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June 2009 Blog Posts (92)

Xerography Debt #25 Now Available

Xerography Debt #25 is now available! Microcosm has copies and is currently
distributing to their usual retail outlets. To learn more go to:
http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/2693/

Added by Leeking Inc. on June 24, 2009 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Awesome evening in Aix-en-provence

I already wrote few pages in Cheaptoys #2 about la Fanzinothèque birthday party, and a lot of people could count it better than me, but last week-end was really awesome, and not so far away (from me !). Mort-né fanzine from Aix (south of france) put out an event with all the artist from the zines, in the Baba's bar.

Even if I think that, most all the people were not zinesters, or maybe don't really now what a zine is (who does ?) It was a really… Continue

Added by Giz on June 24, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

black light diner distro update, june 2009

Hey, this is just a heads-up on the new zines and comics available at Black Light Diner Distro!









HIGH ON BURNING PHOTOGRAPHS #4 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ocean's personal zine is a text-heavy meditation on such topics as sobriety, coming out, tough girls, and voluntary spinsterhood, all wrapped up in a scrappy cut-and-paste layout. The highlight of the zine, for me, is an incredibly moving… Continue

Added by Erica S. on June 24, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

Almost gone!

Just noticed that there are only a few issues left of the first issue of Basic Paper Airplane and thought I'd put that fact out there. It comes with a totally weird mix CD and a fully functional paper airplane.

Also noticed that we're also down to our last copy or two of:

Ilse Content #6…

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Added by Antiquated Future on June 24, 2009 at 12:54am — No Comments

A wee bit annoyed

I got "Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2" in the post today, through the CornDog distro. I love it; from the size of it, to the content and the way it's laid out. It's a gorgeous book and I can see it being useful for quite a while.



But, there was one sentence that rather annoyed me. It's on page 57 and is the last sentence: "They are also a great way to keep your parents from reading your mail." I'm a parent. I'm 48 and my daughter is 22 and I would never, ever dream of opening her… Continue

Added by Eunice on June 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Musea E-mail Club #476 Suing Your Best Cusomers (music biz)

Readers,

I want you to compare these two news articles:



http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Jury-rules-against-Minn-woman-apf-510228957.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=



The first "Jury Rules Against Minn. Woman in Download Case" tells about how one woman was fined $1.92 million for file sharing. She 'willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs' and is fined $80,000 per song! This award is an outrage. Can you imagine anyone doing less harm,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 23, 2009 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

Marked For Life #5 - mini zine!

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Marked For Life #5

8 pages/Mini size

by Sage



Sage writes, "I created a text heavy mini that deals with my thoughts on self-censorship, social anxiety and the attempt (and sometimes success) at carrying on with my creative pursuits regardless of the judgment that I happen to fear from others."…



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Added by Sage on June 23, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Folks Are Saying About Mistaken for Straight

I've been getting positive feedback about Mistaken for Straight. It's really gratifying when people say nice things about my writing and zines.



This is what my friend Dixie (an awesome cool poet, witch, teacher, mentor, and all around rad woman) wrote to me in an email:



I really like your new 'zine. I think it is one of your very strongest and best thus far. I was impressed by your courage and by the amount of objectivity you displayed in describing your… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 23, 2009 at 8:37am — 3 Comments

New Shoes

The little girl had just been given a new pair of shoes. Her last pair she had outgrown with holes in the toes. Left alone with her new possession, she had to figure out how to get the plastic string connecting them OFF.

She searched around for something sharp, but those kind of things were kept well out of reach from the children. Unsupervised, she ran around the living quarters, looking for something, finally spotting it on a nearby end table. A shiny red lighter beside a pack of… Continue

Added by Madrea Marie on June 22, 2009 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

New issue of Mentally Ill zine





Mentally Ill zine #2



More comix about my struggles with depression, PTSD, abuse, marriage and fatherhood, recovery and struggling to reclaim a sense of self. It’s cartoony but not light hearted. There is lots of potentially triggering stuff here. Consider yourself warned.



12 pp, half-size, black & white

Available for $1 plus shipping from… Continue

Added by redguard on June 22, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Test your art smarts for this week's quiz

(Read directions to play)



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

our last contest question of:



Who invented the first sound recording devise, and what was recorded? Clue it wasn't Edison like we thought.



IS

Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville invented the phonautograph. And on April 9, 1860 he recorded someone singing "Au Clair de la Lune". You can hear it… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on June 22, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

PLEASE HELP. DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON? COULD THIS BE YOU?

Height: No limit.

Build: Anything resembling human.

Age: Between 18 to 100+.

Gender: Who cares?

Race: As long as it’s human.

Endearing features: Preferably retaining at least two of the five senses (any two will do).



This person has no axe to grind, no agenda to impose, no goods to sell and no attitude to vent on others. There is time on this person’s hands and a willingness to help and serve our fellow man; therefore it will be a labour of… Continue

Added by Mike O'Hare on June 22, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

Sweet Candy Radio #4

Host: Sage Adderley ~ Guest: Samantha Castillo (What's Her Deal? Zine & Foolish Heartbeat Zine)



Welcome to episode #4 of Sweet Candy Radio. Sage and Samantha proudly share their fangirl moments. Listen in while we giggle about possible fangirl craziness, Samantha's thoughts on pop culture, as well as her current favorite stuff. We swoon over The Office, Sonic Youth, and others! There is also talk about the importance of communication in the zine community, body piercings and… Continue

Added by Sage on June 20, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Long Live the Typewriter!

Last weekend I was at the local office supply store, picking up a new laser printer, when I noticed they still sell typewriters. Granted, they are nothing like the old machines I'm familiar with, but I hadn't actually seen one in years. One thing that caught my attention was what someone had typed on a display model: "Typewriters are not obsolete, they are still useful". Though that person may never know, I decided then and there to find a typewriter and pound out a zine the old fashioned… Continue

Added by W. Alan Fare on June 20, 2009 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

A review of "Carrots and Condoms" by Dan Murphy

Here's a short, sweet review of the first two issues of my zine by Dan Murphy, who writes The Juniper, posted on his blog The Juniper Bends As If It Were Listening.



"Coco Negro from Sacramento, CA makes an awesome zine called Carrots & Condoms. It's a very well-written zine with some great illustrations accompanying the writing. She has two issues out. The first issue deals with the dichotomy of life in the city versus life in… Continue

Added by Coco Negro on June 19, 2009 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Review of Brainscan #23

(This review originally appeared on the Feminist Review blog http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/06/brainscan-23.html)



This second printing of Brainscan #23 was released in September 2008, but don’t worry about it being outdated. While the events in this zine happened between 1995 and 2003, none of Alex Wrekk’s narratives has an expiration date.







Wrekk’s travel-themed vignettes are entertaining stories, told the way a friend would talk about the wild… Continue

Added by Amazing Sunflower on June 19, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

until i breathe life again

aka Help me feel I'm not alone





This is not exactly a social change thing (yet), but somethign that I use as a self theraeutic thing of sorts. I decided to post it here because I feel that more like minded people will understand it better...



So I was thingking, why do I write? How did it start?

I remember a little conversation I had with my mom when I was younger. I think I was in gradeschool or early HS. Around the time where you just suddenly feel like you're… Continue

Added by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on June 19, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Estrones 1

Well, the first issue of Estrones is done. I have a neat pile of 50 copies, all with individual covers: no two alike! Now that it's done, I can see problems. Such as, the lack of a proper way to end it. It just, well, ends. Note to self: write a proper last page, don't just leave it like that. And *facepalm* I managed to have two pages printed the wrong way around. It's a list of 48 things about me (as i am 48), but something went a bit backwards between putting it all together on word.… Continue

Added by Eunice on June 18, 2009 at 5:16pm — 3 Comments

My first bit of writing in a mainstream mag

I've just had a live review published in a mainstream publication. A friend contacted me on tuesday. She used to write for our zine, Sun Zoom Spark, and it turns out she's now the deputy editor of the Scottish edition of The Big Issue (the weekly magazine sold by homeless vendors - they get 80p out of the £1.50 cost per issue). She wondered if I'd review the Franz Ferdinand / RoAR (Rock Against Racism)… Continue

Added by rogerSIMIAN on June 18, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Life Without PayPal

My PayPal account was closed a few weeks ago, and I am still adjusting to life without it. It’s funny how little time it takes for such a service to be taken for granted and then one day, it’s gone.



Now I’m back to the good old days, accepting only cash or trades for my zines. Remember well-concealed cash? Once PayPal came along, all those cute little envelopes with stickers and colourful ink, bundled up $1 U.S. bills and Canadian $2 coins taped to a piece of paper or thin cardboard… Continue

Added by Maranda Elizabeth on June 16, 2009 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

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