Happy new Year, Zinesters. Or Ziners. Or Zine Publishers. Or DIYers. Or whatever. To start off the new year I went to my PO Box to see what goodies had been sent. Without further ado:
- Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore #12 ($3, WP Tandy, c/o Eight Stone Press, PO Box 11064, Baltimore, Maryland 21212; www.eightstonepress.com
) This has become one of those comfort titles in zines, wherein I am very glad to see that it continues. In a culture that is often so transient, there's something great about a title that just goes on and on and on.
- Fed Up Mag #12 (free, ie.myspace.com/fedupmag) This is as minimalist as they come, which is not a bad thing: 7 digest-sized pages of 2-column text. Discusses print zines and layouts, photography, and cycling in its usual acerbic way.
- Tenebrous Thaumaturgy #3 (Andrew Conde, GCDC, 2120 East B. Street, TOrrington WY 82240). Fiction, art, poetry from Andrew - as well as a shout out to me own bad self.
That's it, aside from a truly, disastrously unintelligible letter from a prisoner I puzzled over for a few minutes, trying to glean even a mote of sense. Sigh.