The 2016 DC Art Book Fair

By Editorial Team on November 8, 2016



Event: Saturday, November 12 from 11am to 6pm


*EDITOR’S NOTE: East City Art will be tabling at the DC Art Book Fair. We will have Quarterlies from the past three years as well as other publications we produce. Please come and visit us!*

The DC Art Book Fair is a first-of-its-kind event in the nation’s capital. It’s a one-day event designed to spotlight local  makers of paper goods, from artistic photo prints to high-end artist publications and everything in between. A curated event, it will take place at Lab 1270 on Saturday, November 12.

This event is organized by the DC Art Book Fair Collective: Malaka Gharib of The Runcible Spoon zine and The Little Filipino Coloring Book, Alison Baitz of On Flora zine, illustrator LA Johnson of The Intentional and illustrator Elizabeth Graeber of A Field Guide For Redheads.

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The Runcible Spoon: The Runcible Spoon is a zine about food and fantasy.

Elizabeth Graeber: Elizabeth Graeber is DC’s favorite illustrator.

LA Johnson/The Intentional: LA Johnson is a visual journalist and illustrator in Washington, DC. She works for NPR as a visual producer by day, and works on illustration, comics and The Intentional by night.

On Flora: The floral photo book you never knew you needed.

Marcella Kriebel: Marcella Kriebel’s collection of food-related art Illustrated Feast celebrates fried eggs to blue crab! Mix + Match to make your own series!

Fantom Comics: Fantom Comics brings a bit of the local comics flavor with zines, shirts, and totes made in partnership with local artists!

Kate Zaremba: Kate Zaremba is a shape collector and patterns maker. Zaremba’s illustrated zines include subjects like collecting shapes & making patterns, bringing pattern to life through stop motion, and a humorous collection of paper cut collage works.

Red Table Press: Red Table Press is Mike O’Brien screenprinting, illustrating and making things.

Chris Scott: Two Ton Rock God is a concentrated burst of illustrated adrenaline that celebrates blackness, robots, and rock music.

Fear: Thoughtful curation, hand-drawn illustrations, and high quality paper from Spencer Joynt.

Ten09: “Landmarks” is a new series of Risograph books detailing an altered landscape of Northern Virginia while exploring a varied visual language.;;;

Dumpling Heart: Dumpling Heart by Jade Feng Lee produces comics and stories inspired by fantasy, food, and her family’s home culture.

Project Dispatch: Project Dispatch is an artwork subscription service, with over 20 artist members. We will be selling all 6 volumes of our annual portfolios and curated books, showcasing works that have been included in subscriptions over the years, as well as artist made zines and limited edition trading card packs.

Pellinore Press: Pellinore Press produces limited edition comics, artist books, & prints. We print primarily from original woodcuts and handset type.

Hair Club: HAIR CLUB works with artists, writers and scholars to publish books where Hair acts as symbol, material, object or form. All books are designed by artist Suzanne Gold.

Girl Comix: Girl Comix is about a funny girl and the weird things that happen to her. She likes to talk about the issues! Things get real and surreal.

Becca Kallem: Making its debut: DC ABC! An illustrated book highlighting both local and national Washington DC. I’ll also have other illustrated books: animals, Spain, space, and more!

Trinadot: Trinadot is an adventure comic set in a fantastical world populated by talking naturalistic animals and sensuously drawn humans. Prints of painted works and a selection of original pieces will also be available and on display.

Mica Illustration MFA: Illustrated zines and objects from the hands and hearts of Maryland Institute College of Art’s MFA Illustration Practice program.

Robin Ha: Robin Ha Art and Comics: Robin Ha is the author and Illustrator for Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes which explains 64 Korean recipes through Comics. Along with her cookbook, you will find her mini comics about food and traveling and also Tarot card adult coloring book inspired by Art Nouveau style.

Marmalade Umlaut: three projects, all based in a punk aesthetic of low/hi culture mash-ups and collage against a rhythmic background

Hannah Renae & Marlena Chertock: We are disabled sisters who write and make art. Born with the same skeletal dysplasia, we use our art to reflect on our bone disorder, our chronic pain, and how invisible illnesses affect the body and interactions with others. Marlena explores the rich images in science and medicine, threading genetics and nature into her poetry. Hannah combines bodily and organic imagery to explore pain, the five senses, and consciousness. Her work features wood, plastic, and paper cut into organic shapes.

In a Sense: Ten poems for people that don’t like poetry. Ten poems for people that will say “this isn’t poetry.” Ten poems on vulnerability, innocence, anger, and of course, love.

Dandelion Wine Collective: We’re a group of determined young illustrators and comic artists, currently finishing our last year at MICA.

643 Collective: 643 is a Collective of 7 Photographers. We are working on several common projects and are based in different cities: Seoul, Paris, New York, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Bucharest.

FourSixSix: A new Zine called “Tag”, my children’s book and all new prints.

Paul Hostetler: Satire, humor, fantasy, and funky surrealism, at shockingly affordable prices.

The Face Zone: The Face Zone is a uniquely imaginative book of illustrated musings on everything from the stigma of liking scrapple to the meaning of life.

Elliott Junkyard: Elliott Junkyard makes comics, zines, and embroidered things. Most of his work is about tea and cats, often at the same time.

Ink Press Productions: We are a collaborative effort devoted to sharing art through our mission, which is to “blur the lines of genre in writing, visual, and performance art through the publication of handmade books, DIY / manual printing, and experimental events.”

Joani Maher: Two zines on making life a little easier.

Process: Hand bound, photo-based, art zines & prints that explore the creation of alternative process photography, love, and collage.

Three Fifty: Three Fifty is a group of artists working to create publications that open dialogue and engage with contemporary socio-political issues. Chase Carter – Margarita Kruchinskaya Chantal Zakari:

Palabra Press/Black Lab: Works by Leda Black—Physical Language Laboratory :: Photo-Based Digital Originals :: the Female Power Project PLUS further experiments toward a science of the particular from the meta-physical makery called Black Lab.

Dana Jeri Maier: A collection of self-published comics and prints from Dana Jeri Maier, cartoonist of The Worried Well.

Matthew Scott Gualco: My project is to use popularized text to invent new meaning and commentary about popular culture and the art world via books, posters, buttons, and other graphic items.

The Beat of Blossoms: The Beat of Blossoms is the creative work of Jamila Zahra Felton. Through bookbinding, collage, printmaking, and writing, I explore memory, identity, Blackness, gender, love, power, freedom, and African American history.

Flycandy: The DMV’s hottest visual artists are giving us a peek into their world in the COOL(ist) Grown-Up Coloring Book Evah!

Alexander Atkinson: Canadiana

Carmen Johns: Cuban-Lebanese-American disco zine queen making funky sculptures of boots and emotional sci-fi stories for all species to enjoy!!!!

Math-Mag: Math Magazine is a print-only progressive porn quarterly

Lenora Yerkes

Lab 1270 is located at 1270 5th St. NE.