OBZ presents: Identity – *PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE!*

Hello gang!

We are SUPER excited and SUPER proud to announce or third anthology since we started One Beat Zines almost EXACTLY one year ago:

Identity Cover
Cover art by Julia Scheele

“Identity” is a book full of varied and diverse female voices writing and/or drawing about who they are, how they see themselves and how they feel placed in the world at large – featuring over 80 pages of personal essays, illustration, photography, comics, interviews, and collage work, printed on lovely recycled, uncoated textured paper. And it is now available for pre-order in our shop!

Identity Press Release

We have as many as thirty-three amazing contributors for this book – including, for example:

Hannah K. Chapman, co-founder of Comic Book Slumber Party,
Stephanie Phillips, music blogger and singer in feminist punk band Big Joanie,
Cherry Styles, the artist and zinester behind Synchronise Witches and The Chapess,
Samya Arif, a feminist illustrator from Pakistan (profiled in VICE a while ago back here),
Jordana Globerman, Marja de Sanctis, and Hannah Prebble, the girls behind our best-selling zine Pink Spex (there’s a great write-up in Dazed here),
Sabba Khan and Amneet Johal, who are two of the wonderful people behind the Alternative Press Fair,
Amazingly talented illustrators like Eleni Kalorkoti, Kelsey Wroten and Laura Callaghan,
Comics heroes Jess Milton (Broken Frontier’s), Sammy Borras, Lizz Lunney, Liz Greenfield,
and many, many more!

Extract from an illustration by Kelsey Wroten

£10 + p&p
A5 with a spine, 80+ pages, full colour
Cover printed on 300gsm recycled, uncoated card
Insides printed on 100gsm recycled, uncoated paper

The book will premiere at Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds on November 14th, 2015, and mailed out to pre-order customers by early December (in time for Christmas!).

Samya Arif
Extract from an illustration by Samya Arif


Profits will be evenly split between The Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment, and The Feminist Library in London, who are a registered charity run by volunteers since 1975 and are currently looking for a new home due to being priced out of Elephant & Castle.

So please help us raise as much money for these great charities as possible – pre-order your copy now, and tell all your friends!

Extract from a comic by Sammy Borras
Extract from a comic by Sammy Borras
Extract from a comic by Sabba Khan
Extract from a comic by Sabba Khan
Extract from an illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti
Extract from an illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti

Watch this space for more updates and previews – and if you have any questions, shoot us an email at onebeatpublishing [at] gmail [dot] com, or shout at us on Twitter!


Team OBZ x