Ayun Halliday is a zinester living in New York City, New York, U.S.A. Originally from Indiana, Halliday often refers to herself in print as a Hoos-Yorker.
Ayun Halliday publishes the zine The East Village Inky, a lighthearted, humorous take on motherhood. She has also written a couple of other zines and several books in a similar style. Before relocating to New York, she was a member of the Chicago theatre group the Neo-Futurists.
Ayun Halliday was one of the participants in the June 10, 2007 Bluestockings Zine Reading Extravaganza, reading from The East Village Inky. Also, Ayun and her zine are featured in the book DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture by Amy Spencer.
Currently, Halliday is working on The Zinesters' Guide to NYC, to be published by Microcosm in July,2010. NYC zinesters wishing to contribute drawings or NYC listings should contact her at ayun (at) ayunhalliday.com.
Ayun Halliday has written four self mocking autobiographies:
- The Big Rumpus (Seal Press, 2002,ISBN 1580050719)
- No Touch Monkey And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late (Seal Press, 2003, ISBN 1580050972)
- Job Hopper (Seal Press, 2005, ISBN 1580051308)
- Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste (Seal Press, 2006, ISBN 1580051502)
"Always Lots of Heinies" at the Zoo (Hyperion, 2009, ISBN 1423113527) is a children's book written by Halliday, and illustrated by Dan Santat.
"The Zinesters Guide to NYC" (Microcosm Publishing, 2010,ISBN 1934620467) - the last wholly such analog specimen of its kind, blurbed by Stephen Colbert and honored with a Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Award Bronze Medal, featuring contributions from many New York based zine and indie comics publishers.
"Peanut" (Schwartz & Wade, 2012) - a graphic novel written by Halliday and illustrated by Paul Hopper, to be published in September 2012