this class, you will be able to use the poster press during open printshop hours Instructor: Philip Stewart Saturday, March 30, 4pm - 6pm $45 members only Register online at iprc.org
WEbSITES 101 Open to anyone interested in learning how to build and promote an attractive portfolio website using free services that already exist on the web. The class will explore basic web concepts such as html, CSS and blogging, plus provide tips on how to get people interested in visiting your new web home.
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Instructor: Taryn Cowart Sunday, Feb 17, 7pm - 9pm $25 members / $40 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org
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bINDFAST 5 The Bind-Fast 5 is the IPRC’s exciting bookbinding machine. Using the Bind-Fast 5, you can bind as many as 30 softcover books or zines per hour. Completion of this workshop authorizes IPRC members to use the Bind-Fast during supervised binding hours, so you can take your publishing projects to the next level. Instructor: BT Livermore Wednesday, Feb 20, 7pm - 9pm $45 members only Register online at iprc.org
ESPRESSO bOOK MACHINE: bOOK FORMATTINg 101 The EBM’s Formatting 101 class you will teach you to get your work ready to produce a print run of your very own paperback books. The class will cover formatting page sizes and margins, cover layout and design, and creating print-ready PDF files, as well as tips on topics ranging from standard font sizes and spacing to copyrighting and ISBN numbers. By the end of the class you will have practiced all the steps required for printing on the EBM at Powell’s Books and will be prepared to take full advantage of the IPRC and Espresso Book Machine’s new partnership! Instructor: Forrest Johnson Sunday, Feb 24, 4pm - 6pm. Meet at IPRC. $15 members / $25 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org
ILLuSTRATOR Illustrator is a program to design covers for your books or records, posters and flyers for your event or project, the basic look of your web-page, or packaging for the things you make. Come to class to with a project in mind and learn how to utilize this program to help you make the most of your ideas. Instructor: Franรงois Vigneault Sunday, Feb 10, 3pm - 5pm Sunday, March 10, 7pm - 9pm $30 members / $45 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org
bEgINNINg INDESIgN Join other creative enthusiasts and learn how to design, layout, and print your project from the computer. Adobe InDesign allows users to put together text, images, and other designs on the page quickly and efficiently. Instructor: Franรงois Vigneault Sunday, Feb 24, 7pm - 9pm $30 members / $45 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org
PHOTOSHOP Learn to touch up your photos or create an entirely new universe using Photoshop! Topics include: importing, moving, and reshaping images, a review of the toolbar and functions, layers, vector masks, image effects, various design and illustration tools, and preparing images for print and the web. Instructor: Taryn Cowart Thursday, March 21, 7pm - 9pm $30 members / $45 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org
ADVANCED INDESIgN Take your InDesign knowledge to the next level with this workshop. Improve your workflow with time- and sanity-saving techniques like multiple master pages, nested character and paragraph styles, advanced typesetting skills, pre-press, and more. We’ll also introduce InDesign CS6’s powerful new e-book publishing tools, which make it possible to convert your print zine or book into the flexible ePub format easily and efficiently. Some experience with InDesign required. Instructor: François Vigneault Sunday, March 24, 7pm - 9pm $30 members / $45 nonmembers Register online at iprc.org 21
INSTRuCTORS Michael D’Alessandro Letterpress,Posterpress, Binding Michael D’Alessandro is a writer, printer, small press publisher and editor. He edits the semiannual literary journal swap/concessions, and is the founder of Bedouin Books, which publishes emerging writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry with a focus on hand bound books in letterpressed covers. He has been published in various journals and is the author of two books of poetry. He teaches at the IPRC and Marylhurst University
b.T. Livermore Binding, Hand Lettering, Screenprinting B.T. is a freelance illustrator, printmaker, and self-published comics artist. His illustrations appear regularly in the Portland Mercury and his comic series The Life and Time of Baby Otto Zeplin, as well as his other books, always available at Reading Frenzy.
Andrew barton Illustrator, InDesign Andrew is a graduate of Bennington College, where he focused on “book arts” (drawing comics, bookmaking, graphic design). He is cofounder of Open Face Records, a collective of musicians and visual artists spread out around the country.
Natalie guidry Digital Publishing A graduate of the Ooligan Press program at PSU, Natalie lives and works in Portland.
Chloe Fields Letterpress Chloe letterpresses prints, writes, and designs in an orange knit sweater.
becky Luening Accordian Books Becky is a 2012 alumni of the IPRC Certificate Program.
INSTRuCTORS Taryn Cowart Websites 101, Photoshop Taryn is a graphic designer, photographer, and Southerner. She works at Pinball Publishing. Sarah Mirk Zines 101 Sarah Mirk is a writer and editor interested in comics, gender, history, and other people. François Vigneault InDesign, Fancy Finishing François is a cartoonist, publisher, and student living in SE Portland. He is part of the publishers collective Press Gang, and shares studio space in the IPRC. blue Crow Comics for Kids Blue edits Stumptown Underground and helps coordinate the Portland Zine Symposium.
Marilyn Zornado Calligraphy Marilyn is a former board member of the IPRC and also teaches at the OCAC and AI in Portland. John Isaacson Screenprinting John grew up in Goleta, California where he started making zines, t-shirts, and music. He has lived in Ireland, Peru, Chile, and China. He makes comics and posters and teaches art, screen-printing, and comics through Writers In The Schools, Em Space Book Arts Center and the IPRC. Séamus burke Pitfalls to Avoid in SelfPublishing Séamus is an American comic artist born and raised in Chicago, IL. His favorite band is Rush.
VOLuNTEERS The IPRC is staffed mainly by a team of dedicated volunteers. You should meet them, theyâ€™re good people. James helps curate the Spare Room Reading Series, edits c_L books, and eats homemade pizza. gabby likes to knit, draw comics, and listen to metal all at the same time. Lia teaches 8th grade science and writes the zine, The People I Love Best.
Corin graduated from the Comics Certificate Program and is our IT specialist. Phillip is a typography encyclopedia and a letterpress shop steward. Fiona is a comics student in our certificate program and screenprinting superviser.
Andrew makes prints & zines, designs books, plays music (advrb.bandcamp.com)
blue edits Stumptown Underground and helps coordinate the Portland Zine Symposium.
Michael runs the small press Perfect Day Publishing.
Patrick has been volunteering at the IPRC since 2006.
Cynthia spends her days cooking for the masses, reading for leisure, and creating mixed media artwork that includes printmaking, painting, and poetry.
Rocks has a vegan food wagon called Tandem Treats.
Morgan works at Powellâ€™s Books. Joanna & Caitlin & Chloe & becca are all letterpress supervisors.
VOLuNTEERS If you would like to volunteer time or skills at the IPRC? Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nathan Wade Carter plays music as Purrbot and makes zines.
brian S. is many things as we all are—he pays rent as a book designer.
Kathleen likes double sided booklet printing, holographic stickers, and bike rides.
Jenni is a super secretary and student of the English literature.
Andy has worked as a book seller, custodian, assembly line worker, editor, sailor, gas station attendant, landscaper, writer, pear picker, etc, but hopes to retire into full-on slackerdom.
Alain lives by the phrases ‘Forgiveness is the release of all hope for a better past’ and ‘Let Love Rule’. He is a tower of resources.
Lillie Craw is also known as Mrs. Asher Zebadiah Craw. She enjoys being a skaldic poet, dog mom, and comics wife. She spends her free time in the Glitterverse with Party Twink, the cute queer deer who is the subject of her poetry.
Reid Psaltis draws comics, makes coffee and pets dogs. NEW STAFF VOLUNTEERS Asher, Stacey, Dehlia Taylor, Adam, Séamus, Suzette, Cara, Ann, William, brian b., Kerry, & Stacia.
9 AmaZine Day 2-7pm Reading 5-7pm
2 Intro to Letterpress 11-5pm
Meet regularly with Comics & Coffee: 2nd like minded publishers! Sundays, 5–8PM New groups welcome!
10 Illustrator 3-5pm
17 Websites 101 7-9pm
24 Espresso Book Machine 4-6pm
20 Bindfast 7pm
12 13 Beginning Screenprint 7-10pm
22 23 Show & Tell Raiders of the Lost 7pm Archives
24 hours: Sat 10am to Sun 10am
Travel Writing 101 7-9pm 21
16 Intro to Letterpress 11-5pm
Editing 101 7-9pm
9 Intro to Letterpress 11-5pm
Meet regularly with Comics & Coffee: 2nd like minded publishers! Sundays, 5–8PM New groups welcome!
10 Illustrator 7-9pm
17 Print Camp 10-5pm
24 Advanced InDesign 7-9pm
20 Screenprint 7-10pm
21 Photoshop 7-9pm
30 Posterpress 4-6pm
Lindsey Kugler 7pm
Panel Hell Press 5:30-6:30
Intro to Letterpress 11-5pm
16 Print Camp 10-5pm
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LETTERPRESS Sunday 2 - 8pm Monday 5 - 8pm Thursday 6 - 9pm SCREEN PRINTINg Sunday 4 - 7pm Wednesday 6 - 9pm
Cover art by Reid Psaltis
bOOK bINDINg Sunday 4 - 7pm Tuesday 7 - 9pm Friday 4 - 7pm Thursday 6 - 9pm