Bluestockings Cooperative, the New York Metropolis progressive worker-owned neighborhood house and indie bookstore, runs a web based comedian con this week with over 200 indie comics on the market as digital downloads.
Bluestockings Digital Comics Fest is a week-long occasion utilizing the bookstore’s web site as a platform for artists who would usually depend on bodily conventions or zine fests as a big supply of revenue and neighborhood constructing. The occasion affords every kind of zines and comics from creators throughout the nation, along with internet hosting a workshop or panel dialogue on a wide range of matters every evening! Attendance for these occasions is free. Gross sales from the occasion shall be break up 80/20, with the bulk going to the artist.
The comics at this distinctive occasion are all indie self-published zines protecting matters from private LGBTQ tales to fantasy to romance to handbooks on political protest and activism to intercourse work to sexuality and intercourse toys. The fest is a web based model of DIY zine festivals that includes creators from all around the world. It is a far cry from extra corporate-sponsored comedian cons and corporate-owned superhero books and merchandise. The spirit of punk and DIY zines now have their very own worldwide on-line con the place they will promote digital PDFs of their comics and zines that shall be emailed on to patrons.
Employees at Bluestockings additionally tweeted to clients to bear with them after they place their orders for the comics and zines, as an precise human employees member would seize the hyperlinks and e-mail them out. This implies they’re promoting the digital comics and zines throughout enterprise hours till 7 pm Jap Customary Time. They’re additionally reminding buys NOT to ship any of the orders to keep away from paying further. You may entry the fest and comics on the Bluestockings Collective website.
Bluestockings Cooperative is actually the final progressive worker-owned bookstore in all of New York Metropolis. They do plenty of local people outreach, reminiscent of giving out goodie backs containing cleaning soap, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and socks to individuals in want and the homeless and providing CPR courses and coaching for saving individuals who overdose on medicine.
Bluestockings Digital Comics Fest runs from May 23rd to May 29th.