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Kamilah to read at Two Cookie Minimum + Couldn't go to KC Zine Con

Hey folks,

Vickie here! I want to announce that another one of the LUMPS team will be reading at Two Cookie Minimum for their last event of the summer. If you are in Chicago, please come out and support Kamilah and stay to listen to other creatives read cool stuff!

You can visit and RSVP to the Facebook event page here: Two Cookie Minimum End of summer

Another announcement, it's actually too late to be an announcement, but LUMPS Zine was not able to attend KC Zine Con after all, and we are bummed. It had to do with poor scheduling and a lack of preparedness on our part. The upside to it though, is that instead of worrying to prepare for the con, we've been working on loads of new content to bring you this fall! SO GET READY 'cause it's going to be a doozey!

more detailed updates coming soon,

Vickie

Vickie to read at Two Cookie Minimum

Hey everyone! 

I was invited to  do a reading at Two Cookie Minimum this August 11th. It's a reading event that goes on during the summer months here in Chicago. Please come and check it out if you're in the Chicago area. I will be reading an excerpt from a story I'm working on called Harbinger.  Parts of the story are in prose and parts will be in comic form. This will be the first public exposure  the story gets, so please come out and check out this awesome event!

You can RSVP to the Facebook Event page here: Two Cookie Minimum

Tow Cookie Minimum
Tuesday August 11, 2015
Hosted By Johny Misfot
8pm, Free Cookies
donations appreciated

COMFORT STATION
2579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Featuring:
Mairead Case (writer visiting from Colorado)
Andy Glass (comic artist)
Victoria Perez-Segovia (writer/Artist)
Andy Burkholder (comic artist)

We look forward to seeing LUMPS supporters there!
-Vickie

My name is Jillian and KC zine con!

Hello LUMPS' readers!

My name is Jillian Schumann. I'm a 20 year old student from the south suburbs of Chicago. I helped start this wonderful zine as LUMPS' narrative writer. You can find my pieces from the last 12 issues under the LUMPS writing tab on our website. I joined this venture not knowing what a zine was. Now I cringe whenever my family mispronounces zine asks about "my little hobby." I'm so happy to see our zine slowly grow, evolve, and reach more and more people. I look forward to writing more this year and working hard to bring LUMPS to a whole other level.

EXCITING NEWS! LUMPS is going to Kansas City zine con! We will be selling back issues of our zine  and new merchandise that we will preview soon!

Email: jillianschumann@gmaill.com

Tumblr: jillianschufrau.tumblr.com

 

April Issue is ready!

Hello Reader!

This weekend was a busy one for the LUMPS team. We powered thru nearly a ream's worth of folding zines. However this means that the April issue of the zine will be available this Tuesday! You can find them at the following locations on the Columbia College Chicago campus:

623 S. Wabash - Lobby
916 S. Wabash - Lobby
1104 S. Wabash - 4th Floor

You can also find this issue at Harold Washington City College:

30 E. Lake - Second Level

I will also leave copies at Artist and Craftsman Supply:

828 S. Wabash

We are still accepting donations for the zine!  You will notice in the top navigation, I have added an acknowledgments page for those who have donated to LUMPS Zine. When you donate, your name will be added to the list!

 

Thank you,

Vickie

Progress on the CG2 issue

Hello Readers!

I realized I mentioned our business cards in the title of the last entry and didn't say anything about them in the actual post. Whoops! It's designed with LUMPS information as well as empty space for each person on our Creative Team to fill out their own contact information. We will be using these at CG2.

These cards were printed through Moo.com. They have excellent service. We also ordered some stickers from them too.  So here are some snap shots of our new business cards! They also come in really nice and smooth storage boxes!

Next, I want to show you my completed cover for the CG2 issue. If you want to be able to see this image as well as the rest of the zine in color, please consider donating to LUMPS so that we can afford to print the issue in color. If you can't donate please send a link to someone who would be able to donate.

Because CG2 is focused on geek culture and fandoms, I have chosen to represent the Steven Universe fandom in my piece. I created a gemsona just for the LUMPS. If LUMPS was a crystal gems, she would be Tourmaline. Other fandoms will be represented in this issue. So look out for that. Also, we will be bringing back two of our previously featured artists for this issue, Becca Hallstedt and Kamilah Jones. We will also be featuring Kiara Griffin, who will be a first time feature for LUMPS.

Click on the image to see a full view!

One final point, please check out LUMPS Art in the navigation bar. I added all of our amazing art we've done in the past year. 

Don't forget, you can donate through Paypal by the clicking the yellow button on the right.

Have a wonderful Tuesday,

Vickie

Merchandise and Business Cards!

Hello Readers,

I have some exciting news. Our 4" Weather proof vinyl stickers came in the mail today. The more merch we have ready, the easier it feels to be prepared by the time CG2 rolls around.  I have also finished the cover piece for our CG2 Special Issue, you can see the process work at my tumblr. Our stickers were printed through customstickers.net. I will totally vouch for them. I am very happy with the quality of these stickers. Once are able to raise more money, I hope we can print more LUMPS stickers.

The stickers will be sold only at CG2 individually for $5. However, they will also be offered in a bundle with the CG2 Special Issue  for $6. The individual issue will be sold for $3. 

And don't forget! You can still donate to LUMPS Zine to help us out with printing costs! Just click on the donate button to the right. We only need to raise about $250 to be able to pay for our printing costs for CG2!

Stick around for more updates!

-Vickie