Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pete's Mini Zine Fest 2015! The latest and the greatest

Hey gang, we have a new Pete's Mini Zine Fest coming up! If you've never been, this is the year. We have a full and fantastic lineup, and--let's face it--where else can you peruse books with a beer in your hand?

This year's fest will be on July 25th, 2015, 2-7pm
At Pete's Candy Store (as always),
709 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY

Here's our table lineup!:

Andria Alefhi (We’ll Never Have Paris--
Elvis B. (Homos in Herstory--
Carnage NYC (
Joseph Carlough (Dead River Distro--
Marguerite Dabaie (A Voyage to Panjikant--
Ramiro Davaro-Comas (Truco Studios--
Lydia Fu (Good Sister Bad Sister--
Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz (Platform Edge--
Dre Grigoropol (Dee’s Dream--
Katie Haegele (The La La Theory--
Ayun Halliday (The East Village Inky--
Adam J. Kurtz (1 Page at a Time--
Mindy Indy (Apartment Hunt--
Mark Lerer (The Baby General)
Geoff Mosher (Mondo Chachi--
Morgan Pielli (Indestructible Universe--
Quail Bell Magazine (
Bill Roundy (Bar Scrawl--
Sleeping Creatures Distro (
So What? Press (
Margot Terc (it grows where i water it--
Alison Wilgus (A Stray in the Woods--

Monday, June 2, 2014

Pete's Mini Zine Fest 2014

Summertime's approaching! That means Pete's Mini Zine Fest is coming up, the longest running zine fest in Brooklyn (that also happens to be held in a bar).

Come by and check out our superawesomefantastic zinesters, comic artists, and publishers this year:

Andria Alefhi (We’ll Never Have Paris) —

Barnard Zine Library (Jenna Freedman)—

Ken Bausert (The Ken Chronicles)—

Anna Jo Beck (Biff Biff Bam Sock)—

Booklyn Inc. (Richard Lee)—

Rachel Burkot

Marguerite Dabaie (A Voyage to Panjikant)—

Displaced Snail Publications (Joseph Carlough)—

Alisa Harris (Urban Nomad)—

Katie Haegele (The La-La Theory)—

Mindy Indy (The Lucky Penny)—

Adam J. Kurtz (HOME-BREW)—

Sara Lindo (The Seeing-Eye Cat)—

Tim Nicholas and Annie Soga (Studium/Punctum shop)

Morgan Pielli (Indestructible Universe)—

Purgatory Pie Press (Esther Smith) —

Rabid Rabbit (C. M. Butzer)—

Research and Destroy New York City—

Bill Roundy (Bar Scrawl)—

Steve Seck (Monday Saddies)—

Teylor Smirl (Flightless Birds)—

So What? Press (Dave Kelly)—

Mark Z-Man (It’s Raining Cats and Dogs)—

And feat. amazing delicious snacks (I tried them, I know) by Pamela Bowman!

We also have a kickoff reading on Friday, July 25, 7-9pm (readers TBD, more info to come).

Like our poster this year? Mindy Indy (who is also tabling) designed it!

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Twitter @petesmzf

Monday, September 16, 2013

The inaugural Pete's Mini Zine Fest Storytelling series!

Yes! We are doing this!

The Pete's Mini Zine Fest crew is proud to kick off its first PMZF Storytelling night, hosted by Pete's Candy Store, Andria Alefhi, and Marguerite Dabaie!

Saturday, October 5th, 6:45pm-7:45pm

Come hear sundry tales from PMZF tablers as they read their stories live! Featuring:

Ellen Lindner (

Jess Ruliffson (
Dawn Wing (
Cristina Greavu
Alisa Harris (

And, head's up! Our second Storytelling night will be Saturday, November 16th. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

PMZF 2013

This awesome flier was made by Cat Gilbert. Fantastic, right?

Pete's Mini Zine Fest #5 is happening! The longest running zine fest in Brooklyn strikes again! Come by, buy a beer from the bar, and meet our lovely zinesters and cartoonists!

Saturday, August 24th, 2-7pm
@ Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
L to Lorimer, G to Metropolitan

Featuring the work of:

Andria Alefhi -
Darryl Ayo -
Jenna Freedman & The Barnard Zine Library -
Nate Bear -
Garry Bonesteel -
C. M. Butzer -
Carrier Pigeon -
Marguerite Dabaie -\
Pat Dorian -
Cat Gilbert -
Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz -
Dre Grigoropol -
Alisa Harris -
Gus Iverson -
Jem -
John Jennison -
Adam J. Kurtz -
Mark Lerer
Ellen Lindner & The Strumpet -
Sara Lindo -
Geoff Mosher -
Morgan Pielli -
New York Year Zero -
Bill Roundy -
Jess Ruliffson - and
Steve Seck -
Doran Walot -
Dawn Wing -

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thank you, everyone!

Thank you, everyone, for your continued support and interest in PMZF! We hope you had as much of a good time as we did--your interest is what makes this fest a success!

If anyone has pics of the event, please feel free to send them our way to include in the blog. I will add Andria's photos soon.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tomorrow is Z-Day!

Z-Day, as in, Zine Day.
Just a quick word about the food situation: The Pete's sandwich guy will be there serving it up from 4pm on. There are also some good choices nearby, such as the Brazilian restaurant Beco @ 45 Richardson (less than one block north from Pete's) and Jimmy's Diner @ 577 Union Ave (one block west from Pete's).
Pete's has PLENTY of drinks.
And the weather will be beautiful!
So come on over tomorrow!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Comics/zine workshop at PMZF

Hey guys,
Pete's Mini Zine Fest 2012 is two weeks away! Are you exxxcccciiitteeeeddd?

ANNOUNCEMENT: I'll be hosting a comics workshop at the fest. If you're interested in creating your own comics and don't know where to start, this is the workshop for you. I'll be going over how to create comics--from the initial idea to finally getting it down on paper--and how to make your DIY books ultra faboo. I'll also talk about how basically any subject you choose can be made into a comic and do a little art demo.

Saturday, July 21st, at 5pm.
Meet at the stage area--once you enter Pete's, just keep walking straight and bam, you're on a stage.
FREE. Just show up.

Oh! In case you're wondering, I've been drawing comics for the past ten years and I host workshops pretty often. Please check out my site for more info--