Just to let you know - in heindz site, that matthew livesey and myself took part in Lancashire zine fair taking place at the Atrium (SU Bar at UCLan) on Friday 29th - Saturday 30th January 2009.
It was good to see many other interesting zines and art books from all over the place. With recogniseable individuals such as Emily Speed (formerly Wolstenholme Projects), and the other local publication duo in Preston, 'Preston is my Paris'. We also discovered another group aiming to highlight activity and creative influence in Preston called 'PrestON', who are a group of illustration student coming into their own in their final year.
I couldnt help notice that BRUCE was to be the only FREE ZINE at the fair which was wonderful to see so many people walking around with our books....mission accomplished.
With a little extra push you can source small funds for such things as zines...which indeed is how BRUCE comes to be free. It was also interesting to see zines predominantly (and not in any negative reference) promote the creators own works as they seem personal extensions of an artists own creative preferences. Again BRUCE is aimed at promtoing and reviewing other art and platforming new artists and new events in and around Preston.
It was a great day with lots of interesting people. For anybody who draws doodles, writes, thinks or hates or likes anything by putting it forward creatively, then get it all in a book and get yourself to a zine fair near you. It is a good way to get out and about with artists and creative professionals.
BRUCE issue six has had high demand and will have another batch printed for this months to circulate to our usual venues in Preston.
Next months issue will include more writings from around the nation inclusive of text by artist David Mackintosh (currently at the Cornerhouse) and a front cover artist Jonny Lamin.
Next month will also see the production of new BRUCE posters, so keep you eyes looking in and about Preston because it's hotting up!