Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Mon - Fri:  12noon – 9pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 9pm

About Hours: If there is no one around by 8pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 8pm. There should be no problem getting in, as the front door is equipped with a buzzer system for post-business hours.

1001 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
97202 USA

(503) 827-0249  |  info@iprc.org

Recent Zines

March 2014: Liz Yerby’s Moscow Diary

Moscow Diary

Liz Yerby grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, and moved to Portland, OR in 2010 to study Russian.  Despite drawing and journalling her whole life she didn’t figure out what a zine was until she went to the 2012 Portland Zine Symposium.  Since then she’s been making zines, mostly about Russia, since that’s mostly what …

February 2014: Gina Altamura, Vivian Hua and Rachel Hays’ We Will Outlive Our Current Concerns


Gina Altamura resides in Portland, Oregon with her cat Žižek. She manages the pop-R&B group Shy Girls and curates interdisciplinary arts programming at Portland nightclub Holocene. A pop culture fanatic and impassioned aesthete, she is compelled by the philosophical implications of emergent musical trends and in drawing philosophical parallels across genres, eras, and disciplines. Friend …

January 2014: Ross Robbins’ I Want To Say How I Feel And Be Done With It Forever



Poet Ross Robbins, a native Montanan, lives and loves in Portland, Oregon, with his cat, Ramona. He is a volunteer at the IPRC and is slowly but surely working his way through school. His poems have appeared in small journals such as BlazeVOX, HOUSEFIRE, Sound Literary Magazine, Vinyl Poetry, Alembic and Alchemy.  He is an …

Zine of the Month 2013 Year-In-Review!


Looking a back at 2013, our ZINE of the MONTH program has proudly featured an impressive array of themes and visual techniques.
From the pop culture collages of Fred Thomas to the ghostly ink washes of Aaron Brassea, the breadth of approaches to illustration and production speak not only to the vibrant zine culture here in …

December 2013: Joshua James Amberson’s Basic Paper Airplane No. 6


Basic Paper Airplane started in 2005 and has explored everything from the future of print media to the history of the human family. It has been reviewed in Broken Pencil, Zine World, and been referenced as an inspiration for the movie adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are.  Issues #4-7 are in print and available through Antiquated Future (www.antiquatedfuture.com).

Joshua …

November 2013: Fred Thomas’ Defects Mirror No. 3

defects mirror

Fred Thomas is an artist and musician living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Defects Mirror is his annually published zine focusing on understated humor, horror and a brightly positive kind of nonsense through devilish collages and free-flowing prose, profound in it’s absurdity and vice-versa. Though he’s lived in Michigan the majority of his life, Thomas …

October 2013: Aron Nels Steinke’s Mr. Wolf No. 1


Aron Nels Steinke began drawing comics in 2006 with the help of a grant from the Xeric Foundation.  Since then, Steinke has published 5 issues of the autobiographical comics series, Big Plans, and has frequently participated in numerous anthologies including the Portland-based Papercutter anthology.
Steinke’s all-ages graphic novel, Neptune, first published in 2009 by Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press, was selected …

September 2013: Sarah LaPonte’s I Thought It Was a Bad Idea I Just Wanted to Make Sure


Sarah LaPonte is a photographer currently splitting time between Portland and Seattle.
Like waiting for the 4 with a wedgie and some box wine, “I thought it was a bad idea I just wanted to make sure” is a collection of images and scans; a testament to the process of elimination.
Sarah also runs Tri-County Pie Eat, …

August 2013: Lia Cunningham’s The People I Love Best

Lia Cunningham

Lia C. is a science hype girl living in Portland, OR. Long involved in education in Oregon, she
teaches middle school as well as freelancing as a curriculum writer. For the last five years she
has written and self-published the zine, The People I Love Best, which is a mix of memoir and
scientific writing about her experiences …

July 2013: Aaron Brassea’s Ghost Stories

ghost stories

Aaron Brassea is the creator of several comic series, most notably My
Life in Scribbles, The Ballad of YFB, and Chainsaw Guy and serves as
the Editor-in-Chief of Chainsaw Comics, which he co-founded in 2002.
He graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2001 with a BA in Art
and his work can be seen in many anthologies, including Not …