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"I thought you might find this interesting. This is a perzine I did about a demonic experience I had that led me to Christianity. True story. I used to be on the borderlines of agnostic and atheist, and I was raised Buddhist, but this experience led…"
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"We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the…"
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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 kira_swales@yahoo.co.uk. 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.

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New zine printed

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 5:41pm 0 Comments

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…

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Exploding the Myth #3

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Exploding the Myth issue 3 is finally all finished and printed! Unfortunately I still can't access the copies for another week, so all those who I have promised copies to should expect to have them dispatched within a week or so.



This issue has a colour cover and black and white insides, 40 pp.

Including in this zine is writing and drawings about:…



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At 4:49pm on May 2, 2013, Jennifer Dao said…

I thought you might find this interesting. This is a perzine I did about a demonic experience I had that led me to Christianity. True story. I used to be on the borderlines of agnostic and atheist, and I was raised Buddhist, but this experience led me to God. 

It's a very short zine, I hope it qualifies as one. You can read the PDF form here: The%20Incubus%20a%20testimony.pdf

At 6:28am on January 5, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 9:44pm on May 19, 2011, Laura Has Heart said…
sure if you don't mind them being put into the zine library I founded
At 8:44am on February 27, 2011, Catherine Elms said…
I got your zine on friday, thank you so much! :)  xxx
At 2:03am on February 25, 2011, Stephanos said…

Oh aye, great fun, though knackering of course after having to pack away from teh gig the night before, probably got about 6hours sleep, not too bad I guess.

I saw a few people with blue hair, one of whom were used as "something blue" in the scavenger hunt. I haven't got the anthology yet as I have read all of the earlier comics online and bought the issues 2-10 anthology way back when. I did get issue #18 at the weekend though. and the new loserdom, lights go out, bonuscupped, on't road and a whole host of other zines; so a good day!

All the cakes were made by one person and she only had one hour of sleep on the friday night, then made soup for lunch and cooked for the bands dinner on saturday night, I have no idea where the energy came from but it certainly motivated the rest of us!

I'm hoping I'll be living back in England next year so I can get more involved in the organisation side of things. Oh, also whilst I'm busy typing away, I reviewed your zines and they're in issue #30 of zineworld, which just came out.

At 4:50am on February 23, 2011, Stephanos said…
So what was the best find and did you try any cake?!
At 4:49am on February 23, 2011, Stephanos said…

I was looking out for you but didn't see you...hmmm what day(s) were you there? Maybe you snuck in when I wasn't sitting at the front table!

At 1:48pm on February 21, 2011, Stephanos said…
Hey Kira, did you get to BZF?
At 4:09am on February 13, 2011, Catherine Elms said…
Awesome :) I'll inbox you my address :)

xxxxx
At 1:14pm on February 1, 2011, Catherine Elms said…

Wanna trade Exploding the Myth #4 for Here In My Head #5? :)

 

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