alot of cats in the scene like to gloss over some of the more realistic,grittier aspects of whats going on,in an attempt to make zines,punk rock,the diy ethic and other slogan worthy crapola more palpable and accessable to middle class money.whether its to help suck up some grant money,or inflate thier self worth for market purposes,newcomers and old worn out hipsters alike are constantly sugar coating formerly dangerous,creative scenes in an attempt to make them palpable to honky hipsters… Continue
Added by bobby madness on June 29, 2011 at 1:18pm —
Good for nothing is an observation of the world, expressed through fiction and other works of art. The goal of good for nothing is to offer an alternative, honest world view that will remain precious to the reader. It is published in the Isle of Man in the UK. It will be a quarterly zine - each issue touching upon a different topic.
Our debut issue is due out in October and will be distributed around the Isle of Man and also to various locations… Continue
Added by Good for Nothing Zine on June 28, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Hey you! Remember that awesome zine you used to do? Well it’s time for another issue already!
And you! Never done a zine before? No more excuses!
This July the Toronto Zine Library invites you, nay, challenges you to take part in our 2nd annual 24 Hour Zine Challenge. We’ll provide the tools:…
Added by The Toronto Zine Library on June 28, 2011 at 12:00pm —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
These are hard times. Money is tight. Can't help but think of this "right on the money" quote from .... Well who and where IS IT from?
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
Wilkins Micawber, The character from Charles Dicken's… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 28, 2011 at 10:03am —
one subject that needs to be openly discussed this year is the problem of drugs at portland zine symposiums...namely,the problem of availability.thats why this year,in conjunction with big louie and johhny the torch,a drug table will be set up around the corner from the unpopular geek-fest.portably operating out of a beat up chevy,several varieties of toxic yet awesome chemicals and mind expanding psychedelics(or reasonable facsimilies therouve)will be offered for perusal or purchase.several… Continue
Added by bobby madness on June 27, 2011 at 3:41pm —
Business practices vary from culture to culture. In Japan, it's customary to bow towards a new client upon introduction. In India, leather briefcases are unacceptable. Likewise, the world of Gigglebot distro has business practices all its own.
A typical retail transaction is generally pretty simple: I give you money, you give me stuff. But at Gigglebot distro, the business customs are different. If you visit a foreign country for business, it's good to know their… Continue
Added by Kari Tervo on June 27, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Last year, when I thanked my ex for the small batch of movies that she sent me in the mail, I withheld the fact that I hadn't watched one of them. In fact, I purposely avoided seeing this one particular movie when it came out, and was a little put off by the fact that–because of her–I now had a copy of it on my shelves.
Well, fast forward to late last night: I wanted to… Continue
Added by Paco on June 27, 2011 at 4:38am —
I have decided, in a very round about way, long story of attempts of creating a collaborative zine turned ongoing collaborative project of sorts... ahem.. that I will be spending special zine time with some of my nearest and dearest girl friends, chosen topic, speand a day/night/week/end or two.. and see what we come up with.
the result? check out Issue #1 "She couldn't help herself" collaborative project by (me) Tasha lifeasawhitepicketfence.wordpress.com and Veronica Fisher… Continue
Added by Tasha on June 27, 2011 at 3:56am —
I am a young voter - there, I've admitted it. I'm on par with the unicorn in my rarity and have only been voting for nary 2 years now. However, I have worked on campaigns before. In my high school days, I registered…
Added by Jordan A. on June 27, 2011 at 1:02am —
Added by NicoleIntrovert on June 26, 2011 at 12:17pm —
This week, I have been talking a lot about feminism
and the way that personal meets political through your self-expression. Now it's your turn to speak: What does fashion do for you? What messages do you share with the world (consciously or unconsciously) when you put on clothes/makeup/accessories?…
Added by Jordan A. on June 26, 2011 at 9:06am —
* No plain text please
* Can skew/change/adjust the heading to suit yourself
* A4 or A5
* B/W (welcome to use colour for shading etc but it will be printed B/W)
* Scan and email or post original (and I will be sure to get it back to you)
* Can be as simple/complicated as you like
* Personal, uncensored, funny, cute - your choice
* Welcome to invite as many friends as you like
* Please share on blogs/feeds/status' etc - spread the (written)… Continue
Added by Anne Nicholson on June 26, 2011 at 4:48am —
When the clock strikes 9 tonight, you can hear my new song "Lounge Music" in a youtube video that I will post on my blog site.
I've written over 1,500 songs but few that would be considered lounge music - here's one. I hope you have as much fun hearing it, as I did making it.
Let me hear what you hear and like!
Tech note: Video starts out with lots… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 25, 2011 at 6:59pm —
what were the first zines?fanzines as a phrase was used to describe home made college humor homages to Mad and Kurtzmans punch,to name a few.in the seventies,sci fi freaks also used the term to describe writing and illustration collections,usually with some comic industry news thrown in.small print runs and a personal feel are hallmarks of zines.jn the late seventies,early eighties,new life was given to the medium,with the advent of punk rock.Sniffin'Glue,a crappily drawn,thin mag set the… Continue
Added by bobby madness on June 25, 2011 at 11:32am —
"Why is what's happening to Planned Parenthood not affecting you more? It's not just happening to an organization but it's going to change shit for everyone. Stop thinking it's just about whether or not abortions are bad because that is not what is happening, no matter what FOX News might be telling you. This is about affordable health care as well as your Fucking Rights, man. Don't you give a shit about your freedoms? It's not just a fight for women, this isn't a feminist thing (though it… Continue
Added by Foxy Moron on June 24, 2011 at 10:23am —
The Uniform Project
is truly where fashion
meets activism. It is an interesting project in that it took the deceptively simple challenge of wearing one black dress every day for a year and made it a metaphor that people could invest in - bringing kids the money they needed to go to school.…
Added by Jordan A. on June 24, 2011 at 9:48am —
Opportunity for a free festival pass + some expenses, to help do a fanzine workshop at Beacons Festival, 12-14 August near Skipton, Yorkshire.
Hi - I've just confirmed I'm doing a fanzine-making workshop over 2 days at this festival, and it's a pass for two people. Plus some money for food/travel (but don't get too excited about that - you'll still probably end up slightly out of pocket, or at best even).
I'm circulating it here as well as to my… Continue
Added by Michael Duckett on June 24, 2011 at 9:03am —
This week's round-up is a bit late because I just arrived back from a retreat with the Washington Bus, but it is here nonetheless! I did some exploration this week by way of photography and, when indoors, did some writing and drawing on my Wacom tablet. I will learn you yet, Wacom!…
Added by Jordan A. on June 23, 2011 at 6:47pm —
Listen to Zinecore Radio tonite at 8PM EST to hear me speak about my new compilation zine Get Fit for the Pit and the importance of taking back our health and fitness!
Added by NicoleIntrovert on June 23, 2011 at 7:01am —
being an honest,calm,well loved zine artist,i seldom,if ever,have a problem with anybody.people are always coming up to me on the street and hugging me.thats why when i found out that dreaded "straightedge" hoodlums were slowly showing thier evil faces,i decided to spring to action.straightedge,the thinly disguised american nazi movement,are creeping around surreptitiously inciting otherwise normal stoned people to violently and brutally assault poor defenseless cancer patients with thier hate… Continue
Added by bobby madness on June 23, 2011 at 6:02am —