This Saturday, I’ll be attending the Kentucky Fried Zine Fest for the second year in a row. I’ll be sharing a table with my wife, Malinda Jane O’Quinn. While I sell issues of The Backlog, my wife will be selling prints of her artwork (click here to check out her Instagram, and here to check out her Flickr page).
The Kentucky Fried Zine Fest in Lexington, Kentucky is in its fifth year. Originally the Ephemera Fest, the fest’s mission is “to showcase DIY zines, comics, book & paper arts, and the work of independent publishers, with an emphasis on zine creators from the Kentucky/Southern region.”
This year’s fest will be at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center.
In 2014, I interviewed the creators of the “Ephemera Fest” for an indie, all-volunteer arts magazine. Below, I’ve posted some spreads from that issue of the magazine.
Photo credits for those particular spreads go to Cassie Lopez.
- Kentucky Fried Zine Fest official website
- Kentucky Fried Zine Fest Facebook event page
- Kentucky Fried Zine Fest co-founder Michelle Aiello on Bluegrass Bios, Lexington Community Radio.
Photo by Michelle Aiello, used with permission