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My zine, Exploding the Myth is mainly a perzine but also occasionally featuring contributions. My zine includes stories of my (mis)adventures, rants, reflections, reviews, illustrations, contributions, "how to"s and a whole bunch of other stuff too, from a left leaning queer/punk/feminist perspective. I also have a mini-zine "A few of my favourite things".
You can buy my zines directly from me by sending me a message on here or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I accept paypal and cash, but email me first please to check availability. Alternatively, my zines are available at marching stars distro , Jeez Louise distro , and ricochet ricochet distro . I do like to trade but I prefer perzines, adventure stories, recipe zines, and zines with queer/punk/feminst content or perspective.
Check out my blog at http://kiraswales.blogspot.com/
Exploding the Myth #1 - b&w, 1/2 size, 36pp, 60p. Includes:
Personal writing, Queer Control Records, rants about religion and sexuality, illustrations and writing abut work and stagnation and escape, vagina euphemism wordsearch!, "Why I like compasses" by James, how to make basic stencils, review of Bottle Rocket Hearts, and more
Exploding the Myth #2 full colour issue, 1/2 size, 32pp £1.50
Included in this zine is:
Writing about writing, addiction and a disintegrated friendship, transition and relationships part 1, how to make a compass by James,"Meet my Friends" cartoon, "I guess this is growing up?" by Daisy Adorable, Rebellion Festival 2009 Diary, writing about my love of san francisco and the bay area, my thoughts on religion and children, Liz Baillie review... and other things too...
Exploding the Myth #3 - colour cover, b&w insides, 1/2 size, 40pp, £1.50 Includes:
Moving out & in, writing about jobs, "How to make hair bows" by Daisy, "Inspiration & Motivation" -contributions from a variety of individuals including various zinesters, transition & relationships part 2, transition & the NHS, rebel grrrlz in fiction part 1 - Harriet the spy, friendships, Box Squad cd review, writing about the power of music, and, of course, plenty more!
exploding the myth #4, b&w with hand coloured cover, 1/2 size, 26pp £1
in this issue I write about family, tattoos, gardening, more transition stuff, feminism, fun anti-depression tips, how to make aprons and rocky road, rebel grrrls in fiction p2 - Marmalade Atkins, plus illustrations both by myself and by Florence Ravelle of Indecent Illustration
exploding the myth #5, b&w, 1/4 size, 35pp, £1
This zine is all about changes, feeling different, nostalgia, diary of my trip to brighton and the 2011 zinefest, rebel grrrls in fiction part 3 - George Kirrin, and a log of interesting things I have found.
A few of my favourite things -Mini zine, 1/4 size, £1. Full colour illustrations and other images with text.
Exploding the Myth #5 is finally finished! Well, I say finished - it's been finished for ages, I just had to get my act together and prep it for printing. But it's allll done now and ready to sell or trade. I haven't made too many copies this time - the idea is, if I have less old issues to rid myself of, it will spur me on to finish more future issues. I already have the contents of issues 6 and 7 sorted in my head, it's just focusing on one project long enough to get it all written down…Continue