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Joe Biel’s “A Hundred Dollars and a T-Shirt”

Presented by the SF Zine Fest

Saturday, September 4, 2004, 7:00 am, $5 to benefit the SF Zine Fest and ATA

Joe Biel

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A Hundred Dollars and a T-Shirt: A video documentary about zines in the Northwest US (65 mins.) is a new documentary by Joe Biel, co-owner, Microcosm Publishing and publisher of The Stolen Sharpie Revolution. The documentary is a cultural analysis of what causes zine makers to tick; what the hell zines are, why people make zines, the origin of zines, the resources and community available for zine makers, and the future of zines. The video contains interviews with about 70 zine makers, ex-zine makers, and readers from the northwest, with footage from the Portland Zine Symposium, other zine events and activities bringing zine culture to life. For people with a new interest in zines as well as pros and novices, the video sparks untapped creativity and new interest in zine making and reading.  Artwork by Cristy Road and music by J Church, Fer De Lance, and Defiance, OH! Collaborators include Rev. Phil Sano, Basil Shadid, and Joe Biel.

The SF Zine Fest runs from saturday – sunday, september 4th and 5th from 10am-4pm at Cellspace, 2050 Bryant street in San Francisco.

For more information about Microcosm Publishing, go to

Also, join Biel and others at the San Jose Museum of Art on Saturday, September 11, 2004 for “The Whys and Hows of the Zine Revolution“.

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