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Issue #110 of Slingshot is out now. 16 pgs. with a three color poster and lots of political articles, homemade art and ideas. 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA 94705 or email us slingshot@tao.caIssue # 48 of Absolutely Zippo is out. $1 plus postage (2…Continue

Started Apr 20, 2012


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reading will expand your mind

I work on two printed projects Slingshot & ABSOLUtELY ZIPPO. Sometimes i write or contribute content to random publications (Maximum Rock n' Roll, Social Meltdown, Radix, Dreams of Donuts, Asswipe, Gutter Soup, Hell Times, Boy Does High School Ever Suck, Big Duck Zine, Teen Punks In Heat, Tales Of Blarg, Hex...YOUR ZINE!!!)  I also help curate a massive zine library at home and at the Long Haul Info Shop. If you want your zine on the shelf of places in the Bay Area like Long Haul, Book Zoo, Thrillhouse Records or want suggestions for other rad spaces contact me


Issue #118 of Slingshot is now in production..

Issue #119 is scheduled for September of 2015 get us articles, art or info by the first week of the month


Issues #113,#114,#115,#116, #!17 and other recent issues of our newspaper are still available


 (send $1 per paper)

the 2015 Slingshot Organizer is hella available!!!

  Check out our website at slingshot.tao.ca/


Issues 48 & 49 of Absolutely Zippo are still available!!!

Issue 48 has 3 interviews with talented creative people. You could get one(from me) for $1(& 2 stamps).

Issue 49 has 127 fliers of various Bay Area events. It goes for $2 plus hella postage. You can get a copy from me or at Slingshot's distro at whoopdistro.org/ 

My address is

PO Box 4985

Berkeley CA



i like to trade zines, letters and compilation tapes. some of the old zippos pictured on this site are available as well jut ask for details


I can't see why zine people (many that I encounter in this site) can only be contacted through closed sites like face###K(etc) ...its as if they want a limited audience who are giving into the police/corporate state or something. I can imagine people don't want to publicize their home address, but really they are missing out by not exchanging letters. Getting mail from people you don't know ain't all bad. The five or so people I met thru this site has enriched my life....DIG...

(for more rants from dinosaurs refer to Bobby Madness page)

You can trace the daily counter culture happenings in the Bay Area by calling 510-BAD SMUT.  

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At 3:09am on December 24, 2014, Kari Tervo said…

HI Eggplant! When is the next issue of Absolutely Zippo? Please?!

At 11:08am on December 14, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

thank you for the nice review of new hearts new bones issue 14 in the winter edition of slingshot. slingshot is super inspiring i love reading all the different articles. i have gotten some requests for my zine also because of slingshot !! thanks so much (:

At 4:28pm on July 18, 2014, Cheering and Waving Press said…

pretty excited to let you know once again i have finished a new issue of New Hearts New Bones and i'll be sending you out a copy Monday (:(:

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Read it and Weep

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:26am 0 Comments

Preety cool images of zines


Heather Wreckage Art Exhibition and Opening PArty

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

                           OUT FROM THE WRECKAGE

                                           The Collected, Rejected, & Recent Works of Punk Artist Heather Wreckage…


2013 Slingshot Organizer Call for Submissions

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 10:57pm 0 Comments


The Slingshot Collective is hard at work on the 2013 Organizer. We are looking for submissions in cover art and written features. The deadline is fast approaching--the weekend of August 3rd 2012 we're laying it out. So what are we looking for?…



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