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Zining Mishaps
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You are utter cosmic perfection, that is true. But when you're doing it yourself, it's likely you're going to screw up every once in a while. I want to hear about people's zine mishaps! Accidents,…Continue

Tags: fender-benders, mishaps, mistakes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nyx Oct 14.

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

Tags: fest, zine

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

Tags: scams, distro

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!

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


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 10:27am on December 14, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

got around to reading #12 of Shards of Glass in Your Eye! I think #12 was great fun (: thanks so much for being funny. 

At 8:22am on September 26, 2014, ZippityZinedra said…

Thank you so much....don't know what to say. Actually at a loss for words....

At 9:12am on September 24, 2014, Orla Foster said…
hey Kari thank you so much! I read your message around 5 in the morning when I couldn't sleep, it was a very welcome interruption! such a nice review

Orla X
At 8:39am on September 21, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

wow! that was the boost of inspiration i needed to ride my bike to make more copies (: you are a great writer, and good at being funny. thank you so much for the positive review. 

At 8:20pm on September 12, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

thank you so much for the compliment, that is exactly what i was going for!! thanks for reading (: feel free to pass it along.

At 12:49pm on September 9, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

i can't find the "send a message" link on your page, could you please message me first so i can write you back with my address? (: thank you.

At 2:27pm on September 6, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

got the newest nhnb posted ! keep an eye out (:

At 1:51pm on September 2, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

I'm going to be sending you the newest issue of new hearts new bones by this weekend. send me out a shards of glass if you get a chance (: (: no worries if not.

At 3:58pm on August 29, 2014, ZippityZinedra said…

hi kari,

don't think we have traded before but i saw your post. have a new zine out in case you are interesed in trading :)

At 4:39am on August 28, 2014, Francesca said…

HEY! :-))  I gave a copy of shards to a friend of mine just the other day woowoo--- PET RAT'S NOT DONE YET, I've written most of it but I still have to get the drawings AND some layout so it will be like 2 months (4 exams in the meantime). Sooner or later I'm just gonna put my lecture notes in it and make a zine out of that

I'll let you know my new address as soon as I know it myself then

thanks for your message & I hope yr well!!

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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…


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!


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!


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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Hanging OUt

"This would make a fun photo zine, especially with your great writing as narrative. I like the derelict couch angle."
Cheering and Waving Press left a comment for Kari Tervo
"got around to reading #12 of Shards of Glass in Your Eye! I think #12 was great fun (: thanks so much for being funny. "
Dec 14
Kari Tervo replied to Nyx's discussion Fliers
"I like them. I look at all of them. I hang on to some and pass the others on with trades or orders, to share in the chain of zine communication!"
Dec 14
Kari Tervo replied to Lucie Polkinghorne's discussion What makes a good zine really good?
"Great question, Lucie! I like individualistic expression, insider confessionals, esoteric subjects, honesty, legibility, and editing. Humor and critical thinking are a big plus! omg, there are so many good zines. People are so creative. It blows my…"
Dec 14
Kari Tervo replied to Amy's discussion Zine Reviewers
"A tip for sending to reviewers: Make it clear that you're sending your zine for review. Address it to the reviewer AND review zine/blog name and put a note in there saying you're sending it for review. People have multiple zine projects,…"
Nov 10
Kari Tervo posted a status
"Drinking (Kombucha) on a Saturday Night. New Blog Zine review on Pop Culture Beast! http://www.popculturebeast.com/blog-zine-kombucha/"
Oct 26
Kari Tervo posted a photo

Yellow Pages

Ever got so bored you thumbed through the phone book? Me too! Except this time, I made a zine out of it! Let your fingers do the walking through this micro zine. I make movie references and crack some jokes, and share some fun finds from that…
Oct 21
Nyx replied to Kari Tervo's discussion Zining Mishaps
"My most common mishap is to stab my fingers with the needle. I sew rather than staple, but I'm thinking about converting... "
Oct 14
Kari Tervo posted a status
"BLOG ZINE! Northern Literary Lights in an installment of Josh Medsker's Twenty Four Hours. New on Pop Culture Beast! http://j.mp/1yDcZeP"
Oct 3
Kari Tervo replied to Samantha Riegl's discussion Starting a zine distro
"You know, I was thinking of bookstores when I said 40/60. The bookstores I consign with are all 40/60. I'm not sure about the going distro rate."
Oct 3
Marian replied to Kari Tervo's discussion Zining Mishaps
"Kari, that's funny about the 3D bacon! On the bright side it makes each one unique. My mishaps haven't been too bad (so far). A couple of times I've accidentally stapled my fingers and bled on the covers. :( And one time I got my…"
Oct 3
Kari Tervo replied to Samantha Riegl's discussion Starting a zine distro
"I admire you for taking on such a project! What kinds of zines do you plan on stocking?In my opinion, you're underselling yourself and your service if you charge 20% commission and pay up front for zines. From what I understand, plenty of…"
Sep 30
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Stovetop Girl #2

In Stovetop Girl #2, I'll let you in on some ways a rich town and a poor town are alike. Then, you'll feel some zen-ass shit about the unattainability of perfection by reading a story I wrote when I was 12. It's a very class-conscious issue.…
Sep 29
ZippityZinedra left a comment for Kari Tervo
"Thank you so much....don't know what to say. Actually at a loss for words...."
Sep 26
Kari Tervo replied to Tricia Callahan's discussion New to Zine Making
"I second what Krissy and Elaine said. On the topic of printing, I used to go to a commercial printer, but it was kind of expensive and they didn't seem to understand how to handle my original. If your zine isn't complicated,…"
Sep 26
Orla Foster left a comment for Kari Tervo
"hey Kari thank you so much! I read your message around 5 in the morning when I couldn't sleep, it was a very welcome interruption! such a nice review Orla X"
Sep 24

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