Repro Health and ZINES! Saturday!

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Saturday May 28th, 2PM at the Somerville Public Library!

Another in Papercut Zine Library’s workshop series, magnanimously funded by the Somerville Arts Council, this time held uphill from Papercut at Somerville Public Library.

Even with the advent of the internet, zines remain one of the best sources of non-corporate reproductive health information. Our presenters will hold an open discussion, bring some of Papercut’s impressive holdings on menstruation, fertility, abortion, contraception, some props, show and tell, and several decades of experience with enduring and treating everything from cramps to yeasties to UTIs, BV and more! Info sharing fest.

This is as real as it gets!

Note: we will be talking about vulvae, vaginae, cervices & uteri because that’s what we know and got. Our expert presenters have lived with these parts for 75 years and have been menstruating for 40 of them. Funsies!

Bonus: you can follow us downhill after the workshop and imbibe the full amazingness of Papercut till 7PM.

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  • Author: drawmedy
  • Published: Apr 24th, 2011

Comics 101 Recap

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This past Saturday Papercut ran its second community workshop generously supported by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council.  LB, a PZL librarian who joined the collective earlier this year, has been working for several months to organize our substantial collection of underground, hard-to-find, and independently produced comics.

In “Comics 101″ LB discussed the historical context that led to formation of both popular and underground comic trends in the United States, focusing on the impact of the Comics Code Authority and its rigid regulation of content in mainstream comic publications.  He then gave participants an overview of the eclectic and diverse holdings in PZL’s collection, ranging from zine-style DIY publications to larger-scale publications from both fringe and mainstream comic publishers.

We were pleased to welcome several first time visitors to the library for this event.  While zines are clearly the focus of our library’s collection, we hope that those with particular interests in comics will recognize the amazing resource that PZL represents within the Boston Comics community!

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