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January 2010 Blog Posts (75)

Socialism

I can't help but wonder what place socialism has in today's society, if any. Socialism is not definitive, but people have tried to pigeonhole it over the years. Who even cares about this shit anymore? I personally don't think it's good or bad; whenever I think about it I just wonder if it exists...

Added by Nick Kessler on January 31, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Hand Held Gallery - call for zines

Hi all, Hand Held gallery in Melbourne is calling for image based zines, mini zines, mini books, artist books to sell in our gallery 'shop' on consignment (25% commission on sales). Contact us at littleredfishy@yahoo.com.au for more info or post to/visit us in person at suite 18(upstairs) in the Paramount arcade, 108 Bourke street Melbourne,…

Added by Megan Herring on January 31, 2010 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

Festival of the Photocopier at Sticky


For further details look here

Added by Artists books 3.0 on January 31, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

finally!

New Zine World out this week... Details over here...

Added by Jerianne on January 31, 2010 at 11:45am — No Comments

Trial & Error

The first edition of Trial & Error is currently in the works;
Webspace has been added to compliment it, and to provide
companion material.

Added by Barry on January 31, 2010 at 7:52am — No Comments

have i told you where i've been, and the things that really matter?

I won't lie, I'm still buzzing from the single launch. Months of sincere effort has now produced something to be proud of. Although, when I say "effort", I mean I just rocked up when I was supposed to when I was supposed to. DJ NU put in the real hard yards, and I'm so grateful to have been a part of it.… Continue

Added by sandy on January 31, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Is Dungeons and Dragons Dying? Op-ed piece

This op-ed may find a way to a zine and/or newspaper (as you can tell by reading it, it's sort of written in layman's terms compared to how D&D fans might describe the situation) but until then, you can read it here:



IS DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS DYING?

By Nick Kessler

When most people hear the term “Dungeons and Dragons,” they immediately picture something to do with either computers or the internet, or if they’re really intellectual, a card or board game. However, Dungeons… Continue

Added by Nick Kessler on January 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

YOKO ONO IN "MY FAVORITE BEETLE" by Jason T. Miles, new in the Poopsheet Shop

Yoko Ono in My Favorite Beatle

Yoko Ono has spent the last 28 days in a residential treatment program for substance abuse. To occupy her time, Yoko has written, produced and performed a play about her spiritual malady. This comic is the definitive record of Yoko's spiritual awakening.



Written and drawn by Jason T. Miles (Thick Mutt, Kramers Ergot).



More information at the… Continue

Added by Rick Bradford on January 30, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments

oh wow, a whole section on blogs?

Hah. Spot the Ning noob. Only just found this entire section for blog posts. Woopsie.



Spose I should write a little bit in here. Been working on mélange #2. Almost 2/3 of the way through - hoping to have it finished in the next couple of months. Yeah, I know that's slack, but I like to take my time with zine projects - put some thought into them. Don't know if that comes across, particularly when the iterations of editing result in something minimal. But I suppose art is like a… Continue

Added by sandy on January 29, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

My Zine is Now a Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, that is correct. The Silk City Series is now a book, being published by Knickerbocker Circus Publishing, a small press out of Astoria, NY.



It's a collection of stories about the everyday lives of working-class people in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. The book has already garnered praise from publications such as Maximum Rock n Roll Magazine, who said "...the presentation is very beautiful and put together with an eye for the antique, forgotten, miserable and… Continue

Added by Eric Nelson on January 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Notes from a Hospital Bed in France by Lisa B. Falour (from "Going Postal!" #2)

Notes from a Hospital Bed in France



by Lisa B. Falour



By 1975, when I was a first-year art student (majoring in graphic design & illustration) at Kent State University in Ohio, U.S.A., I already had eclectic tastes with regard to art, music and literature. I was restless and very unsure of myself, but of one thing I was certain: there weren´t any magazines around to really interest and engage me. Lonely, nerdy, odd, and fond of correspondence, I became a “mail artist”… Continue

Added by Kris M. on January 29, 2010 at 1:34am — No Comments

Q and A with NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman (Musea E-mail Club #500

This effects all zinesters too.



Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the NEA, National Endowments for the arts, was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show 1/25/10. The guest host was Susan Page. I emailed a comment, Page read it, and Landesman answered it. Here's the exchange



Susan Page: Here is a question you may like less well. It's from Tom... It's an email from Tom Hendricks who identifies himself as the editor of the web magazine Musea and he says,



"The NEA should get… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 28, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments

I did it, I actually did it!

Hey zine kids! I am excited to announce that my blog is up and running! I’ve been working on it for about a month now, and I feel I’m ready to go public with it. I’m not sure how it will develop over time, but so far I have really enjoyed creating and writing it. Check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks so much. http://michelleaiello.wordpress.com/

Added by Michelle - Indigo zine on January 28, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

New ZINE NEED HELP!!! "PIZZA PARTY"

This zine is going to be a compiation of people's dreams. I have about 10 right now from different people, but it would be amazing if i could get any submissions from any of the great people on wemakezines

Added by Ashley Galindo on January 27, 2010 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:



This giant hit song was the first real smash to use the pitch correction software. Name it. Good Luck!



IS

Cher's 1998 mega hit "Believe". It sold over 10 million, hit number one on the charts and made her the oldest female artist at 52 to reach #1.

She didn't need the pitch correction or auto tune, but when the bonehead record execs wanted her to dump the cool effect, she refused. Sadly… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on January 26, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Update!

Put a new post on Adventures In Living! The posts are listed under the Rants and Notes section.

Added by Ro- The Apocalypse Girl on January 25, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

CALL ALL MY DAWGS #5 by Sam Gaskin, new in the Poopsheet Shop

Call All My Dawgs #5 by Sam Gaskin

It's fun in the sun with this issue's "Island Adventure" by Sam Gaskin (Pizza Wizard, Sugarcube). Inspired by children's manga about a clam and an alligator.



More info and sample pages at the Poopsheet… Continue

Added by Rick Bradford on January 25, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Call for Submissions/ Deadline March 1

I'm looking for submissions for a new compilation zine called Three Degrees: A Zine about Autism. I'm looking to compile essays, poems, photographs, and art about your personal experiences with or perspectives on autism. The name of the zine is derived from the theory that everyone knows a person with autism by... you guessed it... three degrees. I chose this title to reflect that autism can affect pretty much everyone.



I want to include submissions from a wide variety of… Continue

Added by Megan Allore on January 23, 2010 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

Sight seeing

Since first entering into the world of zines, just a little while ago, every time I come here I end up reading. I read forum threads, follow links and read more and that stirs thoughts, lots and lots of thoughts. It's kind of like being a tourist in a city you've decited to visit and then just end up staying because the city is just so completely absorbing.



Tonight was no different. I was going through the different thread discussions and came across the one about old and new zine… Continue

Added by Whitering on January 22, 2010 at 6:31pm — No Comments

The bottom of the jar as art

I'm working on my second zine. I came up with a name for the issue, peculiar landscape and was initally going to do an exploration on altered views, but the more I think about it the more I'm thinking that what the zines I create should be about is art. It's the one thing that I understand in my bones.

I do alot of writing, but it's mostly observations that have nothing to do with what any one else says or thinks, or political views although I have been known to be extreemly vocal as to… Continue

Added by Whitering on January 21, 2010 at 7:35pm — No Comments

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