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

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September 21, 2015

In his recent blog post, KFZ Exhibitor Patrick Drury wrote,"Yesterday was great. It was not only my first experience selling my comic wares, but it was chock full of neat experiences." Thanks for being there, Patrick! Read the blog post here. 

September 21, 2015

Many thanks to Candace Chaney at the Herald-Leader for writing this great article about us for the 9/18 Weekender section. Ondine and Michelle talk about the evolution of KFZ, the appeal of zines, and how they got into indie publishing. Read more here! 



August 27, 2015

We are thrilled to welcome local historian Dr. Jon Coleman to this year's KFZ. His presentation, Print Culture in Kentucky's Queer Underground, incorporates zines, posters, pamphlets, art, and homemade erotica as a means to understand the GLBTQ experience in Kentucky....

March 4, 2015

I was born in California, my mother was born in Kentucky, and her mother was born in Alabama. These recipes traveled with these women and they continue to nourish our family as I pass them on to my daughters. The most important ingredient of each of these meals is with...

March 4, 2015

Hello people! Anna here. Like all people, I very often struggle with the notion that my work isn't good enough to show. Self-doubt and the belief that my work isn't perfect enough really holds me back sometimes. When I start going down this path I refer to Ira Glass an...

January 24, 2015

Want to check out back issues of your favorite music zine? Many public and open to the public libraries make that possible. In Lexington, the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center in the King Library houses the UK Zine Collection. UK's collection c...

January 24, 2015

Hey everybody! Chuck C. here, posting from a snowy Kentucky, sharing with you one of my favorite Zine Distros, Olympia, WA's Sweet Candy Distro. A large selection, organized by category, and updated often. Check em out!

January 24, 2015

Hey everyone, Ondine here! A couple of years ago I was introduced to the work of queer mestiza zinester and travel writer Bani Amor. Her writing about decolonizing travel writing really spoke to me. She also writes about diaspora, international communities of outliers...

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