Emily Alden Foster

Hello.

I have designed the world’s best fabric pattern and from it I have sewn the world’s best zippered pouches.

I will have a couple of these available at SF Zinefest this weekend along with my millions of zines. Get ‘em while they’re butts.

Mr. Tusks getting crushed by The Important Business Ladies’ Guide to Important Business for Ladies. 

Get it this weekend at the Important Business Ladies’ Commerce Table at SF Zinefest!

Mr. Tusks getting crushed by The Important Business Ladies’ Guide to Important Business for Ladies.

Get it this weekend at the Important Business Ladies’ Commerce Table at SF Zinefest!

IMPORTANT BUSINESS LADIES’ COMMERCE TABLE WILL BE CRUSHING THE COMPETITION AT SAN FRANCISCO ZINEFEST 2014.

BRING ALL THE WORLD’S MONEY TO TABLE 104 IN EXCHANGE FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY ZINES MADE BY THE BEST PEOPLE FOR THE BEST VALUE.

US CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS GLADLY ACCEPTED.

ABIGAIL YOUNG - EMILY ALDEN FOSTER - JENNIE YIM

TWO DAYS ONLY!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 11 AM - 5PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 11AM - 4PM

San Francisco County Fair Building
1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way
(in Golden Gate Park)

FREE ADMISSION LEAVES YOU WITH MORE MONEY TO SPEND ON OUR ZINES!

GET YOUR COPY OF THESE ZINES
The Important Business Ladies’ Guide to Important Business for Ladies
Camel Toe
An Illustrated History of Personal Failure
A Humorless Treatise on Onomastics
Pork
Cross My Words and Hope to ___ (VERB)
The Book Reporter
Papa Yim Storytime
Would You Drink a Soda…
Museein’
Something to Someone
AND MANY MORE

PLUS A SMALL SELECTION OF OTHER SURPRISING ITEMS!

COLLECT THEM ALL BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

A sneak preview of some of my contributions to “The Important Business Ladies’ Guide to Important Business for Ladies,” which is almost complete!

I’m working on this with Jennie Yim and Abigail Young and it’s going to premiere at San Francisco Zinefest on August 30 and 31.

Every time I ride the bus I make a drawing. I try to hold my hand very still, but it doesn’t work because the bus is a very jostly mode of trasportation. So I end up with a new and unique nest of scribbles every day. It’s a nonsensical seismographic record of my daily commute.

This zine has a sampling of the drawings alongside the two conversations I’ve ever had with my fellow passengers about what I’m doing. You can hear me reading part of the zine here.

Watch the animation I made with these drawings here.

Buy the zine here.

Onomastics is the study of names.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many names for hot dogs and so few for french fries? This is the zine for you!

Have you ever met someone who seems to have invented an entire vocabulary of slang that only they can understand?
This is a zine made by one of those people!

Are you fascinated by how things are named, and why one name sticks while others don’t?
This is the zine for you!

This zine does not include any scholarly information about the field of onomastics, but it does include lists of silly names/nicknames for hot dogs, french fries, types of dogs and bees, a baby girl, and both of my cats. At the end there are vocabulary quizzes where you have to guess the meanings of words that my friend Gregg and I use all the time, like “mushmouth” “pigfruit” and “bunny ones.”

Buy it here

Something to Someone #1

This zine is all about my grandma, who was an avid mail-sender throughout most of her life. It’s also about memory and how memories are passed down and become distorted through photographs. I also talk a little bit about her experience with alzheimer’s, how I’m sad that I didn’t ask her more things about her life when I had the chance, and special trips to the bank to get $2 bills with my grandpa.

The zine comes with two envelopes, handmade from pages of books and calendars, to encourage you to send some mail of your own.

Buy it here

Things you can buy from me at Portland Zine Symposium this weekend, plus maybe a new zine if I finish it in time!

Can you solve this without any clues? 

I already made the correct answers and clues, but it would be cool to see if you could figure out a totally different set of words that fit in the same spaces, right?

Can you solve this without any clues?

I already made the correct answers and clues, but it would be cool to see if you could figure out a totally different set of words that fit in the same spaces, right?

emilyaldenfoster:

Spelling Bee. 

These are some words I know. Typed on watercolored graph paper and decorated with a pen.

Rebloggin myself from 4 years ago because I like these words.

emilyaldenfoster:

Spelling Bee.

These are some words I know. Typed on watercolored graph paper and decorated with a pen.

Rebloggin myself from 4 years ago because I like these words.