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July 12, 2013

The Zine Reading Night is still a whole day away! Can’t wait? To hold you over here is a great interview with one of our readers, Angela Roberts of SuperTrooper.

Culinary Arts

July 6, 2013

Our big night of Zines is coming up on July 13th. And here’s a RPS and Murder Dollhouse presented video feature, CULINARY ARTS to bring in a preview of the fun!
Culinary Arts interviews Zinester, Genevieve Vidal as she prepares a delicious Tofu with Soba dish.

The RPS Zine Library (Don’t do Baby Drugs!)

July 6, 2013

Written and Animated by Teppei Ando (
with music by postcoitus ( and special guest actors Marci Washington ( and baby Francis Wafle-Hoffman

Come check out the ZINE LIBRARY at Rock Paper Scissors! 2278 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Refried Zines Reading series event Saturday July 13th

July 1, 2013

presented by Refried Zines and Rock Paper Scissors,
come enjoy an evening of Zines read by writers and friends with visual magic too.
Genevieve Vidal’s ( puppet show
Teppei Ando ( and pals
Jealouzine (
Come Find Out (

Marker Dance Party at the berkeley Art Museum l@te Session

February 28, 2010

Wow, it seems like just yesterday when Louis and Ramona were brainstorming in the Rock Paper Scissors Zine library about ways to draw, dance and listen to music at the same time… having fun! Now, thanks to the particularly vigorous and persistent efforts of Franklin Melendez, this Rock Paper Scissors party made its way to the Berkeley Art Museum’s l@te night session.


Once again, the beats were provided by our honorable DJ Razvan, the humble yet hardworking and friendly Oakland musician of the Black Market Collective who spun beats without a break at our last event. He was joined this time by DJ Dcoy.

I love sculptures that people are allowed to touch… that’s the whole point, right? This piece–forgive me, I don’t have the title–felt very California to me, reminding me of skateboard parks.

Marella, the feisty organizer with Franklin Melendez, who made things happen and Ara, who should go snowboarding with me!

Marella was the feisty organizer who slaved over many of the details with Franklin. Ara, SoCal Big Bear girl, did too and she should really go snowboarding with me!

RPS Marker Dance Party @ Berkeley Art Musuem

Weirdly enough I was drawing for 10 minutes then this girl kneeling beside me suddenly said she met me at a GigaOm conference a few months ago. I love how worlds are small that way!


I like this slabby concrete architecture at the Berkeley Art Museum. It reminds me of Eastern Europe.


DJ Dcoy represents! Check out his killswitch happy hour nights in San Francisco.

DJ Dcoy

It’s all about marker distribution…


l@te at the Berkeley Art museum

Ramona’s Beatle Book for 2010

December 6, 2009

Hey guys, Ramona worked on the Marker Dance Party. Now she has a Beatle Book available for 2010 at

Check this out below…

i went to the library. i got a book called “an inordinate fondness for beetles.” i started drawing beetles. then i made this calendar. it’s called beetle book 2k10. and you can have one–or more–of your very own.

specs: the calendar is printed on legal size paper (8.5″ x 14″), so each page is 8.5″ x 7.” it is printed on regular old white laser office paper, except for the cover which is heavy weight “ivory.” it is machine-sewn for binding. all images are drawn by me.

to order: click the “donate” button on the upper-left part of the page. payment is donation-based sliding-scale of $5-10 per calendar. enter the amount you would like to donate, your shipping and billing information, and the number of calendars you would like (click on the blue link that reads “how many calendars do you want?”–this part is important so i know what to send you!!) you can pay with a credit/debit card or paypal account if you have one. i will ship calendars upon reciept of payment.

you can also send checks to me directly:

(payable to) allison tompkins
1108 magnolia street
oakland ca 94607

or give me ca$h in person if you’re local.

thank you everyone for your interest and inspiration!!

Zinemart at the Berkeley Art Museum

November 21, 2009

What a cool run! Zinemart involved the Rock Paper Scissors Collective and a slew of creative types in the lobby of the Berkeley Art Museum.

Zinemart at the Berkeley Art Museum

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