Chicago Zine Fest is Upon Us!

Cool photo by Amy King


This is my first formal post for my ‘Za the Pizza Zine blog.

I will be at Chicago Zine Fest with a brand new zine, Slice of Life, this Saturday. It’s all about pizza memories from my life. Here’s an excerpt:

The biggest thing Pizza Hut had going for it in the mid-‘90s was the lunchtime buffet. From the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Pizza Hut outpost at the corner of Whipp Road and Far Hills became a haven for famished firemen, reluctant business professionals from the nearby office park and weary, pushover mothers and their hungry, writhing child swarms. My mom and I, along with my best friend Stephanie, were often among them during the summer months.

And guess what? I’m going to be passing out free pizza from Lou Malnati’s and from my own kitchen. It’ going to be awesome! I’m really excited to check out zine this  from Rochester New York called eat. You’ll never guess what it’s about.

What zines are you guys excited to see? I’m looking forward to checking out if there are any other crazy food zines at the fest.

I’m also stoked for the Zinester Karaoke on Friday at Quimby’s. I’m sure I and others will be embarrassing ourselves.

Also, I wrote a couple previews for the A.V. Club Chicago about some hometown zinemakers. Check out the first two with Michelle Aiello of Indigo and Ramsey Beyer of List!

Be there or be square, snicklefritz.

Hope to see you there with bells on!