Fred Noland draws from a deep well of inspiration ranging from 
the Expressionists to Underground Comics. His illustrations have 
appeared in the SF Weekly, LA WeeklyTennisBikeNickelodeon
Canoe and Kay
akIllinois TimesXboX MagazineTokyoPop
Santa Fe Reporter
 and more. His sequential art has been featured 
in the Cartoon Art Museum, and the Oakland Museum at the OAK 
installation. He has also taken part in group shows at San Francisco’s 
SOMARTS and Amaru Galleries and RPS in Oakland.

As a cartoonist, he has produced a series of increasingly innovative and 
eccentric minis. His current project, Black Sheep, features his most 
ambitious work yet. The six-part “Neighborhood of the Beast” explores
the darker side of suburbia. Other highlights include the Southern Gothic 
Midnight Creep
 and his self proclaimed “jam comic from hell” Mantequilla 
del Pato
 (with the incomparable Trevor Alixopulos).

Check out his twitter too. 

That’s right, you guessed it. Fred Noland will be at Bookish Beasts. Come show support for all these incredible local artists. 

Bookish Beasts: A Zine & Comic Fest. 18+

APRIL 14th Noon - 6PM

Zines, comics and art by the Bay Area’s best creators of transgressive and erotic material.

The Center for Sex & Culture

1349 Mission St. SF.

Reblogged from Bookish Beasts


The Center for Sex & Culture Library/Archive @ 12th Annual SF Zine Fest! Aug 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm

The Center for Sex & Culture presents “Send Us Your Sick & Twisted: Community Cataloging Sexually Diverse Zines at the CSC.” A panel discussion on the advocacy to preserve and present deviant zines at CSC while engaging the community. Presented by:  Anissa Malady, MLIS, Resident Librarian; Tess McCarthy, MLIS, Resident Archivist and, Ian Callahan, Community Cataloger.

The CSC Zineography project began when the Library/Archive crew uncovered a wealth of erotic, nasty (in a good way), subversive, sexual health, gender bending, queer, sex worker related zines, booklets and pamphlets. The artist in all of us fell in love with this collection and became instantly attached to getting this material cataloged and curated as a way to make them available to the community.

The growing amount of material in the zine collection required assistance in our cataloging efforts, which is when I recalled how material was being cataloged and culled for metadata at the San Francisco State University, American Poetry Archive (APA). As an intern at the APA I was able to take part in what they termed “community cataloging.” One student would be assigned one poet- they would research that poet, listen to the large amount of digital recordings from that particular poet that are part of the Poetry Archives holdings-  the student would take detailed cataloging notes that would then be turned into HTML metadata used in the APA’s growing digital archive.

This method of “community cataloging” led to richer detail and a higher wealth of metadata to create searchable records from. The better the metadata the greater the access. At CSC we applied this same methodology. The amazing volunteers, some with official library training and others who have become “accidental librarians,” have become amazing community catalogers and have created a valuable catalog with detailed information about each zine.

The hope for this project is inclusion in a larger community of Zine Libraries, by means of a union catalog (a combined library catalog describing the collections of a number of libraries). Currently we are working in a newly formed metadata schema called xZINECOREx- developed by Milo Miller, one of the co-founders of QZAP, the Queer Zine Archive Project and other Zine libraries. ZINECORE will allow for greater access by means of combined forces. Having Zine libraries use the same method or standards of cataloging is crucial to us all becoming part of a union catalog and creating greater access of information to a wider community of users.

To get involved in the community cataloging and the CSC Zine Project e-mail-

   Also, if you have a website with links to zine libraries, please add ours: The Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 | CSC Library/Archive CSC Zineography Zine Catalog Join us at the  12th Annual SF Zine Fest! The Bay Area’s Premiere Zine Festival

Aug 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm

San Francisco County Fair Building

1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way

(in Golden Gate Park)

Free Admission!

SF Zine Fest on Facebook


Center for Sex & Culture

CSC Zineography

 and don’t forget the annual post-party at Mission Comics & Art.

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