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Lubomyr Tymkiv left a comment for Monstress Zine
"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
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Oct 30, 2011
Monstress Zine commented on Filka's group Showcase your Zine
"Hi-- I just reprinted Monstress 3. It's the Werewolf Issue and it's been out of print for a couple years now. It contains some short comics drawn by me, reviews of werewolf movies (up to 2004), crazy faux fan fiction and testimony from…"
Oct 27, 2011
Monstress Zine commented on Hannah Neurotica's group HORROR ZINES
"I have finally reprinted issue 3 of Monstress. This issue is all about werewolves and has short comics (drawn by me), reviews of werewolf movies up to 2004, testimony from French werewolf trials and some fake fan fiction. You can get it from my etsy…"
Oct 27, 2011

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I'm a Michiganeer who lived in Canada for a long ass time. Now I've returned to the Midwest. I like Lake Michigan, industrial splendor, fireflies, monsters, bone, ice cream mochi and black sesame caramels. My current zine is called Monstress. I've been making it since 2001 and am on my 11th issue. Each issue is organized around a different monster and then has related material--homemade pulp fiction, comics, letters, movie reviews, historical material.

Some other zines I've made: MadCow 1-10; Bacteria!; Life On Mars: A Bacteria! Comic; Seize the Means of Production; Tuebor: The Michigan Zine; Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love; In the Cultural Gutter; Color All Monsters! Coloring Book. You can see Monstress and some of the other zines at etsy.

I've run a lot of zine workshops for girls and young women and I also put together the zine component for Queer Reflections, a multimedia biography project for Queer seniors.

I also write about comics for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to disreputable media and genres. I've been the Gutter's publisher since October, 2007.  We have a book, published by Carnegie-Mellon University's ETC Press! You can follow the Gutter on Facebook , Twitter or Tumblr.

I've read twice for John Crye's You Will Not Make It In Hollywood podcast. If you'd like, you can hear me read "Frank Miller's Hot Gates" and "Godzilla vs. MechaRealism." Guess which one features me with a cold. John's a member of Fewdio, a collective that makes horror shorts. Watch'em here. And I've provided illustration for a reading of "Herbert West, Re-Animator" on Monster Island Resort Podcast.

As if that's not enough, I write about movies for the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness Blog and was editor of the 2011 blog. (The 2011 Midnight Madness Blog is here), have written for Teleport City and am an agent of The Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit.


I'm also freaked out to be an editor for Jim Munroe's comics, Therefore, Repent!, Time Management for Anarchists and Sword of My Mouth.

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Posted on October 27, 2011 at 3:08pm 0 Comments

I can't believe how long it's been since I updated things here. Since I last added photos or wrote, I've provided illustrations for a reading of "Herbert West, Re-Animator" at Monster Island Resort Podcast. (You can look and listen here: http://0316bfc.netsolhost.com/blog/?p=923). I had some of them made into postcards, which I'm selling at my Etsy shop.

I'm hoping to be able to start making more Monstress again, now…


365 Zines A Year Reviews Monstress 8

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 6:15pm 2 Comments

365 Zines a year did a very nice review of Monstress 8: Malfunction. (aka, The Robot Issue). Read it here:


H.P. Lovecraft Birthday Sale!

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 12:15pm 0 Comments

Today is H.P. Lovecraft's Birthday and I'm having a sale at my etsy shop! Today only (until 12am Eastern), Cthulhu-themed zines, prints postcards and even the Cthulhu Super Fun Pak are on sale! With prices this low I must be mad!

Items are already marked with their sale prices, so there's no PayPal refund back and forth, just click and go!

some sale items...

Cthulhu Super Fun Pak:…



Posted on June 18, 2010 at 11:45am 2 Comments

I am back in the USA and have a new address. I also have some new ideas of the artsy-fartsy variety. Hopefully, I can get my studio set up and the, bam, ART!

Bringing More Wrong

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 11:56pm 2 Comments

I can tell that somewhere deep inside me I've already begun "Good Night, Cephalopod." I've already got the text and have been kind of stuck on the drawings--and distracted by life. But I'm getting that drawing feeling. This will be my second zine done entirely in colored pencil.

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At 5:25am 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 2:05pm on July 28, 2011, Christopher Friend said…
I'm interested in finding a zine in need of artwork. Can you recommend any? My drawings can be seen on http://chris.michaelherring.net/ or on my Mars Newsletter on www.blackpetals.net under the Mars Newsletter. Thank you for your time and consideration. Thank you.
At 12:38pm on January 9, 2010, Matthew Mu said…
I haven't read any of your zines in ages. How may I acquire recent issues?
At 4:53pm on January 6, 2010, kami said…
i'd forgotten how dumb and fun that movie was!! will start working on next issue soon - wont be so long 'tween em this time (i hope)
At 10:31am on December 23, 2009, Katie said…
WHAT? You edit Jim Munroe's work?! That is so cool. I saw him speak at the Underground Publishing Conference several years ago and have followed his projects and writing online ever since. What a smart dude he is. Thank you for making friends on here. If you'd ever like to trade let me know. Your monster drawings and Day of The Dead lino cut are lovely.
At 9:57pm on November 25, 2009, Nick Cato said…
Hey---thanks for the befriendment!
At 3:02pm on September 29, 2009, Matthew Mu said…
Especially when they are also made of boxes.
At 2:49pm on September 29, 2009, Matthew Mu said…
Thanks! I made it ages ago when I lived in Vancouver. It never got any more finished than that sadly. I only have the dinosaur-head hand left. Though by "have" I mean "is in a box somewhere and maybe it will arrive someday."
I have plans to make robot hands for halloween though.
At 7:08pm on September 2, 2009, kami said…
if you ever come across any of them stamps... or even zombie boxer stamps :D
At 3:13am on September 2, 2009, kami said…
so bad zombie movies remind you of me? :) - working on a new ish now - will send it yr way when its done... more of a punk rock/low budget issue this time...

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