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Lubomyr Tymkiv left a comment for ray k
"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 5, 2013
ray k commented on Matthew Mu's group Midlands Zinesters
"If I make a zine between now and then I might come. Which means I almost certainly will not. "
Jan 3, 2012
ray k commented on Matthew Mu's group Midlands Zinesters
"The last time I did any kind of zine was, um, ages ago. I think maybe June. I feel like a Charlatan. Coventry. Does anyone know anything good about Coventry, aside from Taylor John's?   Also, hello n00bs."
Nov 8, 2011
Sarah Beth (Ellipsis zine) left a comment for ray k
"I would like! drop me your address and I'll stick it in the post this evening How's tricks and all that?   SB"
Aug 15, 2011
ray k commented on Matthew Mu's group Midlands Zinesters
"Yea, someone else should chime in. I wonder what happened to the others. If it carries on like t his we might as well mee tin Halesowen..   Derby's not amazing. It's got some sort of film gallery/archive or something, but I;ve never…"
Apr 19, 2011
ray k commented on Matthew Mu's group Midlands Zinesters
"I'm up for travelling too, I suppose we could go to Cov but I don't really know the place well at all. Notts is always good. I suppose there's Derby, but is anyone here even in Derby?   I'm definitely open to suggestions."
Apr 14, 2011
ray k commented on Matthew Mu's group Midlands Zinesters
"No Londoning for me. I am all hell of broke :( You going down?   I dunno, I'd vote for Brum cos I live in Brum and I am selfish and lazy. I wonder if we could use a room at We Are Birmingham? If it's sunny we could go hang out with…"
Apr 13, 2011
ray k commented on Matthew Mu's group Midlands Zinesters
"Should we have another meet-up soon? It's been AGES and the sunshine is lovely."
Apr 11, 2011
riotgrrrlaz commented on ray k's event Editions of You Zine Fair
"If only I lived in Canada..."
Mar 9, 2011
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Editions of You Zine Fair at Oxford Castle

April 9, 2011 from 11am to 6pm
 Zinesters from across the land unite in a beautiful striped marquee in Castle Street Square, Oxford, ten minutes walk from the train station. The fair runs from 11am - 6pm, and entrance is free.As well as perusing and purchasing exclusive and limited edition zines and music releases, there's a zine-creating workshop and a one-time-only Mixtape Consultancy for all your mix-making woes. plus DJs and live music.Any zine-makers, handmade-music-makers or distros should get in touch to book a…See More
Mar 9, 2011
ray k commented on ray k's event Editions of You Zine Fair
"Booo, Canada!"
Mar 9, 2011
Matthew Mu commented on ray k's event Editions of You Zine Fair
"Sorry, I'll be back in Canada."
Mar 9, 2011
ray k commented on Matthew Mu's group Midlands Zinesters
"There's a zine fair in Oxford on April 9th! um, I'd post a link but I forgot to Copy it. Anyway, the event page thingy is on my profile and atbles are still available from £10!   Matthew, how's the Brum thing going?"
Mar 9, 2011
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Mar 9, 2011
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Editions of You Zine Fair at Oxford Castle

April 9, 2011 from 11am to 6pm
 Zinesters from across the land unite in a beautiful striped marquee in Castle Street Square, Oxford, ten minutes walk from the train station. The fair runs from 11am - 6pm, and entrance is free.As well as perusing and purchasing exclusive and limited edition zines and music releases, there's a zine-creating workshop and a one-time-only Mixtape Consultancy for all your mix-making woes. plus DJs and live music.Any zine-makers, handmade-music-makers or distros should get in touch to book a…See More
Mar 9, 2011

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I'm not sure what I'm doing.

[I deleted this part...]

Anyway, I've been into zines a bit since I was a kiddie, made my first zine at about 14/15 I think, it was obviously shit. My next effort was when I was 17, it was noticeably better but not so great. Then at around the same I did a perzine (before I knew what a perzine was) which got a much more positive response.

I didn't really do anything (zine wise) for a long, long time. I'd been trying to make music and putting on gigs. When I found myself unable to put on gigs anymore (cos I lived in the least gig-friendly place I've ever been to in my entire life) I got very restless and encountered some brilliant zines. I started making my own using the name I'd used for my original perzine City Sacker because I couldn't think of a better name.


At the moment, all zines are free, trades would be lovely though. Always printed on recycled paper except for HORSES! which due to dull and boring complications was not.

Currently available:

Badges!
City Sacker
Never trust a man in a cravat (Alex James)
Melodica

HORSES!
A 16 page a6 perzine about my irrational fear of horses. Various colour covers, hand-titled, stitched seam, each with a production date inside. The horsey on the cover was drawn by me but is copied on each zine cos I'm so lame at drawing.

City Sacker # 8: Nancancercatdeath (Reprise)
Another edition of my super-tiny minizine (1xa4 folded to a7). CS #7 didn't happen because too many horrible things went on (I wrote and destroyed it),so this is the most recent installment of uber-misery, meant to bea taken with a large pinch of salt.

CS #2, 3, 5 & 6 are also still available.

Optical Devices
Rantcore to the max. On (permanent?) hiatus cos I'm conscious of coming across as a total prick in this minizine. Directionless diatribes against established politics, also some of yer favourite lefty demi-gods; I'll take 'em all down. Also medittations on somantics. Maybe.
# 1 &2 exist, perhaps. If you ask nicely.

City Sacker and HORSES! are available from Caramel Distro in London (free with any order), and from gigs in Birmingham, and sometimes other places. Or of course, direct from me. It's always free.
Optical Devices is a4 folded to a6 which so far has only been available at 2 nights in Birmingham, the most recent being ATTA Girl., or direct from me. Again, free.

My proper zine is no longer happening cos I can't afford to printit,hence a blog: http://www.biteyrlip.blogspot.com Yea,yea, i know, I'm a sell out, whatever. Follow the linkif yr intesrested in The Icicles, The Carrots, Paul Stapleton (comics, Anal Beard, Pog), Incredible Weapons, vegan cake and lord only knows what else.

I'm heavily into DIY and indiepop, I'm vegan and am at least highly receptive to anarchist ideas, and possibly am an anarchist, who can tell? Emma Goldman does it for me, the Lucksmiths do it for me, social organisation without hierarchy does it for me, dancing to twee pop does it for me. Sunshine, comics, red wine, Milky Wimpshake and autonomy.

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At 5:38am 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 9:41am on August 15, 2011, Sarah Beth (Ellipsis zine) said…

I would like! drop me your address and I'll stick it in the post this evening

How's tricks and all that?

 

SB

At 2:43pm on March 9, 2011, Michael Duckett said…
Hi - I'm organising a different event so won't make it to the zine fair, but have you thought of linking it in with mini comics day which is, coincidentally, april 9th! just do a web search for international mini comics day. The newcastle event listed is the one i'm putting on.
At 1:38pm on August 10, 2010, lauramarie said…
Hi again--no, I haven't seen Horses and would love to. Tickled you'll send me things. My address is the same. As for knowing it's your birthday, on the website's front page, it says whose birthday is today. Lots of good wishes to you too.
At 10:05am on August 10, 2010, lauramarie said…
Hey, Ray K--long time no talk. Happy birthday.
At 3:03pm on April 7, 2010, Lee Taylor said…
Haha you mean the CIB shop..? They phoned me today saying they had money for me to collect and I was like "woop!" and he was like "...it's only 75p..." Just imagine my dismay...I had to laugh though. Did you give 'em zines?
xox
At 4:09pm on April 4, 2010, Lee Taylor said…
Hey,
just checking you didn't get killed or arrested yesterday..? :)
xox
At 4:08pm on March 25, 2010, Lee Taylor said…
Yeah I was wandering all three floors around Debenhams for a while but then just as I was thinking of asking someone, I found it! It's opposite H&M, near the doors to the Bull aaaaand...they ARE taking zines. They took 5 of Larry issue two on sale or return for a quid-a-pop :)
And my Easter break starts next week too so 'zine organisationfication' sounds awesome :)
xox
At 4:55pm on March 24, 2010, Lee Taylor said…
Yeah yeah, I was thinking of popping in and seeing what it's like. Im supposed to be going up Brum tomorrow so I'll have a peek.
Do you by any chance mean that you've put it somewhere so safe that no one will find it...not even yourself? I hate it when that happens hehe.
xox
At 4:06pm on March 23, 2010, Lee Taylor said…
Yeah? Awesome; whereabouts is it? Did you say it's by Debenhams or something..? I need to pop up at some point I guess...
Haha okay yeah, anything. Oh and I wanna badge! :) did you read it yet? Abolish Restaurants I mean.
xox
 
 
 

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