Organized with Oakland’s Rock Paper Scissors Collective, “SuperAwesome Salon: ‘Zines & Print Culture” was a one-night only special event during the Oakland Museum of California’s weekly Friday Night events for local zine makers and enthusiasts.
While DJ Nihar Bhatt of the Surface Tension Collective played music, a selection of the Bay Area’s most well-known zinesters had their work for sale and available to peruse in the Blue Oak Café, which was turned into a one-night only ‘zine bazaar: Teppei Ando, Artspace, The Blunt Letters, John Casey and Jon Carling, Ryan De La Hoz, Endless Canvas, Hip Mama, Nia King, People of Color Zines, RAD DAD, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Sidewalk Empire, Sonatina Comics, Tiny Splendor, Totally Radical Muslims, Raphael Villet, Warrior Women Zine Collective, and Wuvable Oaf.
Along the periphery of the bazaar, Giant Robot Magazine Guest Curator Eric Nakamura was selling his own ‘zines while signing copies of the exhibition catalogue, SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. Nearby, SuperAwesome exhibiting artists Ray Potes of HAMBURGER EYES and Berkeley artist, Deth P. Sun also had large tables with plenty of artwork, ‘zines, and more available for sale. The creative energy spilled out to the Oakland Museum of California’s courtyard, where artists from Rock Paper Scissors Collective led a live screen-printing demonstration, and viewers could take home a piece of art.