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Hi--I'm Laura-Marie. I live in Sacramento, California and have been making zines for 22 years now. I have a handful of zines available for trade. Just let me know what you're interested in and what your address is, and we can arrange something.

I have a mental health zine called functionally ill that's on issue 17.  I have a poetry zine called hat genius that's on issue 6.  I have an activist zine Demonstrators on Roadway.  I have an unsent letters zine called Fish Letters.  I have a gardening zine called Gardening is for Eaters.  And I have a few other zines too. 

You can read my blog at http://dangerouscompassions.blogspot.com/. It has links to many zine-related websites, which might interest you.

All my zines are available for trade, so don't be shy.

good wishes to all,


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functionally ill 10

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

I have a new mental health zine out, functionally ill 10.  It's about using the word crazy, what mad love means to me, how my crazy manifests, and how I feel about my best friend Arrow's self-harm.  Please contact me if you're interested in trading.



functionally ill 8 and ELM 50

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

I have two new zines out, mental health zine functionally ill 8: crazy, not stupid and Erik and Laura-Marie Magazine 50.  Both are available for trade! 



Erik and LM Magazine 49

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 10:36am 0 Comments

Erik and LM Magazine 49 is out--it includes poems, essays about delayed gratification and problems for which there are no legislative cures, a handful of reviews, and an interview with Erik. It's available for trade, so get in touch!

my overview of SF Zine Fest 2010

Posted on September 7, 2010 at 10:38am 0 Comments

I woke up excited! We drove to the Oakland BART station and parked. We

took BART to Embarcadero and then got on MUNI metro, N line, to Golden

Gate Park. First we ate Indian food for lunch. (I'd called my friend J

to invite her, but she was already having lunch with different


Then we headed to the zine fest! I was excited knowing that eventually we would run into Jen and MC of ButterSword fame. We entered the Fair… Continue

suicide notes

Posted on September 7, 2010 at 10:34am 0 Comments

I wrote suicide notes to friends and family in poem-form and published them in this zine / chapbook. Available for trade.

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At 7:09pm on July 23, 2014, Kari Tervo said…

Hi Laura Marie! Congratulations on another issue of Functionally Ill. Do you want to trade for Shards of Glass In Your Eye! #12 (just published yesterday!)?

At 6:29pm on June 12, 2014, fishspit said…

hello laura marie . . . fishspit here . . . you know that I adore your zine and collect them.  they are fantastic.  I would love a copy . . . I will trade but also send you a donation to keep it going.  I can't afford more than a couple bucks though.  but I got a new one out and i'll send it to you in trade.  remind me of your address . . . mine is 1304 175th pl. NE, Bellevue Washington.  I can't wait to read your new one. bless you for all you do for the mental health of folk.  also I think you should contact this new store in Tacoma Washington called the nearsightednarwhal . . . you can find them on the net.  they are good folk that are doing zines on consignment basis.  they ain't scammers . . . they are real good people.  think about sending them some of your stuff.

ok girl . . . I hope to hear from you . . .

fishspit out

At 7:57pm on June 8, 2014, Nina Rad said…

Hi Laura-Marie!

I would love to trade with you. I can send you both issues of my zine. i am interested in trading for Functionally ill #13 if that's okay with you. Would you like to message me your mailing address? 

Take care,


At 6:52am on August 2, 2013, Deirdree Prudence said…

Hey there...I'm working on creating a grandiose mental health comp zine & am looking for more mental health zines to review...would you be interested? I'd love to hear from you! Please contact me asap either message me here or email MCSunflowerJones@gmail.com - Functionally Ill really does look & sound amazing...

At 11:36am on July 12, 2013, fishspit said…

I received Functionally Ill #9 and it is fantastic. Everybody should be reading it!  I'm sending you and order for #1-#8.  I'll send a long a little moola to help with the copy costs and the postage.  I sent a long a few Wisebloods.  Thank you for what you do.  You are doing the world a great service with your zine.

Fishspit out.

At 12:26pm on May 13, 2013, fishspit said…

I would love to trade with you.  My zine wiseblood isn't specifically about mental illness, but it has lots of stories of my many trips to the psych wards and mental hospitals in my time.  Some stories funny some tragic.

My address is 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008. 

Send an address I can post some to you and if you do want to trade post some to me.

Thanks, Fishspit.

At 11:25am on December 1, 2012, 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. mailposht[.]gmail[.]com

At 6:47pm on October 20, 2011, Vanessa Berry said…
Would you like to trade? I can send you a couple of my zines for a couple of yours? Let me know your address. x Vb.
At 9:25pm on September 26, 2011, JawsForJesus said…
Oh wow, I should totally check this thing more often! Anyway, I will happily send you Antique Evals and I'm totally interested in whatever you have to swap.  Just send me a message with your address, and let's work something out.
At 10:35am on September 7, 2011, Virginia Shields said…

Thank you so much! I got your zine today, too. I loved it. I felt like I was going on the journey with you. It was fascinating! Thank you so much for trading!

P.S. Coincidentally, my boyfriend is also named Erik (he's the guy with the glasses in some of the comics)


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