Identity – now sold out & profits donated!

Hi all,

Here’s an update on our Identity Anthology profit – which all went to charity! It was a small print-run but nevertheless, we raised some good money for The Feminist Library and The Albert Kennedy Trust.

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Our total profit after printing of £509.74, split equally between both charities!

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Thanks so much to everyone who bought a copy, and extra special huge thanks to our wonderful contributors for helping make this happen!

Team OBZ x

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:

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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!

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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!

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Extract from an illustration by Kelsey Wroten

Specs:
£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!).

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Extract from an illustration by Samya Arif

Annnnnd, the most important thing – ALL PROFITS AFTER PRINTING AND POSTAGE WILL GO TO CHARITY!

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!

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Extract from a comic by Sammy Borras
Extract from a comic by Sabba Khan
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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!

Love,

Team OBZ x

New Anthology Announcement!

Hello all,

We are pleased to announce that One Beat Zines have started working on putting together a new anthology in time for Thought Bubble this November!

The anthology will be based around the theme of Identity and will be an A5 collection of writing, artwork and comics by a variety of amazing and talented women.

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Contributors so far include:

Samya Arif (illustrator based in Karachi, Pakistan)
Sarah Broadhurst (archivist and One Beat co-founder)
Hannah K Chapman (writer, artist, and co-founder of Comic Book Slumber Party)
Jordana Globerman (illustrator and co-creator of Pink Spex)
Amneet Johal (artist and member of Alternative Press)
Eleni Kalorkoti (illustrator)
Sabba Khan (artist and member of Alternative Press)
Hanuka Lohrengel (illustrator based in Riga, Latvia and creator of Sea World 2.0)
Lizz Lunney (illustrator and comics artist)
Jess Milton (illustrator, comics artist and creator of The Flying Ship zine)
Stephanie Phillips (journalist and guitarist & singer in the band Big Joanie)
Hannah Prebble (illustrator and co-creator of Pink Spex)
Marja de Sanctis (illustrator and co-creator of Pink Spex)
Julia Scheele (illustrator and One Beat co-founder)
Donya Todd (illustrator and co-founder of Comic Book Slumber Party, co-founder of Chubby)
Alia Wilhelm (illustrator, photographer, journalist, editor of Margin)
Kelsey Wroten (illustrator based in Kansas City, USA)

With more to be announced soon!

Instead of a crowdfunding campaign, we will be funding the printing of this anthology through pre-orders from our online shop. We’ll let you know here and on our Twitter when those get started!

One Beat Zines is a small press, DIY zine collective that operates out of our bedrooms, and so the printing of the book will be funded through pre-orders taken through the One Beat Zines BigCartel shop. The printers used will be Inky Little FingersAll profit made from the book after printing and postage will be distributed as follows: 50% of the profits after printing and postage will go to The Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment, with the other 50% going to 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.

We hope you’re as excited as we are!

Julia + Sarah

UPDATE!

There’s three new contributors! And they’re as rad as rad comes:

Kristyna Baczynski (illustrator)
Laura Callaghan (illustrator)
Pip Williams (journalist)