Queer Zines

Queer Zines


Using language and visual art to elevate underrepresented voices, zines have long been a way to record counter stories. Working with trans artist Molly Jae Vaughan and community-based studio Paper Press Punch, youth will create their own queercore zines, depicting their lived experiences and communities. Each participant will walk away with a small edition of Risograph printed zines in addition to collaborating on a group book. Queer-identifying youth and allies ages 13-18 are welcome to participate.  


To protect our community, masks are required to be worn by all participants, including artist-teachers. Vaccination is required to attend, and participants will need to show vaccination proof upon entry. 



Molly Jae Vaughan (British, born England, 1977) holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and in group exhibitions at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, State of Fashion Biennale 2022 (Arnhem, Netherlands), the Block Museum of Art (Evanston, IL), the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), and the Minnesota Museum of American Art (St. Paul). Vaughan was the 2017 recipient of the Betty Bowen Award and has received grants from Art Matters Foundation, Visual Artists Network, the Pollination Project, and the Hillsborough Arts Council. In 2018, Vaughan presented a talk at TEDXSEATTLE about her ongoing Project 42, which memorializes transgender murder victims. Vaughan is currently a Senior Associate Professor of Art at Bellevue College and lives and works in Seattle. 

Paper Press Punch is a community-focused print and book studio in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Run by artists Jessica Hoffman and Justin Quinlan, the studio focuses on Risograph printing, a duplicator process for high-volume editions of comics, artist prints, and books. They uplift marginalized voices by offering free printing for movement organizers, providing open studio time, and leading skills-based workshops. 

Paper Press Punch is hosting this workshop. 

Queer Zines

Black and white line illustration of a risograph machine printing golden yellow paper.

April 15, 2023

1 – 5 pm

Paper Press Punch
5628 Airport Way S Suite 175
Seattle, WA 98108

Ticket prices:  
Frye Family or Student Members: $50 
Non-members: $70 

Free spots are available – no questions asked. Email education@fryemuseum.org to request a scholarship. 

Capacity is limited for this workshop; participants may purchase up to four spots. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent with additional information regarding supplies, check in and other helpful information from the teaching artist.   

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The Frye Art Museum reserves the right to cancel at any time. If the Museum cancels a, a full refund will be issued. A full refund will be issued to participants who cancel with at least two weeks’ notice. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Contact us at education@fryemuseum.org