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24 Hour Zine Challenge

For any zinesters in the Seattle area who feel up to the challenge...

Flier by Owen Curtsinger.  Colored by me.

ZAPP is the Zine Archive and Publishing Project, located in the Richard Hugo House.  The 24 Hour Zine Challenge takes place from Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10am until the same time on Sunday, July 19.  The challenge is to create a zine in the 24 hour period. Participation is totally free of charge, but preregistration is required.  Email zapp@hugohouse.org or call 206-322-7030. 


For Immediate Release:


Nora Mukaihata,


ZAPP Hosts 24 Hour Zine Challenge

Hugo House’s zine archive takes part in a nationwide challenge to create a 24-page zine in 24 hours

July 18—July 19, 10 a.m.–10 a.m. at Richard Hugo House

zapp@hugohouse.org, in person at Richard Hugo House’s front desk or by calling (206) 322-7030. www.hugohouse.org.www.hugohouse.org or call (206) 322-7030.

SEATTLE – The Zine Archive and Publishing Project (ZAPP), a program of Richard Hugo House, hosts the 24 Hour Zine Challenge in the spirit of the national 24 Hour Zine Thing. The event begins Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. and ends Sunday, July 19, 10 a.m. 

Inspired by the 24 Hour Comics Day, the 24 Hour Zine Challenge asks participants to create a 24-page zine in 24 hours. Without any outlines, prepared writings or previously made pages, comic artists, writers and zinesters will gather at ZAPP and begin a marathon to create a complete and original zine, staying up into the night and the early hours of the morning to do so. For this test of creative endurance, participants can draw inspiration from over 20,000 zines in ZAPP’s collection as well as use the archive’s myriad of supplies, feed off of the energy of others feverishly producing their own unique zines and enjoy the snacks and refreshments provided, though everyone is encouraged to bring along a bagged lunch/breakfast for the long night-time hours. 

As a bonus, participants get to spend the night in Richard Hugo House, a nonprofit literary center in a Victorian house that dates to 1902. The event will be located in ZAPP on the second floor of Richard Hugo House, and participants will have access to the zine archive, numerous supplies and ample workspace. ZAPP has been housed on the second floor of Hugo House since September 13, 2008. The House exudes a rich history; in the past, it has been a mortuary and funeral home and the location of New City Theater. This hauntingly literary space will help keep creative juices flowing for the 24 hour marathon.

Admission to the 24 Hour Zine Challenge is free, but registration is required as space is limited.  Registration begins June 29 and ends July 10. Register via email at

For more information, visit

About Richard Hugo House

Richard Hugo House is a home for writers and readers. Our mission is to provide writers of all ages and backgrounds with the resources they need, connect audiences with the world of writing, foster the creation of new work and promote the literary arts as a vital part of our culture. Richard Hugo House is located at 1634 11th Ave in Seattle.

About ZAPP

A program of Richard Hugo House, ZAPP is the Zine Archive and Publishing Project: a zine library on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Since its founding in 1996, ZAPP’s collection has grown from 1,500 to over 20,000 zines, comics, chapbooks and other small press periodicals, making it one of the largest zine collections in the world. This extensive collection of rare and unique publications is open to the public. ZAPP is a friendly community where writers, artists and free thinkers alike can share their ideas, experiences and common interests.

Calendar listing

The Zine Archive and Publishing Project (ZAPP), a program of Richard Hugo House, presents the 24 Hour Zine Challenge. The event takes place from Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. to Sunday, July 19, 10 a.m. in ZAPP on the second floor of Hugo House.  Admission is free.  Registration begins June 29. Limited spaces are available. For more information, visit

Richard Hugo House receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, the Washington State Arts Commission, the Hearst Foundation, Humanities Washington, ArtsFund, the Boston Foundation’s Sara Delano Redmond Fund, Wells Fargo, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, 4Culture, the Seattle Foundation, the Hafer Family Foundation, the Norman Hirschfield Foundation, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Charlotte Martin Foundation, the Roberts Family Foundation, the Fales Foundation, US Bank, the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Wissner-Slivka Foundation, Maurer Family Foundation, the Schiff Foundation, the W Hotel, KUOW, KBCS, Seattle magazine and The Stranger.


June 18, 2009

Media Contact:

Brian McGuigan, (206) 322-7030 ext. 112

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