We Make Zines

a place for zinesters - writers and readers

False Start Distro
  • Female
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share Twitter

False Start Distro's Friends

  • L.A. Zine Fest
  • Arsenic Alyss
  • swanloop
  • Paper Monster Press
  • hirnplatzt
  • Joseph Hayes
  • Myron
  • Deer Prudence
  • Jamiel Naser Al Khaja
  • DJ Frederick
  • Joe9t
  • Ox Zerox
  • Tasha
  • Deirdree Prudence
  • Eyeball Burp

False Start Distro's Groups

False Start Distro's Discussions

tips on giving a zine workshop
5 Replies

I'm teaming up with some people to put on a show of tons and tons of mini zines in the gallery of Meltdown Comics. The idea is for the person to make a bunch of copies of a mini zine or art book and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amber / Culture Slut Dec 13, 2010.

becoming a publisher of other's works
5 Replies

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do with False Start in the future. I have a few friends who are artists and one of them mentioned recently about wanting to publish a little book…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KEROUAC'S DOG MAGAZINE May 8, 2010.

free mailing lists?
4 Replies

I signed up w/ Bravenet for a free mailing list for my distro, but am not that into it. Does anyone know of any free, customizable (doesn't have to be too fancy) mailing list services? I'd also…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by False Start Distro May 14, 2010.

tabling at craft fairs???
4 Replies

So, I heard about Unique LA (http://www.uniquelosangeles.com/) from a friend of mine who's friend sells her crafts there. It's a crafts/handmade goods…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mar 2, 2010.

 

FALSE START

My name is Meredith and I used to run Supernova Zine Distro from about 2001-2005 when I was in high school. I wrote the one shots Deseur and Leningrad in 2005 when I was 17.


Around 2005-06, a friend and I were going to start a distro primarily for art/literary zines. However, art school kind of crushed our spirits and it never got off the ground. Now that I'm graduating art school, I'm resurrecting the distro from the ashes as a way to keep creative and support the writers, artists and musicians that inspire me.

False Start is a distro primarily for art, literary, and DIY/how-to zines/comics, but perzines and political zines are of interest to me as well, especially if the visual aspects of the zine are well-considered. I am also on the hunt for music and small artworks/art objects/crafts to distro. If you're interested, please feel free to get in contact and email me at falsestartdistro@gmail.com.

THE WEBSITE IS UP: http://false-start.com/

 

Life, Death, Love & All of the Above is my first zine in over 6 years. A year and a half in the making, I began writing a series of vignettes in the summer of 2009 as I was falling in love with my boyfriend. That winter he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia and I kept on writing. The latter portion of the zine tells the story of his diagnosis, initial hospitalization and bits of the following months. The zine ends with an explanation of CML and a little bit about where I'm at emotionally a year after his diagnosis. 
This zine is a text-heavy 44 pages, half letter. $4 / paypal to meredith.wallace AT gmail DOT com
You can also order the zine from Fight Boredom DistroSweet Candy DistroStranger Danger, Things You Say DistroDead Trees and Dye and find it at Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago.
Distros, please feel free to get in touch about wholesale rates!

Comment Wall (17 comments)

You need to be a member of We Make Zines to add comments!

Join We Make Zines

At 9:15am on January 4, 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 8:47pm on February 28, 2011, Erin H said…
Awesome - thank you! <3
At 6:46pm on February 26, 2011, Erin H said…
Hey :) I was wondering how I can get a copy of Life, Death, Love & All of the Above for consideration for Things You Say distro. Please let me know. Thanks!
At 10:50pm on September 20, 2010, We'll Never Have Paris said…
Hi! I gave you a copy of my zine for review at SFZF. Just checking in and sent you a friend request. My zine is We'll Never Have Paris (sells for $4 each). thanks@ -andria
At 3:30pm on May 14, 2010, Open-Minded Press said…
yay!
At 4:50pm on March 15, 2010, Sari of Hoax said…
hey! i'd love to send you some zines!
At 11:27am on February 25, 2010, Nick said…
Hey I work at a non-profit in Bloomington Ind would love to work on ordering some zines for the store!
At 10:26am on February 22, 2010, Stephanos said…
Added, thanks for getting in touch an dlet other poeple know about the map if you can! (You're on the second page, I have a backlog to get put on, so will soon be up to 3 or 4pages i'm sure!
At 10:07pm on February 6, 2010, muhsin shadedoutpress said…
Hey there, thanks for the link. Keep in touch! You got a very nice distro going on there. ;)
At 6:40pm on February 2, 2010, Ørred Jensen said…
this looks pretty epic! i will surely send in mine once theyre done/photocopied ^_^ also when i have money, i shall buy almost everything you have, ahah ^_^

Latest Activity

Lubomyr Tymkiv left a comment for False Start Distro
"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…"
Jan 4, 2013
False Start Distro commented on Alex Wrekk's group Zine Event Organizers
"Sunday, February 19th 2012, 11 AM - 5 PM The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles Hey fellow zinesters! Los Angeles is full of creative and crafty types of all disciplines, and we feel it's about time to show off our…"
Oct 19, 2011
False Start Distro commented on sacraWOMENto zine's group CALIFORNIA ZINESTERS
"Sunday, February 19th 2012, 11 AM - 5 PM The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles Hey fellow zinesters! Los Angeles is full of creative and crafty types of all disciplines, and we feel it's about time to show off our…"
Oct 19, 2011
False Start Distro joined sacraWOMENto zine's group
Thumbnail

CALIFORNIA ZINESTERS

If you are a zinster that lives in california, JOIN THIS GROUP!
Oct 19, 2011
False Start Distro added a discussion to the group Los Angeles Zinesters
Thumbnail

L.A. Zine Fest 2012!

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 11 AM - 5 PMThe Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., Downtown Los AngelesHey fellow zinesters! Los Angeles is full of creative and crafty types of all disciplines, and we feel it's about time to show off our zines, comics and self-published awesomness. Join us February 19th from 11 AM - 5 PM on the second floor of The Last Bookstore…See More
Oct 19, 2011
Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go replied to False Start Distro's discussion Get ready for the L.A. Zine Fest!!!
"We plan on being there. Great logo, by the way."
Oct 18, 2011
Paul de Valera replied to False Start Distro's discussion Please vote for the LA Zine Fest! in the group Los Angeles Zinesters
"I may have a couple of free venues for this."
Aug 28, 2011
False Start Distro added a discussion to the group Zine Event Organizers
Thumbnail

Please vote for the LA Zine Fest!

Hi!  I am writing from a group of ladies who are organizing a Los Angeles Zine Fest in early 2012. We want to have a FREE event with 60-70 vendors from all over the country (and world even!) participate to celebrate zines in a way that Los Angeles hasn't embraced, on a large scale, in quite a while. We have entered a contest that will fund the idea with the most votes with a $2,500 prize and we need your help! If you'd like to support zine culture and community by helping us create a fest in…See More
Aug 28, 2011
False Start Distro added a discussion to the group Los Angeles Zinesters
Thumbnail

Please vote for the LA Zine Fest!

Hi!  I am writing from a group of ladies who are organizing a Los Angeles Zine Fest in early 2012. We want to have a FREE event with 60-70 vendors from all over the country (and world even!) participate to celebrate zines in a way that Los Angeles hasn't embraced, on a large scale, in quite a while. We have entered a contest that will fund the idea with the most votes with a $2,500 prize and we need your help! If you'd like to support zine culture and community by helping us create a fest in…See More
Aug 28, 2011
False Start Distro replied to Jen's discussion Zine Fest Planning! in the group Los Angeles Zinesters
"LA Zine Fest now has a facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/LA-Zine-Fest/126092794135808   We're still on the hunt for a venue!"
Jul 9, 2011
False Start Distro replied to Jen's discussion Zine Fest Planning! in the group Los Angeles Zinesters
"Jen! There is a mailing list here: http://lazinefest.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3f317c24f8f6c6b49def410a6&id=bceab3b84d   We'll probably have the mailing list and website fully set up by the end of the month. Hopefully you can…"
May 4, 2011
False Start Distro replied to Jen's discussion Zine Fest Planning! in the group Los Angeles Zinesters
"Hi everyone!Just wanted to let you all know that LA Zine Fest 2012 planning is underway! We think it's super rad that people are planning events in Long Beach, Orange County and the Valley and it would be great to work together. Me and 4 other…"
Apr 28, 2011
False Start Distro is attending Alex Wrekk's event
Thumbnail

2011 Portland Zine Symposium at Refuge

August 6, 2011 at 10pm to August 7, 2011 at 5pm
The Portland Zine Symposium aims to promote greater community between diverse creators of independent publications and art. This fun and free event helps people share their work while exchanging their skills and information related to zine culture. Through workshops, panels and discussions, Portland Zine Symposium explores the role and effect of all types of zines.
Apr 10, 2011
False Start Distro updated their profile
Apr 10, 2011
False Start Distro replied to Jen's discussion Zine Fest Planning! in the group Los Angeles Zinesters
"I'd love to get involved. I think the scene here definitely could use some consolidating...it would be nice to have a big meet-up sometime just to everyone can meet each other and such.   I know Keenan Keller of Drippy Bone Books is…"
Jan 28, 2011

Profile Information

False Start Distro's Blog

Life, Death, Love & All of the Above

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

I just printed my first zine in over 6 years last night. If any of you want to buy a copy, get in touch!








Life, Death, Love & All of the Above is my first zine in over 6 years. A year and a half in the making, I began writing a series of vignettes in the summer of 2009 as I was falling in love with my boyfriend. That winter he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia and I kept on writing. The latter portion…
Continue

NEW ZINES FOR OCTOBER @ FALSE START!

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 9:37pm 0 Comments

I hope everyone is having a lovely October! There are lots of new additions to the catalog at False Start, and lots more to come!


Continue

NEW ZINES FOR OCTOBER @ FALSE START!

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 9:37pm 0 Comments

I hope everyone is having a lovely October! There are lots of new additions to the catalog at False Start, and lots more to come!


Continue
 
 
 

Want to advertise here?

Ist preference given to distros and zines. Rates and details are here. Limited space. Very Low Cost!

Please Support Our Sponsors

Sweet Candy Distro

Con Artist Collective

Ker-bloom! Letterpress Zine

 

© 2014   Created by Krissy PonyBoy Press.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service