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February 2009 Blog Posts (65)

Review of the Flow Chronicles by the Urban Hermitt

I wrote this review a couple of years ago, but it was never published anywhere. Now I am posting it here.



The Flow Chronicles

The Urban Hermitt

Microcosm Publishing



I read a couple issues of the Urban Hermitt’s eponymous zine a few years ago and really enjoyed them, so I was excited when my partner sent me a copy of The Flow Chronicles, Hermitt’s first book. Like the zines, this book was super fun to read!



Hermitt writes about coming of age and coming… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on February 21, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Richmond Zine Fest 2009 needs more core organizers!

Richmond Zine Fest 2009 is currently being organized and we're looking for a few more people to help be core organizers. Core organizers are responsible for the logistics of the event: settling on a venue, date (which is already somewhat settled), as well as figuring out how to finance and promote the event, and taking care of any other smaller issues concerning the Richmond Zine Fest.



We're currently a group of 4 or 5 women who are friendly and get along really well. We individually… Continue

Added by Richmond Zine Fest on February 20, 2009 at 8:51pm — No Comments

#28 Is out.



I've left it at the following places:



Galaxy of Comics (saticoy and Louise)

Atomic Cycles (saticoy and Louise)

CD trader (Ventura & Wilbur)

Nathan's Tattoo (Sherman Way & Topanga cyn)

Cobalt Cafe (Sherman Way & Topanga cyn)

Scotland yard (as above)

Orange 20 (Helitrope and Melrose)

Bike Styler (Melrose and Highland)

Bike Kitchen (melrose and Helitrope)

Second Spin (Ventura &… Continue

Added by Paul de Valera on February 20, 2009 at 7:59am — No Comments

First blog post!

I'm not sure if I should have a second blog, since I already have one on blogger. Although not a lot of people read that blog.



I guess I should do a self introduction. Hi my name is Winkie, and I draw comics under various names. There are times when I am paranoid because I'm afraid of real life people finding out that I draw certain things and inevitably shock them too much, so I like using pen names. I have a one book per… Continue

Added by Wai Au on February 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

abc zine

I thought it'd be fun to join in on the abc theme zines and didn't realize just how hard it is to come up with ideas! i did come up with a list of songs (one song for each letter) that i like and that was even a difficult challenge. I'm working on it. I was hoping to have it done by tomorrow (by birthday) but that's not happening!! Hopefully soon tho! :)

Added by Melanie on February 19, 2009 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Calendar Girl #7 is Done and Waiting for You

The title says it all, friends! Either comment or shoot me an e-mail at calendargirlzine AT gmail DOT com if you would like a copy.

Numero Huit is in the works, but it probably won't get done until April when I am done school.
Srsly, I only have 6 weeks left of my first year of university. Where did the time go?!

Added by Louise Von A on February 18, 2009 at 10:59pm — No Comments

My Zinester Residance Diary in BROKEN PENCIL

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http://www.brokenpencil.com/





hearts &butcher knives,

h.… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on February 18, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

off to a good start

so regeneration #6 has been out for a few weeks now and it's been going so good. i've already sent out shitloads of copies and gotten some really great responses so far. it's made me so happy and i've felt more productive than i have all winter.



yesterday i did a second print run. i went to office max/copy max and the first machine i chose decided to gain a mind of it's own halfway though my copy session [printing more copies uncontrollably, printing double sided copies of the… Continue

Added by ashlee swanson on February 18, 2009 at 1:14pm — 1 Comment

Woo-hoo! New Zine World!

The new issue of Zine World is hot off the high-speed photocopier! (See details at the ZW website.) This issue is smaller than the last one, but that's only because the last one was so delayed it built up more content. I really like the cover art for this one; I think it looks totally rad. Tomorrow is my day off work, so I'll be working on stapling, taping, stuffing envelopes, etc., so I can get… Continue

Added by Jerianne on February 17, 2009 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Jordan- that little place between Iraq, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

Im so excited- my first time to the middle east. I know nothing about middle eastern culture. Im just hopping on a plane for 16-18 hours for shits and gigs. To make a long story short my family has the hookup for free tickets anywhere, thats one privilage i was born with. My adventure is definately going to be turned into a zine. I was wondering if anybody has been to Jordan who can tell me what to expect. ?

Update- was awesome. Thats all i can say right now, theres too much to say.

Added by Jessica Marie on February 17, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

It's Reclamation Time!

This is from a questionnaire I had to answer from BOOKLYN Artists Alliance, a book art project in Brooklyn NY. I wrote the response last year, in February 2008. It's basically about why I bother to write my zine, Shotgun Seamstress.



Shotgun Seamstress is a zine for people more or less like myself: Black, queer,

feminist, artist, musician, outsider. It is a zine primarily for Black people who

do not fit into white people's stereotypes of what a Black person should be, and… Continue

Added by Shotgun Seamstress on February 17, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Zine of the Future

When was the last time I made a zine? 2004? Maybe 2006? I don’t really remember. Well, all that’s about to change.

Added by Julie Sandburg on February 17, 2009 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Trades

I guess I am probably preaching to the choir on this one, but what happened to trading? Recently I have been met with a lot of people that dont want to trade their zines, and I can respect that I suppose. I am just confused...isnt that sort of what zines are all about? Is there some hidden wealth of money to be made in this and I just haven't been informed yet? As far as I have ever tried, even breaking even in the world of zines and comix is just an uphill battle. I have have seen my comix… Continue

Added by Adam Pasion on February 17, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

COMIX CATALOGUE IS NOW UP!

Wanna buy some wacky, dirty Underground Comix or original art from that drooling deviant, Dexter Cockburn? Just zip on over to: http://thecomixcompany.ecrater.com.

Added by Dexter Cockburn on February 16, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Shotgun Seamstress No. 3: MONEY IS FAKE

Hi there,

Just wanted to let everyone know that the third issue of my zine is ready! I haven't mailed it out to distros yet, so for the time being, the third issue is only available through me. Go to Shotgun Seamstress on MySpace to buy a copy.



Message me if you'd like to trade or if you don't have any cash.



Scans of pages from Issues 2 & 3 are on my We Make Zines page.



Issues 1 & 2 are currently… Continue

Added by Shotgun Seamstress on February 15, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Sandstone #25 out now

A tale about our travels to southern Utah (Capitol Reef Park), Mesa Verde Nat'l Monument, Tent Rocks in New Mexico, the Portland Zine Symposium 2008, and the Ochoco Mountains of Oregon. Photos, including a page of full color just so you can see the spectacular colors of the Southwest desert and Oregon's Painted Hills, a short, funny travelogue, and two pages of zine reviews.
Trade or $2 to: PO Box 5841
Eugene OR 97405 usa

Added by Ryan Mishap on February 15, 2009 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

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Inspiration seems absent lately, so I have joined this community. I could stand to make some new friends and share ideas.

Added by S. M. on February 14, 2009 at 10:08pm — No Comments

COMIX ART FOR SALE!!!!





THAT'S RIGHT!!!... Dexter Cockburn's original art is now available FOR SALE! Own a piece of perversion that you can display with pride! Please check out the LJ Art Gallery (dexter-cockburn.livejournal.com/23604.html) to see what's on the block!



Dexter's ALSO doing commissions! Commission Rates are available upon request. Please email your request to: thecomixcompany@gmail.com and we'll go from… Continue

Added by Dexter Cockburn on February 14, 2009 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Love letters to Irony...

Many years ago Love letters to Irony was going to be the name of the compilation of Brainscan zines... but that is not ever going to come out so I thought I would use the title for something. It is the name of my new blog type thing. You can find it here.



I have a livejournal that I have had for many years but it is mostly friends only. it holds secrets and exasperation and semi-filtered thoughts that fall out of my head. Love letters to… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on February 14, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

My Submission to Telling Secrets: A Body Image Postcard Project

The Topeka & Shawnee County (Kansas) Public Library's Sabatini Gallery is hosting an exhibit featuring photographs from the Book Girl Culture by Lauren Greenfield. The exhibit will run March 6 through April 17, 2009. Telling Secrets: A Body Image Postcard Project is part of the Girl Culture show.



I got one of the submission postcards at the Percolator gallery. (The Lawrence Percolator is the project space of the Lawrence Corporation for the Advancement of the Visual… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on February 13, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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