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how long can you really expect to get a trade back ?
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Hey, I'm Giz from Beausoleil, FR
I'm in punk and zines, both since 2002-03, but I've only started to do my own zines in 2009. well, I helped to fold the music zine of the collective I was in years before but wrote only ONE lame pop punk review... I do write a bit more since then. I'm an anthropology student at the university of Nice and work on a master on zine trades. I am also interested in librarianship, and criticism of tourism/local politics. You can get pretty much all the issues of cheaptoys still in print from me (as bus stop press) or on the fight boredom or syndrome de galilée distros. you can also get the most recent ones at les fictionautes in Nice, FR, Sticky Institute in Melbourne, VIC, Portland Button Works, Quimby's in Chicago and Boxcar Books in Bloomington, Indiana. In person these zines are "prix libre" or pay whatever you want, but these places will most likely put them between 1 and 2€$£. I think we should trade anyway.

Just to make sure, Cheaptoys are text-heavy bilingual zines, french & english and they're not each other's translation either. It is usually 50-50 but I guess the latest review in maximum rock'n'roll is true : "to get it all, you got to either read the two languages or like google translation a lot."

zine-o-graphy :

2012 Cheaptoys #10.5 (fall) collection of things written for other zines. (2009-2012)

2012 Cheaptoys #10 / the Triumph of Our Tired Eyes #2 : 48p paris, holland, saint-louis.
2012 Cheaptoys #9 : 34p france, scholar punx, DIY media, biking in nice, berlin.
2011 Cheaptoys #8 : 58p US tour, G20 in nice, above & beyond : greyhound.
2011 Cheaptoys #7 : 40p french riviera, collections, london, grasse.
2010 Cheaptoys #6 : 48p bloomington, IN, in between coast tour with imperial can
2010 Cheaptoys #5.5 : 32p zine trades, pittsburgh, bloomington
2010 Cheaptoys #5 : 42p italia tour, letterpress, movie, scene
2009 Cheaptoys #4 : 32p small-town, vegan cattering, shows ethic
2009 Cheaptoys #3 : 32p split w/ Social damage #1
2009 Cheaptoys #2 : 20p w-e at la fanzinothèque, comics, essay
2009 Cheaptoys #0 : 16p reviews, interview of the Cheerleaders

2012 Sweating Pepper : 16p a zine for hot sauce enthousiasts

I wrote 24h zines, do cut-n-paste art for flyers and record booklets & did contributions to a bunch of other zines including Fight Boredom, Dirtbag Travellers, le Photocop, How to Write Dirty, Basements & Living-Rooms and Neurones. I'm trying to collect all the pieces that have been published (but mostly not) by other folkds into one single zine. Also, I edit a callendar for DIY events in the french riviera. It's called "Plus d'Excuse".



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At 6:34am 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 9:55am on April 12, 2012, Katie said…

Hey Giz! Thanks for letting me know. I'm glad the letter and zine made it to you, at least! I hope you're doing well. I'm glad to be back in touch with you, I'd let too much time pass. I wasn't in a ziney frame of mind for a few months there but I'm feeling it again. :) It's nice. Warm wishes, hope you're very well.

At 4:24pm on April 5, 2012, mistrettazine said…

I'm interested in ordering your zine! do you accept paypal to be paid?

At 4:39pm on March 9, 2012, Fernanda Meireles said…

Great! My email: fernandaameireles@gmail.com . So, have you finished your research? Are you close? Cécile told me you also play bass - so do I. Let's talk!

At 10:25am on March 9, 2012, Fernanda Meireles said…

Ça va, Giz? Jái parlé avec Cécile Guillemet, de la Fanzinothéque de Poitiers a prôpos de ta recherche. Ma français est un peu bizarre, mais je voudrais parlé de ça avec vous. Je sui Bresiliénne et jái recherche la communication entre zineiros díci pour correspondence. Vous avez une iddee de comment je poux trouver le libre de Anna Poletti? A bien tôt!

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Cheaptoys reviewed !

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 2:03am 1 Comment

ok, here are some reviews, by Amber of Fight Boredom/Culture Slut

Cheaptoys #4

Although the majority of this issue is written in French, Gizmo has used a few pages to practice his English. As it happens, I use his zine to practice my French. This issue is mostly typewritten and laid out cut and paste style. Giz writes about being vegan in France, which is a rarity, and cooking vegan meals for local show-goers. This made me happy because I actually just went to a show last week… Continue

Awesome evening in Aix-en-provence

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments

I already wrote few pages in Cheaptoys #2 about la Fanzinothèque birthday party, and a lot of people could count it better than me, but last week-end was really awesome, and not so far away (from me !). Mort-né fanzine from Aix (south of france) put out an event with all the artist from the zines, in the Baba's bar.

Even if I think that, most all the people were not zinesters, or maybe don't really now what a zine is (who does ?) It was a really… Continue

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