a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Started this discussion. Last reply by Giz May 21, 2012.
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."
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".
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