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The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
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Hi folks-I've been putting out xerox and ditto zines for years, then more recently a newsprint zine and finally a compilation book. Now, due to being completely broke-ass broke, I am faced with the…Continue

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Ricardo Feral commented on The-Zineiac's blog post Legendary Pro Skateboarder Now The Newest Lead Vocalist For Black Flag In 2014
"Hey, don't get me wrong- skating and playing music is a lifetime thing. I only meant that they are being like teenagers when they get all pissy at each other with personality conflicts, egos, band politics, etc... It seems like at 50+ you…"
Feb 18
Elaine replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
"I wouldn't worry about the frequency. I know of two artists who go there every time they want to do another print run or metal fabrication.  It isn't an issue. For example, this lady does a new Kickstarter for each laser cut on…"
Feb 11
Ricardo Feral replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
"Hi Elaine-  we did do indiegogos for earlier issues- I just feel like going to the well too often is a bad idea. Although some people like Craphound seem to be able to use it just basically as a pre-sales tool."
Feb 11
Elaine replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
"Have you considered crowdfunding it with Indigogo or Kickstarter to get the cash together for a print run?"
Feb 11
Ricardo Feral replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
"Good one, Mike! "
Feb 9
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Mike Nobody replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
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The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)

Hi folks-I've been putting out xerox and ditto zines for years, then more recently a newsprint zine and finally a compilation book. Now, due to being completely broke-ass broke, I am faced with the dilemma of putting my next book on the back burner, or using something like Createspace, which has a really low/no upfront cost. I'm not sure which bugs me more, the thought of not getting the book out or the thought of contributing to the Amazon behemoth. I know my local printing company rep and she…See More
Feb 9
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Feb 8
Ricardo Feral replied to deniz beser's discussion What's your fanzine's facebook page?
Feb 8
Ricardo Feral replied to Leyna Lightman's discussion Mimeograph stencils and ink
"The old guy who runs repeat-otype is AWESOME! He will hang on the phone with you and troubleshoot machines, give you advice, etc. Totally sweet, old-school New Jersey guy. "
Feb 8
Ricardo Feral commented on The-Zineiac's blog post Legendary Pro Skateboarder Now The Newest Lead Vocalist For Black Flag In 2014
"I saw Ginn and Vallely last summer and it was just AWFUL. Pretty sad that these guys still want to act like teenagers in their mid 50s. "
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"Hi! I saw your post in the Midwest Zinesters thing about Cedar Rapids (and I was so sad I didn't get to check that art festival out!). I just moved to Iowa City from the west coast and I'm trying to get into reading more zines. Do you know…"
Sep 7, 2013
Ricardo Feral replied to Krissy PonyBoy Press's discussion Call for Submissions Thread - all posts that are calls for submissions go here
"http://obsolete-press.com/blog/call-for-submissions-anarchoscifi-anthology/ Call for Submissions: AnarchoSciFi Anthology Obsolete Press is currently compiling work for an anthology of writing and artwork influenced by the ideas of Anarchy and…"
Aug 8, 2013
Ricardo Feral commented on Michelle Downer's group Midwest Zinesters
"Still looking for people to take part in a little zine reading/show for the New Bohemia Art Festival in Cedar Rapids on Sept. 1st- anybody in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City (or beyond?) interested?"
Aug 7, 2013

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The "Gift Economy"

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 1:02pm 1 Comment

I recently finished reading Charles Eisentstein's Sacred Economics .  It's a pretty in-depth look at how we might transition to a non-monetary society, and an examination of money-less societies of the past and how we got into the huge economic mess the world is in now. In keeping with the theme of the book,  you can read the whole thing for free online.



As zinesters, we know all about the gift economy and…

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World Book Night

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Hey, I did this last year and it was really fun and rewarding. You can sign up to receive 20 free copies of one of the titles chosen for the year, and on April 23rd, you go out and give awayf the books to people who don't normally read or don't have acess to books.  This year there are some pretty great titles-  last year I gave away Patti Smith's "Just Kids". Check out this years titles and sign up at…

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Call for Submissions- SciFi/DIY Issue!

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 6:11am 2 Comments

OBSOLETE! Magazine is seeking high quality writing and artwork for the upcoming issue. The theme of OBSOLETE #7 is SciFi/DIY, and will explore the interconnection between science fiction and the rise of DIY culture.

Short fiction, essays, poetry, illustrations, comics and photography will all be considered.…

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New issue of OBSOLETE! out now.....

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 6:37pm 0 Comments

Obsolete #6 explores illness, creativity and freedom. 

 

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

-Jiddu Krishnamurti…

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At 9:28am on February 8, 2014, Mike Nobody said…

At 9:13am on September 7, 2013, Maria M. said…

Hi! I saw your post in the Midwest Zinesters thing about Cedar Rapids (and I was so sad I didn't get to check that art festival out!). I just moved to Iowa City from the west coast and I'm trying to get into reading more zines. Do you know of any zine distros the eastern iowa area or other good resources here? Thanks!

At 3:53pm on December 29, 2012, fishspit said…

p.s. from Fishspit

Have you lived in Iowa long? That's close to Nebraska . . . did you ever go to a place called "the cave," i believe it was called, in Omaha? I stopped in there a couple time in the 90's to see some shows. Great place?! I have a pal in Lincoln Nebraska named Bill Jones. He's an oooooooooooooold punk. Like he brought 999 to Omaha in the 70's. If you are ever in Lincoln, look him up. Say Fishspit sent ya. 

At 3:36pm on December 29, 2012, fishspit said…

Hey ricardo,

gonna put 'em in the post as soon as i get over this christmas depression.

Can't wait to see yours . . . that's funny about the Pettibone!!!!!

"Fuck Christmas"- Lee Ving

Fishspit out.

At 10:58pm on December 25, 2012, fishspit said…

hello ricardo . . . i'm fishspit . . . i got your e-mail about you next "obsolete" (fantastic name) . . . i can make a copy of my very first punk rock zine i made in 1984. It's DIY because i just stole everything to make it. I just reviewed my punk records and then stole art from raymond pettibone and others and put it together. But i was just a kid. I'd also like to send you a copy of my current zine too. So, send me an address and i'll post some on to you. thanks for your time. i appreciate it! joe fishspit

At 3:26am on December 9, 2012, 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. mailposht[.]gmail[.]com

At 1:53am on December 9, 2012, zeraph dylan said…

Hey, I might be interested in distroing Obsolete! I'm not sure if that's something you do, but if so I would be happy to try it out in the distro. I run The Alchemist's Closet, and I'm in the midst of an overhaul and expansion. I'd love to fill in more of the anarchist/anti-authoritarian section. If you're interested, please message me here or at zeraph@alchemistscloset.org.
Thanks!
Z.

At 9:18am on August 21, 2012, Jon Foster said…

Hello Ricardo. I would be willing to trade with you. I created a zine about my trip to China. If you're interested let me know, I have my address on my personal site. Thanks for your time.

 
 
 

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