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"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…"
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Back in the middle '90s I was working a boring job, where I developed photos all day long, and I would get so bored listening to the same Paul Simon tape over and over again that I'd draw my own strange versions of people's vacation pictures and baby photos. This evolved into a little pamphlet I meant to send to my longtime pen-pal TC, but before I put it in the mail, it occurred to me that I'd just made a zine (and photocopied it in secret on the work copier), so I sent it in to Factsheet 5.

That was the beginning. That zine was called Bottom Feeder, evolved into something called Palimpsest for one issue, and then I stopped. I didn't have a crummy job anymore, and I wasn't a bottom feeder anymore, so I didn't know what to write about.

The dormancy of many years passed in 2004 when I decided to make a new start and try making things again. I met a book-artist Japanophile and we took a sake-and-Kit Kat-fueled trip to Tokyo. When we returned, we cobbled our magpie travel journals into a zine.

These days, I make handmade books under the name superdilettante, make weird boxes, restore ancient papyrus, and repair circulating copies of Dianetics at my day job in the library of a major research institution, and dabble around in philately and alternate reality with a bunch of weirdos.

You can find my recent zines, Your Guide to the Patron Saints of Regret, The Indifference of Places, and You Are Here at places like Microcosm and Quimby's. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to bother with an Etsy store.

I'm so glad this site exists! Thanks, Krissy!

ETA: Gianni's info reminded me that I neglected to include my snail mail address! Shame!

PO Box 4 1 1 5 5 3
SF CA 94141

These days I'm swamped, and it may take a while for me to respond, but I *will* respond!

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Posted on September 14, 2008 at 12:34pm 2 Comments

I just got my most recent order from Paper Trail Distro in the mail, and spent yesterday feeling under the weather but curled up under an afghan reading zines. Zines like "Love Letters to Monsters", "Glossolalia 11", and "Keep Loving Keep Fighting 8" make me feel so acutely the positive charge of really good writing.

Often with zines, I feel sort of left out if the zinester is too strident about living punk or sXe or politically radical. I understand that one of the most important… Continue

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At 11:16am 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 12:01pm on December 9, 2010, Pamela Gerard said…
Thank you for the encouragement--I do have the idea.Now to work.....
At 5:38pm on August 18, 2010, james harris said…
hey id be interested an anything you have laying around.
At 11:29am on August 13, 2009, Clint Marsh said…
What's up, SuperD?

At 2:21pm on January 24, 2009, timothy said…
i can't remember if we ever corresponded -- i had a different name back then, too so you wouldn't remember anyway. but i remember your zine for sure!
At 4:11pm on October 17, 2008, Mae said…
I've been waiting for the rain too. I'm tired of this hot weather! I want to wear pea coats and thick stockings!
At 2:28pm on October 14, 2008, Androo Robinson said…
Not really; it's just that I have the day off and I just found out about this whole thing yesterday, so I gotta lotta time to mingle at the moment. But seriously, you ARE my hero. (PS: Spellcheck doesn't like "lotta", but it accepts "gotta".)
At 11:18am on October 14, 2008, Androo Robinson said…
Hooray! My hero!
At 11:47am on October 4, 2008, Gianni Simone said…
Well, right now I'm trying to find my way around here. I see there are some interesting discussions going on. When are you coming to Japan again? Is the mail art book going on well.
At 2:16pm on September 4, 2008, Mae said…
Hi there! ;]

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