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Love Swah exhibiting at the MCA Zine Fair 2013!

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If you wonder why I have been so busy lately, slaving away on weekends and nights instead of doing fun things such as eating and drinking, well I’ve been madly working my butt off on writing and designing a series of zines! I have completed 2 dessert zines – filled with my delicious recipes and photos of cupcakes, slices, cakes and more, as well as 3 travel zines on New York, San Francisco and Iceland. I am hoping to complete a 4th travel zine on Vietnam however a recent bout of sickness has set back a few days so I’ll keep you posted.

I am thrilled to be sharing a table this year with the wonderful JJ from the food blog 84th & 3rd, so make sure you check out her work too! For those who aren’t familiar with what the MCA Zine Fair is, firstly check out my review of last year’s Zine Fair. Zines are limited-run publications that are usually handmade and self-published and are on nearly every topic your imagination can think of. It’s a fun day of creativity, shopping and mingling with creatives. What more could you want?

Here are some excerpts from my zines, firstly the dessert zines volumes 1 and 2.

Iceland:

New York:

San Francisco:

Please come visit me, bring coffee and possibly buy a zine (a girl’s gotta pay her rent) – I will have bribery cupcakes! Can’t make it? That’s ok. They will be available in my online shop (coming soon) and I’ll be releasing them as ebooks too!

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Sophie - thestickyandsweet May 9, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I will come and buy the zines and enjoy bribery cupcakes too :) Exciting!

    • Reply Swah May 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

      Thank you so much Soph, can’t wait to see you!

  • Reply Rachel May 9, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Holy inspiration Batman! Those look way too good to be zines – at least what I remember zines being :p Can’t wait to check out your and JJ’s stall.

    • Reply Swah May 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Aww thanks Rach :) Looking forward to seeing you yay!

  • Reply Casey May 9, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I am very proud of you and your zines!

    • Reply Swah May 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you Casey!! xxx

  • Reply Jess May 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    How much are they? Is it possible to send one by post if I ordered one???

    • Reply Swah May 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Hey Jess, they are AU$8 each – I can definitely post them! :)

  • Reply JJ - 84thand3rd May 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I can’t wait! Also worried mine will look like a poor cousin next to your gorgeous work! xx

    • Reply Swah May 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Don’t be silly JJ yours will look fab!! x

  • Reply Miss Piggy May 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Oooo, now I “get” it! I’d like that NYC zine of yours. I could’ve done a gardening “zine” ‘cept for I’d have no idea how to put it together.

    • Reply Swah May 10, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Next year you should do a gardening one Mel, I can help you. The NYC one is proving to be quite popular!!

  • Reply WIN 3 copies of my travel + dessert zines! June 25, 2013 at 10:44 am

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