I know we're all going to do it, so I guess we could keep it neat and tidy by putting it all in one thread. So here goes, JUST post about your new issue in this thread, don't discuss or reply, that way new members can easily see what output we're all responsible for!
VAGINAS IN TURMOIL #2
Long awaited follow up to the classic first issue. The VIT team are back this time teaching you how to obtain that beverley hills lifestyle on a budget, Spelling's top sex tips, how to give that boy the boot, problem pages, an intense quiz, a bake off and obvs loads more
BLEDEL OF FILTH #1
A gilmore grrrls fanzine. Includes Stars Hollow traditions, slash fiction, fashion pages and a drinking game.
paypal £1.20/$3 for VIT. 80p/$2 for Bledel of Filth. Obvs £2/$5ish for both. firstname.lastname@example.org
trades/cash through post etc at a bit cheaper
The latest issue of Cats Teeth is finished. I completed it quite quick, and it links alot to the previous issue. (Possibly works best to read them together? I dunno)
It's called 'Flux' and is about persistent feelings of restlessness, wanting to travel, living abroad, travelling as a kid and sleeping in the footwell of a van, change and movement, changing feelings towards people, non-monogamy, more thoughts about this 'three-way' situation I've found myself in, a small mention of my mum (she passed away recently and I can't really bring myself to write about her), being open to life and love even if it makes you vulnerable.
Also, I've got a new place to do printing (whoo, go Brighton Resource Centre) so now I can afford to sell all my b&w zines at $1, as opposed to the $2 it was before, with super packs for $7 . They will also be on coloured paper. I've changed the etsy prices, but I haven't redone the photos yet. The postage prices have changed and simplified here in the UK, so I've also changed the postage on Etsy accordingly. It's now $1 UK, $3 Int for as many zines as you want. Check out my Etsy for what I've got available.
Not Lonely is a perzine and #1 has a a mental health emphasis - ramblings about the medications I have taken and why I've decided not to take them any longer, what it feels like to have lived in 5 different places by the age of 25, how I always procrastinate instead of getting work done, how I never seem to say the right thing and a few other wee rants and thoughts.
Please PM me or email not_lonely_zine @ yahoo.co.uk (without the spaces) if you would like a copy, it's £1 plus postage or we can discuss trading.
This is the first zine I've done in about two years and it's a split zine. It is seperated in two parts, my story first and then Cheo's. I write about my own existence and my conflicts with it. The writing isn't very definitive, everything is open ended and reaches to a conclusion of trying to be more capable and carry out existence.
excerpt: "I want a change to happen within the minute. Why do I lack this patience? Is that immense amount of technology booming? People are constantly on their cell phones, checking status messages, portable screens, media, and there is a lack of heart-to-heart conversations that isn't about being plastered to the floor by your drug of choice. The more I critique this, it seems that I'm guilty of this too. I'm guilty for blurring the lines of technology and reality for enjoying drugs to enhance my thoughts and actions, for wanting a quick fix."
The second part is called, "Moving Forward through Time and Space (Or How I got from point A to point B in only 34 Steps)" and Cheo seperated it into three parts, past, present and future, which describes his state of being during those times. Cheo manages to give you a taste of what his life means, how random everything seems to be and how he's viewed it in a few pages.
excerpt: "I am out here out of pure chance, in this life, on this planet. It's the tiniest rock. On this rock, I am alive and so are all of us, floating in space, taking life far too seriously because we can think. All this surrounding us in our consciousness, accepting information through our eyes and ears. It's an unusual thought but we are all just here taking the burden of life, being held down by gravity, inhaling all these toxins, staring at clouds, hoping there's a god that cares, slowly dying every day and then not existing. We will all die. It's all just one big random mess that we've been forced to deal with. If it's all I see and all that is, then why take it so seriously?"
The zine is illustrated by Cheo and inspired by conversations, space and existence.
Interviews with Sammy Winston (Grace Alley), Ben Artman (Much Worse), Adam Schwartz (Desensitized Records), and Adam Harris (Neurons). Also includes the first installment of a new story (Freedom: Fucked) and a couple of poems. 100 printed.
stories about being a hermit living in Northern Idaho and attempting to stay connected to the urban world of punk rock. Interviews with Zeke, Andrew WK, Javelina, Red Fang, Rev. Norb. I love trades, but a simple request will get you one.
email@example.com Randy Spaghetti POB 3331, Hayden, ID 83835
Cécile of La Fanzinothèque,Poitiers, France
Darcy about FOMACS and digital storytelling
Skub of Sadness of Noise Records
The French Punk Paradox
Co-op 'Boycott Israel' Debate
Loser in School
Seven Inch Report
Paranoid Visions play the 'borough review!
Kidd Blunt tribute
Zine reviews and more!
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Comics Store (Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2)
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