The do-it-yourself counterculture continues to protest the idea that artists need large amounts of money to be creative. From stenciling sidewalks to setting up renegade concerts to photocopying literature, many people prefer to cut out the middleman and express themselves to the masses directly. The S.F. Zine Fest is an annual gathering of like-minded people who hope to keep independent and underground publishing alive. The festival has grown over the last six years, but its emphasis is still on small-circulation, unbound books zines. AK Press, Cutter Photozine, and cartoonist Michael Capozzola are just a few of the more than 100 DIY creators selling and trading their artwork at this years new location in Golden Gate Park. Aside from the chance to stroll around picking up inspiration, you can take in workshops, a nature walk, and a documentary film screening, ending the day with a big game of DIY kickball.
Sun., July 20, 11 a.m., 2008