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April 2011 Blog Posts (55)

WMZ art quiz - test your art smarts

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

This major major rock group had an accordion player. Name that rock and roll group and its accordion player.
Bill Haley and The Comets. The accordion player was Johnny Grande. Here's a cool photo. http://www.rockabillyhall.com/Extra.html#grande
I had no eligible winners. Seems y'all didn't THINK around the clock…

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 16, 2011 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Dangerous Truth #1 Now Available, #2 forthcoming

My new zine "Dangerous Truth (pt.I)" is now available, and #2 should be finished by the end of the month.  Unfortunately, I do not have photos of it yet, but I can tell you about the content: 24 pages w/ inlay and bookmark, subjects including my experience with DIY gaming, Dungeons and Dragons,mental health issues, and writing culture.  I'm really looking looking to trade, but will offer them for $1.50 cash if you want to buy them (by mail only).  Send me a message or email me at…


Added by Nick Kessler on April 16, 2011 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Call for submissions: When Language Runs Dry #4

“Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for more than six months.  It is often mysterious and goes undiagnosed, but can stem from injury, illness, surgical complications, or can be an inherited condition.  Because it is a condition that is invisible, pain often goes without treatment or validation.  The chronic pain experience is not just about physical sensations, but also has serious emotional and social implications.”  From WLRD#1
We want to hear your perspective on…

Added by Meredith Butner on April 15, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Poems Written in Early April

Poems Written During Early April 2011

There are some Moon poems here. Someday I'd like to do a collection of all my Moon poems.
Some nights
   are dark
and some have
   a Moon
2.  The Woman's Lament
the petals
of the flowers
he gave me
are falling
this umbrella
is stuffed with wind!
Mother and…

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 15, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Tree story

So I was at a store earlier because I needed a 500-pack of paper to draw on. I noticed that the regular paper was 5.99 and the 30% recycled paper was 7.99.

This first thing that popped in my head was that 'someone' was profiting on the fact that people might want to buy recycled paper. Shouldn't recycled paper be CHEAPER? I don't know all the manufacturing techniques but I just figure that it costs more to turn a tree into a piece of paper than it does to recycle old paper into a new…


Added by Lane on April 14, 2011 at 12:02am — 2 Comments

Letter to a friend #2

Can I call you my friend? Maybe we don't know each other very well, but I still consider you a pretty cool person, and you've always been nice to me. You probably wish that I would leave you alone when we're on the bus together and you have to study, but the thing is, you always put up with our forty-five minute conversations on your way to your partner's house. Sometimes you even show me pictures from your many overseas trips, and this is something I really appreciate. I've had something…


Added by Rochelle M. on April 12, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

portland zinefest mayhem

you know,we're only 11 minutes into the proposed madness boycott-(and i'd also like to note we havent sold a single comic in that time)and i've already thought of another reason to boycott,or womencott my comics-they incite violence.i'll tell you what happened,and you can judge it like judy.okay,last year at the portland zinefest,i came down to steal some beer and ideas.everybody was there-katy crazy,tree friend lee,zero and even joyce hitler and the chaos musketeers.so,anyway,i was chillin'… Continue

Added by bobby madness on April 12, 2011 at 1:29pm — 3 Comments

Letter to a friend #1

There are all sorts of trite things I could say about not having seen you in forever, or the usual things people say when they miss somebody they used to hang out with almost everyday, but honestly, none of that would be appropriate when it comes to our relationship. Certain things remind me of you, and every once in a while, I do actually miss you, but honestly, I am relieved that you are over a thousand miles away. It's been about three years since the last time I've seen or heard from…


Added by Rochelle M. on April 12, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Megasecret to Common Knowledge

When I first starting reading and making zines (A whole nine months ago) it was a super secret. I gave my mom a heads up so she wouldn't put throw out mail that was addressed to Inertia and shared the ones I made with a totally cool librarian but that was it. No in my life one except the totally cool librarian (And I guess her boyfriend) ever read my zines. I don't know why I felt such a need to keep it a secret.


But I did. When I would collect crap to use as backgrounds or…


Added by Becky the Evil Flower on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

the BOYCOTT continues

well,this blog,possibly one of the best blogs on wmz,has a new mission.after much speculation and thought,i've decided really that,after close examination of my self promotional,sick twisted and fucked up comics and zines,the time has come to take action against me.that is why i am proposing a boycott of my own zine.there are several reasons nobody should ever buy my zines.honestly not that many people buy them anyway.but thats not enough-no one,anywhere should ever buy any comics or zines i…


Added by bobby madness on April 12, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Send Stuff

Looking for mail art!


Send me some creative postcards! (I make my with thin cardboard from food boxes cut into the right size)


If you send me anything, I will send you something.


Send to:

P.O.Box 567

Kingston, NH



I'm always looking for things to include in my zine. Pictures, quotes, instructions, jokes, anything.


Don't be afraid of using profanity, adult content, drugs, alcohol, or fart…


Added by Foxy Moron on April 12, 2011 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

It starts somewhere.

I guess I have always know of Zines existence, but wasn't ready for them yet. I would pick up some of the larger titles about music at a Newbury Comics when I was in that area, but beyond that, I was unaware of the complete awesomeness of the underground publications. By the time I was ready for Zines and their experience, I couldn't get my hands on them and didn't know where to start.


My love for mail and mail art sent me to Swap-bot.com. There I spent all of my money and…


Added by Foxy Moron on April 12, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

April Distro Update!


Angry Violist #3 (Zine) ($3)- The latest in this great little zine all about non-classical string instrument fun.…


Added by Antiquated Future on April 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Small Deal is a big Aggravation when Corporations can't admit being wrong


My sister and I both have a guilty pleasure of watching Celebrity Apprentice and then comparing notes.  Sunday, after watching for almost two hours - the climax of the show was coming up - the culmination of two hours invested in watching - and THEN -
NBC local affiliate in Dallas, Channel 5, broke in with a tornado warning. The weather man gave a warning about a possible tornado, then repeated it over and over, and played around with graphics for about 10 minutes.…

Added by Tom Hendricks on April 11, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments


man,i hate to say it,but i'm glad i got a distributor.i mean,shit,i wish i was all grass roots and dirty socks,pushin' my shit on tour,but,you know,i've like opted out for someone(i dont know exactly who,i assume he/she is cool)to,like,sell my shit here and abroad,so they can help  get the message out,that,like,madness is a cool artist,and,he should do your album cover,because he's cool.i mean,i feel like a sellout and shit,for real,coz i'm not out there kicking ass like joey ramone,on the… Continue

Added by bobby madness on April 11, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

high on burning photographs #6, out now!


oh yes. with a lovely cover drawn by the lovely jen cooney.(sorry the picture is sideways, i don't know how to flip it)

this issue is more sad/despairing than most of the zines i’ve done. i wrote about:

my time working at child protective services (trigger warning), trauma stewardship,…


Added by ocean on April 10, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Sometimes I'm Dreaming #5

Sometimes I'm Dreaming #5 is now available.


(38 pages, black & white, 1/4 size)



Added by Lisa W / Sometimes I'm Dreaming on April 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Comix yonder!

I live in Vancouver BC and I'm new-ish to the zine game. I am here because my hermit impulse is to photocopy a dozen of whatever I got going and then retreat back to the darkness, fondling my toner-smelly pages and giggling with satisfaction while eating a victory dinner of peanut butter toast and getting crumbs all over everything.


But it occurs to me that zines are best shared, not used as coasters, toast-holders, or spider-whackers.


So it would be good to…


Added by Danielle Patrick on April 9, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

I cleaned out my zine collection again.

And I'm selling the zines I don't read anymore, it's in a priority mail envelope. It is stuffed with lots of zines!


5.00 shipped.

Added by Mae on April 8, 2011 at 3:14pm — 3 Comments

Almost Gone!

Just realized there's a long list of things about to go out of print and/or out of stock and maybe a little 'last chance warning' was in order. There were so many I forewent the descriptions and just provided links, please forgive my haste.


7 Minutes in Heaven…


Added by Antiquated Future on April 8, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

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