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March 2009 Blog Posts (56)

MY COMIC

Hanson, a failed Spec Ops sergeant with a chequered past and a head full of demons, has been transferred to Crowley Island, an abandoned goverment centre where the dead and the damned feed on the living. Crowley Island was once a Necro-research facility. Hundreds were maimed and killed in the government’s quest for occult knowledge. Until one day, they succeeded in opening a Door. But what came through wasn’t what they had hoped. It was Hell. And now the only thing standing between that and the… Continue

Added by Lara Phillips on March 31, 2009 at 2:20am — No Comments

its been awhile...again

the other day i finally got off my ass and mailed out eighteen packages of zines to awaiting traders/orderers (including folks from the mini zine swap here on we make zines) as well as just some friends, all of the motor city kitty club members, and a few distros. its taken so long due to being snowed in for about two weeks in january, broke til february, then totally busy due to djing twice a week, school, two jobs and a social life. and maybe a tiny bit of procrastination. i'd gotten some… Continue

Added by Bri Zine on March 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Stolen Sharpie Revolution video!

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Added by Alex Wrekk on March 29, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

BUY SOME ZINES TO HELP A KID!

From March 29 to April 30, 100% of the money I receive from sales in my etsy shop will be donated to Arjay, a little boy in my community who needs a life-changing operation. Visit babyarjay.com for more details. PLEASE help me support this sweet baby by buying a zine or two!

Added by Sabrina on March 29, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

a rainy day in cincinnati

green potato stamp



things have gone a little crazy here in my little corner of the world. i spent the last few months caring for my very sick doggie, and he finally lost the fight against his body and the medications he was taking on March 15. in all that time, i pretty much dropped offline, and i'm slowly trying to catch up with emails and things.



i've still got a… Continue

Added by nicci mechler on March 25, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

PREORDER Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2 NOW!

Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2: a DIY guide to zines and zine culture is ready for PREORDER!







Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the ultimate guidebook to all things zine related. This little red book is stuffed with information about zines. Things you may know, stuff you don’t know and even stuff you didn’t know you knew for the beginner to the experienced zinester. Stolen Sharpie Revolution consists of how-to guides on a variety of topics from layout to… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on March 25, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The PEN Protest

Karl Wenclas, the main person behind the organization of the Underground Literary Alliance, has started a PEN Protest at



http://www.penpetition.blogspot.com/



This from the petition page:



PEN was created as an organization to protect and defend dissenting, outcast, and marginalized writers. PEN American Center makes this its mission-- except in America itself! In these economic hard times, impoverished writers shut out by the monied academies and conglomerates… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 25, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

Shotgun Seamstress in ColorLines Magazine

I sent my zine in to ColorLines magazine for review and they were nice enough, and interested enough, to publish my article about photographer Alvin Baltrop online. Go here to check it out: www.colorlines.com.



Also, they're gonna run a little one-page thing on Shotgun Seamstress in their July/August 2009 issue.



For those of you who've never heard of ColorLines:

ColorLines has been the national newsmagazine on race and

politics since 1998. We tell stories from… Continue

Added by Shotgun Seamstress on March 24, 2009 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Favorite line

My favorite line encountered while cataloging zines today

"Show me a man wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, and I'll show you an asshole."

Added by Clint on March 24, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

ISSUE 8: TERROR!

It's out now, actually it's been out for quite a wee while now but for all those who don't live in Melbourne Australia, gimme a buzz if you want some top-shelf smut delivered to your door.

Added by Girls With Guns on March 24, 2009 at 7:32am — No Comments

Mishap #26 is Out and Left Behind after the digital rapture

Hi,

Hope all is as well as can be. I finished Mishap #26 and had it copied up a couple weeks ago. It is 24 pages, half book reviews. There are bumper sticker reviews, a story about how punk teachers should learn from the hippie teachers of the seventies and eighties, and a look at two crimes--one involving a bomb and the other a backhoe. Trade is best, $1+stamp. PO Box 5841 Eugene OR 97405, usa



I turned 35 last month and I've been doing zines since 1992 turned into 1993. Before… Continue

Added by Ryan Mishap on March 22, 2009 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

GreenLight #5: A DIY Guide to Cleveland

Just finished the newest GreenLight, which is a DIY Guide to Cleveland. GL is usually a sustainability zine, but we felt like we needed a guide to everyone's favorite Cleveland spots. If you're living in the Cleveland area or are visiting soon... or just want to know more about some Cleveland gems, this is for you! I'm up for trading or you can order it at loralovesohio.etsy.com.

We also just launched a new website, which is pretty sweet! Check that out at greenlightzine.org!

Added by Lora on March 22, 2009 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Thank you Eli Roth! xo





"Ax Wound is my favorite critical horror magazine. The articles are intelligent, funny, insightful, and incredibly entertaining. These girls know their gore, and they make you want to re-watch all your favorite films with a whole new perspective. I love it and highly recommend it to any horror fan." -Eli Roth

"Well, it's about time! What a pleasure to see a genuinely feminist… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on March 21, 2009 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

Mini Zine Call Out for the Distro!!!!

Hi all,



I'm looking for some mini zines for my distro. Currently, most of the stock is 1/2 size but I'd like to get some smaller things (1/4 size or 1/8 size). Little comics, little how to guides. little zines!!!!!!!



The distro is online at www.zines.bigcartel.com and on my blog www.zines.wordpress.com. I've been getting HEAPS of orders online lately and having those smaller zines… Continue

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on March 19, 2009 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

grumbles

my mail man delivers my mail at 5pm everyday. on days when i am at work til then it's fine because i don't really miss the mail, but now that i am waiting on new zines in the mail everyday, i get anxious on my days off and really want the mail to come NOW NOW NOW. and then it finally comes and there is still nothing in there. ihave gotten zero zines in the mail.



i have ordered one and traded two others. one is coming from london so i don't expect it for some time but the others?… Continue

Added by CocoaPuss Zine on March 19, 2009 at 2:48am — No Comments

Lots of New things in the Distro!

Well, there’s plenty of excitement abrewin’ on my end. New deliveries each day………eeeep!!! Here’s the stuff that’s online now and trust there’ll be more to come - (I still need to put up this AMAZING bird-related comic journal from Melbourne, which came highly recommended from Luke Sticky & a new issue of Zine World & more things from Sandy)



Musicological Review Quarterly … amazing..written by a wonderful Sydneysider named Sandy



The Cat Who Lost Her Whiskers … v… Continue

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on March 18, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments

My First-in-the-world Big list of best new music from all over the world, is growing

In a world of misses heres a 100 Plus HITS!



Readers,



Have you had a chance to look at the latest print issue of Musea (#167 Mar.'09)? It's the big best-100-new-music-of-the-entire-world, music list issue. It's been getting a lot of notice from ... well all over the world. The London Symphony Orchestra sent me a nice e-mail, thank you - they made the list for their Youtube Symphony Idea, and so did a video by the Trons, an all machine combo from Australia. Plus much… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 18, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

Girl of my zines and a preview to the zine librarian (un)Conference Nobody Cares About You Stupid Zine Podcast Episode

I found this at Z.A.P.P. this past weekend in Seattle when I was up there for the Zine Librarian (un)Conference. I thought my fellow zine enthusiasts would appreciate it too.



More about my trip up to Seattle for the (un)conference can be found here.



Also, if you haven't listened to our zine podcast called… Continue

Added by Alex Wrekk on March 18, 2009 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

paper trail distro news march 2009





learning to leave a paper trail zine distro



NEW ZINES IN THE CATALOGUE:

* "learning good consent," edited by cindy ovenrack, is an exhaustive compzine on the topic of giving & receiving consent in physical & sexual situations. a must-read for anyone who is having or wants to have physical relationships with other people!

* "high on burning photographs" #4… Continue

Added by ciaraxyerra on March 18, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

Seeking friends for a flier trade~

I pass out fliers/promos/pins with all of my distro orders and I am starting to run low again.



Please send any promos for your zine, distro, creative project, etc:



Sweet Candy Distro

c/o Sage

PO Box 1833

Dallas, GA 30132



I will gladly get them out and about for you! I'll send you some Sweet Candy promos in return ~



Thanks in advance,

Sage



Sweet Candy… Continue

Added by Sage on March 17, 2009 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

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