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May 2010 Blog Posts (64)

New Stock + 20% off Sale!

Hullo everyone! We have some new zines in store - An Unedited Mind by The Force of Nature, Volthair #1 and #2, and Damaged Mentality #1 and #2.5. We also have sketchbooks, notebooks, and notecards by eef-ink and will soon have notecards and pendants by Juanita's Adventures! Check them out at http://fluxxii.com/

We also have a 20% off storewide sale on the website, check out the main page for more details!

Added by Fluxxii on May 11, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

First Zine :]

I've been trying and trying and trying to get some form of zine out of my mind and into the copier and I finally did it!

It's about the way I see life and the things that influence me. Music, comics, books, newspaper clippings, and short stories, photography, sketches and whatever the hell I feel like putting in it.

I don't really know how this trading thing works, so feel free to help me out! I'm already working on my second Issue which will come out at the end of the… Continue

Added by Dayna on May 11, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Musea E-mail Club #509 Jeff Potter On Publishing, Zines, and more

Dear Reader,

Jeff Potter wrote a great and elegant reply post on the social website, We Make Zines, about zines, book publishing, art, and why he, and I and others are advocating for more fairness and changes in the arts and media. I asked if I could reprint it, and he said yes. Here it is uncut. I hope you enjoy…

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 11, 2010 at 10:02am — No Comments


So, I told Yvonne that I would write a zine completely in Portuguese and I did!
It's called IDGAS - ID, the Freudian term for the crazy, wild side of you and GAS because it's fuel. A mini-zine to fuel your wild side! I think this is a really good tagline!

But really, the title didn't even arise like that. IDGAS stands for I Don't Give A Shit.

Anyone who is interested in the zine, get in touch!
I can always make a translation :)


Added by Tania Martins on May 11, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Join the Growing List of Artists Against Arizona's SB1070

As the editor of Absent Cause zine, I want to invite my fellow zinesters to join in this important protest and boycott of Arizona's racist, anti-immigrant law SB1070. Please consider adding your name to the list of endorsers and voicing your opposition to the law in the next issue of your zine.

redguard / Greg



Join the Growing List of…


Added by redguard on May 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

zine reviews

I've started reviewing zines again on the blog, sddzine.blogspot.com send it in, I'll review it and send you one in trade.

Added by Randy Spaghetti on May 10, 2010 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments


Just to say that now I have made copies and am up for some trading :)

* ARMY OF HER #1 - mini-perzine (3 copies)
* ARMY OF HER #2 - mini-perzine (4 copies)
* GRRRL POWER #1 - mini-powerzine (6 copies)

Hope to hear from you!


Added by Tania Martins on May 10, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Help Brownsville have an art/zine fair :) vote forfunding


please vote for that idea once a day. it only takes a sec to register and vote. help us have a zine/art fair here in brownsville. Thank you!

also, help us spread the word by telling your friends and family to vote too. we greatly appreciate it. thanks!

So I have applied for the pepsi refresh thing last month and my idea finally got approved. The…


Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on May 9, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments


I've just got back into zines after a ridiculous amount of time. I was inspired by Hannah of 'Not Lonely' zine.

Back in the day (when I was a fairly hard core Manics Fan) I used to write a zine with my sister called "Love In A Make-Up Bag" which was a mixture of poetry, music and general rambling.

>My new zine is a perzine entitled 'If Things Don't Alter They'll Stay As They Are". Issue 1 - 'Behing Blue Eyes' is… Continue

Added by Mcmurphy on May 9, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Female Empowerment

I know this is meant to be a blog post, but I can only hope that someone reads it.

I am trying to start another mini-zine (my other mini-zine is a perzine called Army of Her) called Grrrl Power and it's all about female empowerment. I feel that with the everyday bombardment by the media, women are feeling more and more isolated as higher and increasingly impossible standards are expected of them, as well as, not being expected to succeed. Really self-contradictory.

Anyway, I… Continue

Added by Tania Martins on May 9, 2010 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Friday Release of Online Single Shake Shout Go / Sleepwalk

Two-fer Online Single Release. Done in the Post-Bands style… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 8, 2010 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Erik and LM Magazine 47 and functionally ill 7 are out

I am happy to announce that functionally ill 7 is made. It's about my mental health taking a dive, going back on Abilify, and what radical mental health means to me. I talk in detail about a crisis and about the shame associated with suicidal ideation.

Erik and Laura-Marie Magazine 47 is out too. It includes essays on quitting facebook and the six years I played bassoon, book and zine reviews, a list of Kitty's recent…

Added by lauramarie on May 7, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Runx Tales #1 & #2 and Sick are now in stock at False Start!

That's right! More new zines at False Start!

First is the amazingly powerful Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness edited by Ben Holtzman. You can read the review and purchase it here.

Also in is the amazingly funny Runx Tales by Matt Runkle! These full size comics are superbly gay and laugh out loud funny. Matt's style of drawing combined with tales of growing up gay in rural Idaho, life as…

Added by False Start Distro on May 7, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Another Rant for Bear Pussy about eating disorders. fuck em'

"They call you dirty names They fill your head with shame"
-andrew jackson jihad
i spent two years of my life bent over toilets, in front of the mirror, on scales, on treadmills, on diet pills. At age 14 I got a homeless man on Michigan Ave to buy me diet pills at GNC. I NEED TO BE THIN i…

Added by Ashley Galindo on May 6, 2010 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Bear Pussy Issue dos. one rant thats gonna be in there

"just because the world is so goddamn full of rape , does that mean my body must be a source of pain?"-Bikini Kill

in small town Mexico, " tienes un novio?" a middle aged dark man slurs, i say no. I'm 11 fucking years old, do I

have a goddamn… Continue

Added by Ashley Galindo on May 5, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hi everyone, here are the further details of the 6th Annual London Zine Symposium! on Saturday 29th May 2010 :: 12pm-6pm The London Zine Symposium brings together zines, small press writers, radical…

Hi everyone, here are the further details of the 6th Annual London Zine Symposium!

on Saturday 29th May 2010 :: 12pm-6pm

The London Zine Symposium brings together zines, small press writers, radical press and comic creators to celebrate DIY and zine culture.

Held at: The Rag Factory, Heneage… Continue

Added by rhagfyr on May 4, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Too good for kids.

After ten years of messing about with some very dark matter indeed there is a certain irony that a little while ago a US production company approached illustrator Lawrence Elwick and myself, expressing an interest in producing a series of books featuring a character we had been enjoying making up stories for called 'Lil' - a little girl who never speaks but goes off on some very cool adventures.

And to this end we've just started…


Added by Paul O'Connell on May 4, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments


When a Stranger Calls a Friend of a Friend

International illustrators and drawing artists are encouraged to apply to When a Stranger Calls a Friend of a Friend: a visual survey of cross-cultural parallels in contemporary legend and the performance, transmission, form and function of modern…

Added by Ryan Ringer on May 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

WMZ weekly art quiz - test your art smarts on some tough questions - good luck

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

We all know the saying about how those who can't say nice things shouldn't say anything. Well that's not the original quote but you know the one I'm talking about. The question is who first said that? Good Luck!


Not a person but a talking rabbit, a cartoon…

Added by Tom Hendricks on May 4, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

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