The goal of Kentucky Fried Zine Fest is to recognize and educate the public about zines, comics, and independent publishing. 

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April 10, 2020

Hello everyone, 

Since KFZ would have happened tomorrow, it seemed like a good time to reach out. 

After the initial cancellation announcement, I've been quiet for several reasons. 

  • I didn't want to add the the information overload many of us are experiencing. 

  • A...

March 17, 2020

It’s time for the hardly surprising news that KFZ is cancelled.

The University of Kentucky has just announced that in-person events will be canceled or postponed until the end of the semester.

We hope to reschedule for Fall 2020. We’ll share new information on our websit...

February 28, 2020

We have over 50 exhibitors joining us this year, and our venue is at capacity! We wish we could have every single one of you, but so it goes. If you want to join the wait list, shoot us an email. See ya at the fest! 

January 27, 2020

You can now register to be an exhibitor at the Kentucky Fried Zine Fest!


Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020

Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: University of Kentucky School of Art & Visual Studies, 236 Bolivar Street, Lexington KY 40508

Questions? kfzines@g...

September 30, 2018

KFZ was so much fun! We met a lot of new friends, including talented local photographer Jerry Freeman. Jerry showed us his beautiful photo books that he makes by hand using interesting paper folding techniques the allow the photos to be viewed in a number of ways.

He al...

September 15, 2018

Ashley Walker
Ashley Walker is a zine maker from Memphis, TN. She combines drawing, photography, and collage to make zines filled with art and stories about her home, nostalgia, small towns, and mountains.

Asteroid Belt Studio
Part ethereal, part dorky, Asteroid Belt Pr...

September 12, 2018

Risograph Printing Workshop
Led by Jonathan McFadden
Location: SA/VS Print Room (second floor)
Bridging the gap between a conventional photocopier and laser printer, Risograph printing, (Riso), is a simple but efficient tool that produces results similar to offset prin...

July 2, 2018

Hello KFZ fans! This is going to be a long post, but we have three BIG announcements to share.

Firstly, on a bittersweet note, KFZ co-organizer Chuck Clenney will be moving to Japan in August. Because he’s a total badass, he got a job teaching English on Amami Oshima, a...

March 20, 2018

Here it is! ITEM, our collaborative zine that we make each year at the fest. Thanks to Renmeleon for putting it together and thanks to everyone who contributed rad-ass art!

Click the image to download the PDF.  

August 8, 2017

Andrew Cohen (Washington D.C.)

Andrew Cohen makes his own comic books and helps edit Magic Bullet, a newspaper of comic art.

Andy Brennan (Wilmore, KY) 

Andy draws, writes and composes music. His webcomic project Caggage has been going for ten years, containing cute exist...

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kentucky Fried

Zine Fest!

(our friends call us KFZ)

in beautiful lexington, kentucky