My main zine is "the Uft", taken from a local band in college made up of art school students. I've always liked the name. I did a couple called "craptastic" and a couple music based ones called "Mister Microphone" subtitled "hey babe, we'll be back to pick u up later!"
I"m also considering "Sub*Urban Dad" because I'm a suburban stay-at-home dad. It may be an envy zine of all the things I can't do because I live in the suburbs and everything cool is in the city.
My latest zine is called "letters to wassily" even though it doesn't contain any actual letters to Wassily (Kandinsky). I named it such because I have a tendency to write letters to dead artists, writers, musicians that I respect, admire, love. And this zine is about my loves, my past and I just thought it fit.
My previous zines were: "tragikotatos" (meaning: "most tragic"), which was one entry from my paper journals # 1 - 30. It's a sort of tongue-in-cheek title, both because when I was writing the original entries (over a course of about 8 years), I felt as though I were the most tragic person ever born, and because, upon compiling them, I realised my life really hasn't been that tragic at all. "paingiver" (which comes from an Anne Carson book), which was my zine about poetry - what is poetry, how can I define it, why do I want to define it, what is my relationship to it, and with that in mind, I guess the title becomes pretty obvious. Lastly, "neverie" and "another neverie" which were tiny, tiny haiku zines about all of my neveries (or memories of things that never actually happened).
a long, long time ago (2000) I wrote "pomegranate." (This was before pomegranates became the popular wonderfruit of two or three years ago.) I named it after Tori Amos' song "Pandora's Aquarium" in which she sings "I'm not Persephone" and I just really liked that song.
I have a feminist zine called Dissension, named so because it's focus is largely political. Kind of self explanatory.
I'm also working on the first issue of a new perzine now called Reclusive Obscenities. This one will cover my personal experiences, living with GAD, and being a geek gurrl. It's named because the anxiety combined with being an introvert have turned me into somewhat of a recluse.
you've got a friend in pennsylvania was the slogan of PA liscense plates between 1984 and 1987, when i was born.
hoax was derivative of an essay by the amazing feminist philopher and writer donna haraway, who said the word was "an invitation to find the flaw in an apparent natural truth". as the co-editor and i saw it, feminism is essentially challenging 'natural truths' about gender, sex, race, sexuality and just about everything else.
I write a perzine called 'Cats Teeth'. It's from a poem/rant I wrote about a friend where I described him as "pillaged remains; bare bones, cats teeth, a trinket". It stuck in my head and I like Cats, and I 'teeth' remind me of Vagina Dentata, and both things represent femininity and the night-time realm to me.
I also began a philosophical/anti-civilisation zine called 'Absent Present' which got its name from a conversation I had with a friend who was an art teacher, she was trying to explain to me the concept of the absent presence in art. But I also liked the play on words and it linked to the idea that our modern era, our 'present' is sort of dead and meaningless i.e. absent.
mine is called Entes Anomicos and means people without control.It cames after saw a book called "sociedad anomica "(society without control) and was about the different kinds of political systems (capitalismus,socialimus etc)
Mine is called Carpe Noctem: Tales from the Dreamside. Carpe Noctem is latin for "seize the night". It turned out there was already a goth publication by that name, so I added the subtitle "Tales from the Dreamside" to make it a little different. I like "Carpe Noctem" too much to change that part. :)
Entes Anomicos (persons without control) the name came after i read about different kinds of political systems.The name of the book is :Sociedad Anomica (sociaty without control) and i just adapted the name to the concept i was working with the zine idea.