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I have a new zine! And it is basically the What's the Deal With You And Microcosm? blog post plus a little more including a paragraph from Cindy Crabb clarifying a bit of her request.
I'm just going to say that this zine is not for everyone. 26 is my leave favorite number and I ended up writing about my least favorite topic that just will not go away!
In 2006 I wrote the zine Brainscan #21: Irreconcilable Differences. This zine was about my personal experience of realizing I was in an emotionally abusive relationship, finding the courage to move on and challenging other people to identify power and how they use in in all of their relationships. In Brainscan 21 I did not name name because I did no think it was useful, but in this zine I do. Several other people have approached me with issues they have had with the same person and I thought it might be helpful for people to hear a bit more of my story tying my personal experience with Joe to my business experience.
This zine is based on this blog post http://alexwrekk.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/so-whats-the-deal-with-yo.... People have kept asking me about it so I thought I would put it in zine format. The blog post is about my least favorite subject: my history with Microcsm Publishing, Joe Biel and his attempted and failed accountability processes plus input from a few other people. To lighten the load I also talk about some of the other stuff I have been involved with and things I'm looking forward to next year. 32 pages 1/4 sized and uncharacteristly text heavy. Back cover illustration by Steve Larder
How you can get a copy:
stick $2 USD in an envelope and send it to:Alex Wrekk 5307 N Minnesota ave Portland, Oregon 97217
Paypal $2.50 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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My zines page will tell you how to get a copy (trades preferred!)
Happy Holidays Readers! The new issue of Musea has been mailed, stacked at certain Dallas spots, and is now available online.
Webmaster Matthew has set it up with a fun holiday backing. So see it all Under the heaading - #178 December/January Musea Issue at
This month's issue is our annual Christmas Story issue. It's the story of the Candle and Icicle Magic Spell, and how it works to save a sick child.
Here's the intro:
CANDLE AND ICICLE
etched into his palm/
like a tattoo/
inked at birth.
"This story opens on a somewhat isolated 2 story farmhouse in December. It's twilight but the house is totally dark inside. Outside it's cold..."
Let me know what you think of it. Until next year .....
(editor of the 18 year old zine Musea)
Mishap #30: Catalog of Happy Fun.
A fanciful collection of back issues, bumper stickers, staplers, and excerpts from the upcoming (might be a) bestseller, "Been Wrong So Long it Feels Right to Me." The most fun ever packed into a catalog! Trade or a $1 and stamps. PO Box 5841 Eugene OR 97405 usa
No new issue to report yet, but I'm going to start a zine on running. Jogging.
If you'd like to submit something, anything, to such a zine, you may do so by emailing me at kalel AT well DOT com. All contributors will get a copy.
Looking for art, poetry, personal writing, fiction, reviews, etc. But all about running and jogging.