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May 2009 Blog Posts (71)

The annoyance of being idle

Unemployment, a state of atrophy that rots the mind and depresses the soul. OK so I may be being a tad melodramatic but anyone who has been unemployed for a long stretch during this current financial F**k up knows that living off government benefits is no where near as much fun as an episode of Shameless may suggest. The constant searching for any scrap of the paid work, the feeling of uselessness and lethargy and, if like me you finished your degree last year, an overpowering sense of… Continue

Added by Daniel Cadwallader on May 5, 2009 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

Musea E-mail Club #471 Trends of the Art Revolution

Before this week's message, here is a link to my 60th video.

It is a very very short one minute video - a poem video! on youtube.


If there is anyone else who has experimented with poem videos, let me know.



One positive thing the economic slowdown has done is advance the art revolution. And even though it is a revolution without a title yet, we can see some general… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 5, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments


BECAUSE us girls crave records and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways.

BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other's work so that we can share strategies and criticize-applaud each other.

BECAUSE we must take over the means of production in order to create our own moanings.

BECAUSE viewing our work as being connected to our girlfriends-politics-real lives is essential if we are… Continue

Added by sacraWOMENto zine on May 4, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

New Issue of Ilse Content!

Ilse Content is one of my favorite zines. It has been around for six years and someday should get put in book form like Doris, Invincible Summer, or Cometbus- it's just as good as any of those. Until that day comes, we have a new issue out to satisfy our hungers. It just came out this week and I just put it up on the distro, you should check it out:

Added by Antiquated Future on May 4, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments


A bunch of new drawings for my latest project check out treesbeastsandhairythings.com for more info!…


Added by Marmalade Whale on May 4, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Musea Weekly Art Contest 5/4/09

The answer to, and winner (if any) for,

our last contest question of:

Name the first pulp magazine.

or first all fiction magazine (1896).


Argosy! It started out as an adventure magazine for boys and girls in 1882. Then shifted from a kids magazine to one for adults, and in 1896 it became the first all fiction magazine printed on pulp paper.

We had no correct answers

It seems y'all were lost in the jungle on this one!

I… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 4, 2009 at 10:38am — No Comments

Nomad X

Recaliming the co-opted Generation X, disenfranchised, nomadic. We will not be commodified! Features: music, fringe groups and forgotten people. Highlighting what the forgotten people are doing to reshape their worlds and reality. More to come.

Added by Debo Ellis on May 3, 2009 at 9:46pm — 1 Comment

I don't bite !

I'm new to this whole thing and i don't really know what to blo about so i'll post this awesome photography


I lve this one with all the jewelley and cool tipped hat pose. Kudos to this site

Last but not least, this awesome collage by… Continue

Added by Rebekkah on May 3, 2009 at 4:23am — No Comments

San Francisco & Oakland peeps: zine making workshop results

Here are arm wrestling experiments that mutated into singing and dancing adventures from the Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco jams as well as the Rock Paper Scissors Zine Workshops. The activity of making comics is a loner's world, and collaborations don't occur so often. It's a joy to be able to jam with other artists when the opportunity arises much the same way musicians jam.

I took an excellent and highly recommended animation…


Added by miromi on May 2, 2009 at 8:23pm — No Comments

zine history blog...kind of

I spent most of my freetime for the past month scanning old zines of mine and posting the pics on my blog. sddzine.blogspot.com its a personal history of my experience writing and reading zines. It was fun digging into my old boxes of mail, re-reading zines I hadn't read in 10 years (time goes by so goddamn fast) and thinking about how easy it is to loose touch with people. Anyway, if your interested check it out.

Added by Randy Spaghetti on May 2, 2009 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

Die Active Zine Meeting 1

Last night was the first meeting of the collective! A brand new group of artist coagulated together into an inky wordy blobby mess and shared their art ideas, skills and experience with each other. Check out the pics, I taught our first workshop [non toxic prontoplate printmaking] and we all created works for the zine!…


Added by lora northway on May 1, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

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