VACZINE will also be curating upcoming exhibitions at The Leslie Lohman Gay & Lesbian Museum & Gallery that will feature the artists first seen in the magazine.
I am hoping to raise the printing costs for our debut issue so I can avoid the typical route of paid advertising. Instead VACZINE is giving 4 pages of advertising space for free to new designers & galleries that we feel are important to watch & worth supporting. Therefore I am seeking to raise $5000 to pay for the 10 deluxe editions and the remaining softcover editions which will be sold exclusively at The Leslie Lohman Museum as well as through VACZINE.
WALT CESSNA IS A WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER AND FORMER FASHION DESIGNER WHO STARTED HIS CAREER IN FASHION AS A VOGUE OBSESSED THIRTEEN YEAR OLD EVENTUALLY WORKING WITH THE LIKES OF KNOCKOFF KING AND DRESS MOGUL JACK "FAST JACK" MULQUEEN, AND DESIGNER NORMA KAMALI. IN THE YEARS TO COME HE ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS A FASHION DESIGNER WITH HIS MUCH ACCLAIMED DON CASUAL LABEL, DESIGNING AND SELF-PRODUCING A LINE OF MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SPORTSWEAR. OVER THE YEARS HIS SHORT STORIES HAVE APPEARED IN VARIOUS MAGAZINES SUCH AS PAPER AS WELL AS NUMEROUS BLOGS. HIS PHOTOGRAPHY WORK CAN BE FOUND VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET AS WELL AS IN HIS PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS FUKT 2 START WIT AND WOLFPACK! HE CURRENTLY LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY.
FUKT 2 START WITH : Short Stories & Broken Werd by Walt Cessna
VFiles has archived all 4 issues of my semi-legendary zine STOP (1990-91)
Debut Issue available to order May 1st 2014
Editor & Publisher - Walt Cessna
Art Direction & Logo - Frank Gargiulo
Cover by Scooter LaForge. Featuring original work from Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny, Dietmar Busse, Natasha Gornik, Brett Lindell, Maria Pineres, Derek DeWitt, Gio Black Peter, Ves Pitts, Darren Ankenbauer, Jody Jock, Walt Cassidy, Stanley Stellar, Tobie Giddio, Jonathan Daniel Federico, Elizabeth McGrath, Dick Mitchell, Scott Pasfield, Michael Anthony Alago, Emily Payne, Max Steele, Penny Arcade, Michel Delsol, Kelly Bush, Barek Art, Simon Crawford, Allen Todd Yeager, George Towne, Marne Lucas Photography, Gregory Moon, Gazelle Paulo, Chick Byrne, Carlo Quispe, Ethan Shoshan, Clint Catalyst, Stu Lewis, Jason Hardung, Pretty Words, Honey McMoney, Jeff Silverman, Joel Handorff, Muffinhead Daehniffum, BOY WOLF, Ben Copperwheat, Lee Baxter, Bubi Canal, Richard Schemmerer, Zoë Williams, Shain K. Pop, Naruki Kukita, Scott Lifshutz, HOMO-RIOT, Robert J. Anderson, Adrian Carroll, Aaron Smith, Boy Hitha, Mikey Pop, Thomas R. Hane II, Michael Donnoe & a few surprises that will shock your senses & titillate your soul. Hopefully ;)
Only 10 DELUXE editions available.
Signed by Walt Cessna, Scooter LaForge & Frank Gargiulo / #’d 8X10 hard cover VACZINE #1 180 pgs. Color/B&W perfect bound
Each comes with an original SCOOTER LAFORGE ENTERPRISES t-shirt & a signed archival 8X10 print by Walt Cessna
payable to firstname.lastname@example.org at PayPal. Includes shipping.
Soft cover / perfect bound unsigned copies of VACZINE #1 available to order for $100 starting May 25th 2014
inquiries/requests/submissions/info please send to
Save the date! May 1 2015 VACZINE : The Inoculation Of NYC curated by Walt Cessna and featuring 25 of the most important artists utilizing social media will take place at The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art.