Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Degraves St underpass was transformed on Valentine's day to a hive of zine enthusiasts
Signal selling Volume I and II to happy connoisseurs and launching the the idea of Volume III

Stick Zine Fair in the Degraves St Underpass

Friday, February 13, 2009

We are calling out for submissions to Volume three of the Periodical!
This issue will be digital and contributions open to everyone! Look forward to seeing what you come up with. Keep your eye on this space or email to keep in the loop.

Sticky zine fair

The STICKY zine fair is... tomorrow! 12-5pm underground at flinders street station. hope to see you there! signal will be having a stall.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

there is whispers about volume three... more information coming soon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

International Literary Conspiracy Week

International Literary Conspiracy Week

A celebration of independent bookshop culture
9 - 15 February
the full program can be seen on facebook

"The first ever International Literature Conspiracy week will be held from Mon 9 – Sunday 5 February featuring zine launches at Sticky, insane creative projects to get involved with, and yes, a kick arse zine fair SAT 14 FEBRUARY 2009. What better way to celebrate your love for zines than on valentines day people. So mark this one in your diaries, and get ready to staple your heart out, because Sticky's zine fair this year packed the subway out, and it's going to be the same deal in 09, only bigger. "
Do support and check this out and get involved and immerse and make zines to swap and sell with other zinesters and get inspired. Yes go! Do it!

How to direct from the inside is a new play directed by Clara Pagone, a co-collaborator on the Signal Periodical Project.
opens at La Mama on the 21st of January hope you can make it!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Yeah Write Zine Fair

"Back with a vengeance" the infamous zine fair that happens in the beautiful old building of the Hawthorn Town Hall is on again this year.
           Sunday October 26, 11-4pm
to register for a stall or to find out more infomation contact Mardi Nowak

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Express Media workshops

The Latest Express Media workshop schedule has been released and can be found here:
There are all manner of things happening including ones on publishing, blogging, spoken word, poetry, comics, zines, writing and editing.

Wed, 12 Nov, 6-8pm
Express Media Independent Publishing Workshop with Lisa Dempster
Independent Publishing is a workshop about the world of independent and small press publishing. In the workshop you will learn how to get involved, what it takes to set up your own press, planning what to publish, where to sell your publications and pitfalls to avoid.
Cost: $22 for E(x)_m members or $25 for non-members.

Talking about independant publishing...

I just came across this really neat website called Locus, a melbourne based collaboration between aduki independent press and Vignette Press. Check it, there is lots of discussion and dialogue about what is happening and what could be happening in our local indep publishing scene.
"Locus believes in independent publishing, sustainability in the publishing and media industries, and above all, books and magazines that are interesting, diverse and distinctive."

Friday, August 22, 2008

The last production session and celebration. Volume two is now finished and very awesome if you can find a copy to look at in its papered glory (check your local library or Sticky for a copy).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Block printing

The process of cutting lino, carving out shapes, inking it up and sliding through the rollers of the press. Hard lino, sticky ink, brisk paper. And then stacking up in the wire racks to dry. Multiples of things always look so poetic for some reason.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Ideas and untold tales dying
On hundreds of sheets
Of paper separate from


Some lost
In train stations

Others lie
Between random sheets
In books buckets
Cupboards old
Games and wallets
All waiting
To be remembered by

The mind that saw them

This mind comes
It remembers
Writing caring loving them

Feeding them new words
Every day
Holding them gently

Though it touches them
And sees

Raw sentences
Wasted pages

That must all be thrown away

Maria Leonchikova