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descriptions of my zines

shortandqueer #11: The best thing that happened today was… May-December 2008 - 2008 was a hard year, so this "best thing" issue felt more important than ever to be a reminder of all of the amazing things that have happened amid some really daunting challenges.

shortandqueer #10: The reawakening of my baseball fandom – The Phillies are the 2008 World Series champions! This issue documents Kelly Shortandqueer’s longtime baseball fandom including how the sport was central in his relationship with his dad, the amazing 1993 Phillies team, the 2008 postseason and Kelly’s longing for radical/queer sports space. This zine comes with a special insert: The original paper Kelly wrote in 8th grade called “Prejudice in Baseball”.

shortandqueer #9: The best thing that happened today was… January-April 2008 – Once again, Kelly Shortandqueer documents the best thing of the day. Shortandqueer 9 chronicles January-April 2008.

shortandqueer #8: I am not unreasonable – The most serious of the shortandqueer series, #8 focuses on Kelly Shortandqueer’s struggle with gender. This zine begins with a response to an e-mail that didn’t feel so good and is followed by excerpts from Kelly’s journals, dating back to 2000.

shortandqueer #7: Hello World! – Assembled for the Denver Zine Fest, Kelly Shortandqueer compiled some random pieces written for other zines as well as some new ridiculous stories. This issue includes irrational fears, his fifth grade birthday party, awkward and hilarious interactions with coworkers and more.

shortandqueer #6: Now that I’m a dude – After being out as a transguy for about a year and a half, Kelly Shortandqueer has had some ridiculous experiences. In shortandqueer #6, he write about how some things have changed in his life while others haven’t. Health, dating, co-workers, and weird interactions are the focus of this zine.

shortandqueer #5: The best thing that happened today was… (part 2) – This is a continuation of sq3, where Kelly Shortandqueer wrote down the best thing that happened every day. This zine mostly takes place in Chicago.

shortandqueer #4: The Coming Out Issue – This zine documents interactions Kelly Shortandqueer had with friends and family as he started coming out as transgender. Much of the zine is about his relationship with his mom, e-mails back and forth, letters, etc, that illustrate how far she’s come to be supportive. It also includes some pieces Kelly wrote for The Tranny Roadshow.

shortandqueer #3: The best thing that happened today was… – For 101 days, Kelly Shortandqueer wrote down the best thing that happened to him. This zine documents those best things, illustrating his sometimes silly, sometimes weird, sometimes boring and always geeky life.

shortandqueer #2: Things I like / don’t like – This zine was Kelly Shortandqueer’s attempt to get over his fear of drawing. In it, Kelly illustrates things he likes and things he doesn’t like.

shortandqueer #1: Friends are Important – Dedicated to his friends, Kelly Shortandqueer wrote stories about and included pictures of those folks who have been important in his life over the years. While the stories are about those friends, it also gives lots of insight into Kelly’s life.

Trans(in)formation – A resource zine documenting zines with transgender/genderqueer content or by transgender/genderqueer publishers. It includes contact information as well as excerpts from some of those zines.

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At 11:26am on January 7, 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 2:49pm on July 16, 2010, Joshua D said…
I totally miss you and I think I need to make a zine purchase from you as well. I dont want to miss an issue because I am not paying attention!
At 2:01am on January 3, 2010, Bradley Adita said…
At 9:01am on November 27, 2009, Bradley Adita said…
KS&Q!!!!!! indahowz!
At 4:26am on June 30, 2009, Kira Swales said…
Hey Kelly, thanks so much for sending the zine package! it made my week :) Trans(in)formation 2 was fantastic, I loved rereading shortandqueer in the bath and on the train and Im soooo happy to finally have a copy of piss and vinegar, its one of the best zines ever :D As soon as I have finished issue 2 of ETM it will be sent your way with love :) X
At 12:13am on January 25, 2009, Sticky Institute said…
Hey, your zines look really interesting and you've made so many of them. Please please please send some in to sticky because it would be wonderful to have them on our shelves. You can download a stockists form from our website and then mail it and up to ten of your zines (number 8 sounded especially good) to our mailing address. Just remember to take into account the exchange rate since we will sell them in Australian dollars and we take 20% commission from the sale price just to help run the store.
That would be awesome, everythings on the website, looking forward to seeing them in our mail box! From Melissa and Sticky
At 3:50am on January 10, 2009, Alice said…
Hello! I have read some of your zines, I can't remember where I ordered them from but I thought you may like to know that I thought they were fabulous. Looking forward to any others that you may do in the future. xo
At 1:13am on October 5, 2008, Gianni Simone said…
Ciao - I should check my library (I mean, the big box where I put all my zines) to see what issue(s) I have but I think I have old stuff. I'll let you know later.
At 8:59pm on September 14, 2008, Danielle Rodeo Warhola said…
It's been a year seince that amazing meeting and rad reading! Come visit seattle soon.
At 2:14pm on August 31, 2008, lauramarie said…
Hi, Kelly! Thanks for trading with me. I read shortandqueer #8 yesterday or maybe the day before, loved it, and reviewed it in my zine that's about to come out, Erik and Laura-Marie Magazine #44. I'll send it to you.

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