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zine fest--how many copies to bring?
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I'm going to the San Francisco Zine Fest--my first--and I'm wondering how many copies of each issue people usually bring.  I have three issues to trade/sell ($3), and I was thinking 30 copies of…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by redhoodedm Aug 3, 2011.

Scam Distro: Should I Out It Here?
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This is a small community, so I want to get some opinions on this.There is a member of this community (on WMZ) who runs a distro.  I ordered some stuff from her.  I didn't get it, so I wrote to…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sid Clark Feb 14, 2013.

 

Greetings, yo.

Shards of Glass In Your Eye!

SHARDS OF GLASS IN YOUR EYE! is a humor + random zine featuring offbeat insights from an unconventional observer. Each issue features funny essays, sarcastic commentary, and extras like games and celebrity sightings. Have a fun read! LAUGH MORE!

To purchase Shards (#3-#12), paypal $3 per issue to shardsofglassinyoureye@gmail.com. In the comment area on PayPal, specify which issue(s) you want and your mailing address. Thanks!

NEW! Buy Shards and my other zines/photos/buttons here, at Sweet Mayhem Zinery!

BIO

Hi, I'm Kari.  My humor + random zine, which I started in 1995, is called Shards Of Glass In Your Eye! The first two issues were slap-dash one-nighters thrown together in fits of creative frustration. Each issue was a collection of absolutely nothing of consequence.  Resurrected in 2010, Issues 3-12 continue in that tradition.  You won't learn how to manage your money.  You won't be inspired to lose 20 pounds in 20 days.  You won't read the trenchant political analysis of a Capitol Hill insider, or be gripped by the harrowing story of a rock-climbing quadruple amputee.  

 

But you will get a personalized psychic reading, and you'll find out what's not on the official Beverly Hills walking tour map.  Grammar Nazis got you down?  I've written a lecture to them on your behalf. Sing along with me to The Domestically-Challenged Blues. Take a psychological quiz. Learn one simple rule for dating a guy from a rock band. Plus, there's diets for the desperate, celebrity sightings, a series of fond reminiscenses, and a couple of serious ones (like "In Defense of Thin Women") too. You even get a word search puzzle. It's all in good fun, and I hope you enjoy it.

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At 8:30am on August 21, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

"Brightline" zine looks good. Would love to trade with you when I get more copies of New Hearts New Bones #14 printed up here in a few days (:

At 3:33am on August 21, 2014, Orla Foster said…

That's perfect! I like the symmetry of us both reading them . . . I'll definitely be up for trading again in the future, although I am awfully slow at making zines. Thanks again for sending it! :) I hope some celebrities cross your path soon so you can write up the encounters next time!

Orla

At 8:26pm on August 20, 2014, JohnTheVegan said…

Hi Kari,

I got your zine today! I don't know why exactly, but Onomatopoeia made me smile. Luigi Board made me laugh, but pants. totally cracked me up! I laughed so hard my roommate peeked in to find out what was going on. It's a great little zine! 

As soon as I've got something else to trade, I'll definitely trade with you again!

I'm glad you liked GADZooks! I'll have to check out Dream Water. It sounds vaguely familiar but I don't recall having seen it before. 

Thanks again!

-john

At 2:46pm on August 20, 2014, Orla Foster said…

Hey Kari. I'm waiting for my dinner and in the meantime I decided to gulp down your zine in one sitting. I really enjoyed it. I didn't know what was coming next, it was great! (Also, I too am suspicious of people with perfect eyebrows.)  

At 1:55am on August 14, 2014, Orla Foster said…

Hi Kari! Great to hear from you, I've been meaning to read Shards for a while now, so I'd love to swap for any issue you have. Thanks so much! :)

At 12:15pm on April 22, 2014, fishspit said…

Hi dear kari .  . . i'm trucking along . . . what were the big exams that took us away form you for so long. 

your party was a smash.

I got wiseblood   #61 done and am just waiting for alex to the cover art.  He's low.

I look forward to another copy of shards . . . . but life gets in the way and you gotta take a that life stuff . . . presently I'm working 5 days a week at a counseling center for the indigious (sp) . . . poor people and it's taken a lot of life out of me.  I haven't done much new writing.  I'll get back to it when I get this Counseling center's system down.

I send you lot o love and hope you find time to keep putting out that masterpiece by the name of Shards!

I misss you,

Fishspit

At 12:26pm on February 4, 2014, fishspit said…

Ha ha ha  . . . Kari it was awesome!  As is the new Shards!  I made all the women wear dresses or they couldn't come, and not to be sexist all the dudes had to be in ties at least . . . a suit preferably.  God it's pathetic in this day and age that few dudes have stylin' ties and/or suits.  I looked as good as a Jamaican Rude Boy from 1966. Cocktails were served and I insisted on doing all the reading. No nerds showed up as was evident that we all pretty much failed the "word nerd" game. I think I'm the least of the nerds because everyone knew the kobe Bryant one except I thought he played for the Chicago Bulls. My favorite piece was "women on a stick."  Everyone agreed the best line was "The chubby little prairie ddog dies a thousand internal deaths, takes the fabric, an galumphs back to her den, vowing she will never leave again."

I got shouted down once when I went on a rant that Sheryl Crow was an evil harpy. 

Other than that, the liquor cost was astronomical . . . but no one got sick . . . and most of the hour durvs (hell, I don't know how to spell that one!) were pretty good.

Sending you love from my room where I will be hiding until all this goddamned football hype is over!

Fishspit out!

At 1:17am on January 29, 2014, fishspit said…

P.S. I said "kike their ass" . . . with as much trouble I get in with people calling me a racist,  I need to make sure that you know I mean "kick" their ass. 

At 1:14am on January 29, 2014, fishspit said…

Kari!  The Shards party is gonna be Friday!  It better be a good one because I ain't read it yet, and here I'm gonna read it out loud! ha ha .  . . but Jessie got all excited about it.  We're gonna have it at her place and it's gonIna have killer cocktails!  Including Absinthe!  And that shit cost a hundred bucks a bottle!  This Shards better be good! ha ha ha . . .   I know you like techno . . . but Jessie is a jazz buff  . . . so I think it's gonna be more mingus and coltraine than anything else as I read.  But hey, I'm a tough guy . . . anybody boo's ya . . . I'll kike their ass.   I'll write you all about it!  Unforunaetly you'll have to wait to Monday as Jessie has no internet . . . ha ha ha . . .

No!  Everyone coming has read Shards before . . . so it should be a good scene . . . but . . . well . . . if it turns in to a riot  . . . like when they performed Sravinsky's "Rights of Spring" for the first time . . . .well . . . you are paying the damages!

 

Sending Love, Fishspit out!

 

At 4:50pm on January 27, 2014, fishspit said…

Hi Kari! Thanks so much for your words!  They mean a lot to me!  I just got the new Shards in the mail today!  I'm heading over tomorrow to my gal's place and will read it while we are having our "bed in against the superbowl."  When I get back I'll tell you all about what I think of your Shards! ha ha . . . Yup . . . I don't think much of football, but this city is in the super bowl and people are acting really stupid.  I'm too scared to protest out in front of the stadium (those people are dangerous) so I'm protesting from bed.  Remember how back in the hippy days john lennon and yoko had their "bed in for peace?"  Well me and Jessie are having a bed in against the superbowl.  But we decided to start tomorrow.  Jessie just got laid off too . . . so we are gonna stay in bed for a week protesting, drinking, and having people over.  She don't have a computer or a television so we'll be out of touch with the world.  I kind of wish she had a t.v. so we could watch the puppy bowl.  My favorite part is the kitten half time show.  I saw the Madonna half time show a couple years ago and that was pretty wild . . . but hey!  the kittens give her a run for her money.  I actually did something pro-woman Kari!  I kept seeing these shirts and signs and flags up here that would say "12" or "12 Man!"  I finally asked Jessie, "What the hell does that mean anyway?!"  I guess in football they allow 11 men on the field . . . up here they are calling the crowd the 12th man.  So I made a sign for Jessie's window that says, "What about the 12th woman!"

Any way, I'll write you soon . . .

Thanks again,

Joe.

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To Everyone Who Has Sent Me Mail, And I Have Not Responded

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 8:39pm 1 Comment

I have some 'splainin to do. 

Today, I just got almost all of the mail that has been sent to my PO box since July, 2013. It is a lot of mail:

The dilly-o was that in July, I got one of those yellow cards that said I had too much mail for my…

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LA Zine Fest 2014 Exhibitor Interview!

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 2:05am 0 Comments

Yayyy! LA Zine Fest shared my 2014 exhibitor interview!

http://lazinefest.com/2013/11/27/get-to-know-your-zinester-shards-of-glass-in-your-eye/

This thing's gonna be great. You should go.

BLOG ZINE! Weekly Online Zine Reviews for the Renegade Reader In You!

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 9:36pm 0 Comments

I told you guys in my last blog post that I'm writing for a pop culture blog called Pop Culture Beast. I'm starting a new weekly zine review feature there called BLOG ZINE.

Click on over and take a peek at the FAQ! Send me your zines for review!

http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html

Pop Culture Writing! My New Adventure at Pop Culture Beast

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Hello zinesters! Those of you who like the light writing in my zine, Shards of Glass In Your Eye!, might want to check out Pop Culture Beast. It's a pop culture blog I recently joined, where I'm writing out all sorts of thoughts, reviews, and adventures. There are also a bunch of other guys writing about things like …

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Cheering and Waving Press left a comment for Kari Tervo
""Brightline" zine looks good. Would love to trade with you when I get more copies of New Hearts New Bones #14 printed up here in a few days (:"
15 hours ago
Orla Foster left a comment for Kari Tervo
"That's perfect! I like the symmetry of us both reading them . . . I'll definitely be up for trading again in the future, although I am awfully slow at making zines. Thanks again for sending it! :) I hope some celebrities cross your path…"
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JohnTheVegan left a comment for Kari Tervo
"Hi Kari, I got your zine today! I don't know why exactly, but Onomatopoeia made me smile. Luigi Board made me laugh, but pants. totally cracked me up! I laughed so hard my roommate peeked in to find out what was going on. It's a great…"
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Orla Foster left a comment for Kari Tervo
"Hey Kari. I'm waiting for my dinner and in the meantime I decided to gulp down your zine in one sitting. I really enjoyed it. I didn't know what was coming next, it was great! (Also, I too am suspicious of people with perfect eyebrows.)…"
yesterday
Orla Foster left a comment for Kari Tervo
"Hi Kari! Great to hear from you, I've been meaning to read Shards for a while now, so I'd love to swap for any issue you have. Thanks so much! :)"
Aug 14
Kari Tervo commented on Bird in the Hand Zine Shop's group Let's Trade Zines!
"Hi Zinesters! Wanna trade? I would like to read some per-zines, topic zines of all sorts, and whatnot and what have you! If you have some whatnot and what have you that you'd like to trade, please browse my Etsy to see what you'd…"
Aug 13
Kari Tervo commented on Ryan Mishap's blog post #33 Vol. 2
"I will trade you for Shards of Glass In Your Eye! #12. If you want to trade, I am at: Kari Tervo/POB 7831/Beverly Hills, CA/90212. FWIW, I would be annoyed with someone who printed their blog posts as zines only if their zines entirely consisted of…"
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"I just published the latest issue of my humor zine, Shards of Glass In Your Eye #12! Lemme know if you want to trade!"
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"I'll be in the Ask A Zinester booth at Skylight Books in Los Angeles on May 3rd! Stop by and ask me exactly what the hell I think I'm doing!"
Apr 28
fishspit left a comment for Kari Tervo
"Hi dear kari .  . . i'm trucking along . . . what were the big exams that took us away form you for so long.  your party was a smash. I got wiseblood   #61 done and am just waiting for alex to the cover art.  He's…"
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"I have been zine-dormant since February! I'm excited to log back into WMZ and see what everyone is up to. :)"
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fishspit left a comment for Kari Tervo
"Ha ha ha  . . . Kari it was awesome!  As is the new Shards!  I made all the women wear dresses or they couldn't come, and not to be sexist all the dudes had to be in ties at least . . . a suit preferably.  God it's…"
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"P.S. I said "kike their ass" . . . with as much trouble I get in with people calling me a racist,  I need to make sure that you know I mean "kick" their ass. "
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"Kari!  The Shards party is gonna be Friday!  It better be a good one because I ain't read it yet, and here I'm gonna read it out loud! ha ha .  . . but Jessie got all excited about it.  We're gonna have it at her…"
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