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Comment by Betty on August 27, 2010 at 4:15pm
I have nothing against Drew Barrymore, but I was not thrilled with Whip It. I mean, I liked a couple of things, but it's not like it captured what derby is about. I'm even less excited about her doing a movie about zines. But, at the same time, it could get some more people into doing zines, so that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Comment by lise on August 26, 2010 at 10:52pm
I heard recently that Drew Barrymore is going to direct a film about someone who does zines. Is this going to be a good thing? Or will zines go the wag that roller derby skaters have? Venus Punk confused.
Comment by Yvonne G. on August 26, 2010 at 10:08pm
hello everyone! i made a 24-hour zine last month; actually this was my first zine ever :)

quarter-sized (A6), 32 pages, hand-sewn; inside black&white, each cover is hand-colored with crayons. done in the old cut n' paste style, it's your typical perzine, with short stories of my childhood, typewriters, finding a gray hair, and insects, among other tidbits...

copies of Ladybug #1 available for 1 euro, plus postage (PayPal preferred; but i might accept cash in foreign currency: $1,50 USD/CAD/AUD, or £1 GBP plus postage), or a trade for other zines (*SELECTED TRADES ONLY* for now).
* check this post for details, more pics & info on how to order/trade *
Comment by kit feral on August 12, 2010 at 9:28am
Hey guys! Issues 1 and 2 of my perzine Gathered Years are out. They discuss many things but the main topics are cats, crushes, being a cashier (or not, as of issue 2), gardening, mental health, love, and home. Typewritten, cut and paste, and made with a lot of love. :) You can contact me through here or pick them up at my Etsy shop

Comment by Jean McEwan on August 12, 2010 at 6:05am
Hi Everyone,
I have just made my first issue of a new zine 'this is water' which is a 7 day zine about trying to pay attention, inspired by the late great David Foster Wallace.
Comment by lise on August 11, 2010 at 6:30pm
Hi, my seagerl series is over. There are nine issues available. My new series is called Sober Crush. Geez... cute boys tug at my heart strings.
Comment by Sari of Hoax on August 11, 2010 at 6:19pm
hey y'all! the 3rd issue of my perzine, you've got a friend in pennsylvania, was recently finished and is ready for sale & trading! it is a 1/4 size zine about zombies (story about a dream // discussion on the game humans vs zombies & how to make it more female-inclusive), girl hate (being a perpetrator of girl hate // seeing girl hate in a young woman // the fluctuation of a relationship with a particular girl // a note on girl hate in general & reminiscing about it in a local punk scene), body hair (10 reasons why i don’t shave // telling off a dude about making fun of a female with a mustache // essays on four major areas of my body that i’ve wrestled with shaving (armpits, legs, face, & pubes) // discussing the divide between feminists and the decision to shave or not // a short reflection on seeing a female-bodied person with body hair for the first time), and a name change (discussing the decision to legally change my last name (trigger warning)).
48 pages, b&w, super text heavy. $2 US / $3 international, or trade! youvegotafriendinpa@gmail.com or contact me on here! :)
Comment by the force of nature on August 8, 2010 at 11:19pm
i made a page on my website for zine reviews. if you want me to review your zine send me an email at johnbobst@theforceofnature.net and ill tell you where to send it
Comment by rieka on August 7, 2010 at 1:04pm
killhope #1
1/4, 36 pages, b&w, stapled, $3
a zine about my thoughts that fly fast. from a god sister to a school team sport to a childhood friend to jazz and to a job at a restaurant.

I'm doing selective trades as I'm quite, quite broke at the moment so I appreciate the support (:

if you'd like a copy, feel free to message (:
Comment by Nichole on July 27, 2010 at 4:01pm
Issue #3 of Pieces (¼ size, 40 pages) is now available for trade or purchase for $1 plus postage.

This issue was written over the span of two days during a not-so-wise writing experiment. It includes thoughts about why some people may drink to spur creativity, craving internal dialogue, loneliness, isolation from others and my writing, how bad decisions sometimes influence younger generations, and a handful of other disjointed thoughts.

If you would like to get a quick peek at the zine, see my profile for pictures.

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