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Apple9 is the name of my newest ADHD zine. It comes from the auditory test that they give you to find out of you have ADHD - they give you words and numbers out of order and you sort the words first and the numbers last, for example, cat, 9, oatmeal, rabbit. It'd be cat oatmeal rabbit 9.
I named my minicomic Delirium because I wanted a name that would reflect both the strange visuals that appear in the art and also my own state of mind as I was working on it. I also chose Delirium because I felt it helped set a tone for the type of material I wanted to showcase without being so specific that certain stories and art just wouldn't work.
I was originally going to call it Delirium Comix but I felt the "comix" part was a bit redundant. I mean, once you're holding it I think it's pretty evident that it's a comic book.
My zine, Fergus, was named after the pet duck at I had in the late 1990s. The first dozen issues, back in the day, had drawings of Fergus (the duck) on the cover. I can't do that anymore since Fergus is no longer around for me to draw, so these days I just include some sort of duck image somewhere on the cover. The actual content of the zine is only rarely duck-related. I don't really know what the content is, I just write shit ... sometimes observational, sometimes personal, like a letter I suppose.
I've just begun working on one, called Real Fun, which is an anagram for "funeral". It will be cartoons and writings about my experiences of being a multiracial girl working in funeral service.
My zine is called The Itinerant Postcard. It comes from an Edward Gorey postcard illustration of people scrambling after a flying postcard with wings, which I used for the front cover of my first issue.
Rochester TeenSet Outsider is the name of my zine and it get's it's name from....
The Outsider part is a parody of the local mainstream paper 'the insider' that featured pictures of drunks at festivals.....the teenset part is a homage to 60's culutre
The name of my zine, OBSOLETE! comes from an old Twilight Zone Episode from the 60's, about a librarian in the "future", when books are banned....
One-Girl Bicycle Gang: I have this romantic notion of an all-girl bicycle gang, but since I don't have any friends in the area to ride bikes with, I'm just a one-girl gang for now, hence the name of my zine!