conversations with bianca

Australian Zine Maker of the Year + Best Zine Produced in Australia

On the weekend as part of Australia’s leading independent arts festival This Is Not Art – which “is a supercharged convergence of writers, performers, thinkers, independent and industry musicians, creative researchers, electronic artists, dilettantes, and DIY culture makers in a showcase featuring over 400 local, national and international artists” – The Golden Stapler Awards for zines and celebrating zine making were held (presented by Format and the National Young Writers’ Festival). And guess what? 

I won the Australian Zine Maker of the Year award as well as a second award for the Best Zine Produced in Australia (as a series this year) for Conversations with Punx: A Spiritual Dialogue!!

 I am beyond stoked! As regular readers of CWB know I’ve been making zines for 17 years, since I was 15 years-old. It truly is one of my favourite things to do in the whole world. I look forward to making many, many more. Thank you for everyone who helped make Conversations with Punx what it is, you know who you are! I’m glad I decided to follow my heart and make it a limited edition zine series before I turn it into a book. It was important to me to be able to be hands on with the process of releasing it. Each zine that I send out is personally copied, hand-bound, sometimes hand drawn on and made by me (with help from JR with the cover screenprinting). If you’re interested in getting one please go here. Questions? Contact me at: conversationswithbianca [at] gmail [dot] com.

 Thank you to everyone that has supported and encouraged this project. It truly is super appreciated. It has been, and continues to be, the most AMAZING journey! Conversations with Punx is dedicated to the True Hearts, True Believers & Truth Seekers.



  1. jr
    October 3, 2011

    that’s awesome B, you certainly deserve the title of Australia’s Best Zine Maker!!!! XOXOXO

  2. Bianca
    October 3, 2011

    Thanks JR! And thank you for inspiring me to follow my heart to release it as a zine series first when so many people told me that I should just release it as a book! It’s been so much more fun this way and I’ve learnt so many new things e.g. screenprinting, binding etc! CREATE FOREVER!! XOXOXO

  3. Bianca
    October 3, 2011

    Facebook love:

    congrats baby! you are the best! XOXOXOX
    Saturday at 6:00pm

    Saturday at 6:13pm

    That’s awesome!! Well done!! Congratulations :D
    Saturday at 6:17pm

    well done lady!!!!
    Saturday at 6:20pm

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!! u rock girl….xx
    Saturday at 6:35pm

    Congrats hon on your well deserved wins!!! That’s awesome news xxx
    Saturday at 6:36pm

    so glad to hear that Bianca. CONGRATS!!!
    Saturday at 6:46pm

    Great news Bianca!! Well deserved…xx
    Saturday at 6:48pm

    Much deserved :)))
    Saturday at 6:56pm

    Woo-hoooooo! ♥
    Saturday at 7:04pm

    Congrats, Ms B! xx
    Saturday at 7:09pm

    Many Congratulations Bianca…. well deserved! xx
    Saturday at 7:22pm

    congrats your awesome hey !!!!!
    Saturday at 9:34pm

    Thats soooo great, many congrats binks. You deserve it.
    Saturday at 11:36pm

    congrats miss b!
    Yesterday at 2:06am

    Man… celebration started last night…still going…YOU are the best sis xx
    21 hours ago

    ‎:) PROUD.XOX
    21 hours ago

    That’s awesome, Bianca. Congratulations!
    21 hours ago

    COngratulations B! Well deserved! A continual inspiration. Xox
    16 hours ago

    6 hours ago

    Congratulations mate!!
    5 hours ago

    Go Gurl !!!
    5 hours ago

    good shit!
    5 hours ago

    Nas Kat:
    Thats fantastic!!! xo
    4 hours ago

    YES YES justice
    3 hours ago

    hell yeah lady thats soooo awesome!!! big Congrats :D
    about an hour ago

  4. david
    October 7, 2011

    well done bianca!!!
    you put in the hard work,and you have your reward.
    keep on creating,sharing and inspiring.well done.

  5. Bianca
    October 7, 2011

    P.M.A. all the way Dave!! Woo hoo! Thanks for your kind words, encouragement and support Dave! :)

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