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I'm Joshua James Amberson. I do the zine Basic Paper Airplane. Once upon a time, I ran a small publishing company called SSO Press that produced chapbooks, zines, handmade books, and broadsides. Now I slowly produce issues of BPA, co-run the Ms Valerie Park Distro, submit to compilation zines and magazines, record with bands (Letters being the main one), serve as perma-editor for all my zine and book-making friends, as well as a being a freelance editor and writer. I also wrote The Prince Zine and Growing Things: A Guide to Beginning Gardening and am an organizer for the 2013 Portland Zine Symposium.
You can order my zines by sending a few bucks/a trade/some stamps (or combination thereof) to PO Box 42081 Portland, Or. 97242. Or you can also order through the Ms Valerie Park Distro, samesame.
Some issues of Basic Paper Airplane are also available through Sweet Candy Distro., Mend My Dress Press, and Pioneer Press. And in stores at Orca Books (Olympia, Wa), Powell's Books (Portland, Or), Skylight Books (Los Angeles, Ca), Pressed Urban Gourmet (Ottawa, On), Boxcar Books (Bloomington, In), and Quimby's Books (Chicago, Il).
Just finished a new issue of Basic Paper Airplane. The theme is "beginnings and turning points" and is a mix of personal essays/vignettes about where things changed or started and portrait essays about artists/genres/inventors that changed my world or the world in general. Namely:…Continue