Located in Portland, Oregon, the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is a unique nonprofit with a mission of facilitating creative expression, identity and community by providing public access to workspace, resources, technology and education for self-publishing. In 2012, the IPRC made a landmark move from a small, downtown location into a dynamic new 4,000 sq. …
Now entering its fifth year, the IPRC’s Comics/Graphic Novel track is one of the only comprehensive programs of its kind on the West Coast.
Coursework takes place over three semesters, with an emphasis on empowering students to develop skills and tools, broaden their sources of influence and inspiration, and DIY publishing. Through intensive peer workshops and …
Dear IPRC Members and Friends,
It’s with no small amount of reservation that I compose this post.
I’m a writer and the director of an arts nonprofit–so what authority do I have to comment on the recent shootings in Clackamas and Connecticut?
In truth, I have as little grasp on these issues as anyone else.
What I do have, …
Huge thanks to the 300+ revelers who christened the Center’s amazing new digs:
The Rabbit Foot String Band warms it up, old-timey style.
KGW was on hand to cover the event in a live broadcast, although they seemed a little perplexed by all the “zines.”Â Fortunately, Program Coordinator A.M. O’Malley knows how to deal with the press.
Word is spreading about the dynamic & spacious new IPRC headquarters. Â Last night we had our largest, most productive crowd yet:
Poetry Certificate Program students Loren and Sarah Bask in the glow of the IPRC’s creative fire, with tech support from Michael D’Alessandro. Â Comics Program student/volunteer Fiona makes copies in the background.
Comics Program students Asher and …
Well, I breifly mentioned this project in my post aboutÂ The new, bigger IPRC, but here are finally the full details!
Introducing theÂ IPRC‘s wonderful, new Zine Machine!Â
Justin Hocking, theÂ Independent Publishing Resource Center‘s Executive Director, picked up this old machine at a local hardware store five years ago… It had a few hiccups, but, with the help of …
After a solid month of moving and buildout, the new IPRC is now open for business!
We’re located at 1001 SE Division, between 10th and 11th avenue, just across Division from the Ford Building.
The Center is still in a soft-opening opening phase, so please be patient as we work out some kinks and finalize a few …
Dear IPRC Members and Friends,
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to make a crossing.
After thirteen years in our current location, the IPRC’s time has arrived.
We’ve long outgrown our current space, especially given the major increases in membership and programming over the past few years. In last year’s public poll, 70% of …
Our program coordinator A.M. O’Malley recently taught a zine making class to second graders at The Emerson School. The students put their zine making skills to use by sending us some awesome accordion thank you cards!
(click to see close ups)
We love the line "zines are fun to mack"