Burn All Books publishes a variety of zines usually produced in collaboration with their authors. Comics, illustrative zines, photo zines, poetry zines and per zines. We also produce art prints and have some stationery projects. All of our zine and print projects work as a way for us to experiment with publishing, duplication, and producing books through their completion.
Burn All Books has been publishing for about a year now. Our initial jump into a small press studio was meant to offer a local means for our friends and people in our self publishing community to have their zines and art prints produced on risograph duplicators. Publishing seemed like the natural step to take for a printing space.
Collaboration! From developing an idea with an artist on their project, to hosting a mini collation party, to talking technique with new friends at events like LBZF. Connecting with people and exchanging ideas with people who believe in the spirit of self publishing opens our own work to exciting new possibilities.
I give up a lot because somewhere in the middle of the project I feel the work isn't "good enough". But I found that if I just FINISH THE ZINE, I can move on. Have you ever found an old drawing or bit of writing and realized it's not as bad as you thought it was, and maybe it's actually really cool? Imagine doing that with a whole run of cut, folded, and stapled zines.