Shelf Life 2: A Big Day for Small Press

March 24, 2012
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
University Park Campus

Harris Hall

USC Roski School of Fine Arts and Visions and Voices present Shelf Life 2: A Big Day for Small Press, a unique one-day event that gathers a diverse group of independent publishers, writers, artists, and designers whose voices and images have questioned and pushed the boundaries of popular culture. In addition to speaker presentations moderated by writer Byron Coley and featuring artist Gary Panter and graphic designer Chip Kidd, there will also be a series of hands-on workshops in zine publishing, e-publications, and blogging as well as a Bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods from a variety of vendors. Organized by Ewa Wojciak and Haven Lin-Kirk (USC Roski School of Fine Arts).

Speaker presentations begin at 12:30pm
Bazaar and workshops throughout the day

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SHELF LIFE FEATURED PRESENTATIONS
BYRON COLEY (Ecstatic Yod, Wire, Arthur Magazine)
GARY PANTER (Jimbo, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Slash, RAW Magazine)
CHIP KIDD (Knopf, DC Comics, The Cheese Monkeys)

Begins at 12:30pm
Gin D. Wong Auditorium (Harris Hall 101)

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SHELF LIFE WORKSHOPS
BEAUTIFUL/DECAY (Beautiful/Decay founder and Creative Director Amir H. Fallah will lead the Exquisite Trojan project, a collaborative publication consisting of collages that will mix and match various portraits created through surreal collages and fictional texts. The collection of collages and texts will be combined into a bound zine.)
SLAKE MAGAZINE (Laurie Ochoa and Joe Donnelly, founding editors of the award-winning Slake:Los Angeles quarterly, will help writers harness the power of narrative. Come find out what narrative is, how it works and why it is so important to good storytelling, regardless of what medium you are using to tell your story. Then, apply your new-found powers.)
MODERN MULTIPLES (Richard Duardo, founder and artist who works with Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Gary Panter, and other notable artists, demonstrates the secret to making the perfect silkscreen print.)
ROOT SIMPLE (Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen of Root Simple show you three ways to use 5-gallon buckets to survive the upcoming zombie apocalypse. Join them and learn how to build a toilet, a stove and a garden out of the cast-off detritus of our bankrupt consumer culture.)

Throughout the day
Harris Hall and Watt Hall Courtyards

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SHELF LIFE BAZAAR
An eclectic marketplace featuring publishers, artists, designers and their merchandise. This will be an opportunity for the event’s participants to show (and sign!) their books, magazines, and journals, and it will provide a platform for an even more diverse group of artists, publishers, and vendors to participate. Interesting crowd, interesting vendors, and interesting conversations.

Throughout the day
Harris Hall and Watt Hall Courtyards

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CONTACT
Ewa Wojciak // Meagan Chin
USC Roski School of Fine Arts
abigdayforsmallpress@gmail.com