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Shawn Granton
  • Portland, OR
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Places to sell zines in Seattle?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Nov 7, 2009.


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Shawn Granton replied to MAS's discussion Is there a market for selling old zines as collectors items like comics?
"James, I don't think compiling a mailing list of donors for zine libraries is a bad idea. But in defense of zine libraries (and I speak of experience with the IPRC zine library), most of them are severely understaffed and something like that…"
Feb 19, 2009
Shawn Granton left a comment for derrick.
"yeah, send that trade! PO Box 14185, Portland, OR 97293-0185"
Feb 18, 2009
Shawn Granton replied to Art Bureau's discussion Any Silk-Screen Workshops in Portland, OR?
"The IPRC occasionally has Screenprinting workshops. Check their schedule here: http://www.iprc.org/"
Feb 18, 2009
Shawn Granton replied to MAS's discussion Is there a market for selling old zines as collectors items like comics?
"http://zinebook.com/resource/libes.html Has a great list of different zine libraries. Zine World also has a good list. And you can always send zines to the IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) zine library. It will make Marc Parker happy.…"
Feb 13, 2009
Shawn Granton replied to Sharmi's discussion Sacramento Zine Symposium
"Hah! Sarah, I know the feeling. I remember years back when I would travel to zine shows in the East (Beantown Zinetown in Boston in particular), I would pass out flyers for the Portland Zine Symposium. A few people were really excited about it,…"
Feb 13, 2009
Randy Spaghetti left a comment for Shawn Granton
"I loved the assassin and the whiner. Carrie once sent me a baseball card she had made of herself. I still have it. I am just starting to get back into zines. I got bogged down in life for the past few years. It made me realize, however, just how…"
Feb 10, 2009
Shawn Granton replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Writing Personal Notes On/In Zines: Okay?
"I personally don't have a problem with notes written in zines and/or self-mailers. One thing to consider if you do decide to write a note in a zine is you'll never know where that zine will ultimately end up. The initial recipient may at…"
Feb 9, 2009
Shawn Granton commented on Randy Spaghetti's blog post still slow
"Hey Randy! I don't think I ever read an issue of "Spaghetti Dinner..." back in the day, but I do remember it was plugged in the back of THE ASSASSIN AND THE WHINER once. (It was probably on my "List of Zines to Get", but…"
Feb 7, 2009

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Haling from the diminutive State Of Connecticut and now a Citizen of Portland, Oregon, Cascadia, I am currently a "freelance artist" (aka penniless bohemian that occasionally draws.) But don't worry, I have a day job that pays the bills. When you are staying at the HI-Portland Hawthorne Hostel if you ever come to Portland (and why the hell would you ever visit Portland?) make sure you say "hi".

I've been drawing the mini-comic TEN FOOT RULE in some form or another since 1996 (though the first issue didn't come out until summer of 1997), so I guess that makes me "old-school". I also put out the comic anthology MODERN INDUSTRY (2000-1), edit the ZINESTER'S GUIDE TO PORTLAND, put out local Portland history/geography zines under the banner of URBAN ADVENTURE LEAGUE, and have contributed comics, illustrations, and writings to a multitude of zines and independent publications over the years. You can check out my regular bi-monthly comic for MOMENTUM MAGAZINE, a cool free magazine documenting bicycle culture around the world. I also do a crapload of flyers and illustrations for various projects in Portland and around the world. And I have been a staffer at the INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING RESOURCE CENTER (IPRC) since 2001.

I like riding my bike aimlessly around the city, bike touring, learning about urban environment, eating burritos, and drinking way too much coffee. I'm REALLY in to community-oriented collaborative type projects. And despite what you may have heard, I don't bite.

You can check out my artwork on my sito page.

Oh yeah, I love zines! And I like trading! And I love actual letters more so than emails and "comment walls". So if you are so inclined, write:
P O BOX 14185
PORTLAND OR 97293-0185

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New Comics! And Zines!

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 10:21pm 0 Comments

Hey y'all, sometimes I'm so bad at self promotion that I forget to tell people that I have new stuff! So here's the latest:

NOBODY USES AN UMBRELLA IN PORTLAND: Yet another installment in my series of journal-comix, this one documents my life in the Winter of 2009. Work stuff, travelling (Cali! Canada!) and even a bit o' romance. It's $2 POST-PAID.

CYCLE TOURING PRIMER: This is a guide for those who are curious about, or are intending to do a self-supported bicycle tour.… Continue

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At 3:57pm on January 22, 2010, Lee Taylor said…
Posted your zine today; hopefully it'll reach you some time next week :)
At 2:43pm on January 21, 2010, Lee Taylor said…
Hey, we can trade if you like since I'm all old school and don't have a paypal thing or anything. Is that your current address on your page? If so, I'll post you one out asap and message you my address so you can post something back...Sound cool..? :)
At 1:01pm on January 21, 2010, tarynhipp said…
hi shawn! of course i remember! how are you?
At 9:37pm on December 13, 2009, Izalixe Straightheart said…
Yay!! I really like your stuff :)

Iza Straightshooter
PO BOX #71 Succ. B
Quebec QC G1K 7A1 Canada

I'm not offering you my next zine because it's all in french, and it's kind of annoying to get a zine you cant read, but I'll send you my next english-language issue (probably The Happy Loner #4 in January) :D
At 6:53pm on December 13, 2009, Izalixe Straightheart said…
definitely!! I'm zine starved!!
At 6:27pm on December 11, 2009, Izalixe Straightheart said…
Same here! Glad to be back in touch here :)
At 3:06pm on December 9, 2009, Korinna said…
hi shawn! thanks for finding me on here. arcata was ok, but i'm leaving tomorrow! send me your address and i'll send you a zine i just made. -korinna
At 11:21pm on November 16, 2009, Dave Roche said…
The rumors of me moving back to Portland are unfounded. However, I will be visiting around Thanksgiving. I get in late Tuesday night and leave Sunday afternoon. We should meet up some time between that.
At 7:39pm on November 6, 2009, Krissy Ponyboy Press said…
Hey, just realized I never responded to your email. I tried to do what you wanted and couldn't find a way. Sorry. The site is limited. Have fun!
At 5:33pm on October 25, 2009, Yvonne G. said…
hi! i just got "Better Looking Than a Blog: A Collection...Winter of 2007" and i've been reading a few pages everyday (since i got a few zines i try to read bits of everyday). i like your comics!

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