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March 2009 Blog Posts (57)

Art Swap

In other swapping news, fellow ^Happycat^ member Jade Blood is hosting a general (-not just zines-) swap for her exhibition in May. If you would like to swap some art for art, have a look at her blog for more info.

Added by M Thunder on March 14, 2009 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Upcoming Fair

The next fair I will be attending as part of ^Happycat^ will be on the 28th of this month in Newcastle.
We are hoping to get some zine swapping going on, so bring along your zines and swap them with some of ours!
Full details can be found here.

Added by M Thunder on March 14, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Candy Box is ready!

I am going to the copy shop soon after writing this post to make copies of Candy Box, my new zine in which I rate twelve varieties of candy (mostly chocolate) that my friend Carolyn sent from the UK. I am planning on pink covers, which is exciting to me. I will post photos soon.



This zine will be of most interest to folks who love candy and/or those who live in the UK or will visit there. I am asking 75 cents for it, but I would REALLY like to trade for it.



This one's… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on March 14, 2009 at 8:51am — No Comments

Vintage LOW HUG issues permanently marked down in Etsy shop

Shop now for vintage LOW HUG issues in the Syndicate Product Covert HQ Etsy Shop!

(Because "vintage" sounds so much better than "old".)

Added by Aj Michel on March 12, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Woot !blog post?

I have never really have attempted a blog... but I guess this is beginnings...



I would describe myself as pretty boring, and lately I have been trying to spend as little time on the internet as possible. Right now, I am supposed to be starting a Claes Oldenburg style artist manifesto based on a picture I took (Trust me, as interesting as it sounds its so far from it....); however while going to retrieve said image from my e-mail, I noticed i had a message from this… Continue

Added by Dharman on March 11, 2009 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Only 24 left

Hey zinesters! I have only a couple dozen issues (outta 200) left of Mongrel Zine #4 + CD comp. Buy one now... I'm not printing any more!

www.mongrelzine.ca

Added by Mongrel Zine on March 10, 2009 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Second Strengths Rhyming Blog

Whip grows and knows
it's highs and lows
it's strengths and strengths

and so Whip shows -
that when you're new
and being true
the things we do
are all for you.

Whip is printing it's SECOND issue 'living in places' at the moment.

From strength to strength
Whip goes and grows.

Added by Whip-ette on March 9, 2009 at 2:36pm — No Comments

odd like a 2 dollar bill

I get such a kick out of it when people send me $2 bills for ordering Zine World. I just can't bring myself to spend them on banalities like postage. I've traded out a couple for $1 bills (from my non-zine funds). I usually keep one in my wallet, just for emergency cash. (And it has to be a really tight emergency before I will spend it.) I've put one or two into my son's 'special money' piggy bank. Occasionally I'll use one for ordering another zine. Feels right to spend it that way.

Added by Jerianne on March 8, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

NUMBER TWO OF FAT GRRRLZ! is out

completed and ready for delivery, y'all!

Added by brandi lee on March 8, 2009 at 2:52pm — No Comments

ZINECORE RADIO PANEL DISCUSSION: WANNA BE ON IT?

i'm thinking of doing an episode all about what it means when we say "the zine community." and do you actually FEEL PART of this so called "zine community?" DO you feel alienated? Do you feel it is to politically correct? do you feel like there are cliques? do you feel accepted and free to write about any ol' thing you want or do you worry about people calling your work offensive or not politcally correct? do you feel like the 'zine community' is your home? why? I WANNA HEAR YOUR STORIES,… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on March 7, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

I have done SEVEN episodes of ZINECORE RADIO. I would like to get this to an even 10 before I kiss it goodbye. So if you would like to be on one of the FINAL THREE EPISODES EVER of ZINECORE RADIO get…

I have done SEVEN episodes of ZINECORE RADIO. I would like to get this to an even 10 before I kiss it goodbye.

So if you would like to be on one of the FINAL THREE EPISODES EVER of ZINECORE RADIO get in touch!



zinecoreradio@gmail.com



past episodes



www.blogtalkradio.com/thezineshow



once the 10th episode is done I will put the 10 hours worth of zine talk radio on a disc and it will be availible to buy for cost of materials and… Continue

Added by Hannah Neurotica on March 7, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

work in progress

i just laid out the first 6 pages of All Things Ordinary #1. This is a big night for me because this will be my first zine since March of 2004. This is also my first quarter sized zine. Thus far, i have done 2 full sized, one half legal size, and one half size zine (in that order). I doubt i will ever make another full sized zine, but i really liked the half size and half legal size formats.



The big excitement for me with quarter sized is it… Continue

Added by Derek Neuland on March 6, 2009 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Review of The Chainbreaker Bike Book

This review originally appeared on the Feminist Review blog.



The Chainbreaker Bike Book

by Shelley Lynn Jackson and Ethan Clark

Microcosm Publishing



This “rough guide to bicycle maintenance” is really two books in one.



The first half is a bike repair manual, with which the authors strive to “serve many people, from the very beginner to a decent mechanic who just likes to geek out...” I found the how-to instructions accessible, written in a way that is… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on March 6, 2009 at 7:01pm — No Comments

I finished my very first zine!

I am excited to finally have made one. After reading lots and lots of zines, I had decided (long ago) that I wanted to make one...But I never did. I don't know where the inspiration came from, but I finally started it while at work on the train the other day. For some reason it took making neat-o layouts for the text to get me to actually do the writing. For some odd reason I couldn't "prepare" what I wanted to write about. Thats why my zine is sort of a mix of completely random and unrelated… Continue

Added by Veriria on March 6, 2009 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

Lola and the Cartwheels distro is now available ONLINE!

You can now buy from the Lola distro online with paypal!

I'm gradually adding on more stock over the weekend so keep checking it out!

http://www.lolaandthecartwheels.webs.com

This is also our new special website where you can find info, listings, news, pics and the distro, hurrah!

NEWST ARRIVAL: Shotgun Seamstress issue 3

xxx

Added by Em Ledger on March 6, 2009 at 3:24am — No Comments

MIXTAPE ZINE ISSUE 8 HAS LANDED

The new issue of Mixtape has hit my letterbox and excited me just a little too much. I've stuck it up on my Online Store for all you shoppers out there..........



"This is a beautifully crafted zine. Since its humble beginnings, Mixtape has grown from strength to strength. What began as an exciting project between two crafty females from Melbourne has become a very professionally printed, full colour zine that is still all about DIY and a strong love of art.



Issue 8… Continue

Added by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on March 5, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

COTL5

Issue 5 of Colouring Outside The Lines will be out in June (the launch of it is co-inciding with the first Colouring Outside The Lines art exhibition - yikes!)

This means that Issue 4 will go out of print in June too, so if you want a copy, grab one before then!
Issue 4 is currently available via the RAG distro (Ireland), Cherry Bomb Distro (UK/NZ), Manifesta Distro (UK), and online at etsy and dwanda and folksy - see my page for linkage!

Added by Colouring Outside The Lines on March 5, 2009 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Two Lanes!

My name is Veriria and I've been playing on the internet back when it was just bulletin boards and external modems. However, I somehow totally missed out on Zines somehow. Born in 1982, I've been a child of the computer since around age 5. My father was one of the privileged few (because he was in high management) to get the first commercially available computers, laptop computers, the BRICKS (cellphones) and all that throughout his career with his job at Amtrak. I don't know what I did to piss… Continue

Added by Veriria on March 5, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Seattle area zinesters- we need you!

In conjunction with the Zine Librarians Unconference coming up on March 14th and 15th at ZAPP, we are having a zine reading at Cafe Allegro on Saturday, March 14th at 7pm. We need more readers! Now's your chance to read shoulder to shoulder with Alex Wrekk of Stolen Sharpie Revolution and Brainscan fame and genius barber Zach Mandeville of Funwater Awesome zine! If you're interested, reply here or head on over to the zine librarians unconference wiki to sign up.…

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Added by Kelsey Smith on March 5, 2009 at 11:29am — 3 Comments

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