Successful Launch for SUBlvl Zine Series 2 at Spudnik Press

We had an absolute blast on May 26 at Spudnik Press for the launch of SubLvl Zine Series 2. The event drew a vibrant crowd of zine enthusiasts, artists, and supporters, all eager to celebrate the latest edition of this exciting publication.

The turnout was amazing, with a diverse mix of people coming together to support the zine and its contributors. The enthusiastic crowd underscored the strong sense of community and shared passion for independent publishing and DIY culture.

For those who couldn’t make it to the event, we captured many great moments shared below, and we also invite you to attend tomorrow’s Artist Talk featuring SUBlvl artists iicky Belmontes and Nneoma Ohale — a panel discussion in conjunction with their work for RCHVL Series 2: “World View.” This event is free and open to the public.

About the Event:

RCHVL is a community zine archive produce by SUBlvl in partnership with Spudnik Press and a cohort of Chicago designers, artists, and writers. This event marks the launch of their second series, “World View.” Using zine as a medium, featured artists tell about their lived experiences, upbringing, and memories have impacted their understanding of the world around them.

The launch featured work by Wuraola Adeniji, Celine Alonzo, iicky Belmontes, Trevon Coffee, Chris Lee, Samm Lee, Nneoma Ohale, Daniel Ponce, Makafui Searcy, Malik Sims, and Messejah Washington.

Treats for purchase were provided by Chunky’s Treats and tunes were courtesy of Dondarii.

About the Organization:

SUBlvl is a collective that aims to amplify the voices of minority creatives and world thinkers through meaningful collaboration and creative direction. This is a safe space for all bodies where no story goes untold, no voices go unheard, and everyone gets their flowers.