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April 2010 Blog Posts (59)

Podcast Interview with New FreRentCommunity and Freeschool Volunteers

Hello. Below you will find a new podcast and online radio broadcast of an interview with some new and some current Freeschool, Olympia FunCo-op, and Peace Communities volunteers and interns at a volunteer meeting on April 20th, 2010. We prepared to help with our Artswalk Art exhibit later in the day and…


Added by Freeschool Community on April 20, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Junk Drawer zines in an environmental themed art show

A couple of my Junk Drawer zines are currently in an art exhibit about mass consumption and the environment. It's taking place at AE Studios LIC, in Queens, New York. If you can't make it to the show, you can still see most of the artwork on the site for Art for Global Justice, which is the group that organized it:

Added by Eric Bartholomew on April 19, 2010 at 10:33pm — No Comments

My inability to do anything that even vaguely pertains to my interests lately is crippling me in a lot of ways. Everything just sort of has this kind of dismal feeling hanging over it... and I'm not …

My inability to do anything that even vaguely pertains to my interests lately is crippling me in a lot of ways. Everything just sort of has this kind of dismal feeling hanging over it... and I'm not really sure what to do about it. Continue

Added by Weepy Gonzales on April 19, 2010 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

Check your WMZ arts smarts with weekly quiz

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

Name the world's largest display of art. Good Luck!


The Nazca Lines, gigantic drawings carvwd into Peru's Nazca Desert floor by the Nazca people…

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 19, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

It takes courage to grow up...

Hey my names Nicole, I live in Adelaide, Australia (for now). I’m a socially awkward person, I’m currently studing film photography. I collect Records and old cameras. I love music, mixtapes and mail art, baking cupcakes, taking photos, live music, and my typewriter. I keep a visual journal, I'm vegetarian, I have tattoos, a cat named Chetta-Bob and the best friends in the world.

I recently started a per zine called ‘It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.’ containing my… Continue

Added by Nicole on April 19, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Blogspot Frogstomp

that title doesn't relate a whole lot to what this blog is going to be about, but it should really just be a short note because it won't be long. anyway, i've finally got my blog up and going, it's connected to my everyday personal blog so i guess any peeps can look at that also and read into my angst and adventurs, haha. but yeah, this is the url for my zine blog!

www.chasehotairballoons.blogspot.com :)

Added by Heard on April 16, 2010 at 11:08pm — 2 Comments

submissions wanted for d.i.y. or don't we? #2

DIY or Don't We? is a zine about doing things together as friends, families, collectives and communities. Planning is underway for the second issue. Would you like to contribute? The deadline is June 30, 2010.

Ideas for contributions include stories about what community means to you, skill-sharing/how-to guides for collaborative activities, experiences with solidarity and allyship in working against oppression, and thoughts about do-it-yourself ethics as they relate to… Continue

Added by nicki sabalu on April 16, 2010 at 6:35pm — 4 Comments

Ning passing around the collection plate?

One of the other NING networks I'm on just send out a mass email saying that NING is planning to switch to paid membership only- I couldn't find any announcement in the NING blog though. Does anyone know if this is true?

ETA- Yep, it's true. NING is phasing out free service. Read about it here - http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/ning-update

Added by Ro- The Apocalypse Girl on April 16, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Looking for artists to join us at our monthly contemporary art,craft,design and fashion fairs

We're looking for stall holders for our next creative fair as part of Salfords music festival Sounds From The Other City on May 2nd.

We're taking over the whole of Bexley square which is on the main road (Chapel… Continue

Added by Cheap Zine on April 15, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts and good luck

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

He was was both an actor in his family group, and their business manager. He was the first in Hollywood to get a percentage of a film's gross receipts as part of…

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 14, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Fanzine Ynfytyn 12 out


Fanzine Ynfytyn 12

24 page quarter-sized zine 50p/$1 + postage


*An interview with myself that soon turns into book recommendations

* Haiku ode to Papa Hemingway

* Guide to collective nouns for birds

* My days of selling software to the nuclear industry

* Monthly lists of small…

Added by Emma Jane Falconer on April 14, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

My zine, mélange, and what the hell I was thinking.

Heh, I'm a turd. After doing not very much promotion of mélange #2, I've started work on mélange #3. Yeah, the mood found me. I feel more confident about, well... myself, what I want to say, and how I want to say it.…

Added by sandy on April 14, 2010 at 3:35am — 2 Comments

Call for submissions to Absent Cause #4: Surviving

The new issue of Absent Cause zine will focus on surviving. Some possible topics are:

  • Your personal story of survival

  • The repercussions of surviving emotional, physical and sexual abuse

  • Surviving under a classist, anti-poor, racist, sexist, anti-queer and fat-phobic system

  • Sex work and survival

  • What should be the role of social-justice activists and organizations in personal survival issues?…

Added by redguard on April 13, 2010 at 11:18am — No Comments

Call for submissions- Good Sex/Bad Sex issue 2

it's that time again.... i want yr sex stories! the steamy, the saucy,
the raunchy, the nasty.
i also want the sad, the messy, the ones to laugh off, the ones you want to forget...
basically, i want it all.

issue two is aiming to be twice as big as the first!
feel free to submit multiple stories!


xo-miss nico.

Added by Nico. on April 12, 2010 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

Musea E-mail Club #507 New Musea out plus excerpt

Musea Reader, the April/May issue is out.

This issue has 3 parts. Two for your health, and one for the health of music. The first "LARRY"S SUGAR PILLS" is a one act courtroom 'drama'. See if Larry ends up in jail for selling his miracle…

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 12, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

SMILE, HON, YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE! deadline, upcoming events and more

SMILE, HON deadline, upcoming events and more

BALTIMORE, Md. – From the bathroom to the boardroom, local literary zine Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! seeks your waste-related stories,… Continue

Added by Eight-Stone Press on April 12, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments

job opening at ZW HQ

Zine World is looking for an art director. You would be involved in creating Zine World's new design, responsible for the layout of each issue, and coordinate with people submitting artwork. Must have experience with Adobe InDesign or similar software.

Volunteer because of your passion for zines, because you want a free subscription to Zine World, or to boost your design experience for your resume. Just get in touch.

Added by Jerianne on April 12, 2010 at 6:18am — No Comments

inaugural zine award at Mackay

Inaugural zine prize at the Libris Awards was won by Gracia Haby for her works:

Postcards from... A key to help make your own world visible, A vagary of impediments & a sneak of weasels, and …


Added by Artists books 3.0 on April 12, 2010 at 12:32am — No Comments

Driving Blind #4


Driving Blind #4 - quarter size - 54 pages.

I write about my town, my first (and only) job - and my dad even wrote a story about the habits of Jersey geese. It's very cut-and-paste, and I swear it's more interesting than I make it sound. You can buy it at my distro - everything is alphabetical, so just look under A-F zines.…


Added by Erin H on April 10, 2010 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

The Op Shop

There is a Junk Drawer display at the “The Opportunity Shop” in Hyde

Park in Chicago.

The shop is a temporary experimental project space. It is located in a former Hollywood Video store that has been totally redone as a community art center.

The Junk Drawer set-up was created almost entirely out of stuff found at

the space: sets of drawer, and display racks that were previously used

for DVD’s. Zines are for sale, and there’s a drawer full of odds and

ends you can… Continue

Added by Eric Bartholomew on April 10, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

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