Hey everyone! After my recent move, Black Light Diner Comics and Zines
is back in business, with new zines in stock! Check them out:
SHOW AND TELL #5
The fifth issue of Rachel Lee-Carman's personal/comics zine includes even more funny, short pieces, on such diverse topics as the insanity of Costco, serving Stephen Baldwin (and saving his receipt!),… Continue
Added by Erica S. on July 23, 2010 at 2:29pm —
So I've been reading zines and had it in my head that I wanted to make one for years. And today I finally sat down and started to do it. I had my glue stick. I had all the stuff I had written and wanted to include.
Then I freaked out. I got scared that I would mess it up and it would turn out horrible. Finally I got over myself and started making it, but I am scared that it won't be good.
Will someone reassure me that it doesn't have to be perfect? What was your first zine… Continue
Added by Becky the Evil Flower on July 22, 2010 at 7:52pm —
I made this zine as zinester-in-residence at the Anchor Archive / Roberts Street Social Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2010. This is a very text-heavy zine, about 10,500 words. In Telegram Ma'am #20, I write about: Continue
- being on disability (and dealing with a lot of stupid questions about it)
- thinking about ways of "contributing to society" outside of conventional job settings
- money stuff that I don't really like talking about but had to get it out of my…
Added by Maranda Elizabeth on July 22, 2010 at 4:30pm —
making a zine without a printer is so awkward! but i promise i will get stuck init this weekend, i will be slightly hungover so appoliges for the mistakes when it comes out :) Continue
Added by hanna hart on July 22, 2010 at 3:44pm —
I have added new merch to my etsy shop....stop on by (www.blambert1.etsy.com)…
Added by riotgrrrlaz on July 22, 2010 at 3:21pm —
1. Can I stock your zine maybe?
marching stars distro (www.marchingstars.co.uk) is a 3 year old UK based distro which has hopefully now proved it has staying power in these unstable distro times.
Zines that I choose to stock I am 110%…
Added by lizzy / marching stars distro on July 22, 2010 at 10:31am —
Submission Call for Virgin #2…
Added by Virgin Zine on July 22, 2010 at 10:15am —
Added by False Start Distro on July 22, 2010 at 9:26am —
It hasn't been easy, what with power cuts, computer viruses and more, but we are finally laying out the first issue of the monthly art zine The Art Pages.
It's such an important venture for artists here in Zambia who are so talented but little known. Now is their chance to share their talents, as they are the writers and producers of the zine. I have been helping them with promotion and can honestly say I am proud to be part of this… Continue
Added by LizW on July 22, 2010 at 7:18am —
"Zines have always been more than just words or images on paper: they are the embodiment of an ethic of creativity that argues that anyone can be a creator. Professional newspapers, slick magazines, and academic journals, art galleries and television shows, regardless of their content, have a uniform message to the reader or viewer: you can't do this, you are not skilled enough , you do not have the… Continue
Added by Paco on July 22, 2010 at 1:30am —
so, my zine 'i was thinking about having myself a mustache' made it to the front page of etsy the other day. pretty much the best thing to ever happen to me (as of lately anyway).
in other news, i'm stuck in an endless loop of nothingness. i have to start making fall/winter collection at work (its hard sewing wool when its hot outside). i keep fussing around with all those sentence fragments that are supposed to be the next issue of 'she was ready for anything'...... to no… Continue
Added by Awkward Stage on July 21, 2010 at 9:10pm —
So I'm selling mine off
Cometbus, Dishwasher, Murder Can Be Fun, Doris, and a lot more. A whole lot of minicomics, too. I have hundreds of zines & comix, so I'm adding new stuff every day. Everything starts at 99 cents or less.
Also - I will throw in a free zine or comic with every order. Take a look. Maybe you'll find something you like.…
Added by Pete on July 21, 2010 at 2:13pm —
To introduce myself, I've always been a huge fan of zines, starting back in the 80's when I would mail order them. In the early 2000s I created a one-shot zine called Decease: Exploring the Culture of Death. It came out of an interest in the culture surrounding death and dying, similar territory to what he writer Mary Roach explored in Stiff.
Currently, I'm starting my next zine (one-shot, series? who knows!) about Collecting - what do you collect and why? Short submissions desired -… Continue
Added by Meri Brin on July 21, 2010 at 1:59pm —
Hey PZS friends!
As you probably know, the 10th Annual Portland Zine Symposium is fast approaching (it's August 28th and 29th) and the PZS organizers are looking for a few good zinesters for help!
We have a variety of duties we'll be needing assistance with the upcoming weeks; some are as simple as grabbing a stack of posters from the IPRC and hanging them up at your favorite, people populated places, while other are more involved, like helping run the info table a… Continue
Added by Portland Zine Symposium on July 21, 2010 at 1:37pm —
Uncomfortable is a brief perzine that consists of five lineated memories: a little kid at an airport, a little kid at an aquarium, a relationship that ended, a job turned down, and a panicked childhood moment. It's available free in person and a stamp through the mail. You can contact me here or at robotmad (gmail).…
Added by lauramarie on July 21, 2010 at 12:00pm —
It's Sub Rosa 1
by Taryn Hipp. Taryn has done zines for a long time and I think I read her old one Girl Swirl, but I hadn't read her newer one. Sub Rosa 1 is still pretty old. She is currently working on Sub Rosa 6.
Anyway, here is why this zine was so good. You know how when you and a friend are talking about real life stuff and it gets very deep and you or they end up spewing out a whole bunch of fears and confessions… Continue
Added by Krissy PonyBoy Press on July 21, 2010 at 12:00am —
The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
This sci-fi short story is set in 2055. It's the most republished science fiction story of all time. Name it and its author. Here's a clue, "Butterfly".
"A Sound of Thunder", by Ray Bradbury. The story is about time travel with this warning - don't tamper with the past, a little change then can alter history in a big way now. And butterfly clue? One hunter in the time travel safari goes off the… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on July 19, 2010 at 6:52pm —
If anyone has any flyers (fliers? [I'm the worst at spelling]) they would like pass around you can send them to me! You can send as little or as many as you'd like, I can always make copies!
This Saturday Night Distro
4535 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34231
I'll also send a flyer (flier) along with each order if you want!
Added by Brittney on July 19, 2010 at 12:07pm —
The new issue of the literary zine… Continue
Added by Ms Valerie Park Distro on July 19, 2010 at 2:04am —
One day, brainstorming about ways to get people to read my writing, I thought of something. What if I could publish my work serially. A serial novel, like they used to do in newspapers and magazines. Of course, being a teenager, not a well known author, and not having any friends in the publishing industry, I was put back a bit. Then it hit me (pardon the cliche). I could do the same thing with a zine and have much more fun! Thus, Mustache Monthly was born. I… Continue
Added by Simon Orr on July 17, 2010 at 7:45pm —